Rep. Paul Tonko

Representative from New York’s 20th District, Democrat

Tonko, a Democrat, has been the representative for New York's 20th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

He was previously the representative for New York's 21st congressional district (2009-2012).



Our unique analysis of the bills Tonko has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Tonko is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Tonko for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Paul Tonko sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Tonko sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Taxation (26%) Energy (21%) Health (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Government Operations and Politics (6%) Water Resources Development (6%) Education (6%) Environmental Protection (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Tonko’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

From Jan 2009 to Sep 2016, Tonko missed 34 of 5,719 roll call votes, which is 0.6%. This is better than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 10 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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