Tonko visits Schenectady for Community Funding Project tour

SCHENECTADY – Congressman Paul Tonko kicked off his weeks-long tour to visit the sites of the 15 community funding projects selected for 2022.

Monday’s itinerary took him to Schenectady, where he wants to grow community awareness for the project. Tonko believes that way, it will be easier to convince the Appropriations Committee of importance to spread federal money into local communities.

Tonko says every worthy project is a sound down payment for future generations. He says he’s confident the House will pass the Community Projects legislation and send it to President Biden’s desk in the coming months.