Congressman Tonko tours GE’s research campus in Niskayuna

GE research and aviation leaders are showing off some of of their technological advancements.
Congressman Paul Tonko came Wednesday for a tour. He says America has dropped to number nine in the world in research. He says that is unacceptable.

The purpose of the tour was to showcase the technology GE is using for sustainable aviation. Tonko was joined by Congressman Matt Cartwright from Pennsylvania. Both men serve on environment and science related committees.

Congressman Tonko says it’s important to strengthen their relationship with GE. Tonko was at GE six months ago and has seen so much progress. He says what they are doing in D.C. is directly related to what the engineers are doing in at the research lab in Niskayuna.

“You come here, and see all these aspects of work that are related to work we’re doing in D.C., with policy and budgeting that is providing the resources in part to get this done, to strengthen that partnership with a public, private concept,” said Tonko.

Tonko believes the Chips and Science Act and the Inflation Reduction Act will help with research in this area.