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Committee activity related to protecting consumers from scams, deceptive marketing, and dangerous consumer products; vehicle safety; privacy of personal and financial data; and Internet gaming.

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Apr 26, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today following a news conference on Capitol Hill in response to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s efforts to undercut net neutrality protections. Pallone was joined at the news conference by FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, Communications and Technology Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Doyle (D-PA), and Democratic Committee Members Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Yvette Clarke (D-NY).
Apr 19, 2017 Press Release
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Energy & Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. wrote to Chairman Ajit Pai of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in advance of the vote tomorrow, urging the FCC not to restore a loophole that would further concentrate television station ownership and raise cable costs for consumers.
Apr 4, 2017 Hearing

The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “Cybersecurity in the Heath Care Sector: Strengthening Public-Private Partnerships.”

 

Apr 4, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) spoke about the importance of continued improvement to health care cybersecurity today at a Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing titled, “Cybersecurity in the Heath Care Sector: Strengthening Public-Private Partnerships”
Apr 3, 2017 Press Release

Four Energy and Commerce Committee democratic leaders sent a letter to Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today urging Committee Republicans to work with Democrats to carry out oversight and investigate the Trump Administration’s decision to allow the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos despite overwhelming scientific evidence that this chemical causes serious neurodevelopmental harm in infants and children.  The letter was signed by Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr.

Mar 30, 2017 Press Release
Pallone slammed a decision by EPA Administrator Pruitt to override the scientific consensus of his own agency, which had recommended that the pesticide chlorpyrifos be permanently banned nationwide due to its highly toxic and harmful effects.
Mar 29, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Communications and Technology Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Doyle (D-PA), and Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA) responded to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai’s latest action to undermine the Lifeline Program
Mar 28, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) delivered the following remarks on the House Floor today during consideration of S.J. Res. 34., providing Congressional disapproval of a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rule relating to Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services
Mar 28, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) delivered the following opening remarks at a Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee hearing on “Self-Driving Cars: Levels of Automation:”
Mar 28, 2017 Hearing

The Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection will hold a hearing on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “Self-Driving Cars: Levels of Automation.”