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Environment and Energy

Committee activity related to national energy policy and the impacts of our energy choices on the environment and public health, including global climate change, air pollution, and oil spills; disposal of solid and hazardous waste; toxic chemical use and reduction; and protection of the nation’s drinking water resources.

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Feb 21, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Energy Subcommittee Ranking Member Bobby Rush (D-IL) sent a letter to President Trump today urging him to reconsider his decision to remove the Secretary of Energy from the Principals Committee of the National Security Council (NSC). A January 28th Presidential Memorandum made a number of significant changes to the makeup of the NSC’s Principals Committee, including appointing President Trump’s chief political advisor, Steve Bannon, to the Principals Committee, while removing key national security leaders including the Secretary of Energy and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Feb 16, 2017 Press Release
Pallone spoke about the importance of making real investments in environmental infrastructure at an Environment Subcommittee hearing.
Feb 16, 2017 Hearing

The Subcommittee on Environment will hold a hearing on Thursday, February 16, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “Modernizing Environmental Laws: Challenges and Opportunities for Expanding Infrastructure and Promoting Development and Manufacturing.” 

 

Feb 16, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Environment Subcommittee Ranking Member Paul Tonko (D-NY) led a group of Committee and House Democrats in introducing the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 2017. The bill would make comprehensive changes to ensure safer drinking water for communities nationwide.
Feb 15, 2017 Press Release
Pallone spoke about the importance of making real investments in American energy infrastructure for the 21st Century at an Energy Subcommittee hearing.
Feb 15, 2017 Hearing

The Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing on Wednesday, February 15, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “Modernizing Energy and Electricity Delivery Systems: Challenges and Opportunities to Promote Infrastructure Improvement and Expansion.” 

 

Feb 1, 2017 Hearing
 
The Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing on Wednesday, February 1, 2017, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “The Electricity Sector’s Efforts to Respond to Cybersecurity Threats.” 

 

Feb 1, 2017 Press Release
Pallone spoke at an Energy Subcommittee hearing about the importance of continued improvements to our nation’s efforts to defend against cybersecurity threats to the electricity grid
Jan 31, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Democratic leaders today requested information from Volkswagen (VW) President and CEO Hinrich Woebcken on recent reports of delays in the company’s efforts to buy back nearly 400,000 vehicles as part of its October settlements for violating the Clean Air Act.
Jan 24, 2017 Press Release
Committee Democrats plan to offer several dozen amendments today to the Committee’s 115th Congress Rules Package and to the Authorization and Oversight Plan during the Committee’s official organizational meeting.