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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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Aug 10, 2017 Press Release
E&C Democratic leaders today sent a letter to CDC requesting additional information on the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, CDC’s role in the Flint water crisis response, and federal investment in lead poisoning prevention and surveillance.
Aug 4, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr., Environment Subcommittee Ranking Member Paul Tonko, and Congressman Scott Peters sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke today raising a series of questions following the agency’s announcement to waive a number of environmental laws in the name of expediting construction of President Trump’s proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall.
Jul 28, 2017 Press Release
E&C Democrats sent a letter to the EPA Inspector General requesting a review of Administrator Scott Pruitt’s frequent travel to his home state of Oklahoma at the taxpayers’ expense.
Jul 27, 2017 Press Release
House Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Senate Energy and Natural Resources Ranking Member Maria Cantwell (D-WA) sent a letter today to FERC requesting an expanded investigation, and additional information, in light of troubling reports about Rover Pipeline LLC and its parent company, Energy Transfer Partners LP (collectively “Rover”).
Jul 27, 2017 Markup

The Committee on Energy and Commerce scheduled a markup on Thursday, July 27, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.

 

Jul 27, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Frank Pallone and Natural Resources Ranking Member Grijalva sent letters to the GAO and the Department of Interior Inspector General’s office requesting investigations into whether recent actions by members of the Trump Administration are part of a larger effort within the Administration to advocate for health care proposals pending before Congress.
Jul 26, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. delivered the following opening remarks today at a Subcommittee on Energy hearing on “Powering America: A Review of the Operation and Effectiveness of the Nation’s Wholesale Electricity Markets:”
Jul 26, 2017 Hearing

The Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “Powering America: A Review of the Operation and Effectiveness of the Nation’s Wholesale Electricity Markets.”  

Jul 26, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office requesting an investigation into Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s potential misuse of appropriated taxpayer funds when he wrote an opinion piece for an Ohio newspaper critical of the Affordable Care Act.
Jul 20, 2017 Bill

 

Key Documents 

Fact Sheet - H.R. 2883, Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act

Section-By Section - H.R. 2883, Promoting Cross-Border Energy Infrastructure Act