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May 3, 2017 Hearing

The Subcommittee on Energy will hold a hearing on Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “Legislation Addressing Pipeline and Hydropower Infrastructure Modernization.”

 

Apr 26, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce and Natural Resources Committee Democratic leaders sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Zinke to request a briefing on DOI’s impending review of national monument designations.
Apr 26, 2017 Press Release
Pallone's remarks for the record for an Environment Subcommittee hearing on consideration of draft legislation titled, The Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017.
Apr 26, 2017 Hearing

 The Subcommittee on Environment will hold a hearing on Wednesday, April 26, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “H. R. _____, the Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017.” 

 

Apr 20, 2017 Press Release
“It is unacceptable that we have only heard of the proposed staff and funding cuts – and the elimination of more than 50 critical programs – through unofficial sources”
Apr 19, 2017 Press Release
E&C Democrats asked GAO to review federal safety standards in evaluating dams during the re-licensing process in the wake of the Oroville Dam failure.
Apr 10, 2017 Press Release
Pallone sent letters to the Inspectors General of five federal agencies to ask how the Trump administration's proposed budget cuts would impact their ability to conduct audits, evaluations, and investigations.
Apr 5, 2017 Press Release
Pallone responded to news that the Secretary of Energy was restored to a position on the NSC's Principals Committee after being removed from the committee in January.
Apr 4, 2017 Press Release

Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) highlighted the long-term benefits of reauthorizing and providing meaningful funding for the Brownfields program today at a Subcommittee on Environment hearing titled, “Discussion Draft: Brownfields Reauthorization:”

Apr 4, 2017 Hearing

The Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “Discussion Draft: Brownfields Reauthorization.”