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Committee activity related to implementation of the Affordable Care Act; health insurance company practices; Medicare and Medicaid; prescription drugs; chronic and infectious diseases; reproductive and women’s health; and the safety of America’s food supply. 

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Aug 18, 2017 Press Release
The Ranking Members of the congressional committees with jurisdiction over health care sent a letter to Secretary Tom Price and Administrator Seema Verma raising concerns over the Trump Administration’s efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act’s Marketplaces and requesting a briefing on the Administration’s preparation for the upcoming Open Enrollment season that begins November 1st, including its plans for consumer outreach.
Aug 15, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone's statement in response to a report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office analyzing the impact of ending the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments.
Aug 14, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. and Ways and Means Ranking Member Richard Neal sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office today urging the agency to investigate the Trump Administration’s enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate.
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 7, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone sent a letter to Justice Retail today raising a series of questions regarding reports that one of the company’s cosmetic products marketed to kids and teens, Just Shine Shimmer Powder, contained high levels of the known human carcinogen asbestos in addition to toxic heavy metals including lead.
Aug 4, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. and Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Gene Green today wrote to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma voicing their deep concerns regarding the recently submitted proposal from the state of Texas seeking a wavier that would allow Texas to exclude certain family planning providers, including Planned Parenthood, from the Medicaid program.
Aug 2, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone called for Congress to take action to strengthen cosmetic product regulation today after releasing a letter from FDA providing a troubling overview of the sharp increase in the number of imported cosmetic products that arrive in the U.S. each year that may pose a risk to consumers.
Jul 28, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone's statement following the Food and Drug Administration’s announcement of a new regulatory framework for tobacco products.
Jul 28, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone's statement following the Senate's rejection of the so-called “skinny” Trumpcare amendment.
Jul 28, 2017 Press Release
The Ranking Members of four House Committees with jurisdiction over health care expressed their willingness to work together with Republicans today to strengthen the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In a letter sent to the Chairmen of their respective committees, the four Democrats called on Republicans to set aside efforts to repeal the ACA and instead to focus on expanding access to health care and lowering the cost of coverage.