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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.
Mar 16, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Frank Pallone Jr. released the following statement today on President Trump's budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, which like the Republican health care bill, would eviscerate programs and services that help hardworking Americans in order to hand out huge tax cuts to the rich.
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 2, 2017 Press Release

Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) sent a letter to White House Counsel Donald McGahn today raising questions about the Trump Administration’s cybersecurity practices. 

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
Dec 20, 2016 Press Release
Members of the bipartisan encryption working group – established in March 2016 by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), and Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) – today released a year-end report laying out key observations and next steps.
Sep 27, 2016 Hearing

The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing, which was postponed from its originally scheduled date of Friday, September 23, 2016 at 9:00 a.m., is entitled “Bioresearch Labs and Inactivation of Dangerous Pathogens.”  

 

Sep 15, 2016 Hearing

The Subcommittee on Energy and Power will hold a hearing on Thursday, September 15, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “The Department of Energy’s Role in Advancing the National, Economic, and Energy Security of the United States.”  

 

May 2, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Bipartisan leaders of the Energy and Commerce Committee today sent a letter to Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz seeking further information on the current status of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) Nuclear Smuggling Detection and Deterrence programs (NSDD).