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Committee activity related to biolabs and bioterrorism; chemical facility safety and security; cybersecurity; and oversight of the nuclear weapons system complex in the United States.

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Jun 20, 2017 Press Release
Democratic Leaders sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and White House Counsel Don McGahn urging them reverse their policy that instructs federal agencies in the Trump Administration to ignore oversight requests from Members of Congress.
Jun 12, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats sent a letter to Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) requesting that the Committee hold a hearing on the United States’ ability to be prepared for and respond effectively to biological threats.
Jun 1, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Democratic leaders sent a letter to Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) urging him to schedule a series of hearings with federal agency officials under the Committee’s jurisdiction to discuss President Trump’s proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget.
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 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