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Apr 27, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and 12 Energy Subcommittee Democrats sent a letter to Full Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Energy Subcommittee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today to request a second hearing on making improvements in hydropower operations, development, and licensing. Members are requesting the hearing in order to gather testimony on hydropower licensing from representatives of states, resource agencies, and Native American Tribes.
Apr 27, 2017 Press Release
Pallone and Warren requested an investigation into Administrator Pruitt's decision to reverse a previous EPA proposal to end the use of a pesticide toxic to humans.
Apr 26, 2017 Press Release
“We are gravely concerned that the misguided actions contemplated by the Trump Administration would cause irrevocable harm to these national treasures”
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
“I remain committed to working with my colleagues and stakeholders to develop a workable solution for our country’s nuclear waste program”
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 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today following a news conference on Capitol Hill in response to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s efforts to undercut net neutrality protections. Pallone was joined at the news conference by FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, Communications and Technology Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Doyle (D-PA), and Democratic Committee Members Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Doris Matsui (D-CA) and Yvette Clarke (D-NY).
Apr 26, 2017 Press Release
“CMS has cited significant concerns with the structure and functioning of the Florida LIP in the past”
Ranking Members Pallone & Wyden sent a letter to CMS Administrator Verma with concerns over a sudden decision to reverse course and grant $1.5 billion payment to Florida's LIP Medicaid program.
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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”
“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
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Energy & Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. wrote to Chairman Ajit Pai of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in advance of the vote tomorrow, urging the FCC not to restore a loophole that would further concentrate television station ownership and raise cable costs for consumers.
Apr 19, 2017 Press Release
“The Oroville Dam failure did not come without warning”
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 14, 2017 Press Release

The leaders of the House and Senate health committees today released a discussion draft of bipartisan legislation reauthorizing the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) user fee agreements. 

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