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May 18, 2017 Press Release
Pallone sent a letter to GAO requesting a comparative review of HHS' efforts to prepare for the 2018 open enrollment season versus outreach efforts for the 2017 open enrollment season.
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May 18, 2017 Press Release
Democratic Committee leaders sent a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt expressing concerns and raising questions about the recent dismissal of nine members of the EPA’s Board of Scientific Counselors
May 18, 2017 Press Release
“We should move forward with this bipartisan bill that will allow the FDA to meet its mission of ensuring the medical products that patients and American families use are safe and effective.”
Pallone's opening remarks at a Health Subcommittee markup of three legislative bills including the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017.
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May 18, 2017 Press Release
Chairman Walden and Ranking Member Pallone announced the creation of the Indian Health Services Task Force.
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May 17, 2017 Press Release
Website Was Unable to Handle High Volume of Traffic from Members of the Public Attempting to Comment on Net Neutrality
Four Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats today urged their Republican counterparts to hold a hearing to examine the recent failure of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website to handle the high volume of comments on the FCC’s net neutrality proceeding.
May 17, 2017 Press Release
“A strong public health response is one of the first lines of defense when our nation is faced with a health crisis.”
Pallone's opening remarks at a Health Subcommittee legislative hearing on initiatives to advance public health.
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May 17, 2017 Press Release
LIFT America Act Invests in Infrastructure, Creates Jobs & Protects Public Health and the Environment
Democrats on the Energy and Commerce Committee introduced a broad 21st Century infrastructure package that includes key areas within the Committee’s jurisdiction, including broadband, drinking water, healthcare, the electric grid, brownfields and renewable energy infrastructure.
May 16, 2017 Press Release
“Attempts to delay or roll back the final deeming rule defies Congressional intent.”
Pallone and Green sent a letter to FDA Commissioner Gottlieb urging continued implementation of the so-called deeming rule, which extended the authority of FDA to regulate all tobacco products including e-cigarettes, vape pens, cigars, and hookah.
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May 11, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Doyle (D-PA) sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) urging Chairman Ajit Pai and Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Michael O’Rielly to allow Americans sufficient time to comment on the agency’s proposal to gut net neutrality protections.
May 9, 2017 Press Release
Pallone's statement upon news that a section of a tunnel used to store contaminated nuclear materials collapsed at the Hanford nuclear waste site in Washington.

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