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Sep 13, 2017 Press Release
Bills Undermine the Clean Air Act’s Public Health Protections
Ranking Member Pallone's opening remarks at a Subcommittee on Environment legislative hearing on four bills that would undermine the Clean Air Act.
Sep 12, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) released the following statement today on new federal guidance for Automated Driving Systems released by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
Sep 12, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Democrats today sent a letter to Equifax Chairman and CEO Richard Smith seeking more information about the massive data breach that has compromised the sensitive personal information of approximately 143 million Americans. The members asked what Equifax is doing to make consumers whole, how the breach occurred, and what the company is doing to safeguard against security breaches in the future.
Sep 11, 2017 Press Release
Trump Administration’s efforts to depress enrollment threaten to destabilize insurance markets and raise premiums for millions
Energy and Commerce Democratic leaders sent a letter to Secretary Price and Administrator Verma raising serious questions over the Administration’s plans to roll back funding for the Affordable Care Act’s Navigators program and to slash funding for open enrollment marketing and advertising by 90 percent.
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Sep 8, 2017 Press Release
According to News Reports, EPA Withheld Grant Funding to Alaska After Senator Murkowski Voted Against ACA Repeal
Energy and Commerce Democratic leaders sent a letter to EPA Administrator Pruitt following up on reports that the agency put a temporary hold on all grant awards to the state of Alaska after Republican Senator Murkowski voted against legislation to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
Sep 8, 2017 Press Release
Legislation would create and expand health programs to foster healthier futures for native communities
Ranking Member Pallone and Dr. Ruiz introduced two bills to address health disparities in Native American communities.
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Sep 7, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. submitted the following opening remarks for the record for a Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing titled, “The Broadcast Incentive Auction: Update on Repacking Opportunities and Challenges”
Sep 6, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone's remarks on the House Floor today during consideration of the SELF DRIVE Act (H.R. 3388).
Sep 6, 2017 Press Release
“Extreme budget and staff reductions will do nothing but undermine EPA’s efforts to protect human health and the environment.”
Ranking Member Pallone's opening remarks at a Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing titled, “EPA Oversight: Unimplemented Inspector General and GAO Recommendations.”
Sep 6, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone's opening remarks today at an Energy Subcommittee hearing on, “Powering America: Reevaluating PURPA’s Objectives and its Effects on Today’s Consumers:”

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