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Aug 25, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Members Grijalva and Pallone sent a letter with several colleagues to Interior Secretary Zinke urging him to allow the NAS to resume an ongoing study of the health impacts of mountaintop removal mining.
Aug 18, 2017 Press Release
The Ranking Members of the congressional committees with jurisdiction over health care sent a letter to Secretary Tom Price and Administrator Seema Verma raising concerns over the Trump Administration’s efforts to undermine the Affordable Care Act’s Marketplaces and requesting a briefing on the Administration’s preparation for the upcoming Open Enrollment season that begins November 1st, including its plans for consumer outreach.
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Aug 17, 2017 Press Release
Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI), Ranking Member of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, Innovation and the Internet, called on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct an independent review of the reported attack on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Electronic Comment Filing System and the general state of cybersecurity at the FCC.
Aug 15, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone's statement in response to a report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office analyzing the impact of ending the Affordable Care Act’s cost-sharing reduction (CSR) payments.
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Aug 14, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. and Ways and Means Ranking Member Richard Neal sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office today urging the agency to investigate the Trump Administration’s enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate.
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Aug 14, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Democratic leaders wrote to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today expressing concerns regarding reports that under his leadership, the FCC has taken actions that suggest favorable treatment towards Sinclair Broadcast Group.
Aug 10, 2017 Press Release
E&C Democratic leaders today sent a letter to CDC requesting additional information on the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program, CDC’s role in the Flint water crisis response, and federal investment in lead poisoning prevention and surveillance.
Aug 7, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone sent a letter to Justice Retail today raising a series of questions regarding reports that one of the company’s cosmetic products marketed to kids and teens, Just Shine Shimmer Powder, contained high levels of the known human carcinogen asbestos in addition to toxic heavy metals including lead.
Aug 4, 2017 Press Release
“We urge you to swiftly deny this application as it clearly violates federal Medicaid law and Congressional intent.”
Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. and Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Gene Green today wrote to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Seema Verma voicing their deep concerns regarding the recently submitted proposal from the state of Texas seeking a wavier that would allow Texas to exclude certain family planning providers, including Planned Parenthood, from the Medicaid program.
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Aug 4, 2017 Press Release
Eleven Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats today submitted public comments on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) proposal to roll back net neutrality regulations stating that the proposal fundamentally and profoundly run counter to the law. The lawmakers wrote that the FCC’s proposal misstates the distinction Congress made in the Telecommunications Act of 1996 between telecommunications services and information services.

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