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Mar 21, 2016 Press Release
Encryption a Top Issue for House Energy and Commerce and Judiciary Committees
WASHINGTON, DC– House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), and Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI) today announced the creation of an encryption working group to examine the complicated legal and policy issues surrounding encryption.
Mar 19, 2016 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announcement of proposed regulations to update safety requirements for natural gas transmission pipelines
Mar 15, 2016 Press Release
CDC Recommendations Will Help Combat Overprescribing and Avoidable Overdoses
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today issued the following statement commending the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for its work to develop and finalize prescribing guidelines for the use of opioids in treating chronic pain, excluding cancer, palliative, and end-of-life care. In January, Pallone sent a letter to CDC, urging the agency to finalize its recommendations for prescribers quickly given the continued urgency of the opioid crisis unfolding across the country:
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Mar 15, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – One day after the National Football League (NFL) admitted at a House Energy and Commerce Committee roundtable that there is a link between football and degenerative brain disorders, Democratic leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell asking what the League plans to do now to prevent repetitive brain trauma.
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Mar 15, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) led nearly 100 Democrats on a letter sent to the House Appropriations Committee, requesting critical funding to protect drinking water and repair failing water infrastructure systems
Mar 14, 2016 Press Release
Ranking Member Requests Official Hearings be Held to Seriously Examine the Effects of Concussions & Subconcussive Hits at Today’s Roundtable
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) called for meaningful action to address the serious health risks posed by concussion and repetitive brain trauma. At an unofficial roundtable discussion, Pallone insisted that the Committee conduct a more in-depth review to examine the causes, effects, treatment, and prevention of concussions.
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Mar 10, 2016 Press Release
Lauds New Joint Commitment to Reduce Methane Emissions
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today issued the following statement praising new efforts between the U.S. and Canada to cooperate on a broad range of climate issues that will help both nations successfully implement the Paris Climate Agreement:
Mar 10, 2016 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today as the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved its IANA transition and accountability proposal for submission to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).
Mar 9, 2016 Press Release
Requests Information from FDA & WEN CEO in Light of 17,000 Consumer Complaints

WASHINGTON, DCEnergy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) has requested more information regarding the persistent safety issues associated with WEN hair care products.

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Mar 2, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan bill, introduced by members of the Energy and Commerce Committee, to strengthen the Medicaid program and improve access to care for patients who need it most.

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