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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.
May 9, 2017 Press Release
Reports of Extremely High Amount of Opioids Being Distributed for Size of West Virginia’s Population
Bipartisan committee leaders sent a series of letters to pill distributors and the DEA following recent reports of extremely high amounts of opioids being distributed in the state of West Virginia.
May 5, 2017 Press Release
Pallone sent letters to the Acting Assistant Administrators and Acting Regional Administrators of 19 EPA offices to request a briefing from each on President Trump’s proposed cuts to the Agency.
May 4, 2017 Press Release
Democratic health leaders Pallone, Scott, and Neal issued a joint statement in response to President Trump's executive on religious freedom that may lead to health discrimination.
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May 4, 2017 Press Release
Pallone's statement following the House voting 217 to 213 in favor of Trumpcare.
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