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May 3, 2017 Press Release
Pallone and Cummings released a report originally issued in 2010 by former Rep. Henry A. Waxman exposing the actions of insurance companies that denied health coverage based on pre-existing conditions before the ACA was signed into law.
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May 3, 2017 Press Release
Pallone's remarks at a Subcommittee on Energy hearing on Pipeline and Hydropower Infrastructure.
May 2, 2017 Press Release
Pallone and Natural Resources Ranking Member Grijalva sent a letter to Secretary Ryan Zinke expressing concerns over President Trump’s executive order instructing DOI to consider new oil and gas leasing for offshore drilling in federal waters in the Atlantic Ocean and the Arctic Ocean.
May 2, 2017 Press Release
“We must root out fraud and abuse, but we should not use potential fraud and abuse as an excuse to harm the people these programs are intended to serve.”

Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) offered the following remarks at a Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing titled, “Combating Waste, Fraud, and Abuse in Medicaid’s Personal Care Services Program:”

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May 2, 2017 Press Release
“This hearing provides the opportunity to learn more about whether these bills meet the test of being non-controversial and enjoying broad bipartisan support.”
Pallone spoke about Medical Device Legislation at a Health Subcommittee hearing.
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May 1, 2017 Press Release
“Trumpcare allows insurance companies to discriminate against the 129 million Americans with pre-existing conditions”
Pallone responded to President Trump’s claims that the Trumpcare bill guarantees protections for Americans with pre-existing conditions.
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Apr 27, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and 12 Energy Subcommittee Democrats sent a letter to Full Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Energy Subcommittee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) today to request a second hearing on making improvements in hydropower operations, development, and licensing. Members are requesting the hearing in order to gather testimony on hydropower licensing from representatives of states, resource agencies, and Native American Tribes.
Apr 27, 2017 Press Release
Pallone and Warren requested an investigation into Administrator Pruitt's decision to reverse a previous EPA proposal to end the use of a pesticide toxic to humans.
Apr 26, 2017 Press Release
“We are gravely concerned that the misguided actions contemplated by the Trump Administration would cause irrevocable harm to these national treasures”
Energy and Commerce and Natural Resources Committee Democratic leaders sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Zinke to request a briefing on DOI’s impending review of national monument designations.
Apr 26, 2017 Press Release
“I remain committed to working with my colleagues and stakeholders to develop a workable solution for our country’s nuclear waste program”
Pallone's remarks for the record for an Environment Subcommittee hearing on consideration of draft legislation titled, The Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act of 2017.

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