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Feb 21, 2017 Press Release
“Energy security is one of our nation’s top tier national security concerns”
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Energy Subcommittee Ranking Member Bobby Rush (D-IL) sent a letter to President Trump today urging him to reconsider his decision to remove the Secretary of Energy from the Principals Committee of the National Security Council (NSC). A January 28th Presidential Memorandum made a number of significant changes to the makeup of the NSC’s Principals Committee, including appointing President Trump’s chief political advisor, Steve Bannon, to the Principals Committee, while removing key national security leaders including the Secretary of Energy and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Feb 16, 2017 Press Release
“Cutting environmental protections may benefit some in the short term, but others will pay with their health and welfare.”
Pallone spoke about the importance of making real investments in environmental infrastructure at an Environment Subcommittee hearing.
Feb 16, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today upon news that Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) introduced legislation intended to protect people with pre-existing conditions upon full repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA)
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Feb 16, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) spoke on the House Floor today against H.J. Res. 43, which would allow states to prevent health care providers from receiving any Title X funds if the provider separately performs abortions or is affiliated with health centers that do. Title X is a federal grant program that provides funding to health centers for family planning and reproductive health services for low-income and uninsured Americans. Under existing law, federal funding cannot be used to fund abortion procedures.
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