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Committee activity related to biolabs and bioterrorism; chemical facility safety and security; cybersecurity; and oversight of the nuclear weapons system complex in the United States.

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Apr 11, 2018 Hearing

The Committee on Energy and Commerce held a Full Committee hearing on Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “Facebook: Transparency and Use of Consumer Data.” 


Feb 12, 2018 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone's statement after President Trump released his budget proposal for fiscal year 2019.
Nov 2, 2017 Press Release
Oversight and Investigations Ranking Member DeGette's prepared opening remarks for the Subcommittee hearing on, “How Secure are U.S. Bioresearch Labs? Preventing the Next Safety Lapse.”
Oct 25, 2017 Press Release

Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Congressman Bobby Rush (D-IL) will hold a Democratic Forum at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, October 26, 2017 in the Library of Congress with public health and gun violence prevention experts to explore public health solutions to gun violence in America. 

During the forum, members from the Energy and Commerce Committee will hear from public health experts on approaches to prevent gun violence and the role federally-funded research must play in America’s response to the gun violence epidemic.

Oct 12, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone delivered the following opening remarks today at a Subcommittee on Energy hearing with Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry titled, “Department of Energy Missions and Management Priorities:”
Jun 20, 2017 Press Release
Democratic Leaders sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and White House Counsel Don McGahn urging them reverse their policy that instructs federal agencies in the Trump Administration to ignore oversight requests from Members of Congress.
Jun 12, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats sent a letter to Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) requesting that the Committee hold a hearing on the United States’ ability to be prepared for and respond effectively to biological threats.
Jun 1, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Democratic leaders sent a letter to Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) urging him to schedule a series of hearings with federal agency officials under the Committee’s jurisdiction to discuss President Trump’s proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget.
Apr 26, 2017 Press Release
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.
Apr 5, 2017 Press Release
Pallone responded to news that the Secretary of Energy was restored to a position on the NSC's Principals Committee after being removed from the committee in January.