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Feb 22, 2017 Press Release
E&C Democrats sent a letter to the Majority to request a hearing on the Indian Health Service, the federal agency responsible for providing health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives.
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Feb 21, 2017 Press Release
Congressmen Pallone, Walden, Green, and Burgess and Senators Alexander and Murray Send Colleagues a Letter to Highlight Importance of Vaccines and their Role in Protecting Americans, Especially Infants and Children
A bipartisan group of Senate and House health committee leaders today sent colleagues a letter to highlight the importance of immunizations, saying: “Vaccines save lives.”
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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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Feb 16, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Environment Subcommittee Ranking Member Paul Tonko (D-NY) led a group of Committee and House Democrats in introducing the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 2017. The bill would make comprehensive changes to ensure safer drinking water for communities nationwide.
Feb 15, 2017 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), and Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Doyle (D-PA), issued the following statement after last week’s conclusion of the FCC’s incentive auction.
Feb 15, 2017 Press Release
E&C Democrats Send Letter to White House Raising Concerns
E&C Dem Health Leaders sent a letter to President Trump expressing concerns that the Administration’s federal hiring freeze may jeopardize NIH's ability to carry out its mission of advancing scientific knowledge to improve human health.
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Feb 15, 2017 Press Release
Pallone spoke about the importance of making real investments in American energy infrastructure for the 21st Century at an Energy Subcommittee hearing.

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