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Jun 27, 2018 Press Release
“American taxpayers deserve assurances that Secretary Ross can serve the public trust in a manner that is unbiased and free from conflicts of interest.”
Today, the Democratic Ranking Members of eight House Committees with jurisdiction over the Department of Commerce sent a letter to the Agency’s Inspector General, Peggy Gustafson, requesting an investigation into Secretary Wilbur Ross’s compliance with federal ethics requirements, his ongoing issues with conflicts of interest, and his potentially false comments regarding certain financial holdings.
Jun 27, 2018 Press Release
Ranking Member Tonko's opening remarks at an Environment Subcommittee markup of two nuclear waste bills.
Jun 27, 2018 Press Release
Committee Republicans unanimously rejected Ranking Member Pallone's amendment urging the Committee to hold a hearing on the status and welfare of the children separated from their families as a result of the Trump Administration's "zero tolerance" policy.
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Jun 27, 2018 Press Release

Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.) and Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) today highlighted the Trump administration’s total lack of compliance with the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and Department of Interior (DOI) Office of Inspector General (OIG) in the matter of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s reported threats to Sen.

Jun 27, 2018 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone's opening remarks today at a Subcommittee on Health markup on H.R. __, Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2018, H.R. 959, H.R. 1676, H.R. 3728, and H.R. 5385.
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Jun 26, 2018 Press Release
Spoke to Azar by phone last Friday about HHS ORR
Ranking Member Frank Pallone sent a letter to HHS Secretary Alex Azar today expressing his enduring grave concerns about the well-being of children currently in the custody of HHS’ ORR, who were traumatically separated from their parents under the Trump Administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy.
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Jun 26, 2018 Press Release
Legislation Comes Amid Alarming Reports that Detention Facilities Are Charging Parents Extortionary Rates to Contact their Children
Ranking Member Pallone announced legislation to put an end to the abusive practice of charging detained immigrant parents extortionary rates to use the phone to either contact their children that have been separated from them.
Jun 26, 2018 Press Release
During the Hearing Pallone Announces Bill to Ensure Detained Immigrant Parents Can Contact Their Children Free of Charge
Ranking Member Pallone's opening remarks today at a Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing on “Discussion Draft: National Telecommunications and Information Administration Reauthorization Act of 2018.”
Jun 26, 2018 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone's opening remarks today at a Subcommittee on Energy hearing titled “The Shifting Geopolitics of Oil and Gas.”
Jun 22, 2018 Press Release
Rep. McNerney's opening remarks at the Environment Subcommittee hearing on biofuels and the Renewable Fuel Standard.

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