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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.
Jun 22, 2018 Press Release
“My Republican colleagues are interested in taking credit today… while at the same time actively threatening and sabotaging the very health care coverage that many of these same people rely on.”
Ranking Member Pallone's floor remarks during consideration of H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act.
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Jun 22, 2018 Press Release
Ranking Member Schakowsky's opening remarks at the horseracing integrity hearing.
Jun 21, 2018 Press Release
Decision Puts U.S. Water Supply at Heightened Risk for Contamination
Ranking Member Pallone's statement on EPA's failure to propose safety requirements to prevent chemical spills that can pollute U.S. waters.
Jun 21, 2018 Press Release
During Opening Comments Pallone Urged Republican Majority to Hold an Immediate Hearing on Family Separation
Ranking Member Pallone's opening remarks today at a Subcommittee on Energy markup of Four Nuclear Energy Bills.
Jun 21, 2018 Press Release
“I am asking that GAO begin this initial work immediately to evaluate how these agencies are tracking these children, so that Congress can be informed on what systems can or should be used to reunite these children with their families.”
Ranking Member Pallone sent a letter to GAO requesting an immediate audit of HHS and DHS's efforts to track and reunite children that were separated from their families because of the Trump Administration's "zero-tolerance" policy.
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