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Feb 26, 2018 Press Release
“This decision does not fix the hole created by Republicans who stopped the FCC from enforcing strong privacy and data security safeguards”
Ranking Member Pallone's statement in response to the ruling by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today saying that the Federal Trade Commission has the authority to regulate the practices of internet service providers when they are not acting as common carriers.
Feb 23, 2018 Press Release
Members question Idaho Department of Insurance on move to allow plans that ignore federal law and consumer protections. Proposed plans would illegally charge higher premiums for older and sicker patients.
Democratic Committee leaders sent a letter to Dean Cameron, Director of the Idaho Department of Insurance, questioning the Department’s bulletin permitting plans which flout federal law and fail to provide required consumer protections.
Feb 23, 2018 Press Release
Ranking Members Frank Pallone and Richard Neal introduced a bill to expand access to evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorders for Medicare beneficiaries.
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Feb 22, 2018 Press Release
Doyle’s Legislation to Overrule Trump FCC’s Decision Has 143 Cosponsors
Ranking Member Pallone and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Doyle today issued statements in response to the publication of the Federal Communications Commission’s order repealing net neutrality in the Federal Register.
Feb 20, 2018 Press Release
Top Democrats released a joint statement in response to the Trump administration’s release of a proposed rule that would allow health insurance companies to offer short-term plans that do not comply with Affordable Care Act consumer protection standards.
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Feb 20, 2018 Press Release
“Americans deserve an EPA Administrator more dedicated to first-class protection of human health and the environment than to luxury travel at taxpayer expense.”
Energy and Commerce Democratic leaders sent a letter to EPA Administrator Pruitt demanding answers on outrageous reports of Pruitt’s luxury travel at taxpayer expense.
Feb 16, 2018 Press Release
“It is long past time for Republicans, who have remained silent on this issue, to join us in sounding the alarm and work towards bipartisan solutions to gun violence.”
All 24 Energy and Commerce Democrats sent a letter to Chairman Walden and Health Subcommittee Chairman Burgess urging the Republican leaders to hold a hearing as soon as possible on federal investment in gun violence prevention research.
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Feb 15, 2018 Press Release
The New York Times reported for the first time that the FCC Inspector General has accepted Ranking Member Pallone's request to investigate whether FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and his aides improperly pushed for rule changes to benefit Sinclair Broadcasting in the company’s attempt to purchase Tribune Media.
Feb 15, 2018 Press Release
Bipartisan Leaders Pose Series of Questions, Request Documents About their Presence in State During Height of Opioid Epidemic
Bipartisan committee leaders sent follow-up letters today to McKesson, Cardinal Health, and AmerisourceBergen, expanding on its ongoing investigation into alleged pill dumping in the state of West Virginia.
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Feb 15, 2018 Press Release
“The Department’s mission touches the lives of every person in this country, and the American people deserve to be served by public officials who have the highest regard for ethics, transparency and accountability”
Ranking Member Frank Pallone sent a letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar today calling for a top-down review of HHS to confront the ethical lapses and conflicts of interest that have plagued the department over the past year.
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