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Oct 25, 2017 Press Release
“It is clear, the nation is in crisis and Congress must do more to address the opioid epidemic.”
Ranking Member Pallone's opening remarks at a Full Committee hearing on “Federal Efforts to Combat the Opioid Crisis: A Status Update on CARA and Other Initiatives.”
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Oct 24, 2017 Press Release
“Accounts from the areas affected by these storms paint a dire situation that completely contradict the often rosy stories that come from the White House.”
Ranking Member Pallone's opening remarks at a Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing titled, “Examining HHS’s Public Health Preparedness for and Response to the 2017 Hurricane Season."
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Oct 23, 2017 Press Release
“Your platforms have taken on a role of policing content but your practices for doing so are not clear.”
Ranking Member Pallone sent a letter to the CEOs of Google, Facebook and Twitter requesting a meeting to discuss the companies’ policies for content management and advertising on their platforms following multiple reports of vague and confusing content guidelines that are frequently applied inconsistently.
Oct 20, 2017 Press Release
Bipartisan Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent a letter to Dr. Jack Michel, Owner of the Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills, LLC, the Florida nursing home that lost 14 residents in the wake of Hurricane Irma, after the facility’s air conditioning failed.
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Oct 18, 2017 Press Release
E&C Democratic leaders demanded the Trump Administration justify their decision to allow additional organizations to exempt themselves from the contraceptive coverage requirements guaranteed by the Affordable Care Act.
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Oct 17, 2017 Press Release
“The experts were clear: tackle football, particularly at young ages, poses significant safety concerns.”
Following a forum on sports-related brain trauma, Energy and Commerce Committee Democratic leaders sent a letter to USA Football requesting an update on the organization’s efforts to improve the safety of youth football programs.
Oct 17, 2017 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone's response after FCC Chairman Pai made his first comments in defense of the First Amendment nearly a week after President Trump threatened to revoke the broadcast licenses of TV networks he dislikes.
Oct 17, 2017 Press Release
“This decision was made with an inadequate basis given the expected harm it will have on millions of families across the country.”
Top House and Senate Democratic health leaders demanded that the Trump Administration provide Congress with documents used to justify the Administration’s decision to terminate the cost-sharing reduction payments.
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Oct 16, 2017 Press Release
A bipartisan group of Energy and Commerce Committee members today sent a letter to the General Services Administration requesting information on its data security vetting and requirements for awarding government contracts.

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