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Mar 10, 2016 Press Release
Lauds New Joint Commitment to Reduce Methane Emissions
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today issued the following statement praising new efforts between the U.S. and Canada to cooperate on a broad range of climate issues that will help both nations successfully implement the Paris Climate Agreement:
Mar 9, 2016 Press Release
Requests Information from FDA & WEN CEO in Light of 17,000 Consumer Complaints

WASHINGTON, DCEnergy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) has requested more information regarding the persistent safety issues associated with WEN hair care products.

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Mar 2, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan bill, introduced by members of the Energy and Commerce Committee, to strengthen the Medicaid program and improve access to care for patients who need it most.

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Feb 29, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Paul D. Tonko (NY-20) and Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-6) introduced the AQUA Act, which updates the Safe Drinking Water Act to significantly increase funding authorization levels for local communities with water infrastructure deficiencies.

Feb 25, 2016 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Ranking Member Paul Tonko (D-NY) issued the following statement today commending the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for proposing to revise its regulations for Risk Management Program (RMP) facilities in order to better protect workers and communities around chemical facilities.
Feb 25, 2016 Press Release
Legislation would help fund clean air programs with fines collected from automakers that violate the Clean Air Act

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Energy and Power Subcommittee Ranking Member Bobby Rush (D-IL), Senator Edward J.

Feb 24, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today welcomed the National Cable & Telecommunications Association’s announcement that a deal has been reached with the Association of Public Television Stations and PBS to ensure carriage of public television stations on the nation’s cable systems.

Feb 23, 2016 Press Release
Committee Leaders Respond to Insufficient Results After Testing Deadly Takata Air Bags
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) issued the following statement in response to the investigation into defective Takata airbag inflators.
Feb 22, 2016 Press Release
Lawmakers Request Documents from Health Departments in IL, MA, MI, NJ, NY, OH & PA

WASHINGTON, DC – Following a letter sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week on federal investments to prevent lead poisoning, Democratic leaders on the House Energy and Commerce Committee today sent letters to the Departments of Health

Feb 19, 2016 Press Release
Bipartisan leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today invited Federal Bureau of Investigations Director James Comey and Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook to appear before the committee to discuss the issues surrounding encryption – specifically when privacy and national security issues are raised.

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