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Aug 23, 2018 Press Release
The Proposed Rule Prioritizes Polluters Over the Safety of Workers, First Responders and Communities Near These Facilities
More than 60 House Democrats urged the EPA to suspend efforts to finalize a rule that would rollback safety standards for chemical facilities.
Aug 22, 2018 Press Release
Top Officials maintain that FERC should remain a neutral and unbiased decisionmaker
Top Energy Democrats Pallone and Cantwell sent a letter to FERC Chairman raising serious concerns after a top aide made several questionable remarks in recent weeks.
Aug 22, 2018 Press Release
Health Care Leaders in House and Senate Tell CMS Administrator Verma to Reject Medicaid Waivers that Jeopardize American’s Health Care
Ranking Member Pallone and Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden today warned the Trump Administration against moving forward on Medicaid waivers submitted by Kentucky and other states that violate the purpose of the Medicaid program by restricting care and creating barriers for Americans who count on the program.
Aug 21, 2018 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone's statement on the Trump Administration's Dirty Power Scam proposal.
Aug 20, 2018 Press Release
Pai Failed to Disclose Recently Revealed Conversation with White House Counsel McGahn at Energy and Commerce Hearing, and Has Not Included it in the Public Docket as Promised at Hearing
Ranking Member Pallone urged the FCC Inspector General to investigate Chairman Pai's failure to disclose his discussion with White House Counsel Don McGahn.
Aug 14, 2018 Press Release
“We want to know when you and your staff first learned that the information the Commission shared about the alleged cyberattack was false.”
Four E&C Democrats sent a letter to FCC Chairman Pai demanding answers about misleading claims the Commission made about a cyberattack impacting the public comment system during net neutrality repeal.
Aug 13, 2018 Press Release
Request Follows Education Department Repeal of Rule That Held For-Profit Colleges Accountable for Meeting Student Success Metrics

Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection Subcommittee Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) sent a letter to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Joseph J.

Aug 9, 2018 Press Release
“This culture of corruption needs to end, and the American people need an EPA that puts their needs first, not chemical companies’ profits.”
Ranking Member Pallone's statement on a Court order banning the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos, which is a known human health hazard.
Aug 7, 2018 Press Release
“Coordination of this type may constitute a violation of the Communications Act as well as Antitrust Law”
Ranking Members Pallone and Doyle sent a letter to FCC Chairman Pai urging an investigation into whether Sinclair Broadcasting illegally exercised control over the advertising activities of Tribune Media Company.
Aug 3, 2018 Press Release
Letters Continue Committee’s Comprehensive Review of Opioid Epidemic
Bipartisan Energy and Commerce Committee leaders sent letters yesterday to three opioid manufacturers requesting detailed information about each manufacturer’s role in the opioid crisis.