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Dec 2, 2015 Press Release
Members Advance ‘Dig-Once’ and Other Measures Aimed at Expanding Access to Wired and Mobile Broadband

WASHINGTON, DC – The Communications and Technology Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today approved two bipartisan proposals aimed at improving access to wired and wireless broadband for all Americans.

Dec 1, 2015 Press Release
As the World Meets in Paris to Address Growing Threat of Climate Change, House Republicans Continue to Ignore Reality & Block Progress

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, as the leaders of more than 190 nations met in Paris for an historic summit to address the urgent and existential threat of climate change, House Republicans continued their partisan efforts to undermine efforts by the United States to lead the international community by example and reduce its carbon emissions. 

Nov 30, 2015 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today commending the Obama administration on the launch of Mission Innovation, which represents a landmark commitment by 20 countries and a group of 28 influential investors to accelerate public and private global clean energy innovation over the next five years:
Nov 23, 2015 Press Release
Reps. Pallone, DeLauro & Sens. Blumenthal, Markey Seek to Clarify, Update Nutrition Information & Address Misleading Health Claims
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) have introduced the Food Labeling Modernization Act of 2015, which seeks to minimize confusing and misleading information that consumers encounter on food packages.
Nov 19, 2015 Press Release
International Panel Discusses Unique Challenges in Addressing Climate Change & Expectations for COP21

WASHINGTON, DC — The effects of climate change are being felt worldwide, impacting every corner of the planet and every sector of the global economy.  With the U.N.

Nov 18, 2015 Press Release
Bipartisan Bill to Ban Synthetic Exfoliants will Reduce Plastic Pollution, Protect Waterways

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee unanimously approved the Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015, which was introduced by Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) earlier this year.

Nov 16, 2015 Press Release
Once Again, Ranking Member Urges Majority to Protect the Jurisdiction of the Energy and Commerce Committee

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) sent another letter to Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) regarding a major encroachment on the Energy and Commerce Committee’s jurisdiction.

Nov 6, 2015 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today commending President Obama’s decision to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline:
Nov 4, 2015 Press Release
Members Offer 30 Amendments with Almost All Rejected by Committee Republicans

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Energy and Commerce Democrats attempted to improve a controversial mental health bill, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, introduced by Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA) that further stigmatizes mental illness and threatens the rights and protections guaranteed to patients.   

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Nov 4, 2015 Press Release
Lawmakers Offer Proposal that Invests in Prevention, Supports Treatment, & Promotes Recovery

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Democrats on the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, led by full Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Gene Green (D-TX), offered legislation that would address mental health reform in a comprehensive and meaningful way.  At the markup of H.R.

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