Apr 11, 2016 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Committee Member Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) stressed the need for Congress to pass Luján’s Fair and Clear Campaign Transparency Act after a non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) report finds that some television stations are not including required information on public filings.
Apr 6, 2016 Press Release
House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Health Subcommittee Chairman Joseph Pitts (R-PA), full committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO), and Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Gene Green (D-TX) today applauded the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) passing five more bipartisan bills as part of its medical innovation package that is similar to the House passed H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act.
Apr 4, 2016 Press Release
As the 2016 Major League Baseball (MLB) season begins, Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today demanded that chewing tobacco finally be banned from Major League Baseball. In separate letters to MLB Commissioner Robert Manfred, Jr. and MLB Players Association Executive Director Tony Clark, Pallone said that MLB should ban the use of smokeless tobacco in all parts of the ballparks, including on the field and in the dugout.
Apr 3, 2016 In The News
The first pitches of the new Major League Baseball season in Boston, Los Angeles and San Francisco mark the moment players there must abide by local laws that ban chewing tobacco use in ballparks. Similar restrictions in Chicago and New York will go into effect later this season. This is a first in the major leagues, and a welcome change, but it’s long past time to get chewing tobacco out of America’s pastime.
44 Current & Former Senators & 164 Current & Former House Members from 38 States Filed An Amicus Brief To Support President Obama’s Clean Power Plan in Case Currently Before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, & Defend EPA’s Authority To Protect Public Health and the Environment by Regulating New Pollutants In Keeping With The Intention Of The Clean Air Act Of 1970
Mar 29, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) issued the following statement today regarding the partisan subpoenas issued by Chairmen Fred Upton (R-MI) and Kevin Brady (R-TX), which compel the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to turn over documents regarding the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Basic Health Plan (BHP) program
Mar 29, 2016 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today issued the following statement commending President Obama’s announcement on new actions to escalate the fight against prescription drug opioid abuse and heroin epidemic.
Mar 23, 2016 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI), and Education and Workforce Committee Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA) – the top Democrats on committees with jurisdiction over the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – today released the following joint statement to highlight the sixth anniversary of the law
Mar 21, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC– House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), and Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI) today announced the creation of an encryption working group to examine the complicated legal and policy issues surrounding encryption.
Mar 19, 2016 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announcement of proposed regulations to update safety requirements for natural gas transmission pipelines