Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. was chosen by his colleagues of the Democratic Caucus to serve as the Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Pallone has a long record of accomplishment, having played a lead role in the enactment of landmark health, environmental protection, and consumer safety legislation over the last twenty-six years. As Chairman of the Committee’s Health Subcommittee, Pallone served as a principal author of the Affordable Care Act, which expands coverage to millions of Americans, improves health benefits, and instates patient protections.  Throughout his career, Pallone has been committed to strengthening food safety laws, ensuring the integrity of the Medicare guarantee and Medicaid programs, protecting environmental resources, and improving our nation’s health care system.

The Affordable Care Act, passed into law in 2010, guarantees access to affordable health care, strengthens Medicare and Medicaid, and reduces the deficit.

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Feb 27, 2015

Today, Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, introduced the Vehicle Safety Improvement Act.   The bill takes the lessons learned from the record 64 million recalled vehicles in 2014 to enhance oversight, improve information-sharing, and promote safety of American cars.  Pallone joined Rep. Jan Schkowsky, Ranking Member of the Committee’s Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee, to introduce the legislation.

Feb 24, 2015

House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) released the following statement after President Obama vetoed the Keystone XL pipeline legislation:

Feb 6, 2015

Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement in response to the unprecedented data breach of health insurance provider Anthem, Inc.:

Feb 5, 2015

Today, Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone Jr., Commerce Manufacturing & Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky, and Oversight & Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette sent a letter to Chairmen Fred Upton, Michael Burgess, and Tim Murphy requesting hearings on the rise in subprime auto loans to low-income consumers.

Feb 5, 2015

House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. issued the following statement on Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg stepping down: