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02/26/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing on Thursday, February 26, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “Examining the FY 2016 HHS Budget.” 
02/26/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade will hold a hearing on Thursday, February 26, 2015, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “Update: Patent Demand Letter Practices and Solutions.” 
02/25/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled “The Uncertain Future of the Internet.” 
02/25/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power and the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a joint hearing on Wednesday, February 25, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled “The Fiscal Year 2016 EPA Budget.” 
02/24/2015
Bill
The bill amends the Communications Act to consolidate the reporting obligations of the Federal Communications Commission.
02/24/2015
Press Release
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:
02/11/2015
Bill
S. 1 grants a regulatory earmark to TransCanada Corporation, effectively exempting TransCanada’s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline from all federal permitting requirements, including requirements that apply to every other construction project in this country. Tar sands are a dirty, high-polluting fuel. On a life-cycle basis, tar sands crude produces up to 40% more carbon pollution than...
02/11/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building entitled “Examining ICD-10 Implementation.”  
02/11/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “Federal Efforts on Mental Health: Why Greater HHS Leadership is Needed.”  
02/11/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing on Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “The Fiscal Year 2016 Department of Energy Budget.”  
02/11/2015
Markup
The Committee on Energy and Commerce held a markup beginning on Wednesday, February 11, 2015.  The Committee considered the following: • H.R. 734, Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act of 2015, favorably reported by a voice vote. • H.R. 639, Improving Regulatory Transparency for New Medical Therapies Act, favorably reported as amended, by a voice vote....
02/09/2015
Press Release
House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. and Energy and Power Subcommittee Ranking Member Bobby L. Rush issued the following statement on the energy legislation outline released today by Chairmen Upton and Whitfield:
02/06/2015
Press Release
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.:
02/05/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a hearing on Thursday, February 5, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled “H.R. 212, the Drinking Water Protection Act.”
02/05/2015
Markup
On Thursday, February 5, 2014, following the conclusion of the subcommittee hearing in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building, the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a markup of the following bill: H.R. 212, the Drinking Water Protection Act.  
02/05/2015
Press Release
House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. issued the following statement on Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg stepping down:
02/05/2015
Press Release
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.
02/04/2015
Markup
On Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building, the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology considered a discussion draft of the “Federal Communications Commission Consolidated Reporting Act of 2015.”
02/04/2015
Markup
On Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building, the Subcommittee on Health held a markup of the following bills: H.R. 639, Improving Regulatory Transparency for New Medical Therapies Act H.R. 471, Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act H.R. 648, Trauma Systems and Regionalization of Emergency Care Reauthorization Act H.R. 647,...
02/04/2015
Press Release
U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement on FCC Chairman Wheeler’s announcement on net neutrality:
02/03/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on Tuesday, February 3, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled "Examining the U.S. Public Health Response to Seasonal Influenza.” 
02/02/2015
Press Release
Today, Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone Jr., Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Gene Green, and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette sent a letter to Chairmen Fred Upton, Joe Pitts, and Tim Murphy requesting a hearing on the current measles outbreak and the importance of vaccinations to prevent the spread of measles.
01/29/2015
Press Release
Today Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. issued the following statement regarding the completion of the FCC’s Spectrum Auction:
01/28/2015
Bill
Rep. Bill Johnson (R-OH) introduced H.R. 351 on January 14, 2015.  Under current law, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is required to grant applications for LNG exports to countries with a free trade agreement with the United States.  Twenty countries have such agreements with the United States.  For countries without free trade agreements, DOE is required to grant an...
01/27/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at 11:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled “Examining Public Health Legislation to Help Patients and Local Communities.” 
01/27/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on Tuesday, January 27, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was entitled “What are the Elements of Sound Data Breach Legislation?” 
01/27/2015
Press Release
Today Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. issued the following statement regarding Chairman Fred Upton's draft on 21st Century Cures:
01/22/2015
Bill
In the 113th Congress a similar bill limiting women's rights to reproductive choices, H.R. 7, the "No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act," was considered in an effort to pass the legislation into law.  The bill passed the House on January 22, 2015, by a vote of 242-179.
01/22/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a hearing on Thursday, January 22, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was entitled “EPA’s 2014 Final Rule: Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals from Electric Utilities.”  
01/21/2015
Bill
H.R. 161 proposes to replace the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) existing natural gas permitting process with an unworkable and dangerous approach.  The Government Accountability Office has concluded that FERC’s existing pipeline permitting is predictable and consistent and gets pipelines built.  FERC currently decides 90% of permit applications within 12...
01/21/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Health held a hearing beginning on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing will recess Wednesday, January 21, and will reconvene on Thursday, January 22, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building to ensure that members are able to attend both panels and have sufficient time for questioning. The hearing is entitled...
01/21/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing on Wednesday, January 21, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was titled “Protecting the Internet and Consumers Through Congressional Action.” 
01/13/2015
Markup
The Committee on Energy and Commerce held its Organizational Meeting on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at 1:00 p.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  
01/09/2015
Bill
H.R. 3 grants a regulatory earmark to TransCanada Corporation, effectively exempting TransCanada’s Keystone XL tar sands pipeline from all federal permitting requirements, including requirements that apply to every other construction project in this country. Tar sands are a dirty, high-polluting fuel. On a life-cycle basis, tar sands crude produces up to 40% more carbon pollution than...
01/08/2015
Bill
H.R. 30 would redefine the meaning of "full-time work week" under the Affordable Care Act from 30 hours a week to 40 hours a week.  Under the Affordable Care Act, larger employers that do not offer affordable, adequate health insurance coverage to full-time employees are subject to a penalty that helps defray the public cost of coverage for their uncovered employees. These...
12/19/2014
Press Release
Today Rep. Henry A. Waxman, Sen. Dick Durbin, and Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr. sent letters to 29 State Attorneys General applauding their ongoing efforts to press the FDA to use its enforcement discretion to prevent e-cigarette manufacturers from targeting teens.  The members also called on the Attorneys General to classify e-cigarettes as cigarettes under the Master Settlement Agreement (MSA)...
12/18/2014
Bill
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard and Rep. Mike Simpson introduced bipartisan legislation, H.R. 1281, on March 20, 2013.  The legislation would extend several activities related to newborn screening for genetic, metabolic, hormonal, and functional conditions, such as cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, and critical congenital heart disease. During the Subcommittee on Health's...
12/18/2014
Bill
Reps. Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Peter King (R-NY) introduced H.R. 669 on February 13, 2013.  The bipartisan legislation includes provisions to enhance surveillance on Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID), Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC), and stillbirth.  H.R. 669 improves the development and use of standard protocols for death scene investigations and autopsies surrounding...
12/18/2014
Bill
  H.R. 4771, introduced by Subcommittee on Health Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA) and Subcommittee on Health Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-NJ), adds 25 new chemicals to the list of substances that meet the Controlled Substances Act definition of anabolic steroid, thereby facilitating their control by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).  The bill also makes it easier for DEA to add subsequent...
12/18/2014
Press Release
Today Reps. Henry A. Waxman, Frank Pallone, Jr., Rosa L. DeLauro, Carolyn B. Maloney, and Charles W. Dent wrote to eighteen universities urging them to consider ending practices that could endanger their students’ health by allowing them to use university debit cards to pay at indoor tanning salons.  A recent study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, found...
12/16/2014
Bill
The insular areas of the United States and the Freely Associated States face significant energy challenges due to their near total reliance on imported fossil fuels to meet their energy needs.  H.R. 83, introduced by Rep. Donna Christensen from the Virgin Islands, requires the Secretary of the Interior to establish a team of technical, policy, and financial experts to develop energy action...
12/16/2014
Press Release
Today Democrats released a new report that details the district-specific impact if the Supreme Court rules against providing federal tax credits to consumers who receive Affordable Care Act insurance coverage through federally facilitated health care exchanges (King v. Burwell).
12/11/2014
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing on Thursday, December 11, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing was titled “The Energy Policy and Conservation Act of 1975: Are We Positioning America for Success in an Era of Energy Abundance?”

Schedule

Hearing on “The Needs of Drinking Water Systems in Rural and Smaller Communities,” Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy (February 27, 2015)
Feb 27, 2015
2123 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing on “21st Century Energy Markets: How the Changing Dynamics of World Energy Markets Impact our Economy and Energy Security,” Subcommittee on Energy and Power (March 3, 2015)
Mar 3, 2015
2123 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing on “Understanding the Cyber Threat and Implications for the 21st Century Economy,” Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations (March 3, 2015)
Mar 3, 2015
2322 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing on “The 21st Century Electricity Challenge: Ensuring a Secure, Reliable, and Modern Electricity System,” Subcommittee on Energy and Power (March 4, 2015)
Mar 4, 2015
2123 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing on “Reauthorization of the Federal Communications Commission: The FCC’s FY 2016 Budget Request,” Subcommittee on Communications and Technology (March 4, 2015)
Mar 4, 2015
2322 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing on “Examining the 340B Drug Pricing Program," Subcommittee on Health (March 5, 2015)
Mar 5, 2015
2123 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing on "Oversight of the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the FY 2016 Performance Budget Request," Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade (March 5, 2015)
Mar 5, 2015
2322 Rayburn House Office Building
Hearing on "EPA’s Proposed 111(d) Rule for Existing Power Plants: Legal and Cost Issues,” Subcommittee on Energy and Power (March 17, 2015)
Mar 17, 2015
2123 Rayburn House Office Building