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05/01/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Friday, May 1, 2015, at 9:15 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was entitled “Examining Microbeads in Cosmetic Products.”
05/01/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on Friday, May 1, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was entitled “What is the Federal Government Doing to Combat the Opioid Abuse Epidemic?”
05/01/2015
Press Release
Today, the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee held a hearing to examine the harmful effects that the plastic microbeads found in many cosmetic products are having on the nation’s waterways.  These small bits of plastic, often used as exfoliants in personal care products like face wash, soap, and toothpaste, can slip through water treatment systems after they are washed down...
04/30/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was entitled “Legislative Hearing on 21st Century Cures.”
04/30/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was entitled “Strategic Petroleum Reserve Discussion Draft and Title IV Energy Efficiency.” 
04/30/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing on Thursday, April 30, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was  entitled “FCC Reauthorization: Improving Commission Transparency.”
04/30/2015
Press Release
Today, Democratic members of the House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee unveiled a package of draft legislative proposals that will keep the FCC Fast, Efficient, and Transparent.  Since taking office, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has taken impressive strides to improve the agency’s internal procedures.  The Democratic plan, detailed below, builds on this...
04/30/2015
Press Release
Today, Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3), who serves as a member of the House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee, introduced the Keeping Our Campaigns Honest Act.  The legislation would require disclosure of the donors behind Super PACs and 501(c)(4) organizations that are flooding the nation’s airwaves with anonymous ads.  
04/28/2015
Markup
The Committee on Energy and Commerce scheduled a markup beginning on Tuesday, April 28, 2015.  The Committee considered the following: H.R. 2042, Ratepayer Protection Act; and, H.R. 2045, Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters (TROL) Act. On Tuesday, April 28, the Committee convened at 5:00 p.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building for opening statements only.  It reconvened on...
04/23/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was entitled “Title II: 21st Century Workforce.”
04/23/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on Thursday, April 23, 2015, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was entitled “Combatting the Opioid Abuse Epidemic: Professional and Academic Perspectives.”
04/22/2015
Markup
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power scheduled a markup on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The Subcommittee considered the following: H.R. ____, Ratepayer Protection Act.
04/22/2015
Markup
The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade scheduled a markup on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at 12:00 p.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The Subcommittee considered the following: H.R.___, Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters (TROL) Act
04/22/2015
Press Release
Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-6), Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement in recognition of Earth Day.
04/21/2015
Press Release
Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-6), Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, issued the following statement after the Obama Administration released its first installment of the Quadrennial Energy Review (QER).  A Presidential Memorandum issued in January 2014 directed the Department of Energy to conduct a QER in order to examine the United States’ energy...
04/16/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was entitled “Medicare Post Acute Care Delivery and Options to Improve It.” 
04/16/2015
Hearing
On Thursday, April 16, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on “H.R.___, Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters (TROL) Act.” 
04/14/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power will hold a hearing on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “EPA’s Proposed 111(d) Rule for Existing Power Plants, and H.R. __, Ratepayer Protection Act.”
04/14/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a hearing on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was entitled “H.R. ____, the TSCA Modernization Act of 2015.”
04/14/2015
Markup
The Committee on Energy and Commerce has scheduled a markup on Tuesday, April 14, and Wednesday, April 15, 2015.  The Committee will consider the following: H.R. 1734, Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015; H.R. 906, to Modify the Efficiency Standards for Grid-Enabled Water Heaters; and, H.R. 1770, Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015. On Tuesday, April 14...
04/07/2015
Press Release
Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-6), Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, announced that five members of the Committee have signed on in support of the Small Business Access to Spectrum Act, which Pallone introduced two weeks ago.  The bill’s supporters include Rep. Bobby Rush (IL-1), Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (NY-9), Rep. G.K. Butterfield (NC-1), Rep. Doris Matsui...
03/31/2015
Press Release
Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-6), Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, released the following statement on the Obama Administration’s transmission of the United States’ Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) to the United Nations today.  The submission, along with plans submitted by nearly 200 other nations, will form the foundation of an...
03/26/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was entitled “Examining the Growing Problems of Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse: State and Local Perspectives.”
03/26/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building titled “Next Steps for Spectrum Policy.”
03/26/2015
Press Release
Today, House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-6) applauded the historic passage of legislation to permanently replace the broken Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula.  H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), which passed the U.S. House of Representatives today by a vote of 392-37, will transition Medicare away from a volume-based...
03/24/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Health hearing scheduled for Thursday, March 5, 2015, was rescheduled for Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was entitled “Examining the 340B Drug Pricing Program.”
03/24/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a hearing on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “H.R. ___, Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015.”  The Subcommittee reconvened on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. in 2123 Rayburn to hear additional testimony.
03/24/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade will hold a hearing on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “The Internet of Things: Exploring the Next Technology Frontier.”
03/24/2015
Markup
The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy has scheduled a markup beginning on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.  The Subcommittee will consider the following: H.R.__ , Improving Coal Combustion Residuals Regulation Act of 2015 On Tuesday, March 24, the Subcommittee will convene at 5:00 p.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building for opening statements only.  It will reconvene on Wednesday...
03/24/2015
Markup
The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade has scheduled a markup beginning on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.  The Subcommittee will consider the following: H.R. __, Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015 On Tuesday, March 24, the Subcommittee will convene immediately following the conclusion of opening statements for the Environment and Economy Subcommittee Markup (which...
03/24/2015
Press Release
Bipartisan leaders of the House Energy and Commerce and House Ways and Means Committees today introduced H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, to permanently replace Medicare’s Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR). The agreement builds upon H.R. 1470, the SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act, bipartisan, bicameral legislation to replace the SGR formula...
03/23/2015
Press Release
Today, the top Democrats from the Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Education and the Workforce committees issued a joint statement marking the five year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act. Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Ways and Means Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI), and Education and the Workforce Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA) are the head...
03/20/2015
Press Release
Today bipartisan leaders from the House Ways and Means and Energy and Commerce Committees released a working summary outlining the broader framework of an agreement being negotiated to permanently replace the broken Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula with a system that rewards quality, efficiency, and innovation. Committee leaders continue to make progress negotiating a comprehensive...
03/19/2015
Bill
The bill directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to update its rules that facilitate small business participation in spectrum auctions. 
03/19/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power will hold a hearing on Thursday, March 19, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “H.R. 906, to Modify the Efficiency Standards for Grid-Enabled Water Heaters.”
03/19/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing on Thursday, March 19, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was entitled “FCC Reauthorization: Oversight of the Commission.” 
03/19/2015
Press Release
Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-6), Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, introduced the Small Business Access to Spectrum Act.  The bill directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to update its rules that facilitate small business participation in spectrum auctions.
03/19/2015
Press Release
Today, leaders in the Senate and House introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to replace the broken Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula with an improved payment system that rewards quality, efficiency, and innovation.  The bipartisan, bicameral bill seeks to end the cycle of annual ‘Doc Fix’ crises that have created uncertainty for millions of Medicare providers...
03/18/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was entiteled "Discussion Draft of H.R.__, Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015."
03/17/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power will hold a hearing on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “EPA’s Proposed 111(d) Rule for Existing Power Plants: Legal and Cost Issues.” 
03/12/2015
Press Release
Representative Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-6), Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Representative Jan Schakowsky (IL-9), Ranking Member of the Committee’s Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade Subcommittee, released the following statement regarding the draft of the Data Security and Breach Notification Act released today:
03/06/2015
Press Release
Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-6), Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, applauded the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approving the first biosimilar product in the U.S.   The FDA has approved Zarxio (filgrastim-sndz) which is biosimilar to Neupogen and designed to boost the production of white blood cells and ward off infection in patients...
03/05/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade hearing scheduled for Thursday, March 5, 2015, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building has been postponed to a date and time to be determined.  The hearing is entitled “Oversight of the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the FY 2016 Performance Budget Request.”  
03/04/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power will hold a hearing on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at 10:15 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “The 21st Century Electricity Challenge: Ensuring a Secure, Reliable, and Modern Electricity System.” 
03/04/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will hold a hearing on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “Reauthorization of the Federal Communications Commission: The FCC’s FY 2016 Budget Request.” 
03/03/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “21st Century Energy Markets: How the Changing Dynamics of World Energy Markets Impact our Economy and Energy Security.” 
03/03/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was entitled “Understanding the Cyber Threat and Implications for the 21st Century Economy.”  
02/27/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy will hold a hearing on Friday, February 27, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “The Needs of Drinking Water Systems in Rural and Smaller Communities.” 
02/27/2015
Press Release
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...