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06/29/2015
Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling in Utility Air Regulatory Group v. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), striking down the agency’s Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS) that would limit levels of toxic pollutants emitted from coal-fired power plants.
06/25/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Thursday, June 25, 2015, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was entitled “Examining Public Health Legislation: H.R. 2820, H.R. 1344, and H.R. 1462.”  H.R. 2820 H.R. 1344 H.R. 1462
06/25/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade held a hearing on Thursday, June 25, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was entitled “Vehicle to Vehicle Communications and Connected Roadways of the Future.” 
06/25/2015
Press Release
Today, the top Democrats from the House Energy and Commerce, Ways and Means, and Education and the Workforce committees issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold a core tenet of the Affordable Care Act in King v. Burwell.  Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Ways and Means Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI), and Education...
06/25/2015
Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today regarding Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler’s proposal to level the playing field for small businesses competing for spectrum at the upcoming broadcast incentive auction.  Earlier this week, Committee Democrats sent a letter to Chairman Wheeler urging...
06/24/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was entitled “Examining the Administration's Approval of Medicaid Demonstration Projects.”
06/24/2015
Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats sent a letter urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to update its designated entity rules to ensure that they benefit genuine small businesses.  The letter was sent by full Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL), Rep. Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY), Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA), and...
06/22/2015
Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today in response to the report released by the Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) highlighting gaps in the way the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) collects and assesses reports on possible auto defects, including faulty General...
06/22/2015
Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new report, “Climate Change in the United States: Benefits of Global Action,” that details the devastating economic costs of continued inaction on climate change.
06/22/2015
Press Release
Today, Democratic Committee leaders in both the House and Senate sent a letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Burwell urging the agency to finalize a regulation proposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) nearly five years ago that would better enforce Medicaid’s equal access provision.  This will ensure that care and...
06/19/2015
Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today regarding the new fuel efficiency standards for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles proposed jointly by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).  These proposed standards, which build on standards already in place, would apply to large...
06/19/2015
Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today in response to the newly-released report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) showing that repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would increase the deficit by $353 billion and cost 24 million people their health insurance.
06/18/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Health will hold a hearing on Thursday, June 18, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “A National Framework for the Review and Labeling of Biotechnology in Food.”  H.R. 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015 Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute to H.R. 1599
06/18/2015
Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today celebrating the newly released papal encyclical, “Laudato Si, On the Care of our Common Home,” and Pope Francis’ call for swift action to address the global impacts of climate change.  Today, Committee Democrats hosted a briefing with the U.S. Conference of Catholic...
06/17/2015
Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Ranking Member Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) issued the following statement in response to continued attacks by Republican appropriators on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Today, the House Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2016 Financial Services and General Government...
06/16/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power and the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a joint hearing on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was entitled “EPA’s Proposed Ozone Rule: Potential Impacts on Manufacturing.” 
06/16/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was entitled “Examining H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act.”  H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act H.R.____, Including Families in Mental Health Recovery Act of 2015
06/16/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a hearing on Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was entitled “Progress Toward a Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network.” 
06/16/2015
Markup
The Committee on Energy and Commerce held a markup beginning on Tuesday, June 16, 2015.  The Committee considered the following: H.R. 805, “Domain Openness Through Continued Oversight Matters Act of 2015” or the “DOTCOM Act of 2015.” On Tuesday, June 16, the Committee convened at 5:00 p.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building for opening statements only.  It...
06/16/2015
Press Release
Democrats on the Energy and Commerce Committee, led by full Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Ranking Member Bobby L. Rush (D-IL), applauded the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to strengthen existing ozone standards in order to protect public health.  The stricter standard is based on an exhaustive review of scientific...
06/12/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing on Friday, June 12, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was entitled “EPA's Proposed Ozone Rule.”
06/12/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on Friday, June 12, 2015, at 10:45 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was entitled “Oversight Failures Behind the Radiological Incident at DOE’s Waste Isolation Pilot Plant.” 
06/11/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Thursday, June 11, 2015, at 10:15 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was entitled “Examining H.R. 1786, James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act.” H.R. 1786, James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act
06/11/2015
Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Ranking Member Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) issued the following statement today in response to the reckless and politically-motivated decision by the House Appropriations Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee to slash the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC)...
06/11/2015
Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement in response to today’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia to allow the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) net neutrality rules to move forward.  The new Internet protections, announced by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler in February 2015, are set to...
06/10/2015
Markup
The Subcommittee on Communications and Technology scheduled a markup on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The Subcommittee considered the following: H.R. 805, the “Domain Openness Through Continued Oversight Matters (DOTCOM) Act of 2015” and an Amendment in the Nature of a Substitute to H.R. 805.
06/09/2015
Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today in response to the decision handed down by U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in Murray Energy Corporation v. EPA.
06/09/2015
Press Release
Today, Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-6) announced the witnesses who will be testifying this Thursday, June 11th, at the Health Subcommittee hearing on H.R. 1786, the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Reauthorization Act.  The critical legislation seeks to ensure that first responders and survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade...
06/05/2015
Press Release
Yesterday, Energy and Commerce Committee Democrats urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to compel manufacturers to more clearly convey the serious risks associated with the use of opioid pain relievers.  Twenty-two Democratic members of the Committee, led by full Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana...
06/05/2015
Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette (D-CO), and Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) released the following statement today in response to reports that hackers breached the computer system of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), potentially...
06/04/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on Thursday, June 4, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was entitled “Examining H.R. 2017, the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015.”  H.R. 2017, the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015
06/04/2015
Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today regarding fungal contamination of certain immunosuppressant compounds produced by the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) Pharmaceutical Development Section and used in 46 different clinical trials:  
06/04/2015
Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette (D-CO), and Energy and Environment Subcommittee Ranking Member Paul Tonko (D-NY) released the following statement today in response to the draft assessment released by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding potential impacts of hydraulic...
06/03/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power held a hearing on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing continued on Thursday, June 4, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing was entitled “Discussion Draft on Accountability and Department of Energy Perspectives on Title IV: Energy Efficiency.”  Subtitle A - Energy...
06/02/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power will hold a hearing on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 10:00 in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “Quadrennial Energy Review and Related Discussion Drafts.”
06/02/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations will hold a hearing on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “Medicaid Program Integrity: Screening Out Errors, Fraud, and Abuse.”
06/02/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on Tuesday, June 2, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was entitled “An Update on the Takata Airbag Ruptures and Recalls.”
06/02/2015
Markup
The Committee on Energy and Commerce scheduled a markup that began on Tuesday, June 2, 2015.  The Committee considered the following: H.R. 2576, TSCA Modernization Act of 2015; and H.R. 2583, Federal Communications Commission Process Reform Act of 2015. On Tuesday, June 2, 2015, the Committee convened at 5:00 p.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building for opening statements only.  It...
06/02/2015
Press Release
Today, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade will hold a hearing on the Takata airbag recall.  
05/21/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was entitled “What are the State Governments Doing to Combat the Opioid Abuse Epidemic?” 
05/21/2015
Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today applauding President Obama’s decision to nominate Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel to a second term at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC):  
05/20/2015
Markup
On Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology held a markup on the following bills: H.R. ____, The FCC Process Reform Act of 2015 (Authored by Chairman Walden, Ranking Member Eshoo, and Rep. Kinzinger) H.R. ____, A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to require the Federal Communications Commission to...
05/20/2015
Press Release
Today, Congressman John Yarmuth (KY-3) offered his bill, the Keeping Our Campaigns Honest (KOCH) Act, for consideration at an Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology subcommittee markup.  However, at a markup to discuss increased transparency, the bill was unanimously rejected by the subcommittee’s Republicans who refused to address the issue of transparency when it comes to...
05/19/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Energy and Power will hold a hearing on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “Discussion Draft Addressing Energy Reliability and Security.” 
05/19/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a hearing on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at 10:15 a.m. in 2322 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was entitled “Oversight of the Consumer Product Safety Commission.”  H.R. 999, The R.O.V. In-Depth Examination Act
05/19/2015
Markup
The Committee on Energy and Commerce scheduled a markup beginning on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.  The Committee will consider the following: H.R. ____, 21st Century Cures Act On Tuesday, May 19, the Committee reconvened at 5:00 p.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building for opening statements only.  It reconvened on Thursday, May 21, at 8:30 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn.
05/19/2015
Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Commerce, Trade, and Manufacturing Subcommittee Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) released the following statement today after the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced steps to address fatal defects in Takata airbags.  Takata has finally agreed to take action and expand its original...
05/15/2015
Hearing
The Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy held a hearing on Friday, May 15, 2015, at 9:00 a.m. in 2123 Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing was entitled “Update on the Current State of Nuclear Waste Management Policy.”