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May 4, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) and Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today released the following statement in response to partisan subpoenas issued by Chairmen Kevin Brady (R-TX) and Fred Upton (R-MI), requiring the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to submit documents related to cost-sharing reductions under the Affordable Care Act
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May 4, 2016 Press Release
Concerned that NHTSA and Takata are taking too long to act

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) today responded to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) announcement that it is expanding the recall of an additional estimated 35 million Takata airbags.

May 4, 2016 Press Release
Ask What Policy & Rules Changes Are Being Considered to Address the Risks of Both Concussive and Subconcussive Hits
As youth Spring football games begin around the nation, Democratic leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today sent letters to collegiate and youth football leaders asking how they plan to prevent and mitigate the risks of degenerative brain disorders for student-athletes.
May 2, 2016 Press Release
“Given the current threat environment, now is not the time to weaken our detection and interdiction programs overseas.”

WASHINGTON, DC – Bipartisan leaders of the Energy and Commerce Committee today sent a letter to Department of Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz seeking further information on the current status of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NN

Apr 28, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, at an Energy and Commerce Committee markup focused on bills to combat the growing opioid addiction epidemic, Democrats denounced the harmful impacts of cut-go, the House Republican Conference budget rule that requires funding increases be offset by spending cuts.
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Apr 28, 2016 Press Release
Approval Comes After Pallone & Wireless Providers Agree on Wireless Resiliency Provisions in Bill
The Energy and Commerce Committee today approved the Securing Access to Networks in Disasters Act – or the SANDy Act, which was introduced in November by Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ).
Apr 28, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the Energy and Commerce Committee approved a dozen bills to combat the growing epidemic of opioid abuse across the nation. The 12 bills address a wide spectrum of issues related to the opioid abuse crisis by expanding access to substance abuse treatment services, increasing access to overdose reversal medication, improving provider education, and increasing public awareness of the problems of substance abuse.
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Apr 28, 2016 Press Release
CMS’ Proposed Rule Begins Implementation of Medicare Payment Reforms Following Landmark Bipartisan Repeal of SGR Formula
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today welcomed the proposed rule issued by CMS that stems from the committee’s bipartisan repeal of the flawed SGR formula.
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Apr 27, 2016 Press Release
Agreement Meets Wireless Resiliency Provisions in SANDy Act
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and CTIA, together with wireless providers AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon, announced today the “Wireless Network Resiliency Cooperative Framework” to share information and advance wireless network resiliency before, during and after disasters and emergencies.
Apr 26, 2016 Press Release
SS7 Networks Support Global Voice Networks - Outreach Follows Recent 60 Minutes Report that Showcased Ease of Hacking U.S. Rep.’s Cell Phone
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Ranking Member Anna Eshoo (D-CA), today sent letters to AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink, Frontier, Sprint, and T-Mobile requesting a briefing on the vulnerabilities of the Signaling System 7 (SS7).

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