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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).
Apr 26, 2016 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today gave the following opening statement at a Full Committee Markup of 22 bills.
Apr 22, 2016 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today offered the following statement praising nearly 200 nations for signing the Paris Climate Agreement.
Apr 21, 2016 Press Release
Members of the working group met this week to discuss the path forward
Washington, D.C.  – The bipartisan encryption working group – announced by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI), House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), and Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) – today released a roadmap after meeting to discuss the path forward for the group.
Apr 21, 2016 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today lauded the success of the Brownfields Program and stressed the importance of reauthorizing the law, which he authored with the late Congressman Paul Gillmor (R-OH) in 2001. Pallone gave the following opening statement at an Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Hearing on EPA's Brownfields Program

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