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Feb 4, 2016 Press Release
Action Plan Released Today Heeds Pallone Recommendation to Strengthen Warnings for Pain Killers
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement commending the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for taking important steps to address the opioid epidemic sweeping our nation. Today, the agency released its Opioids Action Plan, which, among other measures, would compel manufacturers to more clearly convey the serious risks associated with the use of opioid pain relievers.
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Feb 3, 2016 Press Release
Letters Come on the Heels of Two Bipartisan Briefings Between EPA and the Committee

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr.

Feb 1, 2016 Press Release
Committee Leaders Reach Out to CDC, NIH, and HHS As World Health Organization Declares Zika Virus Public Health Emergency

WASHINGTON, DC – Following the World Health Organization’s declaration that the Zika virus, which is transmitted by mosquitos and may cause birth defects, is a public health emergency, bipartisan House Energy and Commerce Committee

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Jan 29, 2016 Press Release
Upton, Pallone, Walden, and Eshoo: “This is what we have been working toward all along, and it’s the right call for consumers and innovation.”
WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Ranking Member Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ), Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), and subcommittee Ranking Member Anna Eshoo (D-CA) today commented on the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to grant special temporary authority to field test LTE-U equipment in unlicensed spectrum bands
Jan 21, 2016 Press Release
Bill Commits $500 Million Annually to Help Patients in All Stages of Prescription Opioid & Heroin Dependence
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Today, Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) unveiled comprehensive legislation to address the substance abuse crisis plaguing far too many communities in New Jersey and across the country.
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Jan 15, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Bipartisan Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy requesting an urgent briefing in the coming days on the drinking water in Flint, Michigan.

Jan 15, 2016 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) issued the following statement today in response to the “Proactive Safety Principles” released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and a group of automakers.
Jan 12, 2016 Press Release
Bipartisan Legislation to Ensure Child-Resistant Packaging for Liquid Nicotine Clears Final Hurdle – Now Heads to President to Be Signed Into Law

WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives on Monday approved bipartisan legislation to protect children from exposure to e-liquids containing nicotine, which are used in e-cigarettes and other e-smoking applications. S.

Jan 7, 2016 Press Release
Democrats Request More Information on the League’s Influence over CTE Research

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Democratic leaders on the House Energy and Commerce Committee sent letters to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the

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Jan 7, 2016 Press Release
Democrats Request Briefings from DOT, EPA
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Democratic leaders on the House Energy and Commerce Committee wrote to U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy seeking answers from the agencies regarding the ongoing methane leak in Southern California.

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