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Jan 5, 2016 Press Release
Report shows e-cigarette ads reached more than 18 million young people in 2014
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today regarding a concerning new report that shows 7 in 10 U.S. middle and high school youth were exposed to e-cigarette ads in 2014, which may contribute increases in e-cigarette use among youth.
Dec 28, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama today signed into law H.R. 1321, the Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015, which was introduced earlier this year by Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI). The bipartisan legislation would begin the phase out of plastic microbeads from personal care products on July 1, 2017. H.R.

Dec 21, 2015 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement commending the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its decision to create the new Office of Dietary Supplement Programs (ODSP).
Dec 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released proposed rules to better inform adult consumers of the health risks associated with indoor tanning, which is known to contribute to skin cancer, including melanoma.

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Dec 17, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced historic energy efficiency standards for commercial air conditioners and furnaces that will help cut carbon emissions and operating costs for businesses in the coming decades. 

Dec 16, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirmed that more must be done at the federal level to strengthen our nation’s communications networks to ensure that they are reliable during times of crisis.

Dec 16, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Environment and the Economy Ranking Member Paul Tonko (D-NY) applauded President Obama for signing S. 611, the Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Assistance Act, into law.

Dec 12, 2015 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement applauding the landmark climate change deal reached in Paris today at the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP21):
Dec 8, 2015 Press Release
Nonpartisan Report Confirms Stronger Action Needed to Help Federal, State, and Local Decision Makers Effectively Utilize Latest Climate Data

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirmed that, in the face of global climate change, more can be done in the United States to share useful climate data so that leaders at the federal, state, and local level, as well as those in the private sector, can better prepare for future extreme weather events and prevent billions of dollars in damages.  

Dec 7, 2015 Press Release
Bipartisan Bill to Ban Synthetic Exfoliants will Reduce Plastic Pollution, Protect Waterways

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. House of Representatives today unanimously approved the Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015, which was introduced by Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) earlier this year.

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