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Jun 5, 2015 Press Release

Currently, only extended-release and long-acting opioids have prominently displayed warnings, known as “black box warnings,” that indicate the significant potential for abuse, overdose, addiction, and neonatal abstinence syndrome.  The Democratic Committee leaders asked that these same warnings be placed on immediate release opioids, which have the same risks and accounted for over 90% of the o

Jun 4, 2015 Press Release

“While the current draft indicates that the overall percentage of contamination cases may be small, it acknowledges there have been contamination events.  When it comes to the water we drink, every instance of contamination must be considered serious.

Jun 4, 2015 Press Release

“I am deeply troubled by the contamination incident at NIH.  We rely on NIH as our premiere medical research agency to conduct its work safely and effectively, and this episode raises concerns about whether proper protocols are in place to guarantee patient safety.  Our number one priority should be the health of the patients who may have received contaminated injections, and I am encouraged th

Jun 2, 2015 Press Release

While it is important to fully understand the cause of the Takata airbag failure, there are steps Congress can take immediately to enhance auto safety and oversight.  That should begin with the enactment of H.R.

May 21, 2015 Press Release

“Commissioner Rosenworcel has been a tireless and passionate public servant throughout her career.    Her deep understanding of the issues that Commission confronts has made her a valuable resource for the agency and for those of us in Congress.  I commend the President on an excellent nomination.”

May 20, 2015 Press Release

Last month, Yarmuth introduced the legislation which would require disclosure of the donors behind Super PACs and 501(c)(4) organizations that are flooding the nation’s airwaves with anonymous ads. 

May 19, 2015 Press Release

“After far too many deaths and injuries, Takata has finally admitted what we have been saying for months—that these airbags must be taken off the roads.  A supposed safety feature has become a safety hazard in nearly 34 million vehicles.  We are pleased that Takata and NHTSA have taken steps toward a national recall.  The factors that supposedly contribute to the deadly airbag deployments – hum

May 1, 2015 Press Release

In March, Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) introduced bipartisan legislation H.R.

Apr 30, 2015 Press Release

Currently, the FCC has the authority under the Communications Act to require on-air disclosure of the “true identity” of the people and groups buying ads.  However, today, mega-donors hide behind the innocuous and misleading titles of their front groups.  Yarmuth’s bill directs the FCC to use the agency’s existing authority in the Communications Act and update the sponsorship identification rul

Apr 30, 2015 Press Release

“The FCC must remain as agile as the industries it oversees,” said Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr.

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