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Oct 27, 2015 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today after House and Senate leaders reached a budget agreement that prevents substantial Medicare premium increases for approximately 16 million seniors:
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Oct 27, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— On Friday October 23rd, bipartisan leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy asking the agency to investigate the safety of recycled rubber “crumbs” used in synthetic turf fields.

Oct 26, 2015 Press Release
E&C Leaders Insist Legislation to Change Environmental Standards be Reviewed by Subcommittee of Jurisdiction
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Energy & Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Ranking Member Bobby L. Rush (D-IL) sent a letter to Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Chairman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) insisting that the “Discussion Draft on Vehicle and Roadway Safety” be considered by the Energy & Power Subcommittee
Oct 23, 2015 Press Release
Letter Comes On the Heels of Recent Media Reports Questioning Exposure Risks to Kids

WASHINGTON, DC — Bipartisan leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today sent a letter to the U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy asking about the safety of recycled rubber tire “crumbs” used in synthetic turf fields in the United States.

Oct 23, 2015 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) joined Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Representatives Nita Lowey (D-NY), Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), and Lois Capps (D-CA), to release a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that evaluates the inclusion of women in clinical research supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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Oct 22, 2015 Press Release
Ranking Member Demands Transparency Regarding Enforcement of NFL’s $250 Prize Limits
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) sent letters to the daily fantasy sites DraftKings and FanDuel requesting information on how the companies monitor their participants so that sports leagues can ensure their players and officials are in compliance with league policies.
Oct 22, 2015 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today commending the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for approving new reforms today at the Commission’s October meeting:
Oct 21, 2015 Press Release
Republican Draft Bill Weakens Environmental and Consumer Protections in Wake of Historic Recalls

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade held a legislative hearing to discuss a draft auto bill prepared by Committee Republicans.

Oct 19, 2015 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today regarding a new study that found that women have higher levels of triphenyl phosphate (TPHP), a potentially harmful chemical used in a number of popular nail polish brands, in their bodies just 10 to 14 hours after painting their nails. TPHP, which has not been subject to review by the FDA...
Oct 8, 2015 Press Release
Lawmakers Seek Solutions for Consumers, Point to Auto Industry’s Pervasive ‘Culture of Deception’
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Democrats on the Energy and Commerce Committee, led by full Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Diana DeGette (D-CO), demanded answers from Volkswagen regarding the company’s intentional efforts to circumvent the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) emissions requirements for certain models

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