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Nov 7, 2017 Press Release
E&C Democrats sent a letter to FERC Chairman Chatterjee expressing concern about the process FERC followed to issue two hydropower licenses on existing dams operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on the Monongahela River in West Virginia.
Nov 7, 2017 Press Release
“It has been almost 10 months now and this Committee has yet to have a single EPA witness before us. That is simply unacceptable.”
Ranking Member Pallone's opening remarks at a Subcommittee on Energy hearing titled, “Discussion Draft, Energy Star Reform Act of 2017 and H.R. 3477, Ceiling Fan Energy Conservation Harmonization Act.
Nov 7, 2017 Press Release
Committee Has Conducted No Oversight of EPA This Year
Democrats sent a letter to full Committee Chairman Greg Walden requesting that oversight hearings be held on the Environmental Protection Agency's concerning actions related to the review and management of toxic chemicals.
Nov 3, 2017 Press Release
Dems Cite Concerns that No Agency Officials Are Scheduled to Testify
Ranking Member Pallone and Energy Subcommittee Ranking Member Rush sent a letter to Committee Chairman Walden and Energy Subcommittee Chairman Upton requesting that the upcoming – Tuesday, November 7th – Energy Subcommittee hearing on two bills be postponed due to the lack of witnesses from both the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy.
Nov 3, 2017 Press Release
Actions prioritize industry advice over independent science
Ranking Members of the Committees on Science, Space & Technology and Energy & Commerce sent a letter to Scott Pruitt, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) strongly opposing the directive he issued imposing severe limitations on the scientific advice and expertise that the Agency’s science advisory committees may receive.
Nov 3, 2017 Press Release
House & Senate Democrats request immediate information from the Trump Administration's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on its pandemic flu preparedness plans amid warnings of a bad flu season.
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Nov 3, 2017 Press Release
“House Republicans are using the reauthorization of CHIP and Community Health Centers as a way to once again sabotage the ACA.”
Ranking Member Pallone's remarks on the House Floor during consideration of H.R. 3922.
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Nov 2, 2017 Press Release
Oversight and Investigations Ranking Member DeGette's prepared opening remarks for the Subcommittee hearing on, “How Secure are U.S. Bioresearch Labs? Preventing the Next Safety Lapse.”
Nov 2, 2017 Press Release
“The truth is that, taken together, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are currently experiencing the largest blackout in American history.”
Ranking Member Pallone's opening remarks at a Subcommittee on Energy hearing titled, “The 2017 Hurricane Season: A Review of Emergency Response and Energy Infrastructure Recovery Efforts.”
Nov 1, 2017 Press Release
Concerns with both Whitefish and Cobra Acquisition Contracts Raise Questions about Contracting Review Process
A bipartisan group of Energy and Commerce leaders sent a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator William Long regarding FEMA’s role relating to the recently cancelled contract between Whitefish, LLC., and the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority.

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