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Sep 28, 2016 Press Release
Bipartisan Cures Leaders: “At hand is a once-in-a-generation opportunity and we’re committed to getting 21st Century Cures signed into law this fall.”
Leading House advocates for H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act, today issued a statement on progress to advance the landmark legislation that would accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery of new cures and treatments.
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Sep 27, 2016 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone and Rep. DeLauro applauded FDA's announcement today that the Agency initiated a public process to redefine the “healthy” claim on food labels.
Sep 22, 2016 Press Release
Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. delivered the following remarks at the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology Hearing on “Modernizing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act”:
Sep 22, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC — Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Ranking Member Paul Tonko (D-NY) partnered with other safe drinking water advocates in the House today to introduce the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 2016. The bill would make comprehensive changes to ensure safer drinking water for communities nationwide. The proposal would be the first major update to the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) in twenty years.
Sep 22, 2016 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Committee Member Rep. Leonard Lance (R-NJ) applauded the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee for holding a hearing today on cosmetic product safety. The two lawmakers announced a bipartisan proposal in the House last week to strengthen the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA’s) authority to regulate cosmetic products.
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Sep 22, 2016 Press Release
Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. delivered the following opening remarks at a joint Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade and Subcommittee on Energy and Power hearing titled “Midterm Review and Update on the Corporate Average Fuel Economy Program and Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Motor Vehicles:”
Sep 21, 2016 Press Release
Select Panel Does Not Have Power to Bring Contempt Charges
Pallone sent a letter to full committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) requesting that he immediately intervene to prevent the Select Investigative Panel on Infant Lives from considering a resolution and draft report today that charges StemExpress, as well as its founder and Chief Executive Officer, Cate Dyer, with criminal contempt.
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Sep 21, 2016 Press Release
House Democratic Health Leaders introduced the Medicare Affordability and Enrollment Act, which would improve Medicare coverage for all seniors and those with disabilities and modernize the enrollment system to help facilitate easier enrollment.
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Sep 20, 2016 Press Release
Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) delivered the following remarks at a Full Committee Markup of H.R. 2566, Improving Rural Call Quality and Reliability Act of 2016; H.R. 2669, Anti-Spoofing Act of 2016; H.R. 1192, National Diabetes Clinical Care Commission Act; H.R. 1209, Improving Access to Maternity Care Act; H.R. 1877, Mental Health First Aid Act of 2016; H.R. 2713, Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2015; H.R. 3537, Synthetic Drug Control Act of 2015; and H.R. 4365, Protecting Patient Access to Emergency Medications Act of 2016
Sep 20, 2016 Press Release
Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) delivered the following remarks on the House Floor today in support of the Special Needs Trust Fairness Act (H.R. 670). Pallone introduced the bipartisan legislation with Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA) to streamline the process for individuals with disabilities to set up Special Needs Trusts to provide support for certain expenses to supplement Medicaid benefits.
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