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Feb 19, 2016 Press Release
Bipartisan leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today invited Federal Bureau of Investigations Director James Comey and Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook to appear before the committee to discuss the issues surrounding encryption – specifically when privacy and national security issues are raised.
Feb 17, 2016 Press Release
Today, Democratic leaders on the House Energy and Commerce Committee wrote to Dr. Thomas Frieden, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), requesting information on the agency’s Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program.
Feb 12, 2016 Press Release
EPA, CDC, & CPSC to Conduct Comprehensive Study of Tire Crumb in Artificial Turf Fields & Playgrounds

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr.

Feb 11, 2016 Press Release
Democrats Express Importance of Balanced PURPA Discussion During Upcoming Technical Conference Announced This Week
Washington, D.C. – Today, three Democratic members of Congress wrote to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), urging a balanced discussion of the requirements and implementation of the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978 (PURPA) at an upcoming technical conference just announced.
Feb 9, 2016 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement following the release of President Obama’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget.
Feb 9, 2016 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement in response to the Supreme Court’s misguided decision to delay implementation of the Clean Power Plan rule:
Feb 5, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Bipartisan leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced their intention to hold a hearing in March to examine issues related to the ongoing drinking water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Feb 4, 2016 Press Release
Action Plan Released Today Heeds Pallone Recommendation to Strengthen Warnings for Pain Killers
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement commending the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for taking important steps to address the opioid epidemic sweeping our nation. Today, the agency released its Opioids Action Plan, which, among other measures, would compel manufacturers to more clearly convey the serious risks associated with the use of opioid pain relievers.
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Feb 3, 2016 Press Release
Letters Come on the Heels of Two Bipartisan Briefings Between EPA and the Committee

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr.

Feb 1, 2016 Press Release
Committee Leaders Reach Out to CDC, NIH, and HHS As World Health Organization Declares Zika Virus Public Health Emergency

WASHINGTON, DC – Following the World Health Organization’s declaration that the Zika virus, which is transmitted by mosquitos and may cause birth defects, is a public health emergency, bipartisan House Energy and Commerce Committee

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