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Sep 9, 2015 Press Release
As Part of Ongoing Investigation, Committee Releases Memo Discrediting Unsubstantiated, Partisan Attacks

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Energy and Commerce Committee Democratic staff released an in-depth memo discrediting claims that Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) allegedly sold fetal tissue to tissue procurement organizations (TPOs) for profit.

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Sep 8, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved five bipartisan bills to strengthen public health and improve consumers’ access to recall and warranty information.

Aug 19, 2015 Press Release

Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to cut methane and volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions.  EPA estimates the rule will yield net climate benefits of $120 to $150 million in 2025:

Aug 3, 2015 Press Release

Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today commending the Obama Administration for the monumental step it has taken to reduce carbon emissions and seriously address climate change with the final Clean Power Plan.

Jul 30, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI), Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), and the co-chairs of the Congressional Task Force on Seniors Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA) today issued the following statement ahead of the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid.

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Jul 21, 2015 Press Release

Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Ranking Member Bobby Rush (D-IL) issued the following statement today regarding the subcommittee’s scheduled markup of a bipartisan Committee Print released yesterday.  The markup is set for tomorrow, July 22nd:  

Jun 29, 2015 Press Release

“The benefits of ensuring that Americans have clean, safe air to breathe far outweigh the costs.  Today’s ruling ignores the real costs of poor air quality that are borne by those who breathe in pollutants, especially children.  EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for power plants provide critical public health protections for millions of Americans.  In fact, EPA estimates that the standards

Jun 25, 2015 Press Release

“Today, the Supreme Court of the United States reaffirmed that the American people, no matter where they live in this country, still have the right to access quality, affordable health insurance.  Legal experts had always considered the case attacking the Affordable Care Act to be legally frivolous.  

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Jun 25, 2015 Press Release

“This proposal is welcome news for our country’s small businesses that deserve a fair shot at competing in today’s wireless marketplace.  Small businesses drive our economy, employ millions of Americans, and are often women- and minority-owned, but outdated rules make it even harder for them to thrive. 

Jun 24, 2015 Press Release

Congress charges the FCC with developing designated entity rules for spectrum auctions that help small businesses and encourage competition.  These competitive bidding rules were last comprehensively updated in 2006 and have not kept pace with the wireless marketplace.  As such, the group of lawmakers called on the FCC to adopt final rules that encourage meaningful participation by actual small

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