The five Democratic members of the Committee all announced their support today for Pallone’s legislation, which directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to update its rules that facilitate small business participation in spectrum auctions. The lawmakers also discussed the future of spectrum policy at a Communications and Technology Subcommittee hearing two weeks ago.
“I am pleased that President Obama and the United States continue to lead the world in the fight against man-made climate change. By transmitting its Intended Nationally Determined Contribution to the United Nations today, the United States solidifies its commitment to reducing emissions by 26-28 percent from 2005 levels by 2025. Many other countries, including China and other developing nati
“For more than a decade, Congress has had to temporarily fix the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) nearly twenty times since it was enacted,” said Pallone. “Well, today is the last time that we will have to talk about the broken SGR. The House has finally come together to fix it once and for all and it is an historic achievement to say the least.”
“Finally, after a decade of trying, we have a bipartisan bill that will permanently repeal the flawed SGR and move Medicare to a health care system based on quality and efficiency, that is good for seniors and doctors alike.” said Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone (D-NJ). “As with any bipartisan effort, this legislation reflects give and take on both s
“Five years ago, our nation moved away from an increasingly expensive health care system that allowed insurers to kick Americans off of their insurance plans when they got sick, to a system with vital protections and more affordable and accessible coverage for everyone. Today, health care costs are growing at the slowest rate on record and the percentage of uninsured Americans is the lowest in
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“Small businesses are vital to our economy. New Jersey alone is home to over 800,000 small businesses, which are responsible for half of the jobs in the state. Without smart policies, these small businesses simply cannot survive in capital-intensive industries such as telecommunications,” said Congressman Pallone.
“We are disappointed with the draft of the Data Security and Breach Notification Act released by Reps.
“This is great news because it shows that the biosimilars approval process is working,” said Congressman Pallone. “Zarxio has been found to be safe and effective and should provide competition and lower costs to this class of biotech drug. It has taken a long time to reach this point, but this is undoubtedly a good day for both patients and our health care system as a whole.”