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Nov 3, 2016 Press Release
Agency Must Warn Businesses and Consumers of Risks of Default Passwords
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee Ranking Member Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), today sent a letter to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairwoman Edith Ramirez urging the agency to take action to protect consumers from insecure Internet of Things (IoT) devices following last month’s cyberattack that caused prolonged outages on popular websites across the U.S.
Nov 2, 2016 Press Release
Request Comes After Third Incident at a Colonial Facility in Just Over a Year

Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr.

Oct 31, 2016 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Democratic leaders today sent a letter to full Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Tim Murphy (R-PA) requesting a hearing on the recent cyberattack that caused prolonged outages on popular websites in the U.S., including Twitter and Netflix.
Oct 28, 2016 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Ranking Member Anna Eshoo (D-CA) today sent a letter to full Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) requesting a subcommittee hearing to evaluate the current state of the video marketplace in light of the proposed $85 billion sale of Time Warner to AT&T.
Oct 27, 2016 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today on the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) approval of new consumer privacy rules for internet service providers.
Oct 20, 2016 Press Release
Today, Representatives Jan Schakowsky, Ranking Member on the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade (IL-09); Frank Pallone, Jr., Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee (NJ-06); G. K. Butterfield (NC-01); and Lois Capps (CA-24) wrote Administrator Denise Turner Roth at the General Services Administration (GSA) calling on the agency to reduce the number of vehicles in the federal fleet under open recalls and end the practice of selling vehicles before recalls have been fixed.
Oct 18, 2016 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Environment and the Economy Subcommittee Ranking Member Paul Tonko (D-NY) released a report today from the Government Accountability Office (GAO), detailing the state of water infrastructure in selected midsize and large cities with declining populations, commonly known as legacy cities. The report shows the immediate need for legislation introduced by Tonko and Pallone, aimed at improving crumbling water infrastructure and enhancing the quality of safe drinking water in communities across the nation.
Oct 17, 2016 Press Release
Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. issued the following statement today on Vice President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Report, which comes nine months after President Obama asked Vice President Biden to lead a national Cancer Moonshot focused on making a decade of progress in preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancer in five years, with the ultimate goal of ending cancer as we know it:
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Oct 14, 2016 Press Release
Leaders Had Urged Flexibility for All Practitioners, and Welcome Administration’s Action
Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX), and Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) today applauded the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) announcement regarding the final rule for the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA). Last month, the bipartisan committee leaders wrote to the administration urging additional flexibility for practitioners – something reflected in the final rule.
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Oct 6, 2016 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today on Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler’s consumer privacy proposal for internet service providers

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