Members of Congress Argue That Under Clean Air Act, EPA Has Authority to Take Action to Protect Nation’s Air From Dangerous Carbon Pollution That Threatens Public Health
44 Current & Former Senators & 164 Current & Former House Members from 38 States Filed An Amicus Brief To Support President Obama’s Clean Power Plan in Case Currently Before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, & Defend EPA’s Authority To Protect Public Health and the Environment by Regulating New Pollutants In Keeping With The Intention Of The Clean Air Act Of 1970
Mar 29, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI) issued the following statement today regarding the partisan subpoenas issued by Chairmen Fred Upton (R-MI) and Kevin Brady (R-TX), which compel the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to turn over documents regarding the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Basic Health Plan (BHP) program
Mar 29, 2016 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today issued the following statement commending President Obama’s announcement on new actions to escalate the fight against prescription drug opioid abuse and heroin epidemic.
Mar 23, 2016 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI), and Education and Workforce Committee Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA) – the top Democrats on committees with jurisdiction over the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – today released the following joint statement to highlight the sixth anniversary of the law
Mar 21, 2016 Press Release
Encryption a Top Issue for House Energy and Commerce and Judiciary Committees
WASHINGTON, DC– House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), and Ranking Member John Conyers (D-MI) today announced the creation of an encryption working group to examine the complicated legal and policy issues surrounding encryption.
Mar 19, 2016 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today issued the following statement on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) announcement of proposed regulations to update safety requirements for natural gas transmission pipelines
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) led nearly 100 Democrats on a letter sent to the House Appropriations Committee, requesting critical funding to protect drinking water and repair failing water infrastructure systems
WASHINGTON, DC – One day after the National Football League (NFL) admitted at a House Energy and Commerce Committee roundtable that there is a link between football and degenerative brain disorders, Democratic leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell asking what the League plans to do now to prevent repetitive brain trauma.
Mar 15, 2016 Press Release
CDC Recommendations Will Help Combat Overprescribing and Avoidable Overdoses
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) today issued the following statement commending the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for its work to develop and finalize prescribing guidelines for the use of opioids in treating chronic pain, excluding cancer, palliative, and end-of-life care. In January, Pallone sent a letter to CDC, urging the agency to finalize its recommendations for prescribers quickly given the continued urgency of the opioid crisis unfolding across the country:
Mar 14, 2016 Press Release
Ranking Member Requests Official Hearings be Held to Seriously Examine the Effects of Concussions & Subconcussive Hits at Today’s Roundtable
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) called for meaningful action to address the serious health risks posed by concussion and repetitive brain trauma. At an unofficial roundtable discussion, Pallone insisted that the Committee conduct a more in-depth review to examine the causes, effects, treatment, and prevention of concussions.