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Oct 1, 2015 Press Release
“In the Absence of Definitive Information on Crumb Rubber, Our Children Cannot be the Guinea Pigs”
Today, Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement urging Committee Republicans to prioritize hearings that examine the safety of turf fields. Last year, Pallone requested that the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) evaluate the potential health risks that crumb rubber poses to those that come into regular contact with turf fields.
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Sep 30, 2015 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today applauding Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler for directing the FCC to approve new rules designed to lower prisoner phone call bills at the Commission's October meeting.
Sep 29, 2015 Press Release
Leaders Also Seek Briefing from EPA
WASHINGTON, DC – Bipartisan House Energy and Commerce Committee Leaders today requested information from Volkswagen and the Environmental Protection Agency...
Sep 28, 2015 Press Release
Today, the Ranking Members of the House Committees on Education and the Workforce, Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, and Budget denounced the budget reconciliation language expected to come before their committees in the coming days...
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Sep 28, 2015 Press Release

Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement regarding the Republican majority’s decision to form a new subcommittee, within the jurisdiction of the Energy and Commerce Committee, to continue to investigate unsubstantiated claims made against Planned Parenthood:  

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Sep 28, 2015 Press Release
All 23 Democratic Members Urge Majority to Stop Threatening Committee Integrity with Extreme Agenda
WASHINGTON, DC — Today, all 23 Democratic members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee sent a letter urging the Republican majority to “stop using this Committee to level baseless and politicized attacks on Planned Parenthood...
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Sep 18, 2015 Press Release
Members Stand with Planned Parenthood Patients to Denounce GOP’s Extremist Agenda

WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Energy and Commerce Democrats fought back against yet another Republican attempt to deprive women across the country of life-saving preventative services by slashing Planned Parenthood funding and, this time, recklessly threatening to shut down the federal government in the process. 

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Sep 18, 2015 Press Release

Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement today in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s notice alleging that Volkswagen knowingly violated the Clean Air Act by using software in its cars that circumvents emissions standards testing for certain air pollutants:  

Sep 14, 2015 Press Release
Ranking Member Requests Hearing to Examine Relationship of Fantasy Sports to Gambling and Professional Leagues

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) requested that the Committee hold a hearing to review the legal status of fantasy sports, given the Committee’s jurisdiction over professional sports and gambling and the overwhelming popularity of fantasy sports websites.

Sep 10, 2015 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement regarding the Republican majority’s announcement that the Health Subcommittee will hold a legislative hearing next week to consider several bills attacking a woman’s right to choose.
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