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Dec 17, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced historic energy efficiency standards for commercial air conditioners and furnaces that will help cut carbon emissions and operating costs for businesses in the coming decades. 

Dec 16, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirmed that more must be done at the federal level to strengthen our nation’s communications networks to ensure that they are reliable during times of crisis.

Dec 16, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Environment and the Economy Ranking Member Paul Tonko (D-NY) applauded President Obama for signing S. 611, the Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Assistance Act, into law.

Dec 12, 2015 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement applauding the landmark climate change deal reached in Paris today at the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP21):
Dec 8, 2015 Press Release
Nonpartisan Report Confirms Stronger Action Needed to Help Federal, State, and Local Decision Makers Effectively Utilize Latest Climate Data

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirmed that, in the face of global climate change, more can be done in the United States to share useful climate data so that leaders at the federal, state, and local level, as well as those in the private sector, can better prepare for future extreme weather events and prevent billions of dollars in damages.  

Dec 7, 2015 Press Release
Bipartisan Bill to Ban Synthetic Exfoliants will Reduce Plastic Pollution, Protect Waterways

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. House of Representatives today unanimously approved the Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015, which was introduced by Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) earlier this year.

Dec 3, 2015 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone Demands Transparency Regarding GOP’s Outdated, Dirty Energy Policies

WASHINGTON, DC — Today, House Republicans voted to weaken the United States’ leadership on climate and roll back the progress our country has made in energy efficiency and clean energy.  H.R.

Dec 2, 2015 Press Release
Members Advance ‘Dig-Once’ and Other Measures Aimed at Expanding Access to Wired and Mobile Broadband

WASHINGTON, DC – The Communications and Technology Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), today approved two bipartisan proposals aimed at improving access to wired and wireless broadband for all Americans.

Dec 1, 2015 Press Release
As the World Meets in Paris to Address Growing Threat of Climate Change, House Republicans Continue to Ignore Reality & Block Progress

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, as the leaders of more than 190 nations met in Paris for an historic summit to address the urgent and existential threat of climate change, House Republicans continued their partisan efforts to undermine efforts by the United States to lead the international community by example and reduce its carbon emissions. 

Nov 30, 2015 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today commending the Obama administration on the launch of Mission Innovation, which represents a landmark commitment by 20 countries and a group of 28 influential investors to accelerate public and private global clean energy innovation over the next five years: