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Nov 23, 2015 Press Release
Reps. Pallone, DeLauro & Sens. Blumenthal, Markey Seek to Clarify, Update Nutrition Information & Address Misleading Health Claims
WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) have introduced the Food Labeling Modernization Act of 2015, which seeks to minimize confusing and misleading information that consumers encounter on food packages.
Nov 19, 2015 Press Release
International Panel Discusses Unique Challenges in Addressing Climate Change & Expectations for COP21

WASHINGTON, DC — The effects of climate change are being felt worldwide, impacting every corner of the planet and every sector of the global economy.  With the U.N.

Nov 18, 2015 Press Release
Bipartisan Bill to Ban Synthetic Exfoliants will Reduce Plastic Pollution, Protect Waterways

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Energy and Commerce Committee 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.

Nov 16, 2015 Press Release
Once Again, Ranking Member Urges Majority to Protect the Jurisdiction of the Energy and Commerce Committee

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) sent another letter to Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) regarding a major encroachment on the Energy and Commerce Committee’s jurisdiction.

Nov 6, 2015 Press Release
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today commending President Obama’s decision to reject the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline:
Nov 4, 2015 Press Release
Members Offer 30 Amendments with Almost All Rejected by Committee Republicans

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Energy and Commerce Democrats attempted to improve a controversial mental health bill, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act, introduced by Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA) that further stigmatizes mental illness and threatens the rights and protections guaranteed to patients.   

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Nov 4, 2015 Press Release
Lawmakers Offer Proposal that Invests in Prevention, Supports Treatment, & Promotes Recovery

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Democrats on the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, led by full Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Gene Green (D-TX), offered legislation that would address mental health reform in a comprehensive and meaningful way.  At the markup of H.R.

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Nov 2, 2015 Press Release

Brooklyn, N.Y. – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke released the following statement today commending President Obama on the signing of the bipartisan budget agreement, which includes the provisions of the Spectrum Pipeline Act of 2015, based on a draft Congresswoman Clarke introduced earlier this month.

Nov 2, 2015 Press Release
Committee Leaders Comment on EPA’s Allegation that Additional VW Models Implicated in Emissions Cheating

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders made the following statement after the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement today that it is expanding its investigation of Volkswagen’s emissions issues to include additional Porsche, VW, and Audi models, with three liter diesel engines.

Oct 29, 2015 Press Release
Today, Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement on House Republicans’ inadequate draft legislation to reauthorize the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act for only five years
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