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Dec 12, 2018 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone's opening remarks today at a Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing on “Examining the Availability of SAFE Kits at Hospitals in the United States.”
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Dec 11, 2018 Press Release
Ranking Member Pallone delivered the following opening remarks today at a Communication and Technology Subcommittee Hearing on “RAY BAUM’s Act: A Bipartisan Foundation for Bridging the Digital Divide:”
Dec 11, 2018 Press Release
Environment Subcommittee Ranking Member Tonko's opening remarks at the legislative hearing entitled “Discussion Draft: The 21st Century Transportation Fuels Act.”
Dec 10, 2018 Press Release
New Requirements Would Decrease Participation, Discriminate Against Individuals With Disabilities, and Fracture Families
Ranking Member Pallone and Ways & Means Ranking Member Richard Neal sent a letter to DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen today to express their concerns with a rule that would significantly alter the public charge test, which has been part of federal immigration law for decades.
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Dec 7, 2018 Press Release
“There is no legal basis to withhold information from Congress on the basis of the pendency of an ongoing lawsuit.”
Four Democratic Committee Leaders sent a follow-up letter to the Trump Administration demanding answers on the decision to decline the ACA's protections for people living with preeexisting conditions.
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Dec 6, 2018 Press Release
“With each week, my concerns regarding the ongoing family separation crisis continue to mount.”
Ranking Member Pallone sent a follow-up letter to HHS Secretary Azar demanding answers amidst new troubling reports on the well-being of children separated from their families.
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Dec 6, 2018 Press Release

Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement today after Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced the Trump Administration will attempt to roll back carbon emissions standards for new coal power plants:

Dec 6, 2018 Press Release
Leaders Point to Decline in Enforcement Cases, Reduction in Staff, Overreliance on State Enforcement Programs & Increased Politicizing of Enforcement Actions
Ranking Member Pallone, O&I Ranking Member Diana DeGette, and Environment Ranking Member Paul Tonko sent a letter to EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler today requesting documents and information about the agency’s lack of enforcement for programs aimed at addressing climate change and protecting public health and the environment.
Nov 29, 2018 Press Release
“This guidance is unlawful, will raise costs for older and vulnerable Americans, and will eliminate protections for individuals with pre-existing conditions.”
Ranking Members Pallone and Neal sent a letter to the Trump Administration blasting their latest efforts to undermine the ACA through improper use of Section 1332 waivers.
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Nov 28, 2018 Press Release
Democratic health leaders released a joint statement after HHS announced new open enrollment numbers.
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