WASHINGTON, DC — Today, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved five bipartisan bills to strengthen public health and improve consumers’ access to recall and warranty information.
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to cut methane and volatile organic compounds (VOC) emissions. EPA estimates the rule will yield net climate benefits of $120 to $150 million in 2025:
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) issued the following statement today commending the Obama Administration for the monumental step it has taken to reduce carbon emissions and seriously address climate change with the final Clean Power Plan.
WASHINGTON, DC – Ways and Means Committee Ranking Member Sander Levin (D-MI), Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), and the co-chairs of the Congressional Task Force on Seniors Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) and Rep. Doris Matsui (D-CA) today issued the following statement ahead of the 50th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid.
Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Energy and Power Subcommittee Ranking Member Bobby Rush (D-IL) issued the following statement today regarding the subcommittee’s scheduled markup of a bipartisan Committee Print released yesterday. The markup is set for tomorrow, July 22nd:
WASHINGTON — By the standards of the modern Congress, Representatives Fred Upton, Republican of Michigan, and Diana DeGette, Democrat of Colorado, have no business writing health care legislation together.
“The benefits of ensuring that Americans have clean, safe air to breathe far outweigh the costs. Today’s ruling ignores the real costs of poor air quality that are borne by those who breathe in pollutants, especially children. EPA's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for power plants provide critical public health protections for millions of Americans. In fact, EPA estimates that the standards
“Today, the Supreme Court of the United States reaffirmed that the American people, no matter where they live in this country, still have the right to access quality, affordable health insurance. Legal experts had always considered the case attacking the Affordable Care Act to be legally frivolous.
“This proposal is welcome news for our country’s small businesses that deserve a fair shot at competing in today’s wireless marketplace. Small businesses drive our economy, employ millions of Americans, and are often women- and minority-owned, but outdated rules make it even harder for them to thrive.
Congress charges the FCC with developing designated entity rules for spectrum auctions that help small businesses and encourage competition. These competitive bidding rules were last comprehensively updated in 2006 and have not kept pace with the wireless marketplace. As such, the group of lawmakers called on the FCC to adopt final rules that encourage meaningful participation by actual small