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139 Lawmakers Urge EPA to Reinstate Waiver for California’s Clean Car Standards

Washington, D.C. July 27, 2021  – Today, 139 lawmakers wrote to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan to urge him to promptly reinstate the Clean Air Act waiver for California’s Advanced Clean Cars program. The waiver would restore the authority of California and other states to impose emission standards on light duty vehicles that are […]

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Energy & Commerce Leaders Demand Answers from Texas Governor Abbott on Power Outage Crisis

February 19, 2021 – Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Energy Subcommittee Chairman Bobby L. Rush (D-IL), Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chair Diana DeGette (D-CO), Rep. Marc Veasey (D-TX), and Rep. Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX) wrote to Texas Governor Greg Abbott today demanding answers for the life-threatening winter weather crisis that has left Texans in […]

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Chairman Pallone Urges Meadows to Allow CDC Contact Tracers to Investigate White House Outbreak

October 7, 2020 – Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) wrote to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows today urging him to allow contact tracers to investigate the large outbreak of coronavirus cases surrounding President Trump and White House staff. “I write with alarm regarding recent reports that, despite more than 30 people testing […]

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Chairman Pallone Calls for Inspector General Investigation into Circumstances Surrounding Dr. Bright’s Reassignment

April 23, 2020 – “Removing Dr. Bright in the midst of a pandemic would raise serious concerns under any circumstances, but his allegations that political considerations influenced this decision heighten those concerns and demand full accountability.” Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) sent a letter to the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector […]

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Democratic Health Leaders Urge Verma to Withdraw Proposals that Increase Health Costs, Kick Thousands Off Coverage

Washington, D.C. March 6, 2020 – Bicameral Democratic health leaders wrote to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma today urging the agency to withdraw its proposed policies included in a February proposed rule that would result in higher out-of-pocket costs for millions of Americans and thousands of low-income families losing their […]

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Pallone Open Remarks at Oversight Hearing on Trump Administration Family Separation Policy

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2019 – Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr.’s (D-NJ) remarks as prepared for delivery for today’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing on “Examining the Failures of the Trump Administration’s Inhumane Family Separation Policy” are below: Today, this Committee is finally holding the Trump Administration accountable for one of its worse […]