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Congressman Pallone advocates a forward looking energy policy that encourages innovation to power America. A critical aspect of this agenda is incentivizing clean, renewable energy such as solar and wind with mechanisms manufactured here in America. Congressman Pallone uses his position as Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee to advocate for these priorities.

Congressman Pallone has supported efforts to allow offshore wind development to supply clean energy to New Jersey. He also strongly supports the United States remaining in the Paris Agreement as a crucial means of combatting climate change.

As Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, he introduced the LIFT America Act which would make comprehensive investments in New Jersey and the nation’s infrastructure. The bill would authorize billions of dollars to update our electric grid.

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June 25, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) applauded the House passage of appropriations funding that includes his amendment to block offshore drilling in the Atlantic Ocean. In 2017, President Trump signed an executive order aimed toward allowing offshore oil and gas drilling along the East Coast. Pallone’s amendment included in the underlying legislation would prohibit federal spending to advance oil and gas leasing in the Atlantic Ocean.

June 20, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) spoke on the House Floor in support of his amendment to stop the Trump Administration’s dangerous plans to drill off the Atlantic Coast. In 2017, President Trump signed an executive order aimed toward allowing offshore oil and gas drilling along the East Coast. Pallone’s amendment would prohibit federal spending to advance oil and gas leasing in the Atlantic and was adopted on the House Floor. A vote on the underlying legislation is expected next week.

June 6, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON — Thomas Edison’s great-grandson wants you to stop using the incandescent lightbulb.

On Thursday afternoon, Barry Edison Sloane, one of Thomas Edison’s great-grandchildren, took part in a press conference with Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., to call on the Trump administration to stop a rollback of lightbulb efficiency standards that would have all but phased out the lightbulb Edison played a role in inventing. Pallone chairs the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over the Department of Energy. 

June 6, 2019 In The News

Even the great-grandson of Thomas Edison, popularly recognized as the inventor of the lightbulb, supports a government regulation that would lead to his ancestor’s creation being phased out.

June 6, 2019 Press Release

EDISON, N.J. – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) and Barry Edison Sloane, Thomas Edison’s great-grandson, held a press conference to condemn the Trump Administration’s rollback of lightbulb efficiency standards that reduce energy consumption and save consumers billions of dollars each year. They were joined by Ed Potosnak with the New Jersey League of Conservation Voters.

May 30, 2019 In The News

U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, D-6th District, hosted a roundtable discussion on Wednesday with other politicians, environmental advocates, and civic leaders with a focus on improving infrastructure in New Jersey.

May 1, 2019 In The News

PISCATAWAY - During a visit to the township on Monday, U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone, D-6th District, state Sen. Bob Smith, D-17th District, and Mayor Brian Wahler touted the need to pass legislation to authorize funding for state and local energy efficiency and conservation programs to help reduce the effects of climate change in the state.  

April 29, 2019 Press Release

Piscataway, N.J.– Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), State Senator Bob Smith, and Mayor Brian Wahler touted the need to pass legislation to authorize funding for state and local energy efficiency and conservation programs to help reduce the effects of climate change in New Jersey.

January 9, 2019 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement after President Trump formally nominated Andrew Wheeler to be Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator:

“Once again the Trump Administration has chosen an inappropriate time to make an announcement regarding the health and welfare of our environment.  After doubling down on the senseless Trump Shutdown, the White House has formally nominated Andrew Wheeler to serve as the Administrator of the EPA.  

August 21, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) released the following statement today after President Trump announced his replacement program for the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan:

“As expected, the Trump Administration has replaced the Clean Power Plan with a Coal Protection Plan that fails to safeguard our families and communities from harmful carbon pollution. Once again, this Administration is choosing polluters’ profits over public health and safety.