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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Edison, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today toured Eos Energy Storage, a cutting-edge battery storage facility in Edison, with Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm. Founded in 2008, Eos designs and manufactures state of the art zinc batteries – manufactured in the U.S. and designed to provide new energy storage options in an effort to accelerate the shift to clean energy.
Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) applauded House passage of the INVEST America Act, a $715 billion transportation bill that invests in surface and water infrastructure and will create jobs, revitalize the economy, improve public health, and increase the safety of automobiles. An additional $44 billion was added during the legislative process to make even greater investments in infrastructure, including EV charging and passenger rail grant programs, among other additions.
Asbury Park, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) today announced that he is reintroducing legislation to permanently ban offshore oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic Ocean. The Clean Ocean and Safe Tourism (COAST) Anti-Drilling Act prohibits the U.S. Department of Interior from issuing leases for the exploration, development, or production of oil or gas along the Atlantic Coast, including the North, Mid-, and South Atlantic and Straits of Florida planning areas.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) issued the following statement tonight on President Biden's first Joint Address to Congress:
Long Branch, NJ – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) issued the following statement today after President Biden announced his transformational American Jobs Plan:
“There is no better way to rebuild our economy for the future than to modernize our badly aging infrastructure, and President Biden’s American Jobs Plan is exactly what our nation needs right now to revitalize our communities. The President’s bold proposal will also combat the climate crisis by reducing carbon pollution and moving us towards a clean energy future.
Washington, DC – Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) introduced the Leading Infrastructure For Tomorrow’s America Act, or LIFT America Act. The sweeping legislation will modernize the nation’s infrastructure, rebuild the economy, combat climate change, and protect public health and the environment. The legislation invests more than $312 billion in clean energy, energy efficiency, drinking water, broadband, and health care infrastructure.
Anyone who believes in science knows by now that America has been a global villain when it comes to climate change, even before President Trump arrived and turned up the heat.
Now, we can exhale a bit, because Democrats are making their first serious push in more than a decade to enact legislation that meets the moment. And driving that effort in the House is our own Rep. Frank Pallone, the bill’s chief author, and the most powerful member of New Jersey’s delegation.
Washington, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) introduced the Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for our Nation’s (CLEAN) Future Act – ambitious new climate legislation that ensures the United States acts aggressively to tackle the climate crisis this decade and achieve net zero greenhouse gas pollution.
The most powerful New Jerseyan in Congress is spearheading a sweeping plan to fight climate change and lay a foundation for a cleaner economy in America.