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Pallone Statement on Selection as Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee

November 21, 2014
Press Release

Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) issued the following statement after being nominated by the House Democratic Caucus to become the next Ranking Minority Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee:

“I am deeply honored to have been chosen by my colleagues to serve as Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. 

“I am so grateful for this opportunity to lead my party in promoting the values that first compelled me to enter public service and that continue to motivate me today.  I am fully committed to developing real solutions to the challenges that average Americans face, while building an agenda that will make our party stronger for years to come.

“Over the last year, it has been a privilege to speak with members of the caucus about our shared vision for the futures of both the committee and our party.  I am excited to work together to make this vision a reality.

“I want to extend my profound appreciation and deepest gratitude to the entire Democratic Caucus, especially those who have encouraged me along the way.  The outpouring of support has been humbling.

“I look forward to working closely with Congresswoman Eshoo and all of my colleagues to continue delivering on the Democratic promise to the American people.”