Congressman Frank Pallone, Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has embraced the Green New Deal promoted by freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Pallone’s “100% clean economy” with net-zero carbon emissions is “aggressively” targeted to be achieved by 2050, twenty years following the end of AOC’s world.
With a nod to The Squad, Pallone and six other Democrats on his committee held a press conference in Washington on Tuesday in an effort to convince the world that 2050 is the point of no return from climate change, not 2030, as AOC insists. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: July 24th, 2019 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Climate Change, Frank Pallone, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: #100BY50, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, AOC, Climate Change, Congressman Frank Pallone, Green New Deal, House Energy and Commerce Committee, Monmouth County News | 2 Comments »
Jigglypuff and Pallone
Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr is hard at work for the people of Monmouth and Middlesex counties.
The 28 year incumbent and ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee along with two other Democrat members of the committee wrote to the president of Niantic, Inc, the developer of the Pokémon Go app, earlier this week inquiring into what the company is doing to ensure that users of the game do not wander outside their home wireless network and incur unexpected data charges on their cell phone bills.
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Posted: July 21st, 2016 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2016 Congressional elections, Brent Sonnek-Schmelz, Frank Pallone, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Brent Sonnek-Schmelz, Congressman Frank Pallone, data usage, Frank Pallone, House Energy and Commerce Committee, Niantic, Pokémon Go | Comments Off on Poké Pallone wants to regulate your Jigglypuff
LONG BRANCH– A New Jersey lawmaker is calling on Congress to take a closer look at what has become a favorite pastime of armchair coaches and general managers across America: fantasy sports leagues. In a letter Monday addressed to the chair of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce and the chair of a related subcommittee,… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: September 15th, 2015 | Author: admin | Filed under: Frank Pallone | Tags: Congressman Frank Pallone, Fantasy Sports, Frank Pallone, House Energy and Commerce Committee, Sports Gambling | 3 Comments »
Congressman Frank Pallone was elected ranking Democratic member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee this morning in a 100-90 vote by the entire Democratic Caucus, according to Roll Call.
He defeated California Congresswoman Anna Eshoo, who had been backed for the post by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
Both Eshoo and Pallone downplayed speculation that the result was a result of Democratic discontent with Pelosi who was reelected Minority Leader yesterday.
But fellow New Jersey Congressman Bill Pascrell is quoted indicated that Pelosi overdid it in support of her friend and fellow Californian:
“One can make the argument that she overdid it,” Pascrell said. “One may make the argument that she overdid in terms of the letter she sent out, on the other hand, she had every right to do it — she didn’t break any laws.”
Posted: November 19th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Frank Pallone | Tags: Anna Eshoo, Frank Pallone, House Energy and Commerce Committee, Nancy Pelosi | 3 Comments »
Congressman Frank Pallone
Congressman Frank Pallone will either be anointed into the elite class of legislative chairmen and ranking members this morning or remain a congressional back bencher as his campaign to replace Henry Waxman as the highest ranking Democrat on the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee comes to a close.
Pallone lost the endorsement of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee yesterday to California Congresswoman Anna Eshoo but secured enough votes to force the choice to the entire caucus. The leadership committee is dominated by allies of Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who favors her friend Eshoo to lead Energy and Commerce. The 39-19 tally gave Pallone 14 more votes than he needed to get a ballot with the entire caucus. As a backup, Pallone had a petition signed by 53 Democratic members of congress which would also have forced the caucus ballot, according to Roll Call.
The caucus vote is scheduled for 8:30 this morning, according to Roll Call.
Posted: November 19th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Frank Pallone | Tags: Anna Eshoo, Frank Pallone, House Energy and Commerce Committee | 3 Comments »
House Democrats won’t let pregnant Iraqi war veteran vote by proxy
Congressman Frank Pallone cruised to reelection easily earlier this month, but the race he’s been waging since February for a key leadership post in the Democratic Minority of the House of Representatives will come to a head on Tuesday, November 18.
Pallone is battling California Congressman Anna Eshoo for the ranking position on the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The retirements of Henry Waxman and John Dingle made the coveted position available. Pallone is the next in line for the job, based upon seniority, but Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi in backing her California colleague Eshoo who, as At-Large Democratic Whip, has been part of Pelosi’s leadership team since 2003.
Maryland Congressman Steny Hoyer, the # 2 Democratic Leader in the House, backs Pallone for the position.
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Posted: November 16th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Congress, Frank Pallone, Monmouth County, Nancy Pelosi | Tags: Anna Eshoo, Frank Pallone, House Energy and Commerce Committee, Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer | 3 Comments »
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has passed over Congressman Frank Pallone and thrown her support to Congresswoman Anna Eshoo of California in the internal Democratic caucus campaign to select the ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, according to a report at TheHill.com.
Eshoo, who has served two terms in the House less than Pallone, is currently the fifth ranking Democrat on the committee. Pallone is the third ranking Democrat, behind Chairman Henry Waxman and John Dingell. Both Waxman and Dingell are retiring at the end of the 113th Congress.
In a letter to House Democrats, Pelosi said she’d intended to steer clear of making a public endorsement, “but since so many of you have asked, I am writing to let you know why I support Anna.”
“Anna’s leadership is marked by integrity, inclusiveness and bipartisanship, critical qualities in a committee leader,” Pelosi wrote. “She advocates in the committee and in the House for healthcare, consumer protections, the environment and access to technology and issues related to women and children.
“Anna’s leadership, vision, values and progressive commitment to the future gives us the opportunity to newly invigorate the debate,” Pelosi added.
Since being sworn into Congress in 1987, six bills that Pallone has sponsored have become law. One of the bills was to name the post office on Route 35 in Middletown. Does anyone know the name of that post office?
Eshoo has sponsored 234 bills that have become law.
Posted: February 27th, 2014 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2014 Congressional Races, Frank Pallone | Tags: Anna Eshoo, Frank Pallone, House Energy and Commerce Committee, Nancy Pelosi | 5 Comments »
An angry and animated Congressman Frank Pallone slammed his Republican colleagues on the House Energy and Commerce Committee this morning for holding a “Monkey Court” designed to discourage enrollment in ObamaCare.
Pallone, after a bobble head soliloquy, angrily refused to yield to “this Monkey Court.” “Do what ever you want”, Pallone shouted, “I’M NOT YIEDLING!”
For a better quality video of Pallone’s outburst, click here.
Posted: October 24th, 2013 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Frank Pallone, ObamaCare | Tags: Frank Pallone, House Energy and Commerce Committee, Monkey Court, ObamaCare | 20 Comments »