Frank (Frank) J. Pallone, Jr. (D-USH06)
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Room 237 CHOB- Cannon House Office Building 25 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-3006

Residence: Long Branch, NJ
Elected: 1988    Next Election: 2018
Spouse: Sarah Hospodor   DOB: 10/30/1951
Committee Assignments
RM MemberHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
Co-ChairCongressional Coastal Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Recycling Caucus
FC MemberIran Working Group
ChairmanCongressional Caucus on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan Americans
FC MemberAnti-Value Added Tax Caucus (Anti-VAT Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Pediatric and Adult Hydrocephalus
FC MemberOil and National Security Caucus [ONS Caucus]
FC MemberUnexploded Ordinance (UXO) Caucus
Co-Vice ChairCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberHouse Military Depot and Industrial Facilities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bangladesh Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Gaming and Entertaining Caucus
FC MemberCongressional National Landscape Conservation System Caucus [NLCS Caucus]
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Global Road Safety
FC MemberCongressional Youth Drug Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Dietary Supplement Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
FC MemberChildren's Environmental Health Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Environment
FC MemberCongressional Medical Technology Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Prevention Caucus
FC MemberDemocratic Israel Working Group
FC MemberFriends of Norway
FC MemberBipartisan Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Health
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Energy
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional School Health and Safety Caucus
FC MemberCongressional National Parks Caucus
FC MemberHouse Oceans Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coast Guard Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hellenic-Israel Alliance
FC MemberCongressional Responsible Hospitality Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Children's Caucus
FC MemberHouse Baltic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Research and Development Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Caucus
FC MemberHouse Trails Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Steel Caucus
FC MemberSudan and South Sudan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Victims' Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Shipbuilding Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Job Corps Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Vision Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Bullying Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Brain Injury Task Force
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberHouse Hunger Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Equality Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
Counties Representing
Middlesex / Monmouth


On January 3, 2017, Frank Pallone, Jr. was sworn in for his 15th full term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Pallone represents New Jersey's Sixth Congressional District.

Throughout his tenure in Congress, Pallone's legislative accomplishments have been geared to the protection and restoration of environmental resources and making health care more affordable and accessible.

Pallone is the Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

From 2006 to 2014, Pallone served as the top Democrat on the Committee's Subcommittee on Health. As Chairman during the 111th Congress, Pallone played a key role in authoring and passing the Affordable Care Act. During the 114th Congress, Pallone co-authored legislation to reform the Toxic Substances Control Act, which passed with major bipartisan support for the first time since its original passing in 1976. The TSCA Modernization Act improves the protection of human health and the environment, and gives the public greater confidence in American-made chemicals and the products that contain them.

Pallone has also been focused on fighting the opioid epidemic in New Jersey and throughout the country. He led democratic efforts to pass the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) of 2016, which improves the tools available to prescribers to prevent opioid abuse. CARA also expands access to lifesaving opioid overdose reversal drugs and Pallone helped secure an additional $1 billion to combat the opioid epidemic as part of the 21st Century Cures Act, which also passed in the 114th Congress. 21st Century Cures allocates billions towards cutting edge medical research and development of new treatments. Over the years, Pallone has consistently fought to improve health outcomes for children specifically. In the 113th Congress, Pallone introduced legislation to extend funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which provides health care coverage to more than 8 million children living in low and middle-income households. An original author of CHIP, which was signed into law in 1997, Pallone has repeatedly pushed to expand health care coverage through the program to ensure that children have access to the care they need.

Pallone was also one of the main authors of food safety reform, which emphasizes prevention and safety measures that help to ensure food is safe before it reaches the kitchen tables of millions of families. In the 112th Congress, Pallone introduced the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Reform Act of 2012 to ensure that Americans have access to safe and effective drugs and medical devices. Pallone has successfully worked throughout his career to stop ocean dumping and offshore oil and gas drilling in the Atlantic Ocean. He has obtained millions of dollars for shore protection and beach replenishment work along a large stretch of the Jersey Coast, for dredging of the area's navigation channels and for the maintenance of his district's National Recreation Area, Sandy Hook. He has also championed issues important to the state's commercial and recreational fishing industries.

Pallone is a leader in protecting the integrity of the Medicare guarantee and Medicaid programs, ensuring food safety, strengthening the federal Superfund program to clean up toxic waste sites, strengthening the nation's clean water laws, and protecting our shores against the threat of offshore drilling.

Frank Pallone, Jr., was born in Long Branch, New Jersey, where he grew up and still resides. The son of a policeman, Pallone attended local public schools and earned an academic scholarship to Middlebury College. After graduating cum laude from Middlebury in 1973, Pallone received his master's degree in international relations at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. He earned his law degree at Rutgers University in 1978, and has been admitted to the bar in four states- New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Florida.

Pallone began his political career in his home city of Long Branch, getting elected to the City Council in 1982 and winning re-election four years later. In 1983, Pallone was elected to the state Senate, representing the Monmouth County coastline. He was re-elected in 1987. During his tenure in the state Legislature, Pallone distinguished himself as an advocate for environmental issues and senior citizen concerns, and prioritized providing constituent services.

On November 8, 1988, Frank Pallone, Jr., was elected to the House of Representatives from New Jersey's former Third District, encompassing parts of Monmouth and Ocean counties. In March 1992, a new Congressional district map for New Jersey was adopted. Portions of the former Third District were merged with parts of two other districts to create the Sixth Congressional District, taking in large portions of Middlesex and Monmouth counties. Pallone was first elected to the Sixth District seat in November 1992.

Pallone's Central Jersey district is an ethnically diverse area with a wide range of business and industry. Light and heavy manufacturing facilities provide jobs for thousands of area residents. Central Jersey is on the cutting edge of high technology research and development. The district is home to Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey and Monmouth University. Tourism, primarily centered in the coastal areas, is vital to the regional economy. While the district has a predominantly suburban character, the cities of New Brunswick, Asbury Park and Perth Amboy are key urban centers.

Pallone married the former Sarah Hospodor in 1992. They have three children, daughters Rose and Celeste, and a son, Frank.

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