Frank (Frank) J. Pallone, Jr. (D-USH06)
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Representative
Room 2107 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-3006

Residence: Long Branch, NJ
Elected: 1988    Next Election: 2020
Spouse: Sarah Hospodor   DOB: 10/30/1951
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
Co-ChairCongressional Coastal Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Recycling Caucus
ChairmanCongressional Caucus on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
FC MemberAnti-Value Added Tax Caucus (Anti-VAT Caucus)
FC MemberOil and National Security Caucus [ONS Caucus]
FC MemberIran Working Group
FC MemberCongressional Pediatric and Adult Hydrocephalus
FC MemberUnexploded Ordinance (UXO)/Demining Caucus
Co-Vice ChairCongressional Native American Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Coastal Communities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bangladesh Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan Americans
FC MemberCongressional Youth Drug Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional National Landscape Conservation System Caucus [NLCS Caucus]
FC MemberHouse Military Depot and Industrial Facilities Caucus
FC MemberChildren's Environmental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Global Road Safety
FC MemberCongressional Dietary Supplement Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Gaming and Entertaining Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Prevention Caucus
FC MemberDemocratic Israel Working Group
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
FC MemberCongressional Medical Technology Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional School Health and Safety Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Norway
FC MemberCongressional Responsible Hospitality Caucus
FC MemberHouse Baltic Caucus
FC MemberHouse Trails Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism
FC MemberCongressional Hellenic-Israel Alliance Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
FC MemberHouse Oceans Caucus
FC MemberCongressional National Parks Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Research and Development Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ukraine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of the Irish National Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Energy
FC MemberCongressional Steel Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Health
FC MemberSudan and South Sudan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coast Guard Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Children's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Shipbuilding Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Job Corps Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Vision Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Victims' Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Bullying Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Brain Injury Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberHouse Hunger Caucus
FC MemberIndependent Colleges Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Equality Caucus
Counties Representing
Middlesex / Monmouth

Bio

On January 3, 2019, Frank Pallone, Jr. was sworn in for his 16th full term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Pallone represents New Jersey's Sixth Congressional District, which covers most of Middlesex County, as well as the Bayshore and oceanfront areas of Monmouth County.

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.

In 2019, Pallone was sworn in as the Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which has jurisdiction over issues pertaining to energy, environment, health care, commerce, and telecommunications.

As Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Committee during the 114th and 115th Congress', Pallone led Democrats in passing key health care and environmental bills that were signed into law by President Obama. In March 2015, Congress passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), which improved the quality of health care for America's seniors while also lowering costs, ensured that over eight million children and pregnant women continue to have access to health care coverage through the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and provided $8 billion to fund Community Health Centers.

In May 2016, Pallone led Democratic efforts to pass the first comprehensive update to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) since its original passage in 1976. The TSCA update was a long-overdue step forward in protecting families and communities from toxic chemicals. The law will remove dangerous chemicals like lead, mercury and asbestos out of consumer products and the environment.

Pallone also led Democratic negotiations in the House on the 21st Century Cures Act, which was signed into law by President Obama in December 2016. The Cures law provides billions of dollars in funding for Vice President Biden's Cancer Moonshot initiative, research to increase our understanding and treatment of brain disorders, and grants for states and communities hard-hit by the opioid abuse crisis. It also includes important reforms to our broken mental health system. Pallone is 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. 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. The landmark law extends health care coverage to millions of Americans, while driving down health care costs and reigning in abusive tactics used by insurance companies to deny medical treatment. Pallone was also one of the main authors of food safety reform, which emphasizes prevention and safety measures that help 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.

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








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