Frank (Frank) Pallone, Jr. (D-USH06)
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Capitol: 202.225.4671
FAX: 202.225.9665
District: 732.571.1140
Representative
Room 2107 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-3006

Residence: Long Branch, NJ
Elected: 1988    Next Election: 2024
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
ChairmanCongressional Caucus on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)
FC MemberOil and National Security Caucus [ONS Caucus]
FC MemberAnti-Value Added Tax Caucus (Anti-VAT Caucus)
Co-ChairCongressional Coastal Communities Caucus
FC MemberIran Working Group
FC MemberHydrocephalus Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Offshore Wind Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Youth Drug Prevention Caucus
FC MemberHouse Military Depot and Industrial Facilities Caucus
FC MemberChildren's Environmental Health Caucus
Co-Vice ChairCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bangladesh Caucus
FC MemberCongressional National Landscape Conservation System Caucus [NLCS Caucus]
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press
FC MemberCongressional Real Estate Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan Americans
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Global Road Safety
FC MemberCongressional Prevention Policy Caucus
FC MemberDemocratic Israel Working Group
FC MemberHouse Trails Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Dietary Supplement Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hellenic-Israel Alliance Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional School Health and Safety Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hearing Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Responsible Hospitality Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Friends of the Irish National Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children's Caucus
FC MemberSudan and South Sudan Caucus
FC MemberHouse Baltic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
FC MemberCongressional National Parks Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Research and Development Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism
FC MemberCongressional Children's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Estuary Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Medical Technology Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wildlife Refuge Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Norway
FC MemberCongressional Steel Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Gaming and Entertaining Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ukraine Caucus
FC MemberAmerican Sikh Congressional Caucus
FC MemberVision Caucus
FC MemberCrime Survivors and Justice Caucus
FC MemberUnexploded Ordnance (UXO)/Demining Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Anti-Bullying Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Shipbuilding Caucus
FC MemberHouse Oceans Caucus
FC MemberJob Corps Caucus
FC MemberUnited States Coast Guard Caucus
FC MemberAhmadiyya Muslim Caucus
FC MemberInvisible Wounds Caucus
FC MemberHouse Hunger Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Independent Colleges Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Italian American Caucus
FC MemberHouse Manufacturing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nursing Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Addiction and Mental Health Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Manufactured Housing Caucus
FC MemberUSO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberIndia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Humanities Caucus
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
Counties Representing
Middlesex / Monmouth

Bio

Frank Pallone, Jr. is serving his 18th full term in the U.S. House of Representatives. Pallone represents New Jersey's 6th Congressional District, which covers most of Middlesex County, as well as the Bayshore and oceanfront areas of Monmouth County.

Throughout his career, Pallone has fought to make health care more affordable and accessible, protect and strengthen Medicare and Medicaid, and make the country's food system safer. Pallone has also fought to protect New Jersey's environment, including protecting our coast from dangerous offshore drilling, holding corporate polluters accountable for Superfund clean ups, and bolstering coastal resiliency. He is also a champion of the state's commercial and recreational fishing industries.

Pallone is the Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which is the oldest continuous standing committee in the House and has one of the broadest jurisdictions of any congressional committee. The Committee's jurisdiction includes, but is not limited to, issues pertaining to health care, energy, environment, commerce, food and drug safety, consumer protection, and communications and technology.

During the 117th Congress (2021-2022), as Chairman, Pallone was a leader in the fight to pass the Inflation Reduction Act-the most significant climate law in our nation's history. The law includes unprecedented investments in clean energy, methane pollution reduction, and environmental justice that will help protect our communities, create jobs, and lower energy costs for American families. The law will also lower prescription drug and health care costs for millions of Americans, while finally empowering Medicare to negotiate the cost of lifesaving prescription drugs for seniors, which Pallone has championed for years.

Pallone was also instrumental in the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that has delivered federal funding to New Jersey to bolster the state's electric vehicle infrastructure, invest in safe drinking water, and deploy affordable broadband. It also tackles dangerous PFAS chemicals and funds Superfund and brownfield cleanups. In addition, he also helped usher into law the CHIPS and Science Act to strengthen our economy and boost our domestic manufacturing industry.

In a federal spending bill for fiscal year 2023, Pallone fought for the inclusion of legislation that provides the Food and Drug Administration with the tools and resources it needs to oversee the cosmetics industry, which he first proposed over a decade ago. He also successfully pushed for provisions to provide continuous coverage for children and new mothers through Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program.

Pallone also continued to advocate for New Jersey, securing community projects in Middlesex and Monmouth County that will help rebuild infrastructure, promote public health, and bolster educational funding. He also introduced legislation to ban offshore drilling to protect New Jersey's coastline from disastrous oil spills and worked with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to complete multiple beach replenishment projects in Monmouth County.

In 2021, as the nation fought to recover from the unprecedented public health crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pallone helped lead the passage of the American Rescue Plan to ramp up distribution of lifesaving vaccines, expand access to affordable health care coverage, keep Americans' lights on, and ensure students, parents, and teachers had internet access at home.

During the 116th Congress (2019-2020), as the nation initially confronted the unprecedented public health crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting severe economic downturn, then-Chairman Pallone played a pivotal role in passing legislation through Congress that provided the resources Americans desperately needed to combat the pandemic, including the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and the Coronavirus Aid Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Pallone also authored bipartisan legislation that was enacted to protect Americans by ending surprise medical bills, reducing and blocking robocalls, and replacing suspect foreign communications network equipment. Pallone successfully ushered into law critical legislation to combat climate change by phasing down the production and consumption of hydrofluorocarbons, mandating the repair of methane leaks, and marching toward a clean energy future. Pallone began his political career in Long Branch, where he was born and still resides. He was elected to the Long Branch City Council in 1982. In 1983, he was elected to the state Senate, representing the Monmouth County coastline. He was re-elected in 1987.

On November 8, 1988, Pallone was elected to the House of Representatives from New Jersey's former Third District, which included parts of Monmouth and Ocean counties. After a new Congressional district map was adopted in 1992, Pallone was elected to represent the Sixth District that included large portions of Middlesex and Monmouth Counties in November of the same year.

Pallone's Central Jersey district is an ethnically diverse area that includes New Brunswick, Asbury Park, and Perth Amboy. It is also home to a wide range of businesses 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 along the Jersey Shore is vital to the regional economy. Pallone married his wife Sarah in 1992. They have three children- Rose, Celeste, and Frank, and daughter-in-law Karin.