Frank Pallone

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Frank Pallone ()
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Committees: House Committee on Energy and Commerce, House Committee on Natural Resources
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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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Frank Pallone, Jr., a Democrat has represented the Sixth Congressional District of New Jersey in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1988 (the former 3rd district, map).


Record and controversies

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Iraq War

Pallone voted against the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Toxic Right-to-Know Protection Act

Pallone introduced the Toxic Right-to-Know Protection Act to the House in February 2007. The act would undo reporting requirement roll-backs the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) implemented in a January 2007 rule change, which allows up to ten times more pollution before requiring detailed reporting. The Act returns the thresholds requiring polluting facilities to provide more complete information about their toxic releases to the earlier lower levels.[2]

Main article: Toxic Right-to-Know Protection Act

Clean Water Protection Act

The Clean Water Protection Act (HR 2169) was introduced in the 110th Congress by Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) with principle co-sponsor Christopher Shays (R-Conn.) and 60 other co-sponsors on May 4, 2007. It was referred that date to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and ultimately its Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.

Main article: Clean Water Protection Act



Frank Pallone, Jr. was born October 30, 1951 in Long Branch, New Jersey. Pallone attended Middlebury College, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and Rutgers School of Law. Prior to being elected to the House, Pallone was a member of the Long Branch city council from 1982 to 1988 and the New Jersey Senate (the upper house of the New Jersey Legislature) from 1983 to 1988.

Positions and Views

According to his Democratic House biography, "Pallone is recognized as a leader on such issues as expanding health care access and affordability, protecting the integrity of the Medicare and Medicaid programs, ensuring food safety, strengthening the federal Superfund program to clean up toxic waste sites, and strengthening the nation's clean water laws." [1]

Congressional career

Congressman Pallone served as Vice Chairman of the Native American Caucus during the 107th Congress and remains a caucus member. In this capacity, Congressman Pallone has worked on a bipartisan basis to protect the inherent sovereignty of tribal governments and promote the needs of Indian Country. As a senior member of the House Resources Committee - the committee with jurisdiction over all matters regarding the relations of the United States with American Indians and Alaska Natives - he has been a defender of the sovereign status of Indian Tribal governments.

In 2002, he was awarded India's third highest civilian award, the Padma Bhushan for his contributions as member of the India Caucus in the Congress.

Early in 2005, Pallone announced his intentions to seek the US Senate position held by Jon Corzine. Corzine won the Democratic nomination for Governor of New Jersey in June of 2005, and Pallone was the first NJ politician to officially seek Corzine's senate seat. Pallone launched "Pallone for New Jersey to inform New Jersey citizens of his work in the house and his desire to be New Jersey's next Senator. In January 2006, Pallone announced his endorsement of Robert Menendez for US Senate in the November 2006 Election, ending his bid for the US Senate.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Republicans nominated Leigh Ann Bellew to face Pallone in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [2] Pallone retained his seat.

Money in politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
Saker ShopRites$ 35,600
Verizon Communications$ 27,000
Brand Aromatics$ 15,200
Two River Theater$ 15,200
American College of Radiology$ 15,000
American Dental Assn$ 15,000
American Medical Assn$ 15,000
American Optometric Assn$ 15,000
American Osteopathic Assn$ 15,000
American Society of Anesthesiologists$ 15,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Frank Pallone
from the Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

Committees and Affiliations


Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

Coalitions and Caucuses

  • Co-Chair, Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
  • Member, Native American Caucus
  • Founder, Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
  • Associate Member, Congressional Hispanic Caucus
  • Congressional Human Rights Caucus
  • Congressional Narcotics Abuse and Control Caucus
  • Co-Chair, House Trails Caucus
  • Older Americans Caucus
  • Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
  • Democratic Homeland Security Task Force
  • Vice Chair, Communications, Democratic Policy Committee, 1996-present
  • Co-Chair of the Democratic Task Force on Health Care Reform
  • House Democratic Environmental Task Force
  • Co-Chair, House Democratic Health Care Task Force, 1996-present
  • Regional Representative, House Democratic Steering Committee, 1996-present

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Frank Pallone. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


DC office
  • 237 Cannon House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-4671 Fax: 202-225-9665
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District offices
  • IEI Airport Plaza, Suite 104 1390 Highway 36 Hazlet, NJ 07730-1701
    Ph: 732-264-9104 Fax: (none entered)
  • 504 Broadway Long Branch, NJ 07740
    Ph: 732-571-1140 Fax: (none entered)
  • 67/69 Church Street Kilmer Square New Brunswick, NJ 08901
    Ph: 732-249-8892 Fax: (none entered)
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