Health

Chairman:  Joe Pitts (PA-16)
Jurisdiction: 
Public health and quarantine; hospital construction; mental health; biomedical research and development; health information technology, privacy, and cybersecurity; public health insurance (Medicare, Medicaid) and private health insurance; medical malpractice and medical malpractice insurance; the regulation of food, drugs, and cosmetics; drug abuse; the Department of Health and Human Services; the National Institutes of Health; the Centers for Disease Control; Indian Health Service; and all aspects of the above-referenced jurisdiction related to the Department of Homeland Security.

Members

Republicans

Chairman: Joe Pitts (PA)
Vice Chairman: Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX)
Ed Whitfield (KY)
John Shimkus (IL)
Mike Rogers (MI)
Tim Murphy (PA)
Marsha Blackburn (TN)
Phil Gingrey (GA)
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA)
Leonard Lance (NJ)
Bill Cassidy (LA)
Brett Guthrie (KY)
Morgan Griffith (VA)
Gus Bilirakis (FL)
Renee Ellmers (NC)
Joe Barton (TX)
Fred Upton (MI)

Democrats

Ranking Member: Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ)
John D. Dingell (MI)
Eliot L. Engel (NY)
Lois Capps (CA)
Jan Schakowsky (IL)
Jim Matheson (UT)
Gene Green (TX)
G.K. Butterfield (NC)
John Barrow (GA)
Donna M. Christensen (VI)
Kathy Castor (FL)
John Sarbanes (MD)
Henry A. Waxman (CA)

December 8, 2014 | Letter

Excerpt: Given the importance of graduate medical education, we would like your thoughts on GME financing, federal program governance and structure, and how it might be improved or restructured to better meet the country’s health professional needs in both the short and long terms.

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December 5, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of December 8. As Congress prepares for the New Year, members will look into the fiscal challenges and opportunities for savings within the federal health care budget, discuss genetically modified food ingredients, and examine America’s changing energy market.

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December 5, 2014 | ICYMI

Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) partnered with Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) in the spring of this year to launch the 21st Century Cures initiative, seeking to accelerate the pace of cures and treatments.

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December 4, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives on Wednesday evening approved three more bipartisan bills that will now head to President Obama to be signed into law. H.R. 669, the Sudden Unexpected Death and Data Enhancement Awareness Act, S. 2917, the Adding Ebola to the FDA Priority Review Voucher Program Act, and S.

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December 3, 2014 | Press Release

The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at 10:15 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Examining FDA’s Role in the Regulation of Genetically Modified Food Ingredients.”

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December 3, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today held a hearing to discuss the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), how the president’s health care law has affected it, and what its future will look like.

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