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

Joe Pitts (PA), Chairman
Brett Guthrie (KY), Vice Chairman
Ed Whitfield (KY)
John Shimkus (IL)
Tim Murphy (PA)
Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX)
Marsha Blackburn (TN)
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA)
Leonard Lance (NJ)
Morgan Griffith (VA)
Gus Bilirakis (FL)
Billy Long (MO)
Renee Ellmers (NC)
Larry Bucshon (IN)
Susan Brooks (IN)
Chris Collins (NY)
Joe Barton (TX)
Fred Upton (MI) (Ex Officio)

Democrats

Gene Green (TX), Ranking Member
Eliot L. Engel (NY)
Lois Capps (CA)
Jan Schakowsky (IL)
G. K. Butterfield (NC)
Kathy Castor (FL)
John Sarbanes (MD)
Doris O. Matsui (CA)
Ben Ray Lujan (NM)
Kurt Schrader (OR)
Joseph P. Kennedy, III (MA)
Tony Cardenas (CA)
Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ) (Ex Officio)

July 21, 2015 | Press Release

The Subcommittee on Health has scheduled a markup on Thursday, July 23, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building to consider four bipartisan bills to strengthen the public health.

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July 21, 2015 | ICYMI

In the wake of repeated blunders involving the handling and shipment of live anthrax, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is launching a “comprehensive review of how it regulates safety and security at bioterror labs,” The USA Today reports.

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July 21, 2015 | ICYMI

H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act, was recently approved by an overwhelming vote of 344-77.

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July 20, 2015 | Blog Post

Down South in Shelby County, Alabama, there is a remarkable young boy named Gabe Griffin. The ten-year-old is battling the terminal disease called Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD), which occurs primarily in boys and is a rapidly progressive form of muscular dystrophy.

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