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)

July 1, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement today regarding two new reports from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General detailing concerns surrounding eligibility verification for those purchasing health care plans through the exchanges.

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June 30, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA) applauded today’s Supreme Court decision to defend religious freedom in the case of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood versus Burwell.

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June 25, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep.

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June 25, 2014 | ICYMI

Upton: “The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, under the leadership of Rep. Joe Pitts, has been a workhorse that boasts an outstanding record of bipartisan accomplishment on legislation that truly touches people’s lives.”

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June 24, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives this evening is poised to consider five bipartisan public health bills led by the Energy and Commerce Committee. The measures build upon the committee’s proven record of success with a number of legislative accomplishments to improve public health already signed into law in the 113th Congress.

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June 24, 2014 | ICYMI

#BROKENPROMISES ALERT

OBAMA PROMISE: “We’ll lower premiums by up to $2,500 for a typical family per year.”

REALITY:Women age 55 to 64 will pay from $2,185 to $2,738 more… than they did pre-ACA.

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