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)

April 24, 2014 | Press Release

The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), has scheduled a hearing for Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 10 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “Telehealth to Digital Medicine: How 21st Century Technology Can Benefit Patients.” Witnesses to be announced.

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April 24, 2014 | Hearing

“Advances in technology present tremendous opportunities to improve the access to and quality of health care in areas all across the country,” said Pitts. “How can technology help patients, particularly in rural communities, gain access to doctors or specialists?

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April 22, 2014 | Letter

Excerpt: The process followed by FDA in proposing this rule appears to stand in stark contrast to the approach taken by the agency in developing changes to the content and format of prescription drug labeling under the Clinton administration.

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April 22, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee members today sent a letter to Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, M.D. expressing their concerns regarding the administration’s proposed changes to generic drug labeling.

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April 17, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement regarding the administration’s latest health law data release.

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April 15, 2014 | ICYMI

Upton: “Did the health law work to insure the uninsured? A simple check of the box could answer that question. Sadly, we may never know – and the administration seems just fine with that.”

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