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)

August 27, 2015 | ICYMI

The 21st Century Cures Act will help bring our health care innovation infrastructure up to speed with advances in science and medicine. The legislation removes barriers that exist in the drug development process and invests in research to bring new cures and treatments to patients faster.

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August 26, 2015 | Blog Post

More Than a Funding Boost, Experts in Washington and North Carolina Outline the Good Within H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act

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August 25, 2015 | ICYMI

Leading Researcher: “We are on the verge”

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August 24, 2015 | ICYMI

#Cures2015 has “potential to propel the U.S. healthcare system into the modern era”

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August 21, 2015 | Blog Post

How Social Media Helps Raise Awareness, Boost Funding for Rare Diseases

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August 20, 2015 | Blog Post

After over a year of conversations and collaboration across the country, the House approved H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act, last month. H.R. 6 was created with the help of thousands of peoples’ input to get better, faster cures and treatments to patients who need them most.

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