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 16, 2013 | Letter

Excerpt: It is estimated that close to 1 million American school children have had an allergic reaction to food while in school. Many have suffered anaphylaxis, a systemic allergic reaction that can kill within minutes unless epinephrine is administered promptly.

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July 16, 2013 | Letter

Excerpt: On behalf of the physician and medical student members of the American Medical Association (AMA), I am writing to express our support for H.R.

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July 11, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi today doubled down on the administration’s efforts to give corporate interests a one year reprieve from Obamacare’s onerous mandates while leaving millions of Americans vulnerable to suffer the law’s uncertainty and looming rate shock.

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July 10, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Republican committee leaders asked the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to analyze the budgetary effects of delaying Obamacare’s employer mandate and reporting requirements.

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July 9, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Expanding its investigation into the implementation of Obamacare, House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders and members of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee today wrote to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen

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