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)

February 4, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives this evening approved with bipartisa support two Energy and Commerce Committee initiatives aimed at improving children’s health care: the National Pediatric Research Network Act (H.R. 225) and the Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act (H.R. 297).

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February 1, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – After repeated requests for cooperation and months of delay, Republican leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today set a final deadline for the Food and Drug Administration to provide documents relevant to th

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January 31, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Reps. Joe Pitts and Bill Cassidy and Sens. Chuck Grassley, Orrin Hatch, Lamar Alexander and Michael Enzi today sought details of the federal government’s long-overdue attention to the qualification of the participants in a federal discount prescription drug program.

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January 31, 2013 | Letter

Excerpt: By its inaction, HRSA essentially turned a blind eye to entities who no longer should have been participating in the 340B program, allowing them to improperly reap the benefits of deeply discounted 340B drugs. Only last year did HRSA finally begin to ensure that participants continued to be eligible.

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January 31, 2013 | Letter

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January 22, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today approved the bipartisan Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013, H.R. 307, by a vote of 395 to 29. The legislation, introduced by Rep.

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