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 8, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce subcommittees on Health and Communications and Technology today held hearings continuing longstanding work to strengthen Medicaid and protect the future of the Internet.

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July 8, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives is set to vote on H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act, later this week. H.R.

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July 8, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Leaders of the House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means Committees this week demanded responses from Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew regarding payments the administration has made to insurance companies to subsidize cost-sharing under the health care law after the administration requested – but did not rece

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July 8, 2015 | Letter

Excerpt: To date, HHS has not provided any documents of information in response to that request. The committees reiterate the February 3, 2015, request. Please provide the department’s responses to the committees by July 21, 2015.

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July 8, 2015 | ICYMI

Vice Chairman Blackburn: Upton & DeGette “deserve praise for their leadership to…unite and focus the country on a Cures Strategy.”

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