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)

September 9, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today held a hearing in the 21st Century Cures initiative to discuss proposed guidance from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the regulation of Lab Developed Tests (LDTs).

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September 9, 2014 | Press Release

House to Vote on Cassidy Bill Wednesday to Protect Millions from President’s #BrokenPromises

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September 9, 2014 | Blog Post

Follow @ECcures for Updates and Join the Conversation Using the Twitter Guide and #Path2Cures for Wednesday’s 21st Century Cures Roundtable  

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September 9, 2014 | ICYMI

Members took the 21st Century Cures conversation home with a number of roundtables over the past several weeks. Just last Friday, committee member Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) joined with Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) to host an event in Springfield, Illinois.

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September 8, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives this week will build upon the Energy and Commerce Committee’s strong #RecordOfSuccess by considering nine more committee bills related to energy, health care, and telecommunications. In the 113th Congress, approximately 70 committee bills have passed the House and over two-dozen have been signed into law.

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September 8, 2014 | Letter

Excerpt: The many serious problems encountered by state based exchanges are well documented. This Committee outlined some of the more troubling examples in a June 3, 2014 letter, which requested information about the state implementation grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This letter requested that all responsive documents be produced by June 18, 2014.

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