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)

January 27, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today held a hearing to review six bipartisan bills to help veterans, address the prescription drug abuse crisis, secure access to trauma systems, and improve the Controlled Substances Act.

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January 27, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today released a discussion document in the 21st Century Cures initiative, outlining many of the ideas submitted over the past year, including ideas from both

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January 27, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Marking a new phase on the path to better, faster cures, the House Energy and Commerce Committee today released an initial discussion document outlining some specific proposals that have been shared throughout

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January 27, 2015 | Press Release

Due to inclement weather, today's scheduled committee activity has been postponed by one hour.

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January 23, 2015 | ICYMI

Cures initiative “boldly ventured into the arena of policy issues that go beyond reform of regulatory bodies and additional governmental funding for research.”

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