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)

June 25, 2014 | ICYMI

Upton: “The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, under the leadership of Rep. Joe Pitts, has been a workhorse that boasts an outstanding record of bipartisan accomplishment on legislation that truly touches people’s lives.”

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June 24, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives this evening is poised to consider five bipartisan public health bills led by the Energy and Commerce Committee. The measures build upon the committee’s proven record of success with a number of legislative accomplishments to improve public health already signed into law in the 113th Congress.

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June 24, 2014 | ICYMI

#BROKENPROMISES ALERT

OBAMA PROMISE: “We’ll lower premiums by up to $2,500 for a typical family per year.”

REALITY:Women age 55 to 64 will pay from $2,185 to $2,738 more… than they did pre-ACA.

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June 24, 2014 | Event

The committee will host its second 21st Century Cures roundtable on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, to discuss what steps Congress can take to bridge the gap between these advances and the regulatory policies that govern them, ultimately advancing digital and personalized health care.

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June 23, 2014 | ICYMI

House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders in February called on the Government Accountability Office to investigate the complete failure of Oregon’s online health care exchange. Oregon was awarded more than $300 million in grants to build a website that has never launched.

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June 23, 2014 | ICYMI

21st Century Cures continues this week with a roundtable on Tuesday, June 24 at 10 a.m. to discuss how advances in technology can be used to accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery cycle of new cures and treatments. “This initiative is truly unique.

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