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)

September 19, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today held a hearing to review the growing threat of antibiotic resistance and discuss ways to foster new drug development. Members heard from the Director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Dr.

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September 18, 2014 | Press Release

Reports Show Enrollment Numbers Have Dropped in Absence of Administration’s Reports

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September 18, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), today held a hearing to discuss, “Suicide Prevention and Treatment: Helping Loved Ones in Mental Health Crisis.”

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September 18, 2014 | Letter

Excerpt:  We write to express concerns about the tone and tenor of letters that Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) sent on June 27 and July 9, 2014, to several states. We certainly believe it is appropriate to expect accountability from states as full partners in the administration of the Medicaid program.

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September 18, 2014 | Press Release

The House Majority Leader today announced that the House is no longer scheduled to be in session tomorrow. However, the Health Subcommittee’s hearing scheduled for tomorrow, September 19, 2014, entitled “21st Century Cures: Examining Ways to Combat Antibiotic Resistance and Foster New Drug Development” will proceed as scheduled.

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September 18, 2014 | ICYMI

Even After Dealing with Broken HealthCare.gov, Families Face Same #BrokenPromises Again

The president sold his health care law on three core promises to the American people:

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