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)

May 1, 2014 | Letter

Excerpt: Thank you for your cooperation with the committee’s March 13 request on enrollment data.

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May 1, 2014 | Hearing

“Advances in technology present tremendous opportunities to improve the access to and quality of health care in areas all across the country,” said Pitts. “How can technology help patients, particularly in rural communities, gain access to doctors or specialists?

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April 30, 2014 | Press Release

Upton, DeGette Launch Multi-Year, Collaborative Initiative to Accelerate the Pace of Cures in the 21st Century

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April 25, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing and vote schedule for the week of April 28, 2014. The committee will examine the growing concerns regarding prescription drug and heroin abuse, continue its review of the Chemicals in Commerce Act, and discuss and how 21st century technology can benefit patients.

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April 24, 2014 | Press Release

The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), has scheduled a hearing for Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 10 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “Telehealth to Digital Medicine: How 21st Century Technology Can Benefit Patients.” Witnesses to be announced.

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April 22, 2014 | Letter

Excerpt: The process followed by FDA in proposing this rule appears to stand in stark contrast to the approach taken by the agency in developing changes to the content and format of prescription drug labeling under the Clinton administration.

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