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 12, 2014 | Press Release

Chairman Upton: “We must be diligent in our work to protect the public health and safety of all Americans and ensure we take the steps necessary to avoid a disastrous global outbreak.”

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September 12, 2014 | Letter

Excerpt: While U.S. public heath officials assurances – both publicly and during briefings with committee staff – that the Ebola outbreak can be controlled, they are expressing increasingly dire warnings about its growth and the need for quick, decisive action.

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September 11, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today held a hearing to review H.R. 5411, the Trafficking Awareness Training for Health Care Act of 2014, authored by Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC). The legislation seeks to provide health care professionals the tools necessary to identify and care for victims of human trafficking.

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September 11, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives will vote today on H.R. 3522, the Employee Health Care Protection Act, authored by Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA).

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September 11, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives today advanced H.R. 3522, the Employee Health Care Protection Act, legislation authored by Energy and Commerce Committee member Rep. Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA). This bill would allow plans available on the group market in 2013 to continue to be offered through 2018, protecting workers from looming plan cancellations.

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