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)

July 28, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives this week is expected to consider three bills to improve the public health, building on the Energy and Commerce Committee’s proven record of success in this space.

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July 28, 2014 | Letter

Excerpt: Pursuant to Rules X and XI of the U.S. House of Representatives, the committee is investigating the handling of select agents by federal laboritories. 

To read the letter to CDC, click here.

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July 28, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today continued their investigation of recent safety lapses involving dangerous biological materials known as select agents, including anthrax, smallpox, and avian influenza.

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July 25, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing and vote schedule for the week of July 28. The committee will consider several health and telecommunications bills, question the FERC Commissioners about threats to the nation’s electric grid, and review a forthcoming GAO report on the Obamacare exchanges.  

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July 25, 2014 | ICYMI

“Treatment based on an individual’s genetics is the future of medicine”

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July 23, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Committee today held its third roundtable discussion in the 21st Century Cures initiative. Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep.

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