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)

April 30, 2015 | Blog Post

“Potential of being one of the most transformational pieces of legislation… since the National Cancer Act of 1971"

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April 29, 2015 | Blog Post

As #Cures2015 Legislative Phase Continues, A Look Back Since Upton and DeGette Took First Step on Bipartisan #Path2Cures

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April 29, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA), Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) today sent a letter to the commissioners of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission seeking

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April 29, 2015 | Letter

Excerpt: The Medicaid program, originally created to provide health coverage to low-income Americans and the most vulnerable, turns 50 this year. Since its inception, Medicaid has become the world's largest health insurance program - it covers more Americans, and receives more general revenue from the federal government, than even Medicare.

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April 29, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – After nearly a year of listening to patients, innovators, researchers, providers, consumers, and regulators, bipartisan Energy and Commerce Committee leaders have released a discussion draft marking continued progress in the 21st Century Cures initiative. On Thursday, exactly one year to the day since full Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep.

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