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)

September 9, 2014 | ICYMI

Members took the 21st Century Cures conversation home with a number of roundtables over the past several weeks. Just last Friday, committee member Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) joined with Rep. Rodney Davis (R-IL) to host an event in Springfield, Illinois.

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September 8, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives this week will build upon the Energy and Commerce Committee’s strong #RecordOfSuccess by considering nine more committee bills related to energy, health care, and telecommunications. In the 113th Congress, approximately 70 committee bills have passed the House and over two-dozen have been signed into law.

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September 8, 2014 | Letter

Excerpt: The many serious problems encountered by state based exchanges are well documented. This Committee outlined some of the more troubling examples in a June 3, 2014 letter, which requested information about the state implementation grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This letter requested that all responsive documents be produced by June 18, 2014.

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September 8, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell regarding a June 3, 2014, request for information on state-run health exchanges.

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September 8, 2014 | ICYMI

By Congressman Joe Pitts

Five million Americans suffer from the degenerative brain disease known as Alzheimer's. That number is expected to triple by 2050. Despite the millions of sufferers, there is no cure. In fact, much about the disease is a mystery, including why twice as many women suffer from it.

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September 8, 2014 | Fact Sheet

“[W]e will keep this promise to the American people: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor, period. If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan, period.”

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