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)

July 31, 2014 | Letter

Excerpt: It is vitally important to maintain biosafety and biosecurity protocols at federal laboratories that are designed to prevent unintentional exposure to pathogens or their accidental or intentional release because exposure to certain disease-causing pathogens can have serious and potentially lethal consequences for public health.

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July 31, 2014 | ICYMI

Despite the president repeatedly promising, “We’ll lower premiums by up to $2,500 for a typical family per year,” reports confirm that premiums have already skyrocketed for Americans across the country, and as health care premiums for next year are being finali

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July 30, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today added to its #RecordOfSuccess by approving seven bills in the health and telecommunications sectors.

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July 30, 2014 | ICYMI

GAO and CMS to Testify TOMORROW at 9:15 AM

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July 29, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – A bipartisan group of House and Senate committee leaders are seeking insights on the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) from all 50 governors.

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