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 9, 2014 | Letter

Excerpt: Pursuant to Rules X and XI of the U.S. House of Representatives, the Committee is examining an incident last month at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) involving the handling of anthrax specimens.

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July 9, 2014 | Press Release

The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday, July 16, 2014, at 10:15 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “Failure to Verify: Concerns Regarding PPACA’s Eligibility System.” Representatives from the Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Inspector General (HHS OIG) will testify.

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July 9, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today held a hearing in the 21st Century Cures initiative to discuss opportunities to modernize clinical trials in the effort to accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery cycle of new cures and treatments.

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July 9, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved H.R. 1528, the Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act, by a voice vote. The Energy and Commerce Committee approved this bipartisan legislation, authored by Rep.

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July 8, 2014 | ICYMI

The second open enrollment period for the president’s health care law begins in just four months, but the unresolved back end issues have left some who purchased plans in the first enrollment period still without coverage.

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