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)

February 24, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Chairman Joe Pitts (R-PA), full committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), and Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT) today released a discussion draft of legislation to extend the critically important State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).

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February 24, 2015 | Fact Sheet

Overview of Bicameral Chairmen’s Discussion Draft

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February 23, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI), Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) today sent a letter to the nation’s governors seeking feedback on their recently released

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February 23, 2015 | Letter

Excerpt: Whether in Medicaid or in the commercial health insurance market, we believe states have a key role to play in expanding access to coverage and helping lower costs to consumers. The Patient CARE Act would return authority to regulate commercial health insurance to the states, where it best belongs.

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February 20, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of February 23. The committee will hear testimony from the heads of the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Health and Human Services on their 2016 budgets.

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February 20, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Vice Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) issued the following statement regarding the administration’s announcement that it sent inaccurate tax information to 800,000 health law enrollees and is extending the enrollment period around tax-filing season.

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