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 10, 2014 | Press Release

The Subcommittees on Communications and Technology and Health, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR) and Rep Joe Pitts (R-PA), respectively, have scheduled a joint hearing for Thursday, July 17, 2014, at 9:30 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled “21st Century Technology for 21st Century Cures.” Witnesses to be announced.

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July 10, 2014 | ICYMI

“The 21st Century Cures Initiative is a welcome reminder that America’s policymakers can still come together to meet and solve great challenges.”

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July 9, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today sent letters to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services regarding the recent anthrax exposure at the CDC in Atlanta.

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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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