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)

June 24, 2014 | Event

The committee will host its second 21st Century Cures roundtable on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, to discuss what steps Congress can take to bridge the gap between these advances and the regulatory policies that govern them, ultimately advancing digital and personalized health care.

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June 23, 2014 | ICYMI

House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders in February called on the Government Accountability Office to investigate the complete failure of Oregon’s online health care exchange. Oregon was awarded more than $300 million in grants to build a website that has never launched.

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June 23, 2014 | ICYMI

21st Century Cures continues this week with a roundtable on Tuesday, June 24 at 10 a.m. to discuss how advances in technology can be used to accelerate the discovery, development, and delivery cycle of new cures and treatments. “This initiative is truly unique.

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June 20, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of June 23, 2014. The committee will continue its 21st Century Cures initiative with a roundtable to discuss digital health care opportunities and will convene a hearing to conduct oversight of the Medicare program.

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June 20, 2014 | Press Release

UPTON: “This subcommittee, under the leadership of Mr. Pitts, has been a workhorse in public health.”

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