Chairman:  Joe Pitts (PA-16)
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.



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)


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)

May 22, 2015 | Blog Post

Over the past two weeks, the 21st Century Cures initiative has moved through the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee and full committee, enjoying momentum from a continued flood of support. For more than a year, committee members have brought patients, innovators, care givers, regulators, researchers, and other thought leaders to the table for an open and collaborative conversation.

May 21, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today unanimously approved the nonpartisan 21st Century Cures Act 51-0. The nonpartisan legislation will help to modernize and personalize health care, encourage greater innovation, support research, and streamline the system to deliver better, faster cures to more patients.

May 20, 2015 | Press Release

Bipartisan Leaders: “The policies in this package are long overdue and will pave the way for a new generation of health care innovation.”

May 20, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee markup of H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act, will reconvene at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 21, 2015 in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

May 19, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today continued its investigation into the handling of select agents at federal laboratories.

May 19, 2015 | Letter

Excerpt: We believe the information and evidence developed from this investigation provides a basis to believe that there were additional lapses and concerns involved with the retention of the smallpox samples than just the failure to account for undiscovered, and presumably abandoned, materials.