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

Chairman: Joe Pitts (PA)
Vice Chairman: Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX)
Ed Whitfield (KY)
John Shimkus (IL)
Mike Rogers (MI)
Tim Murphy (PA)
Marsha Blackburn (TN)
Phil Gingrey (GA)
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA)
Leonard Lance (NJ)
Bill Cassidy (LA)
Brett Guthrie (KY)
Morgan Griffith (VA)
Gus Bilirakis (FL)
Renee Ellmers (NC)
Joe Barton (TX)
Fred Upton (MI)

Democrats

Ranking Member: Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ)
John D. Dingell (MI)
Eliot L. Engel (NY)
Lois Capps (CA)
Jan Schakowsky (IL)
Jim Matheson (UT)
Gene Green (TX)
G.K. Butterfield (NC)
John Barrow (GA)
Donna M. Christensen (VI)
Kathy Castor (FL)
John Sarbanes (MD)
Henry A. Waxman (CA)

July 17, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House Committee on Energy and Commerce advanced six important bills that will collectively promote economic growth, create and protect jobs, support a more secure energy future, and promote public health.

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July 17, 2013 | Blog Post

On Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney was asked about growing reports that businesses are being forced to hire part-time workers rather than full-time in order to avert the consequences of the health care law. Although this phenomenon has been documented, the White House spokesman inexplicably denied it.

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July 16, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), today examined various legislative options for reforming the regulation of drug compounding and clarifying the authority of state and federal regulators.

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July 16, 2013 | Letter

Excerpt: It is estimated that close to 1 million American school children have had an allergic reaction to food while in school. Many have suffered anaphylaxis, a systemic allergic reaction that can kill within minutes unless epinephrine is administered promptly.

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July 16, 2013 | Letter

Excerpt: On behalf of the physician and medical student members of the American Medical Association (AMA), I am writing to express our support for H.R.

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July 11, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi today doubled down on the administration’s efforts to give corporate interests a one year reprieve from Obamacare’s onerous mandates while leaving millions of Americans vulnerable to suffer the law’s uncertainty and looming rate shock.

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