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)

April 22, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee members today sent a letter to Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, M.D. expressing their concerns regarding the administration’s proposed changes to generic drug labeling.

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April 17, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement regarding the administration’s latest health law data release.

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April 15, 2014 | ICYMI

Upton: “Did the health law work to insure the uninsured? A simple check of the box could answer that question. Sadly, we may never know – and the administration seems just fine with that.”

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April 10, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement regarding the resignation of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius:

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April 9, 2014 | Press Release

Decision to Allow Subsidies for Plans Off of Health Law Exchanges Contradicts Statute

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April 8, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health this week reviewed several bills that aim to improve the public health and increase transparency. The Health Subcommittee has a strong record of bipartisan success in the public health sphere with eleven public laws championed by this committee in the 113th Congress.

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