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)

December 20, 2013 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee offers the following questions for President Obama’s press conference this afternoon:

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December 20, 2013 | Blog Post

Holiday surprises have sadly become routine for the self-proclaimed “most transparent administration in history.” It is not surprising that as we approach the Christmas holiday, the administration is quietly announcing yet another major change to its signature health care law.

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December 19, 2013 | ICYMI

#Obamacare Delays Threaten Integrity of Medicaid Program, States’ Ability to Process Applications

Iowa HHS Official: “If someone needs to see a health care provider during this interim period, we can’t guarantee coverage.”

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December 19, 2013 | Blog Post

It has been a productive few weeks for the Energy and Commerce Committee. Four of the last ten bills to be signed into law by President Obama are the product of bipartisan committee work on public health issues.

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December 18, 2013 | Press Release

#BrokenPromises, Cancellations, and Higher Costs Hallmarks of Health Law

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December 16, 2013 | Press Release

Despite Promise to Lower Costs By $2,500, Americans are Learning Harsh Reality of Health Law’s Sticker Shock

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