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)

July 16, 2015 | Press Release

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July 15, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today began an investigation following the release of a video revealing the Planned Parenthood Senior Director of Medical Services discussing the sale of fetal body parts. The sale of fetal body parts for profit is illegal.

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July 15, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Homeland Security & Government Affairs Committee (HSGAC) Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI) Chairman Rob Portman (R-Ohio), House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.), House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), and Ways and Means Human Resources Subc

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July 15, 2015 | ICYMI

The House of Representatives on Friday voted “overwhelmingly” in support of H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act.

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July 14, 2015 | Letter

Excerpt: We are writing to obtain baseline information about enforcement of the federal select agent program (FSAP).

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July 14, 2015 | ICYMI

Last week, the House approved H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act, by a vote of 344-77.

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