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)

February 6, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of February 9. The committee will review the fragmented federal efforts related to serious mental illness, discuss the upcoming implementation of ICD-10, review the DOE budget with Secretary Moniz, and vote on six bipartisan bills.  

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February 5, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), yesterday approved four bills to help patients and local communities. These bills will improve transparency, reduce regulatory burdens, provide clarity, and reduce costs for patients and families across the country.

The bills advanced are:

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February 5, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) issued the following statement regarding reports that Dr. Margaret Hamburg, commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is stepping down.

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February 4, 2015 | Press Release

The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), has scheduled a hearing for Wednesday, February 11, at 10:15 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Examining ICD-10 Implementation.”

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February 4, 2015 | ICYMI

Manhattan Institute Senior Fellows Write about Hope for New Treatments 

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