Energy and Commerce Committee

Health


HEARING: #SubHealth to Conduct Check Up on Safeguards for Compounded Medications

01.23.2018

WASHINGTON, DC – The Health Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), today scheduled a hearing for Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at 11 a.m. in room 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Examining Implementation of the Compounding Quality Act.”

#SubHealth will examine the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) implementation of Title I of the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA), which was enacted nearly five years ago in the wake of the fungal meningitis outbreak caused by the New England...

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President Trump Signs CR, Historic CHIP Extension into Law

01.22.2018

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) today issued the following statement after President Trump signed into law a Continuing Resolution (CR) that also includes a six-year extension of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP).

“Today is a win for the millions of kids and their families that rely on CHIP and its vital services. After a completely unnecessary and avoidable shutdown, families across the country can breathe a sigh of relief knowing they will continue...

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Oregon Public Broadcasting: Walden Champions CHIP During Government Shutdown, Delivers on its Passage

01.22.2018

Earlier today, Senate Democrats agreed to advance a Continuing Resolution (CR) that would reopen the government and its critical...

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The health sector broadly, including private and public health insurance (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP); biomedical research and development; hospital construction; mental health; health information technology, privacy, and cybersecurity; medical malpractice and medical malpractice insurance; the 340B drug discount program; 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.