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)

August 4, 2015 | Blog Post

An Inside Look Through the Lens of the Energy and Commerce Committee from July 2015

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July 31, 2015 | Letter

Excerpt: On June 4, 2015, the NIH Clinical Cneter suspended operations of its Pharmaceutical Development Section after the discovery of serious manufacturing problems and lack of compliance with standard operating procedures. This followed an inspection conducted by the FDA from May 19-29, 2015, which found a series of deficiencies in the PDS physical facility.

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July 31, 2015 | ICYMI

The 21st Century Cures Act is a product of many patients, advocates, researchers, and innovators across the country working together to identify ways to embrace health care innovation and accelerate the pace of cures and treatments.

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July 30, 2015 | Blog Post

Cures Stories and Support from Across the States

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July 29, 2015 | Letter

Excerpt: The mismatched seasonal influenza vaccine and the high death rate among the elderly and other high-risk populations in the U.S. during the 2014-2015 influenza season highlight the need for an improved response, including making seasonal influenza vaccines more effective and promptly available.

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July 29, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Bipartisan leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee today sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell as the committee continues its oversight of the U.S. public health response to the seasonal influenza.

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