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)

November 18, 2014 | Letter

Excerpt: It is estimated that every year roughly 50,000 children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) graduate from high school and age out of their school-based support system. They are entering into adulthood and a society that may not be prepared to meet their personal and employment needs and that ultimlately limits their productivity and self-sufficiency.

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November 18, 2014 | ICYMI

Partnering for Cures Panel Discusses How to Overcome Obstacles in Health Field  

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November 17, 2014 | ICYMI

Upton: “It’s about time that we change the process… and really move up to the 21st century…”

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November 14, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of November 17. The committee will review the administration’s Ebola response effort, discuss the status of developing vaccines, diagnostics, and treatment options, and examine harmful algae blooms in drinking water.

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November 14, 2014 | Blog Post

Next week, Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep. Diana DeGette (D-CO) will join patients as well as medical entrepreneurs, researchers, and experts at the 2014 Partnering for Cures event in New York City in an effort to promote collaboration and accelerate the pace of cures in America.

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November 13, 2014 | Press Release

Legislation Reduces Regulatory Burdens on Manufacturers, Improves Processes for FDA Approval, and Continues Research for Traumatic Brain Injury

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