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)

January 21, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health today began a hearing to discuss the path to getting a permanent solution to the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate for Medical physician payment to the president’s desk. The current patch is set to expire at the end of March.

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January 20, 2015 | Press Release

The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA), has scheduled a hearing for Tuesday, January 27, at 10:15 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Examining Public Health Legislation to Help Patients and Local Communities.”

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January 20, 2015 | Press Release

Upton Reaches Out to Heads of HHS, FDA, and NIH Last Week Ahead of President’s State of the Union Address

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January 16, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today announced its hearing schedule for the week of January 19. The committee will continue its work to ensure open Internet protections for consumers, discuss solutions to #KeepthePromise and protect seniors’ access to Medicare physicians, and consider the next steps for coal ash regulation.

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January 15, 2015 | ICYMI

21st Century Cures Effort Tops List of Medical Research Trends to Watch in 2015

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January 15, 2015 | Press Release

The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), has scheduled a hearing on influenza for Tuesday, February 3. Subcommittee members will review the public health response to the flu and explore ways to improve the effectiveness of vaccines and anti-viral drugs.

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