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)

December 16, 2014 | Press Release

The first white paper in the bipartisan 21st Century Cures initiative asked, “How can we best leverage advances in translational research, health information technology, and communications so that we can collectively ‘connect the dots’ more quickly and start developing potential therapies and cures?” A new partnership between Autism Speaks and

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December 10, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions (R-TX) issued the following statement on the implementation of ICD-10, the most recent coding system to be used by health care providers for reimbursement and other functions.

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December 9, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives today approved the bipartisan H.R. 5185, the EARLY Act Reauthorization, by a voice vote. H.R. 5185 was authored by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), herself a breast cancer survivor, and committee member Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC).

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December 9, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Committee today released its latest white paper in the 21st Century Cures initiative. The paper solicits feedback regarding the regulation of in vitro diagnostic test kits and laboratory developed tests. All comments can be sent to cures@mail.house.gov by January 5, 2015.

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December 9, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health today held a hearing to review climbing federal health spending ahead of the 114th Congress. Subcommittee members discussed the unsustainable spending trajectory of Medicare, Medicaid, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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December 8, 2014 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Bipartisan House Energy and Commerce Committee leaders today released a request for ideas and feedback from the public on graduate medical education financing.

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