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 4, 2016 | ICYMI

January 4, 2016

2016 must be the year of mental health reform

By Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA

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December 31, 2015 | Press Release


In 2015 the Energy and Commerce Committee’s extensive work attracted plenty of interest. See below for some of the committee’s 2015 highlights in photos

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December 29, 2015 | ICYMI

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) last week announced that the committee will undertake a comprehensive review of the causes, effects, and treatments of concussions in the New Year.

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December 28, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – President Obama today signed into law H.R. 1321, the Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015, which was introduced earlier this year by Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI). The bipartisan legislation will begin the phase out of plastic microbeads from personal care products on July 1, 2017. H.R.

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December 23, 2015 | Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Joseph Pitts (R-PA) recently sent a letter to Andy Slavitt, Acting Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) following up on a recent hearing that reviewed Obamacare exchanges and Medicaid eligibility determinations.

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December 22, 2015 | ICYMI

The 21st Century Cures effort hit an important milestone last Friday as the year-end spending package that was signed into law included a $2 billion funding boost for NIH and a $133 million increase for FDA – levels near what the bipartisan

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