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Joe Pitts' Public Statements on Issue: Health and Health Care

Full Name: Joseph 'Joe' R. Pitts
Office: U.S. House (PA) - District 16, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/1996
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 16
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary May 20, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Virginia; 3 Children: Karen, Carol, Daniel
Birth Date: 10/10/1939
Birth Place: Lexington, KY
Home City: Kennett Square, PA
Religion: Protestant
Date Title
Oct. 12, 2011 Joint Hearing of the Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade and the Health Subcommittees of the Energy and Commerce Committee - "Food Marketing: Can "Voluntary' Government Restrictions Improve Children's Health?"
Oct. 7, 2011 Congress Receives 1.6 Million Petitions for Health Law Repeal
Oct. 5, 2011 Health Care Petitions
Sept. 23, 2011 Exam Room: Pitts, Herger Statements on the Negative Impact the Democrats' Health Law Has Had on American Job Creators
Sept. 23, 2011 Bill to Help Train Pediatricians Passes House
Sept. 23, 2011 CLASS Program Employees Reassigned Just One Week After Report Up
Sept. 23, 2011 Hearing of the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - "Examining the Increase in Drug Shortages"
Sept. 20, 2011 Combating Autism Reauthorization Act of 2011
Sept. 20, 2011 Childrens Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2011
Sept. 20, 2011 Pitts' Children's Hospital Legislation Passes House
Sept. 16, 2011 A First CLASS Failure
Sept. 15, 2011 Congressional Working Group Releases Investigative Report on Unsustainable CLASS Act
Sept. 15, 2011 Hearing of the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - "Cutting the Red Tape: Saving Jobs from PPACA's Harmful Regulations"
Sept. 13, 2011 Pitts on Harrisburg Federal Court Ruling Striking Down Health Care Mandate
Aug. 12, 2011 Upton, Pitts Welcome Latest Court Ruling that Finds Individual Mandate Unconstitutional
Aug. 12, 2011 Pitts on Ruling Against Health Care Mandate
Aug. 1, 2011 Letter to The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius Secretary Department of Health and Human Services
July 26, 2011 Pitts' Children's Hospital Legislation Approved by Health Subcommittee
July 26, 2011 Health Subcommittee Approves Bipartisan Legislation on Children's Hospital Graduate Medical Education, Bioterrorism and Controlled Substances
July 22, 2011 Clearly a Government Takeover
July 21, 2011 Hearing of the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Legislative Hearing to Address Bioterrorism, Controlled Substances and Public Health Issues
July 19, 2011 Co-op Defaults
July 13, 2011 Pitts Chairs Hearing on Unaccountable Medicare Board
July 7, 2011 Health Subcommittee Examines FDA Regulatory Process
June 21, 2011 Hearing of the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - "Dual-Eligibles: Understanding This Vulnerable Population and How to Improve Their Care"
June 9, 2011 Letter to Honorable Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D. Commissioner and Thomas Frieden, M.D., MPH Director Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
June 2, 2011 Hearing of the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - "PPACA's Effects on Maintaining Health Coverage and Jobs: A Review of the Health Care Law's Regulatory Burden"
May 25, 2011 Subcommittee Discusses Expanding Health Care Options, Allowing Americans to Purchase Coverage Across State Lines
May 20, 2011 What Health Reform?
May 12, 2011 Health Subcommittee Passes the State Flexibility Act of 2011
May 11, 2011 Pitts, Pallone Introduce Legislation to Address National Pediatric Doctors Shortage
May 5, 2011 Hearing of the Health Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee - "The Need to Move Beyond the SGR"
April 13, 2011 Repealing Prevention and Public Health Fund
April 13, 2011 Rep. Pitts Bill to Eliminate Slush Fund Passes House
April 6, 2011 Hearing of the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - "The Cost of the Medical Liability System Proposals for Reform, including H.R. 5, the Help Efficient, Accessibly, Low-cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2011"
March 30, 2011 Hearing of the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy & Commerce Committee - "True Cost of PPACA: Effects on the Budget and Jobs"
March 28, 2011 Letter to Michael Mack, MD, President Society of Thoracic Surgeons
March 24, 2011 Health Subcommittee Holds Field Hearing in Harrisburg
March 23, 2011 Hearing of the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy & Commerce Committee - ""PPACA and Pennsylvania: One Year of Broken Promises"
March 17, 2011 Hearing of the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - "The Implementation and Sustainability of the New, Government-Administered Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Program"
March 16, 2011 Health Subcommittee Looks Into Obamacare's "Ponzi Scheme"
March 10, 2011 Committee Responds to Administration's Refusal to Disclose Closed-Door Health Meetings
March 9, 2011 Hearing of the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - "Setting Fiscal Priorities in Health Care Funding"
March 8, 2011 Recognizing Pharmacy's Contribution to the American Health Care System
March 8, 2011 Health Subcommittee Investigates Obamacare Slush Funds
March 4, 2011 A Devastating Burden on the States
March 3, 2011 Hearing of the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - "FY 2012 HHS Budget and the Implementation of Public Laws 111-148 and 111-152"
March 1, 2011 Hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - "The Consequences of Obamacare: Impact on Medicaid and State Health Care Reform"
March 1, 2011 Health Subcommittee Chairman Pitts on New Medicaid Report
Feb. 18, 2011 Pitts: Destruction of Conscience Protections Increases Urgency of Protect Life Act
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