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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
June 26, 2009 Op-Ed: FDA Wrong Agency To Regulate Tobacco
June 25, 2009 Hearing Of The Health Subcommittee Of The House Committee On Energy And Commerce - Comprehensive Health Reform Discussion Draft, Day Three
June 25, 2009 Smoking In The Movies
June 11, 2009 Hearing Of The Health Subcommittee Of The House Energy And Commerce Committee - Emerging Health Care Issues: Follow-On Biologic Drug Competition
June 9, 2009 Hearing Of The Commission On Security & Cooperation In Europe (Helsinki Commission) - "Hard Times And Hardening Attitudes: The Economic Downturn And The Rise Of Violence Against Roma"
May 8, 2009 Healthcare Reform Must Be Patient Centered
April 2, 2009 Cigarette Tax
Feb. 11, 2009 Enough is Enough
Dec. 19, 2008 Rep. Pitts Applauds Conscience Regulations
Aug. 29, 2008 New Regulations Will Protect Healthcare Workers' Religious Convictions
Aug. 22, 2008 Rep. Pitts Applauds Proposed Conscience Regulations
July 23, 2008 Rep. Pitts Joins Rep. Velazquez in Introducing Small Business Healthcare Legislation
May 2, 2008 Hand Control over Healthcare Decisions Back to Individuals
May 1, 2008 Panel I of a Hearing of the Health Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee - Drug Safety Provisions of the Food and Drug Administration Globalization Act Discussion Draft Legislation
April 25, 2008 Thank Small Businesses by Removing Barriers to Success
Oct. 18, 2007 Rep. Pitts Opposes Government Run Healthcare for Middle Class Adults
Oct. 15, 2007 Rep. Pitts Commends Passage of Legislation Increasing Postpartum Research
Oct. 12, 2007 Breast Cancer Awareness
Oct. 4, 2007 Political Posturing on SCHIP
Sept. 28, 2007 Political Posturing and Children's Health
Aug. 1, 2007 Children's Health And Medicare Protection Act Of 2007
Aug. 1, 2007 The Legislative Process And Good Governance
July 19, 2007 Department Of Labor, Health And Human Services, And Education, And Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008
Dec. 8, 2006 Tax Relief And Health Care Act of 2006
Feb. 10, 2006 Abortion and the Health of the Mother
Feb. 3, 2006 A Forward Looking Agenda
July 27, 2005 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 5, Help Efficient, Accessible, Low-Cost, Timely Healthcare (HEALTH) Act of 2005
June 13, 2005 Bringing Healthcare Into The Information Age
May 24, 2005 Protect Zara and the Snowflakes
May 12, 2005 Bait and Switch on Stem Cells
May 4, 2005 Rep. Pitts' Bill "On the Fast Track"
March 20, 2005 For the Relief of the Parents of Theresa Marie Schiavo
March 17, 2005 Bill Saving Terri Schiavo
March 15, 2005 Flier From Terrisfight.org
March 10, 2005 Save Terri Schiavo
March 9, 2005 Legislation Addressing the Schiavo Case
March 8, 2005 Rep. Pitts calls defeat of Schumer Amendment a victory for free speech
Feb. 11, 2005 Liability Costs Hinder Patients' Access to Health Care
June 7, 2004 Speech delivered to meeting with 16th District Builders and Realtors - Homeownership and Federal Housing Policy
May 14, 2004 Leveling the Playing Field for Small Businesses
May 13, 2004 House Plan Would Expand Health Coverage for Uninsured
April 23, 2004 It's Time for a Full Debate on Medical Malpractice Reform
April 16, 2004 Hope in Any Language
March 26, 2004 What changes can you expect to Medicare?
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Economy
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Health Care
Jan. 1, 2014 Issue Position: Jobs
Jan. 1, 2012 Issue Position: Regaining Economic Security for Families
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Health Care
Jan. 1, 2011 Issue Position: Health Care
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