Beginning with her service as Chair of the San Mateo County General Hospital Board of Directors during her tenure on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, Rep. Eshoo has worked tirelessly throughout her public service on health care issues that affect her District and the country. As a senior member of the powerful House Energy and Commerce Committee and as a member of the Health Subcommittee, she helped draft portions of the Affordable Care Act to provide comprehensive, affordable health insurance to all Americans, and continues to work on the implementation of the law.
Through her work on eliminating lifetime insurance caps, strengthening the safety of our food supply, improving healthcare for children, championing a breakthrough research, and making prescription drugs more affordable, Rep. Eshoo has been a leader in the field of health policy.
Rep. Eshoo leads the Arthritis Caucus, the Medical Technology Caucus, and the Congressional Caucus on the Deadliest Cancers.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18), Chairwoman of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, delivered opening remarks today at the Full Committee markup on legislative recommendations for its budget reconciliation instructions. A video of her opening remarks can be found HERE and her written remarks as delivered are below:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – As tech companies and public health agencies deploy new tools to fight the spread of COVID-19 – including contact tracing apps, digital monitoring, home tests, and vaccine appointment booking – U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Mark Warner (D-VA) and U.S. Representatives Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Suzan DelBene (D-WA) introduced the Public Health Emergency Privacy Act to set strong and enforceable privacy and data security rights for health information.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) released the following statement after the Biden-Harris Administration opened a special enrollment period for HealthCare.gov from February 15 to May 15, 2021:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) released the following statement in response to the $1.9 trillion emergency relief package proposed by the incoming Biden-Harris Administration:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) released the following statement after Democratic Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to re-elect her Chairwoman of the Health Subcommittee:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) traveled to Washington, D.C to vote for the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help the American people and our nation’s health care workers confront the COVID-19 pandemic head on and to stabilize our nation’s cascading economy.
PALO ALTO, CA — Today, Rep. Anna G. Eshoo (CA-18) announced that three Community Health Centers in San Jose, as well as the Counties of San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz, were awarded grant funding totaling $393,759 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), to respond to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) voted for the Families First Coronavirus Relief Act, to provide support for what’s most important – working families who are at risk because of the coronavirus. The bipartisan bill passed the House by a vote of 363 - 40 with 1 voting present.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Chairwoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-CA) led 107 Members of Congress in writing to Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Alex Azar urging the Department to return to the bargaining table and negotiate employment contracts in good faith with unions representing HHS employees.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Congresswoman Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.), chair of the Health Subcommittee of the Energy and Commerce Committee, and Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-Mont.) introduced legislation to expand telehealth services throughout the country.
Their bipartisan National Telehealth Strategy and Data Advancement Act will increase access to care, reduce health care costs, collect critical information to improve policymaking, and streamline the administration of federal grants for researching the use of technology in health care.