Rep. Eshoo Re-elected Chairwoman of Health Subcommittee
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:
“As COVID-19 surges nationwide and continues to expose drastic problems in our health care system, expanding health care coverage and lowering costs is more important than ever. I’m grateful to my colleagues for trusting me to lead efforts in the House and I look forward to working with the incoming Biden-Harris Administration and the Senate to strengthen the Affordable Care Act, reduce the price of prescription drugs, and continue to make critically important investments in our public health system to crush the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Rep. Eshoo was elected to the Energy and Commerce Committee in 1995, and has served on the Health Subcommittee for 18 of her 26 years on the Committee. Of the more than 50 bills and provisions she has authored that have been signed into law by four presidents, more than half have been health related. The Energy and Commerce Committee is the oldest continuous standing committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. It was originally established in 1795 to regulate interstate and foreign commerce. Today, the Committee has the broadest jurisdiction of any authorizing committee in Congress.