U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA) pictured at House Energy & Commerce committee meeting
U.S. House Energy & Commerce health subcommittee ranking Democrat Anna Eshoo (Calif.) spoke this morning during the full committee's initial organization meeting of the 118th Congress.

Eshoo and Castor Will Be Top Democrats on House E&C Subcommittees Involved in 340B

U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee Democrats have announced their leaders and members of two subcommittees expected to act on 340B matters this session.

Republicans announced the subcommittees’ chairs and GOP members last week. The Republicans have a narrow majority in the House with just four votes to spare.  They have 29 votes on the full E&C committee and the Democrats 23.

Rep. Anna Eshoo (Calif.) will be ranking Democrat on the Subcommittee on Health. She chaired it during the last two sessions of Congress when Democrats were the majority.

Rep. Kathy Castor (Fla.) was named ranking Democrat on the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Rep. Diana DeGette (Colo.) chaired it during the 116th and 117th Congress. DeGette now is ranking Democrat on the Subcommittee on Energy, Climate and Grid Security.

340B covered entities count Castor among their strongest allies in Congress. She has co-sponsored bills sought by 340B providers and is considered one of the most knowledgeable House members on 340B issues. Eshoo is close both to 340B providers and the pharmaceutical industry. There are several biopharmaceutical manufacturers in her Northern California district.

The Democrats’ health and oversight subcommittee rosters are:

Subcommittee on Health

Anna G. Eshoo (Calif.)—Ranking Member

John Sarbanes (Md.)

Tony Cárdenas (Calif.)

Raul Ruiz, M.D. (Calif.)

Debbie Dingell (Mich.)

Annie Kuster (N.H.)

Robin Kelly (Ill.)

Nanette Diaz Barragán (Calif.)

Lisa Blunt Rochester (Del.)

Angie Craig (Minn.)

Kim Schrier, M.D. (Wash.)

Lori Trahan (Mass.)

Frank Pallone (N.J.)—Ex officio, full committee Ranking Member

Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Kathy Castor (Fla.)—Ranking Member

Diana DeGette (Colo.)

Jan Schakowsky (Ill.)

Paul D. Tonko (N.Y.)

Raul Ruiz, M.D. (Calif.)

Scott Peters (Calif.)

Frank Pallone (NJ) —Ex officio, full committee Ranking Member

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