The Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus

 

Resources

CAMC Dear Colleague Letter (PDF) - February 2013
AAMC Press Release - March 2013

The Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus (CAMC) is an informal, bipartisan group of Members of Congress dedicated to maintaining and strengthening our nation's reputation as having the world's most advanced medical care. CAMC members strive to educate their colleagues on the unique health care, research, and training missions of teaching hospitals and medical schools.

CAMC Co-Chairs

Congresswoman Allyson Y. Schwartz

Allyson Y. Schwartz (D-PA)

U.S. Representative Allyson Y. Schwartz is serving in her fifth term representing Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district. The 13th district includes both the close-knit neighborhoods of Northeast Philadelphia, as well as the first ring of suburbs of Montgomery County.

Congresswoman Schwartz's long career in the health care industry and her membership on the Ways and Means and Budget Committees position her as one of Congress' strongest and most vocal advocates for academic medicine institutions in southeastern Pennsylvania and around the country. In particular, she has championed the expansion of Medicare-funded graduate medical education positions, new loan repayment programs for medical professionals, and fair and robust payments to our nation's safety net hospitals. She also previously sponsored legislation to provide new flexibility and incentives for academic medical centers to lead delivery system innovation and widespread reform.

Her other health policy priorities include strengthening the primary care workforce, making preventive care more accessible, enacting common-sense insurance market reforms, supporting health research, and ensuring that all Americans have access to high-quality, affordable health coverage. Most recently, Schwartz has taken the lead on reforming the Medicare physician payment system to protect seniors’ access to their doctors, provide physicians with stability and certainty, and improve quality and efficiency while driving down costs in Medicare.

Learn more about Congresswoman Schwartz

 

Congresswoman Allyson Y. Schwartz

Phil Roe (R-TN)

U.S. Representative Phil Roe, M.D. earned a degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Austin Peay State University. In 1970, he received his Medical Degree from the University of Tennessee. Upon graduation from medical school, Dr. Roe served in the United States Army Medical Corps, during which he was stationed along the demilitarized zone in South Korea. He was discharged as a major in 1974. After completing his military service, he practiced as a board-certified OBGYN for 31 years, delivering over 5,000 babies. During much of his time in practice Dr. Roe also taught at the Quillen College of Medicine.

First elected to the House of Representatives in 2008, Dr. Roe is serving his third term in Congress. In his second term, he became chairman of the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Subcommittee of the House Education and Workforce Committee. He also serves on the House Veterans' Affairs Committee, an extension of the service he began as a military physician forty years ago.

Viewed by his House colleagues as a respected voice on health care, last Congress, the House of Representatives passed Congressman Roe's legislation to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). He also has introduced bills in the 112th Congress to ensure workers have a right to a secret ballot when voting on unionization, and to provide schools epinephrine pens necessary to save children with allergies from deadly reactions.

Learn more about Congressman Roe

 

113th CAMC Members

Barber, Ron (D-AZ)
Bishop, Sanford (D-GA)
Bishop, Tim (D-NY)
Blackburn, Marsha (R-TN)
Brady, Bob (D-PA)
Butterfield, G.K. (D-NC)
Capuano, Mike (D-MA)
Carson, André (D-IN)
Cartwright, Matt (D-PA)
Cassidy, Bill (R-LA)
Castor, Kathy (D-FL)
Cooper, Jim (D-TN)
Courtney, Joe (D-CT)
Davis, Danny (D-IL)
DesJarlais, Scott (R-TN)
Engel, Eliot (D-NY)
Goodlatte, Bob (R-VA)
Gosar, Paul (R-AZ)
Grimm, Michael (R-NY)
Harris, Andy (R-MD)
Hastings, Alcee (D-FL)
Hurt, Robert (R-VA)
Israel, Steve (D-NY)
Kaptur, Marcy (D-OH)
Kelly, Mike (R-PA)
Kennedy, Joe (D-MA)
Kirkpatrick, Ann (D-AZ)
Latham, Tom (R-IA)
Levin, Sandy (D-MI)
Loebsack, Dave (D-IA)
Lowey, Nita (D-NY)
Lynch, Stephen (D-MA)
Maloney, Carolyn (D-NY)
McGovern, James (D-MA)
Neal, Richard (D-MA)
Pascrell, Bill (D-NJ)
Pitts, Joe (R-PA)
Rangel, Charles (D-NY)
Renacci, Jim (R-OH)
Ross, Dennis (R-FL)
Ryan, Tim (D-OH)
Sarbanes, John (D-MD)
Salmon, Matt (R-AZ)
Schock, Aaron (R-IL)
Scott, Bobby (D-VA)
Schneider, Brad (D-IL)
Sherman, Brad (D-CA)
Slaughter, Louise (D-NY)
Stivers, Steve (R-OH)
Tiberi, Patrick (R-OH)
Wittman, Robert (R-VA)
Waxman, Henry (D-CA)
Young, C.W. Bill (R-FL)

 

112th CAMC Members

Bishop, Sanford (D-GA)
Bishop, Tim (D-NY)
Blackburn, Marsha (R-TN)
Boswell, Leonard (D-IA)
Brady, Bob (D-PA)
Capuano, Mike (D-MA)
Carnahan, Russ (D-MO)
Carson, André (D-IN)
Cassidy, Bill (R-LA)
Castor, Kathy (D-FL)
Clarke, Hansen (D-MI)
Cooper, Jim (D-TN)
Courtney, Joe (D-CT)
Davis, Danny (D-IL)
DesJarlais, Scott (R-TN)
Engel, Eliot (D-NY)
Goodlatte, Bob (R-VA)
Harris, Andy (R-MD)
Hastings, Alcee (D-FL)
Hayworth, Nan (R-NY)
Hurt, Robert (R-VA)
Israel, Steve (D-NY)
Kaptur, Marcy (D-OH)
Kelly, Mike (R-PA)
Latham, Tom (R-IA)
Levin, Sandy (D-MI)
Loebsack, Dave (D-IA)
Lowey, Nita (D-NY)
Lynch, Stephen (D-MA)
Maloney, Carolyn (D-NY)
Markey, Ed (D-MA)
McGovern, James (D-MA)
Murphy, Chris (D-CT)
Neal, Richard (D-MA)
Pascrell, Bill (D-NJ)
Pitts, Joe (R-PA)
Rangel, Charles (D-NY)
Renacci, Jim (R-OH)
Ross, Dennis (FL-12)
Ryan, Tim (D-OH)
Sarbanes, John (D-MD)
Scott, Bobby (D-VA)
Sherman, Brad (D-CA)
Slaughter, Louise (D-NY)
Tiberi, Patrick (R-OH)
Wittman, Robert (R-VA)
Young, C.W. Bill (R-FL)
Waxman, Henry (D-CA)

 

The CAMC is a Congressional Member Organization (CMO) registered with the House Administration Committee; its membership includes the bipartisan Members of the House of Representatives dedicated to maintaining and strengthening our nation's reputation as having the world's most advanced medical care. CAMC is not formally affiliated with AAMC; however, the two organizations share similar goals.

For official information about the CAMC, please refer to the Web site of the Caucus co-chair, Rep. Allyson Schwartz.