While in Congress, Dr. Gingrey authored, sponsored and won passage of a number of health-focused initiatives that have been repeatedly reauthorized, including laws that address the public health threat of antibacterial drug resistance, improve patient access to health care services and better medical care by reducing liabilities on the health care delivery system, and promote federal research on chemistry and chemical engineering to reduce the use and production of hazardous substances, among many others.
Dr. Gingrey served on numerous congressional committees, including the House Committee on Energy & Commerce and its Health Subcommittee; the Committee on Education and the Workforce; the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology; and the Committee on Armed Services. In the 110th Congress, Dr. Gingrey was the Ranking Member of the Science Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation. During his 12-year tenure in the House, Dr. Gingrey served as both a majority and minority member, which provided him numerous opportunities for bipartisan collaboration.
Medical Voices on the Hill
In 2009, Dr. Gingrey founded the GOP Doctors Caucus so that medical professionals in Congress could discuss and introduce legislation concerning the most pressing health care matters. Dr. Gingrey served as the co-chair of the Caucus from 2009-15 and promoted the importance of health information technology by writing and introducing the Assisting Doctors to Obtain Proficient and Transmissible Health Information Technology (ADOPT HIT) Act in multiple Congresses.