The anti-abortion site Lifenews is reporting that Rep. Joe Pitts of Pennsylvania will chair the health subcommittee of the House and Energy Committee, where challenges to the Obama administration’s health care bill are expected to originate. Last November, Pitts made a national name for himself as the co-sponsor of the Stupak-Pitts amendment that nearly railroaded the proposed health care legislation. The amendment claims that the new health care structure will allow government money to be used for abortion, a violation, the bill asserted, of the Hyde Amendment. Hyde was passed in 1976 as a reaction to Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion. It states that government funded Medicaid may not be used to pay for abortion; the language of the amendment has changed over the years and continues to be renewed annually.