Dr. Burgess Weekly Address: President Obama's Internet Giveaway
Posted by on September 23, 2016
As the September 30th deadline approaches, Congressman Burgess remarks on the need to stop the Administration's reckless internet giveaway, which would not only endanger the First Amendment rights of the American people, but also place the United States' sovereignty and security at great risk. Read his full remarks here.
Burgess, Kind Introduce Legislation to Protect Kidney Transplant Recipients
Posted by Lesley Fulop on September 22, 2016
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressmen Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) and Ron Kind (D-WI) introduced the Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act. This legislation would allow individuals who are eligible for immunosuppressive drugs under Medicare Part B to continue to receive their vital treatment past the current 36 month cutoff. Without these drugs, transplant recipients are at risk to lose their transplanted kidneys – which too often occurs.
Burgess Statement on Passage of Maternity Care Access Bill by Energy & Commerce Committee
Posted by Lesley Fulop on September 21, 2016
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, issued the following statement in response to the passage of the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act (H.R. 1209) through the Energy & Commerce full committee.
Dr. Burgess Weekly Address: Unfulfilled Promises of ObamaCare
Posted by on September 16, 2016
As more and more Americans are dropped from their plans and prices continue to soar, Congressman Burgess discusses how the Obama Administration has fallen flat on its promises made in the Affordable Care Act and the Republican commitment to reforming our health care system to safeguard patient care. Read his full remarks here.
Dr. Burgess Joins the Mark Davis Show on Sept 16
Posted by on September 16, 2016
Dr. Burgess joined 660 AM KSKY's Mark Davis on Friday, September 16, 2016 to discuss the President's efforts to transfer detainees from Guantanamo Bay and the work Congress has ahead through the end of the year. Listen to Dr. Burgess' full radio interview here.
Burgess Statement on Passage of Bill to Prevent Transfer of Gitmo Detainees
Posted by Lesley Fulop on September 15, 2016
Washington, D.C.— Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, issued the following statement in response to the passage of H.R. 5351, which he co-sponsored, that would prohibit the transfer of any detainees from United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay.
“President Obama was sworn into office with the predetermined mission of closing the Guantanamo Bay detainment facility. Before ordering an investigation to be conducted or even seeing the naval station firsthand in his new position as Commander in Chief, this reckless agenda was already decided.
“The Obama Administration has taken a reckless approach to admonishing some of the most dangerous terrorists who have ever stepped foot on U.S. soil. Over 30% of prisoners released from Guantanamo have returned to the battlefield. It is unfathomable to me that a discussion is even needed about transferring these detainees, who were brought to Guantanamo for serious reason—the least of which is direct involvement in plotting or executing deadly attacks against the United States and our allies.
“For the last seven years, Congress has explicitly rejected the President’s irresponsible path to closing the detainment facility. I am proud to stand with fellow members of the House of Representatives in defense of Americans and the processes on which this country was built.”
Dr. Burgess Weekly Address: In Remembrance of September 11
Posted by on September 9, 2016
On the 15th anniversary of the horrific September 11 attacks, Congressman Burgess reflects on the resiliency of the American people and the need for a strong leader who will put national security and the safety of our citizens above all else. Read his full remarks here.
Burgess Statement in Response to CMS Announcement on MACRA Flexibility
Posted by on September 8, 2016
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, issued the following statement in response to today’s announcement from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on MACRA flexibility.
“I am pleased that CMS has heard my calls and the calls of the provider community for the flexibility in transitioning to the new payment reporting requirements. Today’s announcement from CMS regarding the agency’s dedication to flexibility in the implementation of MACRA is proof of the benefits of keeping Congress involved in policy implementation. Just as this policy was carefully crafted with the input of everyone affected by the payment policies, the implementation process should be conducted in the same way. I am committed to leading the charge for continued Congressional oversight of MACRA implementation to ensure simplified, streamlined requirements that allow for all doctors to succeed.”
Read the full announcement from CMS here.
Dr. Burgess Weekly Address: Labor Day
Posted by on September 2, 2016
As we reflect on the productivity and contributions made by the American worker this Labor Day, Dr. Burgess remarks on the need for common sense and pro-growth policies that ensure Washington does not get in the way of job creation and economic prosperity.
Burgess Joins Town of Flower Mound for Economic Development Forum
Posted by Lesley Fulop on August 31, 2016
FLOWER MOUND, TX— This morning Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, joined the Town of Flower Mound for its Economic Development Forum at the Innovate Flower Mound, the Town's newly-opened entrepreneurial center.