Burgess: King v Burwell decision exceeds rule of law
Washington, DC– After the Supreme Court ruling today, upholding that the Internal Revenue
Service may extend subsidies to coverage purchased on the federal fallback exchanges under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Congressman Burgess made the following remarks:
“As I continue to focus on the details of this decision, I am deeply disappointed that the Supreme Court did not stop this statute from being used beyond its constitutional boundaries,” Rep. Burgess said. “I still believe that the president broke the law – plain and simple. But regardless, President Obama’s health care law is still hurting millions of families and patients. I remain fully committed to preventing its further disruption in the health market, creating more freedom for states and patients to avoid federal health mandates, and replacing its most egregious intrusions into the doctor-patient relationship.
Congressman Burgess announces town hall meeting for Monday, June 22
Next Monday, June 22, Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D., will hold a town hall meeting
in the Lone Star High School Auditorium. Town hall meetings give residents of Texas’ 26th
Congressional District the opportunity to learn more about health care reform,
taxes, spending, energy, or any other top issues they wish to discuss.
Burgess opens nominations for 2015 Congressional Veteran Commendation
Lake Dallas, TX – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D., today proudly opened Texas’ 26th Congressional District’s annual Veteran Commendation. In conjunction with the Veterans History Project, the Congressional Veteran Commendation honors local veterans who have not only served the United States honorably in their military careers, but have subsequently demonstrated dedication to their communities.
“The Congressional Veteran Commendation honors North Texans whose passion to serve didn’t stop after their dedication to our country while in uniform,” Rep. Burgess said. “All veterans deserve our deepest respect, but those who continue to serve their community by becoming a voice for other servicemen and women, charity work, or serving religious or civic organizations deserve further recognition. If there’s one of my constituents that fits this criteria, I strongly encourage their friends and family to nominate them.”
To nominate a veteran for the 26th Congressional District Veteran Commendation, please fill out the nomination form, found on Congressman Burgess’ website at http://burgess.house.gov. The deadline for submitting nominations is September 14, 2015. The completed nomination form, along with any additional information pertaining to the veteran's service, should be submitted to Congressman Burgess’ Lake Dallas office.
Individuals selected for the 2015 Congressional Veteran Commendation will be recognized and honored at the annual “Salute Our Veterans” luncheon sponsored by the Highland Village Business Association.
To obtain additional information regarding the Congressional Veteran Commendation, the Veterans History Project, nomination forms, or to confirm residency within the 26th District, please contact Congressman Burgess’ Deputy District Director, Robin Vaughan, at (940) 497-5031 or visit Congressman Burgess’ website.
House approves Burgess NHTSA amendment to expedite permanent Takata recall solution
Washington, D.C., -- The House of Representatives passed Congressman Michael C. Burgess’ amendment to the Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2016. The policy affords an additional $4 million to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for policing the safety of auto manufacturer’s products.
The proposed adjustment comes just one day after the House Energy & Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade (CMT) held a hearing to investigate ongoing Takata airbag failures and recalls. In the hearing, NHTSA’s new Administrator, Mark Rosekind, argued that the agency would have been better equipped to identify and mandate recalls with more resources in recent years.
“The Takata recalls stem from an issue that should have been solved long ago,” Rep. Burgess said. “But In the interest of saving lives – from new Chairman to new Administrator – I’m offering an olive branch. It is my sincere hope that these funds help implement a permanent solution to this problem.”
The $4 million increase was offset by cutting extra funding the bill provided to the Secretary of Transportation’s office.