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  • House Passes Burgess & Matsui Health Outcomes Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, D.C. — Today the House of Representatives passed S. 2873, the counterpart to H.R. 5395, the Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes Act, or the ECHO Act, introduced by Congressman Michael C. Burgess M.D. (R-TX) and Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) in the House of Representatives. The Senate unanimously passed S. 2873 last week, introduced by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI). It will now go to the President’s desk for signature. “The legislation will help imp... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Selection of Greg Walden as Next Energy and Commerce Chairman
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy, Energy and Environment

    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 congratulating Congressman Greg Walden (R-OR) on being selected as the next Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee. “The Steering Committee’s election of Greg Walden is an indication of just how highly esteemed he is held by the members of this Conference. Greg has a proven, successful track record of le... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on House Passage of the 21st Century Cures Act
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    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 after the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34). “This has been a long time coming—after 4 years, 2 Congresses, and nearly 20 roundtables, hearings, meetings and field hearings, the House is finally able to deliver on its promise to patients across the country. The 21st Century Cu... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Nomination of Chairman Price
    Posted in Press Releases on November 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    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 President-Elect Trump’s nomination of Chairman Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services: "Having worked alongside Dr. Price on critical health care issues in the House Doctors Caucus, I am personally familiar with Dr. Price’s approach to health care solut... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Passing of Fidel Castro
    Posted in Press Releases on November 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Foreign Affairs and Trade

    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 on the passing of Fidel Castro. "Having visited Cuba, I have seen the desperation and destruction that Fidel Castro's tyrant regime has cast over the Cuban people. While the end of this life signals a new beginning for the people of Cuba, all will be lost if the country's current leadership does not learn from ... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on FDA's Laboratory Developed Test Decision
    Posted in Press Releases on November 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    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 announcement from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that it will not issue a final guidance to regulate laboratory developed tests (LDTs). "I agree with the FDA’s decision not to move forward with this guidance. 21st Century medicine should not rely on trial-and-error, and unnecessary bu... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on House Approval of Maternity Care Access Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    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 after the House passed the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act (H.R. 1209). “This legislation takes an important step to ensure more effective and efficient placement of maternity care providers in regions where they are needed the most through existing government programs. Consistent, high-quality maternit... Read more

  • Burgess Recognizes Local Veterans Service to Our Nation
    Posted in Press Releases on November 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs

    Pictured left to right: Bill Lawrence, Congressman Michael Burgess, Robera DuTeil, Clinton Turner, Ginger Simonson, Chuck Wright Highland Village, TX – Today, Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, presented five U.S. Armed Forces members with the 2016 26th Congressional District Veteran Commendation (CVC). The CVC, established in 2005, honors distinguished veterans who have continued their dedica... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on FBI Investigation of Hillary Clinton
    Posted in Press Releases on October 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Homeland Security and Immigration, Judiciary

    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 on the FBI reopening the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. “The reopening of the FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email server is signal enough that her reckless actions in compromising national security are far more serious than the American people have been ma... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on the ObamaCare Premium Hikes
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    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 about the impending premium cost increases for many Americans, due to the failure of ObamaCare. "The 'Bad News Chickens' of ObamaCare have come home to roost. And if they live in Texas, this will mean a premium increase of 33 percent on average--or as much as 116 percent for some across the country. With higher... Read more