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  • Burgess Announces Winners of Congressional High School Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2016 | Preview rr

    Lake Dallas, TX — Today, Congressman Michael Burgess (TX-26), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, announced the winner of the 14th annual 26th Congressional District high school art competition. The art competition was open to public, private and home-schooled high school students residing in or attending schools in the district. Meghan Adams, a senior art student of Kathy Toews at Marcus High School in Flower Mound, won the Grand Prize w... Read more

  • Burgess Hosts 8th Annual Emergency Preparedness Summit & Fair
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2016 | Preview rr

    Aubrey, TX — This weekend Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, hosted his 8th Annual Emergency Preparedness Summit & Fair at Aubrey High School in Aubrey, Texas. Over 500 North Texas residents joined emergency responders from the Aubrey ISD Police Department, the City of Aubrey Fire Department, the Town of Providence Village and Denton County Emergency Services to learn from the experts about pu... Read more

  • Burgess Joins Rep. Ratcliffe & Committee on Homeland Security to Discuss Cybersecurity
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Homeland Security and Immigration

    Sherman, TX — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, joined fellow Texan Congressman John Ratcliffe (TX-04), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies for a field hearing, in Sherman, Texas, entitled “Cyber Preparedness and Response at the Local Level.” The field hearing sought to help provide a better understanding ... Read more

  • Burgess Hosts Press Conference to Provide Updates on Lake Lewisville
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    Lewisville, TX – Today Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. hosted a press conference with the Fort Worth U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to share updates on the continued progress of the repairs to the slide on the dam at Lake Lewisville. Colonel Calvin C. Hudson, Commander of the Fort Worth District USACE shared that the Corps has the full funding needed to complete the critical repairs to the slide on the dam at Lake Lewisville and that the completion of the Dam Safety Modification Study has bee... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Terror Attacks in Brussels
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Homeland Security and Immigration

    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 terror attacks in Brussels. “Today, I extend my deepest condolences and prayers to the victims and families impacted by the senseless and tragic terror attacks committed against the people of Belgium. These horrific acts know no race, gender or nationality. “We must remain vigilant in the pr... Read more

  • Burgess Co-Hosts North Texas U.S. Service Academies Forum
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2016 | Preview rr

    The 2016 North Texas U.S. Service Academies Forum, jointly hosted by Senator John Cornyn and Senator Ted Cruz, as well as Congressman Sam Johnson, Congressman John Ratcliffe, Congressman Jeb Hensarling, Congressman Joe Barton, Congresswoman Kay Granger, Congressman Kenny Marchant, Congressman Roger Williams, Congressman Michael Burgess, Congressman John Carter, Congressman Pete Sessions and Congressman Marc Veasey, will be held Saturday morning, April 2nd. This informational forum will provide i... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Vote to Declare ISIL Actions as Genocide
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Homeland Security and Immigration

    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 votes in the House of Representatives to condemn the war crimes of both ISIL and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad through H. Con. Res. 75 and H. Con. Res. 121. “The war crimes being committed by the Islamic State in the Levant and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad are unimaginable and reprehensible. I am... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Bureau of Land Management Announcement To Delay Sale of Lake Lewisville Parcel
    Posted in Press Releases on March 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture and Natural Resources

    Lewisville, TX— 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 following the announcement from the Bureau of Land Management to defer the sale of a parcel of land located under Lake Lewisville as part of a planned mineral rights auction in New Mexico. “Following a continued and comprehensive dialogue between my office, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the Fort Worth U... Read more

  • Nadler, Burgess, Gillibrand, Kirk Introduce Bipartisan Living Donor Protection Act to Protect Organ Donors
    Posted in Press Releases on February 25, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –Today, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Congressman Michael Burgess M.D. (R-TX), joined by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL), introduced the Living Donor Protection Act of 2016, to protect the rights of living organ donors. The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) does not specify that living organ donors can take unpaid leave to recover from their donation and does not guarantee that donors will have a job waiting for them after surgery. Furthe... Read more

  • Burgess Statement in Response to President's Plan to Close Guantanamo Bay
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Homeland Security and Immigration

    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 Barack Obama’s vague, loosely constructed plan to close the Guantanamo Bay facility: “At a time when the top concern of the American people is national security and safety at home, I am baffled as to why this President would make another attempt at convincing the American people and Co... Read more