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  • Burgess Statement on Independence at Home Performance Year 2 Data
    Posted in Press Releases on August 9, 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 release of the Independence at Home program’s year 2 performance data by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) today. “I am pleased to see that the second year performance data for the Independence at Home program continues to demonstrate its value in delivering high quality ca... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Need for Senate Passage of Zika Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on August 4, 2016 | Preview rr

    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 calls for the Senate to return to secure Zika funding that the House of Representatives passed back in June. “For months now Senate Democrats and the Obama Administration have been stressing the dire threat Zika poses to the United States. And in return, their response was to vote down fundi... Read more

  • Burgess Visits Unaccompanied Alien Children Processing Center in McAllen, TX
    Posted in Press Releases on August 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Homeland Security and Immigration

    McAllen, TX – Yesterday Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade visited the Rio Grande Valley’s first central processing center for unaccompanied alien children (UAC) that have entered into the U.S. illegally. The purpose of his visit was to see the current state of the unaccompanied minor crisis at the border. Congressman Burgess was briefed by leadership at the Rio Grande Valley’s Centralized Proc... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on the Ambush of Dallas Police Officers
    Posted in Press Releases on July 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    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 ambush in downtown Dallas that left four Dallas Police officers and one DART officer dead and seven injured. “Words cannot begin to describe my sorrow for the devastation that Dallas experienced last night. Today, the city of Dallas mourns the five precious lives that were lost in an act of ... Read more

  • Burgess Requests Nominations for 2016 Congressional Veteran Commendation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 30, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans Affairs

    LEWISVILLE, TX— As Independence Day approaches, Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26) announces a special salute to honor local veterans and welcomes nominations for the 26th Congressional District Veteran Commendation. The Congressional Veteran Commendation, in conjunction with the Veterans History Project sponsored by the Library of Congress, honors the distinguished veterans of Texas’ 26th Congressional District and preserves their stories for future generations of Americans. “Our nati... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Supreme Court Ruling to Strike Texas Abortion Law
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Judiciary

    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 in response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Whole Woman’s Health vs. Hellerstedt, which strikes down the Texas law that would provide essential protections for women’s health. “I am disheartened and disappointed by the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down the Texas law establishing reasonable and essenti... Read more

  • Burgess and Green Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Increase Cost Transparency for Patients
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Michael Burgess M.D. (R-TX) and Congressman Gene Green (D-TX) introduced bipartisan legislation aimed at making health care more affordable by promoting greater transparency around the costs of health care services for patients. The Health Care Price Transparency Promotion Act of 2016 calls upon the states to establish and maintain laws requiring disclosure of information on hospital charges, to make such information available to the public, and to provide i... Read more

  • Burgess Recognizes the Class of 2020 Service Academy Appointees
    Posted in Press Releases on June 17, 2016 | Preview rr

    Denton, TX — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade today announced the Class of 2020 Service Academy Appointees from the 26th Congressional District and recognized these distinguished future military leaders. The appointees will be attending the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY, the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY and the U.S. Air For... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Orlando Terrorist Attack
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    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 terrorist attack in Orlando. “This weekend I was devastated to see yet another act of terrorism on American soil seize more innocent lives. While a tragic number of Americans were lost in this act of senseless violence, I am appreciative of the bravery of the Orlando Police Department and th... Read more

  • Reps. Burgess & Matsui Introduce Bipartisan ECHO Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Michael Burgess M.D. (R-TX) and Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) introduced the Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes (ECHO) Act to increase patient access to best-practice specialty care through an innovative telehealth model. This legislation would require the Government Accountability Office and the Department of Health and Human Services, in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration, to examine the benefits of integrating the ... Read more