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  • Kirk & Burgess Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill to Improve Trauma Care with Military-Civilian Partnerships
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON - Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), joined by Representatives Kathy Castor (D-FL.), Gene Green (D-TX) and Richard Hudson (R-NC) today introduced the MISSION ZERO Act, to assist assigning Department of Defense (DoD) trauma surgeons to civilian trauma centers filling a gap in care recently examined by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. This legislation will address variations in care methods that exist, while also providing military surgeons with ad... Read more

  • Burgess, Kind Introduce Legislation to Protect Kidney Transplant Recipients
    Posted in Press Releases on September 22, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    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. “After the stress of und... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Passage of Maternity Care Access Bill by Energy & Commerce Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on September 21, 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 passage of the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act (H.R. 1209) through the Energy & Commerce full committee. “Consistent, high-quality maternity care is of the utmost importance for both a mother and baby during pregnancy. H.R. 1209 is an important step in addressing critical shortages of... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Passage of Bill to Prevent Transfer of Gitmo Detainees
    Posted in Press Releases on September 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 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 investig... Read more

  • Burgess Statement in Response to CMS Announcement on MACRA Flexibility
    Posted in Press Releases on September 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 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 reg... Read more

  • Burgess Joins Town of Flower Mound for Economic Development Forum
    Posted in Press Releases on August 31, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    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. Dr. Burgess spoke about the work that the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade is doing to prevent burdensome federal regulations from impeding gro... Read more

  • Burgess Attends Grand Opening of North Texas Low Income Tax Clinic
    Posted in Press Releases on August 31, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    DENTON, TX— This week, Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, attended the grand opening of the North Texas Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) in Denton. While at the grand opening, Dr. Burgess addressed attendees and expressed his appreciation for the collaboration between the Denton United Way and the North Texas LITC in meeting the tax needs of the low-income population in Denton County. Additi... Read more

  • 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
    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 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