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  • 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

  • Burgess Pentagon Amendment to NDAA Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Veterans Affairs

    Washington, D.C. — Today the House of Representatives passed the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included an amendment sponsored by Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) that would allow Congress to see and evaluate the progress being made by the Pentagon on its required audit. In 1990, Congress passed the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, requiring every federal Department and Agency to produce verifiable financial statements that could be fully audit... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on National Police Week
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 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 observance of National Police Week. “Every day law enforcement officers across the United States put their lives on the line to protect their communities and fellow Americans. In return, the House of Representatives is dedicated to ensuring our police officers feel supported and have access to the resources... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Federal Ruling on ObamaCare
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, 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 federal ruling in House v. Burwell, the House of Representatives’ lawsuit on Obamacare. “The U.S. District Court’s ruling is one step closer to victory for the American people and for the rule of law. The federal judge’s decision confirms that the Obama Administration has been unlawfully paying insurers... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on House Passage of Legislation to Fight Opioid Epidemic
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 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 regarding the passage of legislation to combat the opioid epidemic by the House of Representatives. “This week the people’s House took a significant step in confronting our nation’s opioid abuse epidemic. The devastating impact of addiction and abuse has been felt in every community across America—the bills pa... Read more