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  • Burgess Statement on U.S. Airstrikes in Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) issued the following statement on the U.S. airstrikes in Syria. “President Trump made the correct decision to take decisive action against the Assad regime. The event that occurred in Syria earlier this week is astonishing in its cruelty. The next step in this process is as important as the first. And before further military action is taken, it is Congress’ obligation to authorize war powers through the structure and debate of an Aut... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on the Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on April 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs and Trade

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) issued the following statement on the recent chemical weapons attack in Syria. “The chemical weapons attack that occurred Tuesday in northwestern Syria is a shocking atrocity. The attack was reportedly carried out using the potent nerve gas, sarin, killing at least 70 civilians, including children. "This barbaric behavior must end. The Syrian government has denied involvement, just as they did in a 2013 sarin gas attack that killed 1... Read more

  • Burgess To Host 99th Town Hall on Saturday April 22
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Health Care, Defense and National Security, Foreign Affairs and Trade, Transportation and Infrastructure, Veterans Affairs, Economy, Homeland Security and Immigration, Social Security and Entitlements, Energy and Environment, Budget and Spending, Government Reform

    Fort Worth, TX – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) announced today that he will host a town hall meeting on Saturday, April 22 beginning at 9am at Harvest Church in Fort Worth. During this town hall, Congressman Burgess will discuss the important issues facing Americans and the work he is doing in Congress to strengthen our national security, stabilize our economy and make health care affordable for all Americans. Residents of the 26th district of Texas will also have the opportunity t... Read more

  • Burgess Named MS Society’s 2016 U.S. Representative of the Year
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2017 | 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 Health, was named by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as its 2016 U.S. Representative of the Year.A long-term champion on behalf of people affected by MS, Congressman Burgess is the founding Chair of the Congressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus. He has been a leader of the Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act (H.R. 292), and through his dedicated efforts in... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Secretary Perry’s Freeze on Obama Administration Energy Efficiency Rules
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, issued the following statement on Department of Energy Secretary Perry’s extension of the freeze on Obama administration energy efficiency rules to allow for further review. “Secretary Perry’s extension of the freeze on Obama administration energy efficiency rules signals a transfer of control from the government back to the consumer. Government standards have proven,... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on President Trump’s Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Economy, Budget and Spending, Government Reform

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, issued the following statement on the Fiscal Year 2018 budget that President Trump submitted to Congress. “Last November, the American people voted to return jobs to the U.S., jumpstart our national economy, negotiate fairer trade deals and foster private sector innovation. Today, President Trump submitted his Fiscal Year 2018 budget that prioritizes economic prosperi... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Budget Committee Passage of the American Health Care Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2017 | 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 Health, issued the following statement on the passage of the American Health Care Act by the House Budget Committee. “I appreciate the hard work of the Budget Committee to advance this important legislation through regular order. Right now we have a historic opportunity to help improve the lives of families across our nation. The American Health Care Act provides immediate r... Read more

  • Walden and Burgess Comment on Seema Verma’s Confirmation as CMS Administrator
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) today issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Seema Verma as Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator. “With Senate confirmation of Seema Verma as CMS Administrator, both CMS and HHS can truly work in harmony. There’s no shortage of work ahead, and the administration has built a well-equipped team to cl... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Energy & Commerce Passage of Legislation to Repeal and Replace ACA
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Government Reform

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, issued the following statement on the advancement of legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act by the Energy & Commerce Committee. "After 27 hours of debate, the Energy & Commerce Committee passed legislation to repeal and replace the ACA, signaling the first phase of our plan to rebuild our health care system. “We are driving down costs and giving pat... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Secretary Perry’s Confirmation
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment, Budget and Spending, Government Reform

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, issued the following statement in response to the Senate confirmation of Secretary Perry to lead the Department of Energy. “Under the leadership of Governor Perry, Texas saw a period of great energy growth and increased availability in low-cost energy for companies and Texans. “After years of running one of the nation’s most prolific state economies, Governor Perry wi... Read more