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  • Bipartisan Group of Senate and House Committee Leaders: "Vaccines Save Lives"
    Posted in Press Releases on February 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC— A bipartisan group of Senate and House health committee leaders today sent colleagues a letter to highlight the importance of immunizations, saying: “Vaccines save lives.” “The introduction of vaccines was a turning point in our country’s public health history. Vaccines led to the elimination of certain diseases, including polio and measles, from the United States,” write Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and Hou... Read more

  • Walden, Burgess Praise Move to Deliver Immediate Obamacare Relief
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    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 Trump administration took action to deliver relief from Obamacare’s damage. “Patients and families understand best the need for urgent action to repeal Obamacare. Today’s action represents a clear signal from the Trump administration that patient voices have finally been heard, and that health care markets... Read more

  • Walden and Burgess Comment on Rep. Price's Confirmation as HHS Secretary
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    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 Rep. Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) as the secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). “With Senate confirmation of Dr. Tom Price as HHS Secretary, we can really get to work cleaning up the mess of the past and building a truly patient-centered health care system with better choices ... Read more

  • Burgess Selected to Serve on U.S. Helsinki Commission
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Foreign Affairs and Trade

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, was appointed to the Congressional Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the U.S. Helsinki Commission, for the 115th Congress. This is the third Congress that Dr. Burgess has served as a Commissioner. Dr. Burgess will serve as one of nine Commissioners in the U.S. House of Representatives, selected by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. In additi... Read more

  • Burgess Reintroduces Bill to Improve Trauma Care Through Military-Civilian Partnership
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Defense and National Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Representatives Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Gene Green (D-TX), Richard Hudson (R-NC) and Kathy Castor (D-FL) reintroduced the MISSION Zero Act (H.R. 880), to assist the Department of Defense (DoD) in assigning trauma surgeons to civilian trauma centers filling a gap in care recently examined by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Currently, trauma care in the United States is a patchwork of regional systems and incomplete data registries. Mortali... Read more

  • Burgess Receives "Hero of Main Street" Award
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Washington, D.C. — Today Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, received the “Heroes of Main Street” award from the Texas Retailers Association and National Retail Federation (NRF). This award, created by the NRF in 2013, recognizes Members of Congress who have supported the retail industry, addressed important issues faced by retailers and worked to bolster our nation’s economy by supporting the retail sector. George Kelemen, Pre... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on President Nomination of Judge Gorsuch to U.S. Supreme Court
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after President Trump announced his nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court. “Once again President Trump has upheld his promise to the American people to nominate an exceptionally qualified, conservative originalist to the U.S. Supreme Court. Judge Gorsuch exhibits a reverence and understanding of the deliberate intent of ... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on President Executive Action on Refugees
    Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after President Trump issued executive action on refugees. “My top priority has always been to protect Americans at home and to do so by securing our borders. As he has made clear, President Trump is taking the steps well within his authority, and based off intelligence gathered in the Obama Administration, to keep our country safe. Congress... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on President's Executive Action on Immigration
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security and Immigration

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, issued the following statement after President Trump issued executive action on immigration today. “True to his promises on the campaign trail, President Trump got straight to work, wasting no time unraveling the dangerous, haphazard policies of the Obama Administration including its under-resourced approach to securing our border. I commend President Trump for his swift ac... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on President Trump's Executive Action Reinstating Mexico City Policy
    Posted in Press Releases on January 23, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Foreign Affairs and Trade

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, issued the following statement on President Trump's reinstatement of the Mexico City Policy, which will ban the performing and promotion of abortion services for all foreign non-governmental organizations. “I can think of no better time to take this important action than the day after the anniversary of Roe v. Wade and as we prepare for the March for Life this week. Life is... Read more