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  • Burgess Statement on Inauguration of President Trump
    Posted in Press Releases on January 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    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 the inauguration of President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Michael R. Pence. "Throughout our nation's rich history, the Presidential Inauguration has signaled a new beginning and the fulfillment of a mandate issued by the people. I am optimistic and hopeful for the new chapter on which our country is about to embark. There is a great ... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Little Elm Detective Jerry Walker
    Posted in Press Releases on January 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Judiciary

    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 the passing of Little Elm Detective Jerry Walker while serving in the line of duty. “It is the selfless dedication and courage that our law enforcement officers exhibit every day that keep us safe. This morning the town of Little Elm mourns the loss of one of our heroes in blue, Detective Jerry Walker. I had the privilege of meeting Detecti... Read more

  • President of Americans for Tax Reform, Grover Norquist, Supports Burgess' H.R. 35
    Posted in Press Releases on January 11, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Budget and Spending

    President and founder of the Americans for Tax Reform, Grover Norquist, wrote a letter in support of H.R. 35, the Health Savings Act of 2017, introduced by Congressman Burgess earlier this year. This legislation ensures necessary improvements will be made to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) allowing patients more control over how they finance their health care needs. Mr, Norquist urges all Member's of Congress to support and vote for this bill and believes it should be a key component in replacing... Read more

  • House Passes Burgess, Eshoo, Roybal-Allard Maternity Care Access Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on January 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, D.C. — Last night the House of Representatives passed the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act (H.R. 315), introduced by Congressman Michael C. Burgess M.D. (R-TX), Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA), and Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA). The Improving Access to Maternity Care Act would increase data collection by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help place maternity care health professionals working in the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) throughout ... Read more

  • Burgess Selected as Subcommittee on Health Chairman
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Family Issues, Budget and Spending, Government Reform

    Washington, D.C. — Today Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) was named by House Energy and Commerce Chairman Greg Walden as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health for the 115th Congress. “Being chosen as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health is a career honor. Nearly 14 years ago, I left the medical practice that I spent my life building in North Texas to join Congress. I believed something needed to be done to address the burden of the federal government in health care—a burden... Read more

  • Burgess Launches Newly Designed Website
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2017 | 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, launched a new, more user-friendly website to better communicate with and serve his constituents in the 26th district of Texas. Visitors to the website can request services from the “Constituent Services” section and sign up for the e-newsletter all from the homepage. “We live in a technologically advanced age, in which Americans rely on th... Read more

  • Burgess Releases 2016 Year-End Report
    Posted in Press Releases on December 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Health Care, Defense and National Security, Foreign Affairs and Trade, Transportation and Infrastructure, Veterans Affairs, Economy, Homeland Security and Immigration, Energy and Environment, Budget and Spending, Judiciary, Government Reform

    Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, released his 2016 Year-End Annual Report, a comprehensive review of a year’s work that showcases his legislative accomplishments, media presence, and constituent services and correspondence throughout 2016. Dr. Burgess notes that the annual report is part of his commitment to transparency with his constituents and a means of reflecting... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Nomination of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State
    Posted in Press Releases on December 13, 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 President-Elect Trump’s nomination of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. “I commend President-Elect Trump on his nomination of Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. This prominent position in the Administration is tasked with the delicate balance of working to ease tensions around the globe whil... Read more

  • House Passes Burgess & Matsui Health Outcomes Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, D.C. — Today the House of Representatives passed S. 2873, the counterpart to H.R. 5395, the Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes Act, or the ECHO Act, introduced by Congressman Michael C. Burgess M.D. (R-TX) and Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA) in the House of Representatives. The Senate unanimously passed S. 2873 last week, introduced by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI). It will now go to the President’s desk for signature. “The legislation will help imp... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Selection of Greg Walden as Next Energy and Commerce Chairman
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Economy, Energy and Environment

    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 congratulating Congressman Greg Walden (R-OR) on being selected as the next Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee. “The Steering Committee’s election of Greg Walden is an indication of just how highly esteemed he is held by the members of this Conference. Greg has a proven, successful track record of le... Read more