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  • Burgess Statement on Vote to Override President’s ObamaCare Veto
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2016 | 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 Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, today issued the following statement on the House of Representatives’ vote to override the President’s veto of the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 that would halt funding to Planned Parenthood and repeal substantial portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “This legislation is a materialization of the de... Read more

  • Burgess Statement Ahead of Delivery of the State of the Union
    Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 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 ahead of President Obama’s delivery of his final State of the Union address this evening. “While I expect President Obama to extol his so-called legacy during his final State of the Union address, after having sat through seven of these with this president I don’t expect him to fill the room with anything othe... Read more

  • Burgess Releases 2015 Year-End Accomplishments Report
    Posted in Press Releases on January 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, today released his 2015 Year-End Annual Report, a comprehensive document showcasing his legislative accomplishments, media presence, constituent services and correspondence with constituents in the 26th District of Texas. Burgess noted that the annual year-end report is part of his commitment to transparency with his constituents and a means... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Passage of Legislation to Dismantle ObamaCare
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2016 | 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 Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, issued the following statement on the House of Representatives’ passage of the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 to halt funding to Planned Parenthood and repeal substantial portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “Today the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate sent a bill to the President’s desk that... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on President’s Continued Abuse of Executive Order Power
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform

    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 President’s announcement to bypass Congress and the legislative process. “Article I and Article II of the U.S. Constitution, the model for which our government exists, vests all legislative powers in Congress and consigns the power of legislative execution to the President—a simple civics lesson that Bar... Read more

  • Burgess Votes to Protect National Security & Support U.S. Troops
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2015 | 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 on the passage of the FY 2016 Omnibus funding legislation by the House of Representatives: “It is the constitutional responsibility of Congress to protect the Americans who are selflessly serving and who have heroically served our country. My vote was founded in my strong sense of duty to protect our national s... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Funding of Lewisville Dam
    Posted in Press Releases on December 16, 2015 | 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 Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, today issued the following statement in response to concerns of the structural soundness of the Lewisville Dam located in the 26th District of Texas: “My staff and I remain in regular contact with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Fort Worth District regarding the proper functionality of the Lewisville Dam and the timeline for upcoming constr... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on the Passage of The Every Student Succeeds Act
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Government Reform

    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 passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (S. 1177) in the House of Representatives. “Control of education should be purview of elected state and local school boards and not the federal government. Students are best served when the teachers and school administrators, who know them best, are not held to a... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Paris Attacks
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2015 | 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 on the Paris attacks and the admission of Syrian refugees into the United States: “I extend my sincerest condolences and prayers to all the victims and families impacted by last week’s horrific attacks in Paris. Regrettably, the tragedy in Paris has illustrated for the rest of the world what happens when would-... Read more

  • Burgess Honors Local Veterans
    Posted in Press Releases on November 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Veterans Affairs

    Pictured left to right: Andre “Frenchy” Rheault, Forrest Beadle, Jack Bailey, Congressman Michael Burgess, Doug Brown, Gary Steele Highland Village, TX – This week, U.S. Rep. Michael C. Burgess (R-Lewisville) recognized the five veterans who received this year’s 26th District Congressional Veteran Commendation (CVC). The CVC was created in 2005 to honor the distinguished living veterans of Texas’ 26th Congressional District. Nominations were received from the community, veterans’ organizations ... Read more