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  • 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

  • Burgess To Host 98th Town Hall on Saturday March 4
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Health Care, Defense and National Security, Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security and Immigration, Energy and Environment, Budget and Spending, Government Reform

    Flower Mound, TX – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) announced today that he will host his 98th town hall meeting on Saturday, March 4 beginning at 9am at Marcus High School. 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. Residents of the 26th district of Texas will also have the opportunity to ask Congre... Read more

  • Burgess on President Trump’s First Joint Address to Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: 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 President Trump’s first joint address to Congress. “Last November, the country voted for an optimistic, forward-looking vision for America. Tonight’s address from President Trump reflects this hopefulness and confirms that his promises to Americans will be kept. “Just today, there was disappointing news that in the final quarter of la... Read more

  • 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