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  • Burgess Pentagon Amendment to NDAA Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Veterans Affairs

    Washington, D.C. — Today the House of Representatives passed the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included an amendment sponsored by Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) that would allow Congress to see and evaluate the progress being made by the Pentagon on its required audit. In 1990, Congress passed the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, requiring every federal Department and Agency to produce verifiable financial statements that could be fully audit... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on National Police Week
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 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 observance of National Police Week. “Every day law enforcement officers across the United States put their lives on the line to protect their communities and fellow Americans. In return, the House of Representatives is dedicated to ensuring our police officers feel supported and have access to the resources... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Federal Ruling on ObamaCare
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Judiciary

    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 federal ruling in House v. Burwell, the House of Representatives’ lawsuit on Obamacare. “The U.S. District Court’s ruling is one step closer to victory for the American people and for the rule of law. The federal judge’s decision confirms that the Obama Administration has been unlawfully paying insurers... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on House Passage of Legislation to Fight Opioid Epidemic
    Posted in Press Releases on May 13, 2016 | 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 Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, issued the following statement regarding the passage of legislation to combat the opioid epidemic by the House of Representatives. “This week the people’s House took a significant step in confronting our nation’s opioid abuse epidemic. The devastating impact of addiction and abuse has been felt in every community across America—the bills pa... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Suspension of Cruz Presidential Bid
    Posted in Press Releases on May 4, 2016 | Preview rr

    Lake Dallas, TX — 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 suspension of Senator Cruz’s 2016 Presidential campaign. “Congratulations to the Cruz camp for fighting the good fight. Senator Cruz has been a dedicated leader of the Republican party and I have an immense amount of respect for him and his family. I endorsed Senator Cruz early on for the Presidency beca... Read more

  • Burgess Announces Winners of Congressional High School Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2016 | Preview rr

    Lake Dallas, TX — Today, Congressman Michael Burgess (TX-26), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, announced the winner of the 14th annual 26th Congressional District high school art competition. The art competition was open to public, private and home-schooled high school students residing in or attending schools in the district. Meghan Adams, a senior art student of Kathy Toews at Marcus High School in Flower Mound, won the Grand Prize w... Read more

  • Burgess Hosts 8th Annual Emergency Preparedness Summit & Fair
    Posted in Press Releases on April 26, 2016 | Preview rr

    Aubrey, TX — This weekend Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, hosted his 8th Annual Emergency Preparedness Summit & Fair at Aubrey High School in Aubrey, Texas. Over 500 North Texas residents joined emergency responders from the Aubrey ISD Police Department, the City of Aubrey Fire Department, the Town of Providence Village and Denton County Emergency Services to learn from the experts about pu... Read more

  • Burgess Joins Rep. Ratcliffe & Committee on Homeland Security to Discuss Cybersecurity
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Homeland Security and Immigration

    Sherman, TX — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, joined fellow Texan Congressman John Ratcliffe (TX-04), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies for a field hearing, in Sherman, Texas, entitled “Cyber Preparedness and Response at the Local Level.” The field hearing sought to help provide a better understanding ... Read more

  • Burgess Hosts Press Conference to Provide Updates on Lake Lewisville
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    Lewisville, TX – Today Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. hosted a press conference with the Fort Worth U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to share updates on the continued progress of the repairs to the slide on the dam at Lake Lewisville. Colonel Calvin C. Hudson, Commander of the Fort Worth District USACE shared that the Corps has the full funding needed to complete the critical repairs to the slide on the dam at Lake Lewisville and that the completion of the Dam Safety Modification Study has bee... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Terror Attacks in Brussels
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2016 | 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 in response to the terror attacks in Brussels. “Today, I extend my deepest condolences and prayers to the victims and families impacted by the senseless and tragic terror attacks committed against the people of Belgium. These horrific acts know no race, gender or nationality. “We must remain vigilant in the pr... Read more