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  • Dr. Burgess Joins 660AM The Answer's Mark Davis Show
    Posted in Burgess in the News on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Dr. Burgess joins 660AM The Answer's Mark Davis on March 24, 207 to discuss the upcoming vote on the American Health Care Act on the House of Representatives floor. Click on the icon above or here to listen to the interview. 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

  • 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 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

  • 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 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

  • Michael Burgess will lead the GOP charge on unwinding Obamacare
    Posted in Burgess in the News on February 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON — In a delegation packed with chairmen and some of the most bombastic members of Congress, one of the quieter Texas members this week took on one of the most daunting tasks ahead for House Republicans. U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, a Lewisville Republican, led his first hearings this week to unwind the Affordable Care Act, the Democrats' 2010 health care overhaul. But in an interview with the Tribune on Wednesday, Burgess suggested his aim was not so much to unwind the landmark bill but... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on House Passage of Bill Blocking Taxpayer Funding of Abortions Under Federal Programs
    Posted in Blog on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    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 House passage of H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act of 2017. “Protecting the lives of the unborn as well as ensuring tens of millions of Americans can honor their consciences has long been a priority for this Republican Congress. This year, under unified government, I am more hopeful t... Read more