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House Protects Conscience Rights of Health Care Workers

Washington, D.C. – The House passed H.R. 497, the Freedom for Health Care Workers Act, to challenge the Biden Administration's COVID-19 vaccine mandate on federal healthcare workers. "With the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Vaccine Mandate, the Biden Administration chose to alienate Americans instead of unite them," said Burgess. "The decision to receive a vaccine or not should solely be between the doctor and the patient, and those who decide not to receive a vaccine should not be called out or isolated. “Our nation was founded on the principle of consent of the governed - t... Read More »

Burgess Votes to End the Pandemic

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Vice Chairman of the House Rules Committee, released the following statement after voting in support of H.R. 382, the Pandemic is Over Act. This legislation passed the House 220 to 210. “In September, President Biden admitted that the pandemic is over. Despite this declaration, this administration just authorized the 12th extension of the COVID-19 public health emergency,” said Burgess. “Americans are not just transitioning to their normal routines but have resoundingly returned to them. It is time that the Biden Administration fo... Read More »

House Republicans Tell Agencies Its Time To SHOW UP

Washington, D.C. –Today, House Republicans demonstrated once again that it is no longer business as usual in the People’s House by passing H.R. 139, SHOW UP act of 2023. This legislation demands that federal employees show up to work and do their job. Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Vice Chairman of the House Rules Committee, released the following statement after voting in support of this legislation. “It is astonishingly arrogant that federal agencies choose not respond to either me or my staff in a timely fashion,” said Burgess. “Americans sent their representatives to Washingt... Read More »

Burgess Manages Rule Debate

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Vice Chairman of the House Rules Committee, delivered the following remarks during today's Rule Debate on H.R. 139 SHOW UP Act of 2023, H.R. 382 Pandemic is Over Act, and H.R. 497 Freedom for Health Care Workers Act, and H.J. Res. 7. As Prepared for Delivery: I rise today in support of the rule and underlying bills. Today, the Republican Majority begins the long process of reversing the policy failures of President Biden and the previous Democratic Majority. Republicans last week demonstrated that we are committed to openly and re... Read More »

Burgess Named Vice Chairman of House Rules Committee

Washington, D.C. – It was announced that long standing House Rules Committee member Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) was named Vice Chairman for the committee. “I am grateful to serve as the Vice Chairman of the House Rules Committee,” said Burgess. “Our country is facing numerous crises thanks to this administration's reckless spending habits. I am confident under the leadership of Chairman Tom Cole, the Rules Committee will closely examine all legislation and consider its impact on the American people before it reaches the House Floor for a vote. I want to thank Speaker Kevin McCa... Read More »

Burgess: ‘Executive agencies must respond promptly to congressional inquiries’ Burgess: ‘Executive agencies must respond promptly to congressional inquiries’

By Ripon Advance News Service To effectively serve his home state constituents, U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) and other members of Congress often must reach out to executive agencies for information. And when he receives an out-of-office message or no response from these agencies, he’s not happy about it. “It is unacceptable,” said Rep. Burgess, because it is “inhibiting members of Congress from serving the American people.” To rectify the situation, Rep. Burgess on Jan. 25 sponsored the bipartisan Response from Executive Agencies to Congress on Time (REACT) Act, H.R. 504, with original cos... Read More »

Burgess: Fentanyl Crisis Absolutely Border Security Issue

Washington, D.C. –Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), joined Spicer & Co. to discuss DIRECTV's removal of Newsmax, his reappointment to the House Rules Committee, and the fentanyl crisis at the border. On the removal of Newsmax from DIRECTV: "We're in a time where people need perhaps, greater transparency, greater information, then to restriction people's access to information does not seem like a good business plan to me." On his reappointment to the House Rules Committee: "This term, I think it will be a much more open process than what you have seen in previous years and that's a g... Read More »

Burgess: 'Terrible image to give to the American people'

Washington, D.C. –Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), joined Mornings with Maria to discuss the classified documents found in Biden's Delaware home, and the fentanyl crisis. Highlights: On the Biden White House's effort to avoid questions in the classified doc debacle: "You see his [Biden's] shoulders as he goes through the door, and that is a terrible image to give to the American people when there are such critical questions that need to be answered." On the fentanyl crisis: "Here is the public service announcement- if you are buying something on the internet, if you are going there... Read More »

Burgess and Davis Call for Increased Agency Accountability

Washington, D.C.– Today, Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) and Congressman Danny K. Davis (D-IL) introduced the Response from Executive Agencies to Congress on Time (REACT) Act to require executive agencies to respond to inquiries from lawmakers in a timely manner. “One of my most important responsibilities is to serve the constituents of the 26th District of Texas. This often involves reaching out to federal agencies. It is unacceptable to receive an ‘out of office’ message or no response at all from these agencies, inhibiting members of Congress from serving the American people,” s... Read More »

Burgess to Continue to Serve on House Rules and Energy and Commerce Committees in the 118th Congress

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) announced he will continue to serve on the House Rules Committee and Energy and Commerce Committee for the 118th Congress. “It is a privilege to continue to serve on the House Rules Committee and Energy and Commerce Committee, two of the hardest working and most influential committees in the House,” Burgess said. “I look forward to working under the leadership of Chairman Cole and Chairwoman McMorris Rogers.” “My work on these committees will play an integral role in implementing the House Republican Conference’s Commitment ... Read More »