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Burgess Releases 2015 Year-End Accomplishments Report

January 8, 2016 | Posted by Lesley Fulop

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 of reflecting on and quantifying every function of both his Washington, D.C. and Lake Dallas district offices, as well as his legislative accomplishments.

“2015 proved to be a productive and prolific year,” said Burgess. “My office was heavily involved in advancing legislation focused on protecting consumers’ personal information from data breaches, increasing patients’ access to quality health care, and demanding the accountability for the actions of Administration officials. This report acts as a vehicle to track my progress and pinpoint areas for improvement as we look ahead to the next legislative year.”

Burgess also highlighted a piece of legislation he authored that became law, H.R. 2, the “SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2015,” which assertively repealed the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula.

“With bipartisan strength, in 2015, we passed the most meaningful entitlement reform in years with a product that’s a huge victory for seniors, providers, taxpayers, and the integrity of the entire Medicare system.”

The report also includes a list of statistics of Burgess’ work in 2015, including:

  • Authored and introduced 29 pieces of legislation
  • Cosponsored 163 pieces of legislation
  • Opened 547 cases on behalf of constituents
  • Received and responded to more than 67,000 pieces of constituent correspondence
  • Held or attended more than 500 events
  • Conducted over 100 television and radio interviews

Click here to view the 2015 report. Click here to view past reports.