Burgess Statement on the Passing of Supreme Court Justice Scalia
February 13, 2016
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 passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia:
"It is with a heavy heart that I extend my sincere condolences on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. His unparalleled 30 years of service were integral in advancing commonsense policy that helped shape our country and the conservative cause. Justice Scalia was an invaluable member of the Supreme Court bench whose respect and deference for the constitutional authority of the legislative branch was a sentiment found woven throughout his opinions over his entire career. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time."