Burgess Statement on the Secretary of State
Posted by on March 13, 2018 | comments
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Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement on the Secretary of State.

“Secretary Rex Tillerson, a constituent of the 26th District, has served our nation honorably as both a private citizen and public servant. As a former leader in the energy industry, Secretary Tillerson never hesitated to make himself available as a resource to the Energy and Commerce Committee as we considered complex legislation. I am especially grateful for his engagement during the Deepwater Horizon investigation conducted by the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. More recently as our chief diplomat, Secretary Tillerson worked to support American interests abroad. I thank my fellow Texan for his service, and wish him every success in his future endeavors.

“It was a privilege to serve alongside Director Mike Pompeo on the Energy and Commerce Committee during his time in the U.S. House of Representatives. I have great respect for his leadership, and look forward to working with him in this new role upon Senate confirmation.”



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