During a full week of legislative business, Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) worked to find solutions for some of the most pressing issues for North Texans and the American people.
Examining Lessons from Hurricane Harvey
On Monday, Dr. Burgess traveled to Cypress, TX for a House Committee on Homeland Security field hearing on the lessons learned from Hurricane Harvey. During the hearing, federal and local leaders testified and answered questions on their abilities to respond to victims of Hurricane Harvey and rebuild the affected areas, particularly in southeast Texas.
Getting Answers from Mark Zuckerberg
On Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Facebook’s transparency and use of consumer data. During the hearing, Dr. Burgess was the first lawmaker to ask Mr. Zuckerberg what specifically would set apart good “terms and conditions” from current standards. For more, watch their full exchange.
Making Progress on Combating the Opioid Crisis
As our nation continues to grapple with the heartbreaking opioid crisis, Dr. Burgess is leading the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee to seek solutions for all aspects of opioid abuse, from education and prevention to enforcement and care. Over two days this week, Dr. Burgess chaired a subcommittee hearing examining the ability of Medicare and Medicaid to provide care for patients in the midst of the opioid crisis. Wednesday and Thursday’s hearing, the third in an ongoing series on this important issue, focused on 34 bills - a new record for the Energy and Commerce Committee.