Burgess Statement on the Life of President George H.W. Bush
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 extraordinary life and legacy of President George H.W. Bush.
“Along with a grateful nation, I celebrate the life of former President George H.W. Bush, who lived out American values on the front lines of our nation’s history. As the youngest naval aviator to serve in World War II, he defended his country in the Pacific theater at one of its darkest hours. From the Yale baseball diamond to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to the streets of Beijing to the halls of the White House, President Bush led a life of humble leadership, courage, and conviction. Though he held many prestigious positions, he will be long remembered for the roles he held most dear: as a devoted husband to Barbara Pierce and a loving father and grandfather. President Bush made an indelible mark on Americans across the nation. There is no doubt that the State of Texas, the United States of America, and the global community are better because of George H.W. Bush, and we are grateful to his family for sharing him with us.”