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Supreme Court Upheld the Authority of the Three Branches of Government

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Washington, D.C.– Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) released the following statement after the Supreme Court announced their decision for West Virginia v EPA. “For too long the executive branch has allowed bureaucratic agencies to carry forth its agenda instead of working with Congress,” said Burgess. “Today’s decision guts the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from the overreaching...

Supreme Court Decision Illuminates Biden’s Open Now Sign at the Border

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) released the following statement following the Supreme Court’s decision to allow President Biden to move forward with ending the “Remain in Mexico” program. “President Biden's reckless decision to end the 'Remain in Mexico' policy will further exacerbate the humanitarian crisis at our southern border by giving people who cross the bor...

Burgess Opposes Senate Gun Legislation

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) released the following statement after voting against S. 2938 - the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act – less than 24 hours after it passed the Senate and without full committee consideration in the House. "Having practiced medicine for nearly 30 years, I find it legislative malpractice for the House of Representatives to continue cedin...

Burgess: Life must be protected at all stages

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) released the following statement after the United States Supreme Court announced its decision on Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Center, overturning Roe v. Wade. “Before coming to Congress, I practiced medicine for nearly 30 years,”said Burgess.“During those years there were times when I would need to emergently intervene after a mot...

Burgess Manages Rule Debate on House Floor

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) delivered the following opening remarks at the start of the Rule Debate for H.R. 7666, the Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act; H.R. 5585, the Advanced Research Projects Agency – Health Act; and H.R. 4176, the LGBTQI+ Data Inclusion Act. As Prepared for Delivery: today’s rule provides for consideration of three bills: ...

Burgess is Joined by Congressman Jason Smith on “Doctor in the House”

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) hostedthe Republican Leader of the House Budget Committee, Congressman Jason Smith, after an eye-opening trip down to the southern border. Budgeting for the Border Doctor in the House Listen to full episode here. Highlights: Burgess: "I've studied this issue for a number of years. It's not new, just the level of anxiety that people ha...

Burgess Announces 2022 Academy Appointees

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) is pleased to announce the outstanding students from the 26th Congressional District who have accepted appointments to attend our nation’s service academies. One of the privileges of serving in the U.S. House of Representatives is the opportunity to nominate young Americans to be considered for appointment to the U.S. Military Academy...

Burgess and Axne Raise Awareness for Blood Clots

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) and Congresswoman Cindy Axne (D-Iowa) introduced a resolution for “Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism Awareness Month.” “Each year nearly 100,000 Americans lose their life to blood clot,” said Congressman Burgess. “By recognizing Deep Vein Thrombosis and Pulmonary Embolism Awareness Month, we can hopefully raise awareness to ...

Ranking Member Burgess Gives Opening Remarks at Hearing on Combatting Gun Trafficking and Criminal Violence

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Washington, D.C. –Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX),Republican Leader of the Rules Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process, delivered the following opening remarks during today's hearing: “Tools to Combat Gun Trafficking and Reduce Gun Violence in Our Communities.” As Prepared for Delivery: Thank you, Mr. Morelle, for holding this hearing today to address gun trafficking and redu...

Burgess: Tells Mornings with Maria the Administration's Priorities Need a Double-Take

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Washington, D.C. –Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), joined Mornings with Maria discussing the administration's response to the crisis at our southern border and ever growing energy crisis. Highlights: Tricky situation:"You have the talk from the administration, scaring away that they have access to capital for these companies. Anytime that they do, they do turn around and show a little...

Burgess and Gonzalez Work to Provide Quality Care for Patients

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) and Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX) introduced H.R. 7995, the Gold Card Act of 2022. This legislation will exempt qualifying providers from prior authorization requirements under Medicare Advantage plans. “Before coming to Congress, I practiced medicine for nearly 30 years and understand the frustration that comes from waiting on ...

Burgess: Recognizes Students at Congressional Art Competition

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) is pleased to announce the top three winners of this year’s Congressional Art Competition. Grand Prize: “Acceptance” by Geraldi Morales Geraldi Morales is a sophomore at Little Elm High School, and she won the 2022 Grand Prize with her graphite drawing entitled “Acceptance”. This is the first time Little Elm ISD has had the top winner ...

Burgess: Addresses Anti-Second Amendment Bills With CNN

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), joined CNN Newsroom with host Alisyn Camerota to discuss Democrats’ partisan anti-Second Amendment bills - H.R. 2377, the “Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2022,” and H.R. 7910, the so-called “Protecting Our Kids Act.” Highlights: On a personal side:"I had the [Emergency Preparedness Summit] seminar six weeks ago in in my...

Solving America’s Problems Should Not Be A Talking Point

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) released the following statement after voting against both of the Democrats’ partisan anti-Second Amendment bills - H.R. 2377, the “Federal Extreme Risk Protection Order Act of 2022,” and H.R. 7910, the “Protecting Our Kids Act.” “These bills are political statements, not solutions,” Burgess said. “My heartbreaks for the families in U...

ICYMI: Burgess and Ferguson Op-ed: “A BIG solution to gun violence”

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Washington, D.C. – Today, in the Washington Examiner, Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) and Congressman Drew Ferguson, D.M.D. (R-GA) penned an op-ed providing a bipartisan legislative response to some of the recent mass shootings. Their legislation, the Behavioral Intervention Guidelines Act of 2021, or simply the BIG Act, received strong bipartisan support in the House and is waiting f...