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A Stop Gap is a Step in the Right Direction

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Vice Chairman of the House Rules Committee and Chairman for the House Budget Committee Health Task Force, released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 5860 - Continuing Appropriations Act, 2024 and Other Extensions Act. “A lapse in appropriations for funding the government should be the absolute last resort,” Burgess...

ARPA-H Announces Dallas as Location for Cutting-Edge Customer Experience Hub

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Washington, D.C. – Today, The Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H), an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced its selection of Dallas, Texas, as the official site for its Customer Experience hub. The hub will be located at Pegasus Park. This strategic move marks a significant development in ARPA-H's nationwide health innovation network. “Th...

ICYMI: Burgess Urges ARPA-H Hub in North Texas

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Vice Chairman of the House Rules Committee and Chairman of the House Budget Committee Health Care Task Force, sent a letter advocating for the establishment of the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health's (ARPA-H) addressed to Dr. Renee Wegrzyn, Director of ARPA-H at the Department of Health and Human Services. In the letter, Co...

Burgess on Reversing the Curse of Public Debt

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Vice Chairman of the House Rules Committee and Chairman of the House Budget Committee Health Taskforce, released the following statement after the House Budget Committee unveiled their Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Resolution. "In stark contrast to the President's budget, the House Budget Committee's Fiscal Year 2024 budget request to Congr...

Burgess, Murphy, Barrasso Bill Protects Medicare Part B Patients

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Congressman Gregory F. Murphy, M.D. (NC-03), and U.S. Senator John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) introduced a bill to protect access to care for vulnerable Medicare patients being treated with Part B covered drugs, including treatments for cancer and other serious diseases. In their reckless tax and spending bill, Democrats included a price-fixin...

Burgess Joined by Hometown Hero Erin Broadhead, PharmD on “Doctor in the House”

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) sits down with Hometown Hero Erin Broadhead, PharmD to discuss the fentanyl crisis, how to administer lifesaving Narcan, and drug shortages. Hometown Hero: Erin Broadhead, PharmD Doctor in the House Listen to the full episode HERE. Highlights: Dr. Burgess: “As we all know, our country has been grappling with drug shortages. We've also ...

ICYMI: Rep. Burgess joins Fox Business Evening Edit

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Vice Chairman of the House Rules Committee, joined Fox Business' The Evening Edit to discuss President Biden’s war on American energy. Highlights: On Biden’s cancelation of oil leases in Alaska: “He [President Biden] does not have the ability to just wave his hand and disrupt that legislation. This is the existing current law. I think...

ICYMI: Burgess joins Mornings with Maria

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Washington, D.C. –Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), joined Mornings with Maria to discuss skyrocketing energy costs and inflation’s squeeze on American families. Highlights: On Bidenflation: "Look, it is not a secret. I hear from people all the time in the district, and it's not a political statement that it's just really hard right now. If you're a single mom with a couple of kids, thi...

Chairing the Health Task Force on the House Budget Committee

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Dear Friends, I am always grateful for the privilege of serving you and our community in Congress. Today, I am excited to share some important updates with you. Chairing the Health Task Force on the House Budget Committee: I am honored to announce that I will serve as the Chair of the Health Task Force on the House Budget Committee. The mission of this task force is to find innovative solutions to...

Burgess Condemns Biden Administration's Drug Price Controls

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Vice Chairman of the House Rules Committee, released the following statement in response to the Biden Administration’s announcement of the first ten drugs selected for Medicare price negotiation. "The so-called 'Inflation Reduction Act' mandates the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to negotiate drug prices. However, it's...

Burgess Announced As Chair of the Budget Committee Health Care Task Force

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (R-TX) and Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) announced the launch of a new Budget Committee Health Care Task Force, which will be led by Burgess. Earlier this week, Arrington and Burgess published an opinion piece in The Hill highlighting how the recent U.S. credit downgrade and runaway health care spending makes t...

ICYMI: Protecting and Caring for Our Most Vulnerable Citizens

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) drafted an op-ed highlighting the Prematurity Research Expansion and Education for Mothers Who Deliver Infants Early Reauthorization Act (PREEMIE). Protecting and Caring for Our Most Vulnerable Citizens The Washington Examiner August 12, 2023 Read full op-ed here. The White House corridors are where decisions that shape our nation are ...

Bringing Energy Efficiency and Savings to North Texas

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Dear Friends, Last weekend, I had the privilege of hosting my annual Energy Efficiency Summit and Fair, aimed at providing cost-saving solutions for North Texas. I am excited to share some of the highlights from the event. Throughout the summit, we were fortunate to hear from energy experts who provided valuable insights to empower our community to make informed decisions that conserve energy and ...

Burgess and Gonzalez Work to Streamline Quality Care for American 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. 4698, the GOLD Card Act of 2023. This legislation will exempt qualifying providers from prior authorization requirements under Medicare Advantage plans. "Having practiced medicine for nearly three decades before entering Congress, I empathize with the frustration of waiting on the...

Burgess Applauds House Passage of Veterans Appropriations

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Vice Chairman of the House Rules Committee, released the following statement after voting in support for H.R. 4366, the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs (VA), and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 2024. “This legislation is a step towards honoring the service of our American heroes,”said Burgess. “It eliminate...