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Burgess: Socialist Gas Price Controls Will Repeat History

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Washington, D.C. – Instead of accepting the reality of the energy crisis Americans are facing at the pump and working to produce more American-made energy, Democrats are once again attempting to shift the blame and trying to implement socialist price controls on gasoline. After voting against H.R. 7688, Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) released the following statement. “This feels like ...

Burgess and Crenshaw lead Texas Republican Delegation letter to HHS Secretary

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) and Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), led 12 Texas members of Congress in sending a letter to Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra requesting that the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Health (ARPA-H) be based in Texas. If Congress is going to establish ARPA-H, its implementation must be thoughtful and intent...

Burgess manages Rule Debate on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, the Targeting Resources to Communities in Need Act, and S. 2938

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), a member of the House Rules Committee, delivered the following remarks when he managed today's Rule Debate on H.R. 7309, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act; H.R. 6531, the Targeting Resources to Communities in Need Act; and S. 2938, to name a post office after Joseph Woodrow Hatchett. As prepared for delivery: "Today’s rule ...

GOP Doctors Caucus responds to Infant Formula Shortage Crisis

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Washington, D.C. –Today, members of the GOP Doctors Caucus released the following statement amid rising concerns about access to infant formula: “We are very concerned about the health effects that the formula shortage will have on babies and others whom rely on formula for acute medical conditions, such as severe allergies and metabolic disorders. It is disappointing that the FDA delayed its resp...

HAPPENING TODAY: Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee set to mark up four Congressman Burgess bills

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Washington, D.C. – Today, the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health will be holding a markup that will include four pieces of legislation put forward by Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX). These pieces of legislation are included in H.R. 7667, the Food and Drug Amendments of 2022 and H.R. 7666, the Restoring Hope for Mental Health and Well-Being Act of 2022. “It is critical that we l...

Congressional Motorcycle Caucuses work to raise Motorcycle Safety Awareness

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Congressman Tim Walberg (R-MI), and the House Congressional Motorcycle Caucuses introduced a resolution to designate May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month promotes rider safety, education, licensing, and awareness in order to decrease the number of crashes. Motorcycles help to reduce congestion, a...

Burgess announces open voting for Congressional Art Competition

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), announced the start of voting for the Texas-26 Congressional Art Competition. “Each spring, my office takes part in the Congressional Art Competition,” said Burgess. “Since the start of the competition in 1982, hundreds of thousands of talented high school students have served as artistic ambassadors of their communities. I am excited...

Burgess and Fletcher lead bipartisan letter to FERC Chairman Glick

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) and Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (D-TX) led a bipartisan letter to Federal Energy Regulation Commission (FERC) Chairman Richard Glick on FERC’s new policy statements on certificate applications for critical natural gas infrastructure. This letter recognizes the Commission’s recent withdrawal of their interim policy statements for furt...

A Doctor's Note on Gas Prices and Budget Hearings

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Dear Friends, I joined Mornings with Maria on Thursday morning to give the 411 on Wednesday's Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing on “Gouged at the Gas Station: Big Oil and Americas Pain at the Pump." Since his first day in office, President Biden has undermined our energy production to force through unwanted Green New Deal policies. Attempting to place the bla...

Burgess: Smoke and Mirrors won’t help Restaurants Recover

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) voted against another Democrat scheme that will further drive up inflation disguised as a restaurant relief package. “It is time to put an end to the messaging bills and put forward legislation that will provide real relief to Americans,” said Burgess. “This legislation relies on future potential recoveries to pay for the $55 billion p...

ICMYI: Burgess on Mornings with Maria: Strong 'dose of irony' as top oil execs faced off with House lawmakers

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Washington, D.C. –Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), joined Fox Business' Mornings with Maria to discuss yesterday’s Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing on “Gouged at the Gas Station: Big Oil and Americas Pain at the Pump”, the Department of Interior, Russian sanctions, and President Biden. Highlights: Creating Villains and Victims: “The Democrats lov...

Burgess: America’s Energy Crisis is Magnified by bad Policy

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Washington, D.C. – In light of today’s Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing - Gouged at the Gas Station: Big Oil and America’s Pain at the Pump - Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) introduced two pieces of legislation to require the Department of the Interior (DOI) to get back to work to increase production of oil and gas on Federal lands. The first bil...

A Doctor's Note on the President's Budget

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Dear Friends, With President Biden releasing his budget for the 2023 fiscal year, I am reminded of the President being very critical of the late Senator McCain’s policies. He went so far as to say, “Don't tell me what you value. Show me your budget, and I'll tell you what you value.” The President’s budget shows that he values partisan spending priorities more than ending the crises that are affec...

Burgess and Davis Work to Hold Agencies Accountable

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) and Congressman Danny K. Davis (D-IL) introduced the Response from Executive Agencies to Congress on Time (REACT) Act to require executive agencies to respond to inquiries from lawmakers in a timely manner. “When other Members of Congress or I reach out to federal agencies, we should not receive an ‘out of office’ or be left wondering ...

Burgess hosts annual U.S. Service Academies Forum in Fort Worth

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), along with Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), Congressman Colin Allred (D-TX), Congressman Jodey Arrington (R-TX), Congressman John Carter (R-TX), Congressman Jake Ellzey (R-TX), Congressman Pat Fallon (R-TX), Congressman Lance Gooden, Congresswoman Kay Granger (R-TX), Congressman Ronny Jackson, M.D (R-TX), Congressm...