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Burgess Introduces the EMPOWER for Health Act
May 17, 2019
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, reintroduced H.R. 2781, the Educating Medical Professionals and Optimizing Workforce Efficiency and Readiness (EMPOWER) for Health Act of 2019. “By supporting physician workforce programs, the EMPOWER for Health Act of 2019 will ensure that patients in North Texas and around the country have access to skilled physicians and medical professionals – regardless of whe... More
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Burgess Statement on the So-Called “Equality” Act
May 17, 2019
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement on H.R. 5. “H.R. 5 is poorly-drafted legislation that, like nearly every other bill House Democrats have brought to the Floor this Congress, has next to zero chance of becoming law. Instead of playing politics, I urge my peers to work toward achieving real results for all Americans.” ### More
Dr. Burgess Weekly Video Address
An Update on Border Security
May 17, 2019
Yesterday, Dr. Burgess joined President Trump at the White House as he outlined his plan to reform America's immigration policies and secure the southern border. In this weekly address, Dr. Burgess offers a path forward. You can read his full remarks here. More
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A Bipartisan Path to Lower Drug Prices
May 16, 2019
Full Remarks as Prepared for Delivery: Mr. Speaker, I rise today to speak in opposition to H.R. 987. I am concerned that the Democrats are using bipartisan drug pricing bills to pay for partisan politics. These bills are proof that we can work together across the aisle and do what is best for our constituents. Unfortunately, as the Washington Post so eloquently said yesterday in the Health 202, “Democrats are putting a political pothole in the way of bipartisan drug pricing bills.” The Democrat... More
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Burgess Stands Strong on Border Security
May 16, 2019
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after President Trump introduced his plan to secure the southern border. “Today I joined President Trump at the White House as he announced his commonsense proposal to secure our borders and protect the American people. Only seven months into fiscal year 2019, Customs and Border Protection has apprehended or turned away more than 50... More
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