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  • Burgess: Project ECHO Continues to Harness Widespread Access to Care
    Posted in Press Releases on February 21, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health released the following statement after the Center for Disease Control (CDC) announced an initiative to help laboratories in rural communities improve diagnostic excellence based on the Expanding Capacity for Health Outcomes “ECHO” Model. “Project ECHO is an effective way to ensure widespread access to care,” Burgess said. “This guided practice model has prove... Read more

  • Burgess: The Question of Abortion, Sometimes Reduced to Yet Another Political Issue to Debate, is Personal for Me
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health prepared the following opening remarks for today’s hearing on Protecting Women’s Access to Reproductive Health Care. As Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Madam Chair. Today’s hearing is an unfortunate indication of where the Democratic party is headed. While the policy concerns surrounding abortion and a right to life are not new, a bill such as H.R. 2975, with... Read more

  • A free market for a clean future
    Posted in Burgess in the News on February 12, 2020 | Preview rr

    At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, leaders from around the world gathered to discuss the pressing issues of the day. Climate change was among the issues discussed. Unfortunately, the treatment many of these elites prescribe is worse than the disease. As I see it, the next 10 days may look bleak, but the next 10 months and beyond are filled with hope. This optimism is based on the rapid innovation and development of America’s energy resources. Recent federal policies have set fort... Read more

  • Burgess: A Free Market for a Clean Future
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), member of the House Rules Committee and Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health penned an op-ed in The Hill outlining how innovation can bring forward a clean future. A Free Market for a Clean Future The Hill By Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D. February 12, 2020 https://bit.ly/2SpbWxT At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, leaders from around the world gathered to discuss the pressing issue... Read more

  • Burgess: Autonomous Vehicles Will Improve Mobility For All Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on February 12, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), member of the House Rules Committee and Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health released the following statement after the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee hearing on autonomous vehicles. “In the Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee, this week, we heard compelling testimony on the development of autonomous vehicles,” Burgess said. “Autonomous vehicles will reduce traffic conges... Read more

  • Burgess: America Lost a Promising Servant Leader
    Posted in Press Releases on February 11, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), member of the House Rules Committee and Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health released the following statement after learning about the unexpected death of Midshipman Duke Anthony Carrillo of Flower Mound, TX. “My thoughts and prayers are with the Carrillo family as they mourn the loss of their son and brother, Duke Anthony Carrillo,” Burgess said. “Duke was a dynamic, patriotic young man intent o... Read more

  • Burgess: Speaker Pelosi’s Actions Dishonored the Heroes And Their Families Attending the SOTU
    Posted in Press Releases on February 6, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), member of the House Rules Committee and Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health released the following statement after he voted for the Privileged Resolution to Admonish Speaker Pelosi. “Tuesday evening America witnessed unprecedented and poorly timed actions of Speaker Nancy Pelosi,” Burgess said. “Her disrespectful actions were not only towards the President, but to the heroes and their families t... Read more

  • Burgess: Senate Votes To Acquit The President Ending Our National Nightmare
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), member of the House Rules Committee and Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health released the following statement after the Senate voted to acquit President Trump on both Articles of Impeachment. “Today, the national trauma that has divided our country ended,” Burgess said. “We have known the outcome of this trial since Speaker Pelosi announced the investigation for Articles of Impeachment. “Members ... Read more

  • Walden and Burgess Call for E&C Hearing on CMS Proposal to Modernize Medicaid
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2020 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) and Health Subcommittee Republican Leader Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) sent a letter to Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) calling for a hearing on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) new proposal to modernize Medicaid, the Healthy Adult Opportunity, before having the House vote on a rushed resolution of disapproval. "We request that the Committee on Energy and Commerce hold a ... Read more

  • Denton Record-Chronicle: Burgess on SOTU: "It was the total package"
    Posted in Burgess in the News on February 5, 2020 | Preview rr

    By Jenna Duncan Staff Writer jduncan@dentonrc.com U.S. Rep Michael Burgess, R-Pilot Point, shown here during a meeting last summer with the editorial board of the Denton Record-Chronicle, said President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech Tuesday night hit the right tone for the country and North Texas. The newsworthy and noteworthy State of the Union address Tuesday night may have drawn criticism from top-tier Democrats, but Republicans continued to sing President Donald Trump’s praises th... Read more