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  • Burgess at Clint: Congress Must Ensure Agencies Are Equipped for Humanitarian Response on the Southern Border
    Posted in Press Releases on July 19, 2019 | Preview rr

    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 traveling to the Clint Border Patrol Station near El Paso. As part of his commitment to oversight of federal border operations, Dr. Burgess has made five trips to the southern border since July 2018. The Clint Border Patrol Station is a short-term processing center operated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and its... Read more

  • Empowering Young Americans to Succeed
    Posted in Burgess in the News on July 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    During the House's debate on a federal minimum wage increase, Dr. Burgess discussed the ramifications of a one-size-fits-all wage increase for young Americans. As he notes, Democrats' proposed-107 percent minimum wage increase across the country would be detrimental to those entering the workforce. Congress should be working to empower - and not hinder - young Americans' opportunities to succeed. Read more

  • Burgess Praises Advancement of Key E&C Health Bills
    Posted in Burgess in the News on July 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    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 the Energy and Commerce Committee advanced critical bipartisan health care bills at today’s markup. “Today the Energy and Commerce advanced several bipartisan health care bills that will serve American patients in North Texas and beyond. These measures include extending funding for critical programs such as the Special Diabete... Read more

  • Burgess Condemns House Democrats’ Meaningless Messaging Bill
    Posted in Burgess in the News on July 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) released the following statement on House Democrats’ H.Res. 489, yet another example of the Majority’s commitment to prioritizing progressive political messaging ahead of effective governance. Today Dr. Burgess traveled back to Texas to attend a memorial service celebrating the life of Ross Perot, an outstanding North Texan with deep ties to Texas’ 26th Congressional District. Though he was unable to return to the Capitol in time to ... Read more

  • Weekly Address: Supporting North Texas Veterans
    Posted in Dr. Burgess Weekly Video Address on July 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    In Congress, Dr. Burgess is committed to supporting veterans in North Texas and around the country. This week, he visited the new VA Behavioral Health Center in Denton during the first day of its operations. This facility, The Annex, will help North Texas veterans access quality mental health care close to home. For more information, read his complete remarks. Read more

  • Burgess Statement on NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    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 the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. “For nearly 60 years, the National Defense Authorization Act has been a product of bipartisan consensus, formed out of a common respect for American troops – until now. I am disappointed that House Democrats chose to use this critical legislation as a vehicle for their... Read more

  • Burgess Opening Statement on Key Health Reauthorizations
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, gave the below opening remarks at today’s Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health markup on ten health care bills. Dr. Burgess’ Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Chairwoman Eshoo. It is critical that we are here today marking up numerous extender and reauthorization policies so that we maximize the chance of them becoming law prior to their expiration i... Read more

  • Reps. Burgess, Dingell, Marchant, and Thompson Introduce the Bipartisan Independence at Home Demonstration Act of 2019
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Congressman Kenny Marchant (R-TX), and Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA) released the following statement on the reintroduction of H.R. 3644, the Independence at Home Demonstration Act of 2019, which would extend the Independence at Home Medical Practice Demonstration Program (IAH) for three years. By providing in-home primary care to chronically ill Medicare beneficiaries, IAH has the potential t... Read more

  • Burgess Supports President Trump’s Work to Advance Kidney Health
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    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 President Trump’s actions to improve the future of kidney care for American patients. “It was a privilege to join President Trump today as he announced his new initiative to improve the lives of Americans suffering from kidney disease. With nearly 100,000 Americans waiting to receive a kidney transplant, these patients have too f... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Ross Perot
    Posted in Press Releases on July 9, 2019 | Preview rr

    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 the life and legacy of Ross Perot. “Ross Perot was a remarkable North Texan whose footprint of entrepreneurial spirit, generosity, and leadership extends far beyond our local community. From humble roots in Texarkana, Perot wrote his own success story – embodying the American dream – that continues to make an impact throughout th... Read more