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Burgess Manages Rule Debate for Senate Amendment to H.R. 5376 – Inflation Reduction Act

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader's Designee to the Budget Committee, delivered the following opening remarks while managing today's Rule onSenate Amendment to H.R. 5376 – "Inflation Reduction Act." As Prepared for Delivery: Today’s rule provides for consideration of the Senate amendment to H.R. 5376, the so-called Inflation Reduction Act. This is t...

Democrats Block Burgess/Murphy Amendment to Remove Physicians from Government Price-Scheme

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) and Congressman Gregory F. Murphy, M.D. (R-NC) filed an amendment to H.R. 5376, the Democrats’ Tax and Spend bill, that would allow drug manufacturers to send rebates directly to the government, thereby removing physicians from the middle of Medicare drug price-setting and ensuring patients still receive the lower price of a drug. The...

Burgess Reintroduces Bill To Increase Accountability and Fairness In Foreign Medical Schools

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) introduced the Foreign Medical School Accountability Fairness Act of 2022. This legislation requires all medical schools outside of the U.S. and Canada to meet the same minimum requirements to receive Title IV student aid dollars. “Medical schools outside the U.S. receiving federal funding need to meet the standards of education those...

A Doctor's Note: Back In The District

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Dear Friends, Last week, we learned the tragic news of the loss of Rep. Jackie Walorski and her two staffers, Emma Thomson and Zachery Potts. Prior to Rep. Walorski's office, Emma served as my Communications Director. Emma was a rising star on Capitol Hill and had an exceptional work ethic. She was a salt of the earth person who cared deeply for those around her. My thoughts and prayers are with ...

Congress Says Bye to July and Heads into August Recess

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Dear Friends, I hope that you will join me either tomorrow night, August 2, 2022, or Thursday night, August 4, 2022, for one of my town halls. You can learn more here. I joined Maria Bartiromo on Mornings with Maria to discuss the CHIPS Act, the spending crisis facing America, and my legislation, the PARENT Act. This week, on the House floor I delivered the following remarks on H.R.4040, Advancing...

Media Advisory: Congressman Burgess to Hold In-Person Town Hall TONIGHT

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) will hold a town hall tomorrow, Thursday, August 4, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. CT at Sanger High School. WHO:Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. WHAT: Town Hall WHEN: Thursday, August 4, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. CT WHERE: Sanger High School 100 Indian Lane Sanger, TX 76266 ###

Burgess: Throwing More Money Just Won't Do It

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) joins Mornings with Maria on Fox Business to discuss the CHIPS Act, the new legislation he introduced and America's spending crisis. Highlights: Build Back Broke Again: "In no time was the ink dry on the [CHIPS legislation] deal to go down to the floor for a House vote, and what was not supposed to happen [with reconciliation], happen...

Burgess Manages Rule Debate for H.R. 5118, H.R. 6929, and H.R. 3771

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) delivered the following remarks during tonight's Rule Debate on H.R. 5118, H.R. 6929, and H.R. 3771. As Prepared For Delivery: Today’s rule provides for consideration of three bills representing largely partisan priorities. The first bill, H.R. 5118, attempts to address the wildfires raging across the country. 2022 is shaping up to be...

Burgess Leads Republicans to Prevent Child Trafficking

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) is leading Republicans to protect Unaccompanied Alien Children (UAC) from being trafficked throughout our country by introducing H.R. 8490, the Protecting an Alien child’s Reasonable Expectation of No Trafficking, or PARENT, Act of 2022. “My first trip to our southern border was in 2014 where I witnessed firsthand the horror of childr...

Burgess Fights for More Patient Access

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) delivered the following remarks on H.R.4040,Advancing Telehealth Beyond COVID-19 Act. As Prepared for Delivery: Of the many lessons we learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, the ability to provide care to patients who are safely in their own home, was truly a highlight. The convenience of telehealth has been enormously popular with pat...