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Changing the Electoral Count will not Prevent Future Attacks

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) released the following statement after he voted against H.R. 8873, the Presidential Election Reform Act. “Once again House Democrats are pushing through a partisan messaging that will go nowhere in the Senate and will not reach the President’s desk, instead of focusing on the numerous crises facing the…

ICMYI: Burgess Oped: 'Gold card' approach streamlines burdensome prior authorization

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) drafted an oped for Modern Healthcare's the 117th Congress: What's Ailing Healthcare in America describing his legislation to streamline prior authorization process. 'Gold card' approach streamlines burdensome prior authorization By Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D.  Modern Healthcare September 20,…

Burgess: The Border Is Worse Than Anyone Has Ever Seen

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Washington, D.C. – In case you missed it, Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) joined Carley Shimkus and Todd Piro on Fox and Friends First to discuss the Border Crisis and the Biden Administration's actions to avoid a rail strike.    Highlights: On the Border: “We are…

ICYMI: Burgess Calls Out the Hypocrisy of the Biden Administration

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Washington, D.C. –In case you missed it, Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) joined Pete Hegseth on Fox and Friends Saturday to discuss the Biden Border Crisis, additional funding to Ukraine, and the administration depleting our Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Highlights: On the Border: “Oh…

Burgess Continues Fight to End Trafficking of UACs

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra and Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Acting Director Andrea Chapman expressing his concern with the report of missing unaccompanied alien children (UACs) in a recent article published by Reuters. In the letter he wrote: “In…

Burgess Warns of the Dangerous Precedent of Student Loan “Forgiveness”

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) warned against President Biden’s announcement of a student loan program that would forgive $10,000 in federal student loans per borrower for those who did not receive Pell grants. The Department of Education will provide up to $20,000 in loan forgiveness to borrowers with loans held by the Department of Education whose…

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…

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…