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  • Burgess: Republicans were excluded from Budget Reconciliation process
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) - senior member of the Rules Committee, Energy and Commerce, and Budget Committees – released the following statement after voting against the Democrats’ American Rescue Plan. “It is disappointing that while Americans are waiting for Congress to act, Democrats continue to push partisan talking points. Budget Reconciliation provides an expedited process since it requires only a simple majority to pass the Senate. Knowing this, Democra... Read more

  • Burgess: Johnson & Johnson EUA is evidence of American resourcefulness
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), the most senior doctor in Congress, released the following statement after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Johnson and Johnson’s single dose COVID-19 vaccine. This EUA marks the third COVID-19 vaccine to be available for distribution in the United States. “This is truly a remarkable achievement to see. To have three safe and effective vaccines not even a year from learning th... Read more

  • February 26, 2021: A Doctor's Note on another vaccine coming soon
    Posted in A Doctor's Note on February 26, 2021 | Preview rr

    Dear Friends, The weekend is starting off on a good note. This afternoon in a 22-0 vote the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel recommended that Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 single dose vaccine be approved for an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA). If approved for an EUA, Johnson & Johnson promised to immediately have 4 million doses ready to go, and to deliver a total of 100 million doses by the end of June. National Updates: The FDA will allow undiluted frozen vials of the Pfizer... Read more

  • Burgess: Passing legislation should not be about a scorecard
    Posted in Press Releases on February 25, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX),released the following statement after voting against the H.R. 5, the Equality Act. “I firmly believe that every American should be treated equally. Putting forward vague language in legislation just to score a political point, however, does more harm than good. Further, the 14th Amendment guarantees all Americans equal protections under the law. The long-term consequences of this bill were not fully thought out. There are multiple ... Read more

  • Burgess: It is time to simplify the tax code
    Posted in Press Releases on February 24, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), released the following statement after re-introducing the Flat Tax Act. “I strongly support fundamental tax reform and believe we need to overhaul the tax code,” Burgess said. “Each Congress, I introduce the Flat Tax Act, which would simplify our nation's tax code and encourage people to make financial decisions based on common-sense economics.” “Right now, Americans across the country are sitting at their dining room tables fillin... Read more

  • Burgess: Leads on Mandatory minimum Sentencing Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on February 24, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), released the following statement after re-introducing H.R. 1105, a bill that would protect federal security contractors working overseas from unfair sentencing requirements so that they can continue to protect our soldiers and civil servants. “Our country is fortunate to have dedicated, hardworking federal security contractors serving alongside our servicemembers to carry out our foreign policy priorities,” said Burgess. “In 2007, ... Read more

  • ICYMI: Burgess joined America’s News Headquarters
    Posted in Press Releases on February 24, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), joined Mike Emanuel on Fox News’ America’s News Headquarters on Sunday to provide an update on how Texas was emerging from the extreme weather that left millions without power and the upcoming debate on the next COVID-19 spending package through budget reconciliation. Highlights from the interview: Does Texas need to do a better job in winterizing the energy infrastructure properly: “It’s one of the causes, to be sure.… But how in t... Read more

  • Kinzinger, Burgess, Crenshaw Lead Letter to POTUS Calling for Comprehensive Energy Strategy
    Posted in Press Releases on February 23, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressmen Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Michael Burgess (R-TX), and Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) led a joint letter to President Biden regarding America’s national energy and environmental strategy, calling for his support of baseload energy. The arctic air mass ripping across the country has left thousands without power or water, enduring below-freezing temperatures for days on end. The letter calls for an honest conversation about the future of energy in America and how to ensure a polic... Read more

  • Protecting Americans against COVID-19 should be a priority
    Posted in Press Releases on February 22, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), the Republican Leader's Designee to the Budget Committee, delivered remarks today in support of hismotion to instruct to the Democrats'American Rescue Plan. His motion would provide COVID-19 health screenings at the border to help decrease the spread of the virus. Recently, the nation reached 500,000 deaths due to this Coronavirus. Today,President Biden and Vice President Harris announced they will commemorate those deaths with a c... Read more

  • Burgess: Continues to support expanding consumer choice in connectivity
    Posted in Press Releases on February 22, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), re-introduced the “Consumer Access to Broadband for Local Economies and Competition” or “CABLE Competition” Act. “Before 2020, more than 21 million Americans did not have access to broadband. This pandemic has highlighted the level of importance these services are to keep Americans working, learning, and receiving health care. This legislation will increase competition by getting rid of regulations that are not keeping up with how c... Read more