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  • Biden administrator. Updated border policy in the Trump era Title 42
    Posted in Burgess in the News on August 4, 2021 | Preview rr

    By Donald Dosman | Texas News Today | Tuesday, August 3, 2021 The Biden administration has expanded its policies during the Trump era, allowing illegal immigrants to move away at the border to stop the spread of COVID-19. On Monday, the CDC announced that the so-called Title 42 policy would remain in force until the health threats from non-citizens were eliminated. This is after the White House has allowed thousands of COVID-positive illegals to be shipped to cities across the country for releas... Read more

  • Congresswoman Miller Takes Action to Defend American Paralympic Athletes
    Posted in Press Releases on August 2, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C.– Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV) recently led nine of her colleagues in sending a bipartisan letter to the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) requesting American Paralympic athletes be allowed to have their own Personal Care Assistant (PCA) accompany them during the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics. This letter is in response to USOPC’s decision, along with other Olympic leadership committees, to permit only essential staff into Japan amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Essential st... Read more

  • A Doctor's Note on COVID-19
    Posted in A Doctor's Note on July 30, 2021 | Preview rr

    Dear Friends, This week, Speaker Pelosi imposed a mask mandate for the U.S. House of Representatives regardless of vaccination status. I told Chris Cuomo on Wednesday evening that this action will discourage those who have yet to receive the COVID-19 vaccine from doing so. Americans need to listen to their doctors, not talk show hosts, about receiving the vaccine. National Update: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidance recommending masks indoors in COVID-19 hot spots... Read more

  • The Doctor is in the House
    Posted in A Doctor's Note on July 30, 2021 | Preview rr

    Dear Friends, This week, Speaker Pelosi reinstated a mask mandate in the Capitol regardless of vaccination status. On Fox Business' The Evening Edit, I mentioned that this will cause further hesitancy for people to receive the vaccine. Those who are not vaccinated from COVID-19 will question the truth. And the truth is you are protected. Even with the delta variant, the protection seems to be extremely good. When questioned about vaccine hesitancy on Cuomo Prime Time, I repeated myself from las... Read more

  • REP. JACKSON ANNOUNCES HUGE LEGISLATIVE WIN FOR TEXAS AGRICULTURE
    Posted in Press Releases on July 27, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Ronny Jackson (TX-13) announced that language from his bipartisan RESTORE Act has been included in a larger disaster relief bill, H.R. 267. Jackson introduced H.R. 1692, the RESTORE Act, in March alongside Rep. Henry Cuellar (TX-28). House Agriculture Committee Chairman David Scott (GA-13) and Ranking Member Glenn “GT” Thompson (PA-15) praised Jackson for his leadership on this legislation before moving to include it in H.R. 267 during today’s committee markup.... Read more

  • Burgess, McMorris Rodgers, and Katko push for Minority rights
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) joined by House Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) and House Homeland Security Committee Ranking Member John Katko (R-N.Y.), introduced a Resolution of Inquiry (ROI) on Unaccompanied Children at our southern border. “We can no longer deny the crisis that we are facing at our southern border. It is a shame that the Democratic Majority Party is looking more for partisan wins rather than addres... Read more

  • Burgess, Allred, Crow, and Dunn introduce Veterans Health Care Stamp Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Congressman Colin Allred (D-TX), Congressman Jason Crow (D-CO), and Congressman Neal Dunn (R-FL) re-introduced the Veterans Health Care Stamp Act of 2021. This legislation will direct the United States Postal Service to issue and sell a stamp to provide funding for the medical care and treatment of veterans through the Department of Veterans Affairs. “The Veterans Health Care Stamp Act will provide the American public with an indivi... Read more

  • Arrington Leads Texas Republicans in Amicus Brief On Rescission of Texas’ Medicaid Waiver
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Reps. Jodey Arrington (TX-19), Kevin Brady (TX-8), Michael Burgess (TX-26), and Dan Crenshaw (TX-2) led the entire Texas Republican delegation in filing an Amicus Brief in support of the State of Texas’ lawsuit against the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS’s unprecedented action to rescind the extension of Texas’s Medicaid 1115 Waiver, leaving the future of healthcare for Texas’s most vulnerable in jeopardy. “The Biden Administration’s unprecedented dec... Read more

  • A Doctor's Note: This Week in Washington
    Posted in A Doctor's Note on July 23, 2021 | Preview rr

    July 23, 2021 Dear Friends, This week, while we watched Blue Origins lift off, we all witnessed Wally Funk accomplishing her dream to go to space. Wally was a member of Mercury 13 and trained to be an astronaut back in the 1960s. Sadly, she was not given the opportunity to join her fellow trainees in space. She remains an inspiration for her dedication to the field of aviation and a hero for every young girl. Also, we need to be cheering on Austen Smith as she prepares to compete at the 2020 To... Read more

  • GOP Doctors Caucus: Nothing Changes – Talk to Your Doctor About Getting a Vaccine, Must Still Pursue Origins of COVID-19
    Posted in Press Releases on July 22, 2021 | Preview rr

    GOP Doctors Caucus: Nothing Changes; Talk to Your Doctor About Getting a Vaccine, Must Still Purse Origins of COVID-19 WASHINGTON – Today, the GOP Doctors Caucus held a press conference with House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) to discuss the emergence of COVID-19 variants, the continued need to uncover the origins of the virus, and what the implications moving forward. The caucus issued the following statement: “We continue to... Read more