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  • A Doctor's Note on Innovation
    Posted in Dr. Burgess' Weekly Address on July 9, 2020 | Preview rr

    July 9, 2020 Dear Friends, Today, the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce held a hearing on “Consumers Beware: Increased Risks During the COVID-19 Pandemic.” My questions centered around how technology is being used to help address COVID-19 issues. To this end, I recently introduced H.R. 6928, the Advancing 3D Printing Act. We have seen numerous innovative uses of 3D printing. The University of Miami is completing a project to 3D print 1,000 nasopharyngeal swabs... Read more

  • USA Today: Can hydroxychloroquine help COVID patients early on? We need more science and less politics.
    Posted in Burgess in the News on July 9, 2020 | Preview rr

    by Dr. Marc Siegel My father, who is 96 years old, felt suddenly fatigued back in March with some shortness of breath and fever. He laid down on his couch and said he didn’t think he was going to get up again. He has heart disease and a pacemaker, and his cardiologist weighed the options and agreed to start him on hydroxychloroquine. He was much better within a day. I made the same decision in several patients with COVID-19 or suspected COVID-19 in my practice over the first few months of the pa... Read more

  • Burgess: The Supreme Court’s Decision Protected the First Amendment
    Posted in Press Releases on July 8, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), a member of the House Rules Committee and Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that The Little Sisters of the Poor, a Catholic charity, cannot be forced by the government to act in violation of their religious beliefs. “Today’s Supreme Court decision protected our First Amendment rights,” Burgess said. “The Constitution pro... Read more

  • A Doctor's note on Coronavirus
    Posted in Dr. Burgess' Weekly Address on July 7, 2020 | Preview rr

    July 7, 2020 Dear Friends, This morning, I joined Mark Davis to discuss the latest with COVID-19 and what this fall might look like. National Updates The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization for the third combination diagnostic test that will help differentiate between flu and COVID-19 viruses in individuals, in order to help health care providers prepare for the upcoming flu season amidst the pandemic. The Department of Health and Human Services(HHS) and Depa... Read more

  • Rep. Mike Burgess to Newsmax TV: Loud Noise Environments Increase COVID Risk
    Posted in Burgess in the News on July 7, 2020 | Preview rr

    by Brian Trusdell Loud noise environments may increase a person’s risk for contracting the novel coronavirus, nine-term congressman and doctor Rep. Mike Burgess told Newsmax TV on Tuesday, because it causes people to move closer than the 6-foot "social distancing" suggestion to be heard. Burgess is a 69-year-old Republican who has three decades as a doctor in North Texas and represents Texas’ 26th Congressional District in the northern section of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. He was reacting to cl... Read more

  • WBAP Morning News: What Can We Expect From The Next Stimulus Package?
    Posted in Burgess in the News on July 7, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Dr. Michael Burgess joined the WBAP Morning News with information that is being considered for the next stimulus package. Read more

  • The Mark Davis Show: Congressman Michael Burgess – COVID 19 numbers to rise in Texas
    Posted in Burgess in the News on July 7, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Michael Burgess discusses the rising COVID-19 numbers in Texas. Read more

  • KLIF News: A Major Supreme Court Ruling On The Electoral College, And A Converstaion With Texas Congressman Michael Burgess
    Posted in Burgess in the News on July 7, 2020 | Preview rr

    A Major Supreme Court Ruling On The Electoral College, And A Conversation With Texas Congressman Michael Burgess Read more

  • Healio: Patient safety advocates oppose updated contact lens Rx release rules
    Posted in Burgess in the News on July 6, 2020 | Preview rr

    An industry group is concerned over the Federal Trade Commission’s changes to the Contact Lens Rule that permit computer-generated phone calls to verify prescriptions and require more stringent documentation for prescription release. The Health Care Alliance for Patient Safety said in a press release that it will continue to work with Congressman Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) and Congressman Michael C. Burgess, MD (R-Texas) to pass the Contact Lens Prescription Verification Modernization Act, or HR 3975, ... Read more

  • A Doctor's note for July 4th
    Posted in Dr. Burgess' Weekly Address on July 2, 2020 | Preview rr

    July 2, 2020 Dear Friends, This Independence Day weekend, as you relax and reflect, please take the proper precautions to protect your family and yourself from COVID-19. Social distancing, wearing a mask, and staying home if you are sick are little things that can make a big difference in slowing the spread. If you need access to a COVID-19 test, there are several locations across Texas. National Updates The Trump Administration reestablished the Ready Reserve Corps as part of the U.S. Public H... Read more