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  • A Doctor's Note on September 11, 2001
    Posted in A Doctor's Note on September 13, 2021 | Preview rr

    Dear Friends, Twenty years ago, the United States of America faced a tragedy of unthinkable proportions. The September 11, 2001, terror attacks were designed to break the American spirit and shake the very foundation on which we stand; however, just as Americans have always done, we found strength and unity and refused to let senseless violence cripple our resolve. It was nearly impossible to believe what was happening in our country, on our soil, and to our fellow Americans. We can all remembe... Read more

  • Burgess during E&C mark-up: We should commit to making energy more reliable, more affordable, more accessible
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2021 | Preview rr

    Burgess during E&C mark-up: We should commit to making energy more reliable, more affordable, more accessible Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), provided the following opening statement at today's House Energy and Commerce Committee mark-upon the Democrats' $3.5 trillion Budget Reconciliation Bill. As Prepared for Delivery: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. The Chairmen sitting in this room with the portraits of all of our former chairs are looking down on us. What is intere... Read more

  • Democrats call for a fee on excess methane emissions
    Posted in Burgess in the News on September 13, 2021 | Preview rr

    James Osborne | Houston Chronicle WASHINGTON - House Democrats and Republicans clashed Monday over a proposed fee on methane emissions that could cost the natural gas industry in Texas and other states billions of dollars a year. Within their $3.5 trillion budget legislation, Democrats laid out plans to charge oil and natural gas producers $1,500 per ton of methane allowed to escape into the atmosphere, part of a wide ranging series of initiatives designed to address U.S. contributions to climat... Read more

  • GOP DOCTORS: Mandates drive opposition and are un-American
    Posted in Press Releases on September 10, 2021 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON – The GOP Doctors Caucus released the following statement after President Biden announced he would sign two executive orders that mandate COVID-19 vaccines for all federal employees and for private businesses that employ over 100 people. “For over a year, the GOP Doctors Caucus has been at the forefront educating the American people on the safety and efficacy of our COVID-19 vaccines and encouraging everyone to talk to their doctors to decide what is best for their personal situation.... Read more

  • A Doctor's Note on COVID-19
    Posted in A Doctor's Note on September 10, 2021 | Preview rr

    September 10, 2021 Dear Friends, Yesterday, President Biden announced his six-pronged COVID-19 Action Plan to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates and stop the delta variant. His plan includes mandating that everyone working at businesses with 100+ employees must receive the vaccine. This mandate creates confusion, fear, and opposition. The government has no place in telling businesses what they must require employees to do for their personal health. If this Administration truly wants to see the... Read more

  • A Doctor's Note on COVID-19
    Posted in A Doctor's Note on September 7, 2021 | Preview rr

    September 7, 2021 Dear Friends, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will allocate over $300 million towards supporting community health workers. According to a study by the CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network, healthcare-related infections increased during the Public Health Emergency. A study by the CDC reported a rise of new infection rates and COVID-19 related emergency department visits for pediatric groups. The CDC issued a study showing a 10x increase in COVID-19 hosp... Read more

  • A Doctors Note on COVID-19
    Posted in A Doctor's Note on September 2, 2021 | Preview rr

    September 2, 2021 Dear Friends, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a health alert warning about the use of ivermectin to treat or prevent COVID-19. A study conducted by the CDC found that those who contracted COVID-19 are nearly 16 times more likely to develop myocarditis. According to a study from the CDC, nearly two thirds of adults with disabilities reported mental health concerns and substance use during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CDC created COVID-19 resources for ... Read more

  • A Doctor's Note on Afghanistan
    Posted in A Doctor's Note on September 1, 2021 | Preview rr

    Dear Friends, August has been a busy month. I must first address what we have witnessed over the last few weeks in Afghanistan. My thoughts have continued toturn to the families I met with who have lost loved ones due to the Afghan conflict. To the service members who fearlessly and honorably served our country in Afghanistan, your efforts were not in vain. You protected our country and for that we are forever grateful. If you or a loved one is a veteran struggling with everything that has tran... Read more

  • Improving the message, image of oil & gas industry
    Posted in Burgess in the News on September 1, 2021 | Preview rr

    by Drew Powell | Wednesday, September 1st 2021 AMARILLO, Texas (KVII) — Exploring new methods of how to market the oil and gas industry to the public is at the forefront of this year’s Panhandle Producers Royalty Owners Association convention in Amarillo. “Oil and gas has a bad rap for no reason," said Judy Stark, President of the PPROA. There’s a negative stigma about the oil and gas industry that it’s environmentally insensitive. To help create and increase the appreciation for oil and gas, in... Read more

  • Burgess horrified and heartbroken over Afghanistan withdrawal
    Posted in Press Releases on August 30, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), released the following statement on the announcement of U.S. military forces being fully withdrawn from Afghanistan while hundreds of Americans are left waiting to evacuate. “I am horrified and heartbroken by the Administration’s hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan," said Burgess. "Simply accounting for every American service member leaving does not equate to accomplishing our primary mission of evacuating every American and our faith... Read more