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  • Dr. Burgess: Our Hearts Are Heavy for the Loss of Our Fellow Texans
    Posted in Burgess in the News on August 5, 2019 | Preview rr

    In the wake of this weekend's cowardly attacks in El Paso, TX and Dayton, OH, Dr. Burgess joined Fox News to discuss a pathway forward. Selected Quotes: “Our hearts are heavy for the loss of our fellow Texans, and clearly we stand in solidarity with those who lost their family members and loved ones in Ohio.” … “The President came out with a forceful statement, obviously a statement of conciliation, which the nation needed to hear. It also is a forceful statement about the path going forward. I... Read more

  • Dr. Burgess Joins Inside Texas Politics
    Posted in Burgess in the News on August 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    This weekend, Dr. Burgess joined WFAA's Inside Texas Politics to discuss last week's town halls and his work to oversee federal border operations. Read more

  • Burgess to Host Town Hall Thursday, August 1
    Posted in Burgess in the News on July 26, 2019 | Preview rr

    Lake Dallas, TX– Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) announced today that he will host a town hall meeting on Thursday, August 1 in Fort Worth. During the town hall meeting, Dr. Burgess will discuss important issues facing Americans and the work he is doing in Congress to strengthen our national security, bolster our economy, and make health care affordable for all Americans. Constituents of the 26th District of Texas are invited to ask Congressman Burgess questions. AUGUST 1 TOWN HALL ... Read more

  • Dr. Burgess Testifies on HHS ORR Care of Unaccompanied Migrant Children
    Posted in Burgess in the News on July 24, 2019 | Preview rr

    At a hearing on the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement care of unaccompanied migrant children, Dr. Burgess discussed his many visits to ORR shelters in Texas and around the country that care for the thousands of unaccompanied children who reach the southern border. Read more

  • Empowering Young Americans to Succeed
    Posted in Burgess in the News on July 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    During the House's debate on a federal minimum wage increase, Dr. Burgess discussed the ramifications of a one-size-fits-all wage increase for young Americans. As he notes, Democrats' proposed-107 percent minimum wage increase across the country would be detrimental to those entering the workforce. Congress should be working to empower - and not hinder - young Americans' opportunities to succeed. Read more

  • Burgess Praises Advancement of Key E&C Health Bills
    Posted in Burgess in the News on July 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after the Energy and Commerce Committee advanced critical bipartisan health care bills at today’s markup. “Today the Energy and Commerce advanced several bipartisan health care bills that will serve American patients in North Texas and beyond. These measures include extending funding for critical programs such as the Special Diabete... Read more

  • Burgess Condemns House Democrats’ Meaningless Messaging Bill
    Posted in Burgess in the News on July 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) released the following statement on House Democrats’ H.Res. 489, yet another example of the Majority’s commitment to prioritizing progressive political messaging ahead of effective governance. Today Dr. Burgess traveled back to Texas to attend a memorial service celebrating the life of Ross Perot, an outstanding North Texan with deep ties to Texas’ 26th Congressional District. Though he was unable to return to the Capitol in time to ... Read more

  • VIDEO: Dr. Burgess Corrects the Record on the Border Crisis
    Posted in Burgess in the News on June 28, 2019 | Preview rr

    In an interview with Neil Cavuto, Dr. Burgess discussed the role of the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement in caring for the unprecedented number of unaccompanied migrant children crossing the southern border. Read more

  • Burgess Returns to the Border
    Posted in Burgess in the News on June 28, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after once again traveling to the Lower Rio Grande Valley sector to visit Customs and Border Protection (CBP) processing centers. Dr. Burgess, alongside other physicians serving in Congress, visited CBP facilities in Texas. “Today I returned to southwest Texas to visit Customs and Border Protection facilities that serve as migrants’... Read more

  • Burgess Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Bolster School Safety
    Posted in Burgess in the News on June 27, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC — Today Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) introduced the Behavioral Intervention Guidelines (BIG) Act alongside Rep. Drew Ferguson (R-GA), Rep. Jimmy Panetta (D-CA), and Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-MA). This legislation would task the Department of Health and Human Services to work with the Department of Education, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, and a wide array of stakeholders to develop best practices for the proper use and implementation of behavioral... Read more