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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

  • Bill expands small business healthcare options
    Posted in Burgess in the News on July 22, 2021 | Preview rr

    By Douglas Clark | Financial Regulation News | Thursday, July 22, 2021 U.S. Reps. Tim Walberg (R-MI), Michael C. Burgess (R-TX), Rick Allen (R-GA), and Virginia Foxx (R-NC) introduced Tuesday the Association Health Plans Act of 2021, which would expand small business healthcare options while lowering costs via association health plans (AHPs). The legislation seeks to amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974, establishing additional criteria for determining when employers may joi... Read more

  • Texas Presses Biden to engage Mexico on energy fight
    Posted in Burgess in the News on July 20, 2021 | Preview rr

    By James Osborne | Houston Chronicle | Tuesday, July 20, 2021 WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of Texas congressmen and senators are calling on the Biden administration to pressure Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to back off efforts to roll back energy reforms that opened Mexico's energy sector to U.S. companies for the first time in more than 70 years. In a letter to President Joe Biden Tuesday, Republicans Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz, along with Democratic House members Lizzie ... Read more

  • Bipartisan bill to reduce Maternal Deaths introduced in Congress
    Posted in Burgess in the News on July 19, 2021 | Preview rr

    By The Chicago Crusader | Monday, July 19, 2021 Congresswoman Robin Kelly has introduced H.R. 4387, the Maternal Health Quality Improvement Act (MHQIA), aimed at reducing the alarming rate of maternal deaths in America and saving mothers’ lives. In the United States, there is an estimated 700 pregnancy-related deaths per year and 60 percent of these are considered preventable. The crisis is most severe for Black mothers in America, who are dying at 3 to 4 times the rate of their white counterpar... Read more

  • Rep. Burgess to Newsmax: Cuba's Government Won't Help Their Own People
    Posted in Burgess in the News on July 13, 2021 | Preview rr

    By Sandy Fitzgerald | Newsmax The Cuban government has blamed the protests that are happening on U.S. sanctions that have made the island nation more poverty-stricken, but Rep. Michael Burgess, who is also a physician, told Newsmax Tuesday that the real reason Cubans are angry is because their own government doesn't want to help them and they are suffering. "The sanctions have been in place through multiple administrations, and the Department of Treasury has really put those restrictions into pl... Read more

  • Republican congressman: ‘Vaccines are literally a gift from God’
    Posted in Burgess in the News on July 10, 2021 | Preview rr

    Rep. Michael Burgess, a Republican from Texas who is also a medical doctor, tells CNN's Pamela Brown about vaccine outreach in his district and if he agrees with the Biden administration's grassroots door-to-door approach to get more people vaccinated. Watch the Full Interview Here Source: CNN Read more

  • Is the GOP coming around on climate change?
    Posted in Burgess in the News on July 9, 2021 | Preview rr

    James Osborne | Staff Writer | Houston Chronicle WASHINGTON - When the Conservative Political Action Conference opens in Dallas Friday, climate change will be far from center stage, with topics such as election fraud and so-called cancel culture dominating the agenda. While many in the GOP might not consider climate a top priority, the party’s leadership has shown increasing signs of coming around on the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, said George Behrakis, president of Young Conservati... Read more

  • Bipartisan bill incentivizing a full DOD audit introduced by Burgess
    Posted in Burgess in the News on July 9, 2021 | Preview rr

    A bipartisan bill proposed recently by U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess (R-TX) seeks to increase transparency and accountability in the nation’s defense budget by ensuring that the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) achieves a clean audit opinion on its financial statements. “While Congress is going through the appropriations process, we have a responsibility to demand transparency,” Rep. Burgess said on July 1. “It is astonishing that the DOD has not accounted for its taxpayer-funded resources and is th... Read more

  • Rep. Michael Burgess to Newsmax: Biden Admin Burdening Local Border Enforcement
    Posted in Burgess in the News on July 6, 2021 | Preview rr

    By Nick Koutsobinas | Newsmax Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, argued on Newsmax that the federal government is not upholding its responsibility to maintain border security and is instead unduly burdening local law enforcement officials and landowners. Appearing on "Spicer & Co.," Burgess said if the Biden administration would connect parts of the border wall that are already built, that could give a "substantial break to those border sheriffs and landowners along the border" who right now feel li... Read more

  • Five Texas Republicans join vote to remove all Confederate statues from U.S. Capitol
    Posted in Burgess in the News on July 1, 2021 | Preview rr

    By Emily Caldwell | Dallas Morning News When the House of Representatives voted Tuesday to remove all Confederate statues from public display in the U.S. Capitol, 67 Republicans were in favor — including five from Texas. Dr. Michael Burgess of Pilot Point, Dan Crenshaw of Houston, Tony Gonzales of San Antonio, Michael McCaul of Austin and Van Taylor of Plano voted for the measure. Many Texas Republicans missed the vote a day before Gov. Greg Abbott and Donald Trump visited the border. “I believe... Read more