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  • Dallas Morning News: Pilot Point Rep. Michael Burgess vies for top Republican spot on powerful House Energy and Commerce panel
    Posted in Burgess in the News on November 27, 2020 | Preview rr

    by Tom Benning WASHINGTON — Pilot Point Rep. Michael Burgess will never forget an early markup he participated in as a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. A fellow Texas Republican, then-Rep. Joe Barton of Ennis, was the chairman. One of the panel’s Democrats, then-Rep. Ed Markey of Massachusetts, offered an amendment related to the energy efficiency of ceiling fans. The debate on that one provision lasted a staggering five hours. “I did wonder, ‘What in the world have I gotten my... Read more

  • Fox & Friends First: Rep. Burgess on COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates
    Posted in Burgess in the News on November 24, 2020 | Preview rr

    Rep. Burgess joined Fox & Friends First to discuss the progress of three COVID-19 vaccine candidates. Read more

  • Inside Texas Politics: 'I’ll be one of the first to take it': Congressman Michael Burgess says of vaccine
    Posted in Burgess in the News on November 21, 2020 | Preview rr

    by Michael McCardel, Jason Whitely, Berna Dean Steptoe ... The ranking Republican on the U.S. House Subcommittee on Health, and Congress’ most senior medical doctor, says he will urge his constituents to get a coronavirus vaccine when the time comes. “Absolutely, when it becomes available,” Congressman Michael Burgess said on Inside Texas Politics. “If I’m not accused of breaking in line, I’ll be one of the first to take it just to demonstrate that I’ve got absolute confidence in the process and... Read more

  • The Ripon Advance: Walden, Burgess seek CDC details on lab capacity to develop COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics
    Posted in Burgess in the News on November 20, 2020 | Preview rr

    by Ripon Advance News Service U.S. Reps. Greg Walden (R-OR) and Michael Burgess (R-TX) recently requested information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on specific U.S. laboratory capacity that would allow for preclinical animal model research to develop vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the lawmakers requested that the CDC provide complete, updated information on domestic capacity at BioSafety Level (BSL)-3 and Animal BS... Read more

  • Homeland Preparedness News: GOP lawmakers seeks information from CDC on lab capacity for COVID-19 research
    Posted in Burgess in the News on November 20, 2020 | Preview rr

    by Dave Kovaleski Republican leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives are seeking information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on BioSafety Level (BSL)-3 and Animal BSL (ABSL)-3 laboratory capacity to conduct animal model research for COVID-19 vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics. There are four main biosafety levels for laboratory research on biological agents ranging from BSL-1 to BSL-4, with BSL-4 posing the highest risk to biosafety, Research on COVID-19 requi... Read more

  • Homeland Preparedness News: U.S. House approves 10 healthcare bills, including several targeting opioid crisis
    Posted in Burgess in the News on November 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    by Kim Riley The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday approved 10 healthcare bills, including several aimed at tackling the nation’s ongoing opioid crisis, which has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. “The measures advanced today aim to address some of the many challenges Americans are facing during this public health emergency, and we hope these bills are quickly passed by the Senate and signed into law,” said U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-OR), ranking member of the U.S. House Energy and... Read more

  • The Hill: Lawmakers push for improved diabetes care through tech advancements
    Posted in Burgess in the News on November 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    by Damare Baker Lawmakers and experts on Wednesday discussed the crucial role technological advancements are playing in providing health care, particularly for diabetes patients. Despite medical innovations like blood glucose monitors, many Americans still have trouble accessing the proper tools for living with diabetes. Greater access to those technologies, lawmakers said, could improve the quality of life for the tens of millions of Americans who have diabetes. Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas), ... Read more

  • Healio: ACR, medical societies lobby for legislation ensuring 'overdue' E/M rate increases
    Posted in Burgess in the News on November 17, 2020 | Preview rr

    by Jason Laday The American College of Rheumatology and 60 other health care groups have signed a letter in support of legislation that would ensure evaluation and management rate increases under Medicare without payment cuts to providers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The bill, H.R. 8505, would implement the CMS Calendar Year 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule final rule as written, allowing for “long overdue” rate increases for E/M services provided by rheumatologists, neurologists and other ... Read more

  • CSCE: Rodchenkov Act Passes Senate, Goes To President for Signature
    Posted in Burgess in the News on November 17, 2020 | Preview rr

    by the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe Yesterday, the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act (H.R. 835) passed the U.S. Senate, completing its course through both chambers of Congress. The bill now goes to President Donald Trump for signature. Passage of the bipartisan legislation has been spearheaded by Helsinki Commission Co-Chairman Sen. Roger Wicker (MS) and Commissioner Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (RI) in the Senate and former Commissioners Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (TX-18) and Rep. Michael ... Read more

  • Ricochet: U.S. Rep. and Doctor Michael Burgess Discusses Maternal Mortality
    Posted in Burgess in the News on November 13, 2020 | Preview rr

    On this week’s episode, we discuss the hard issue of maternal mortality. In the US, approximately 700 women die each year from pregnancy-related deaths which is the highest rate in the developed world. Representative Michael Burgess joins to help us understand why mothers are dying in pregnancy and childbirth and what can be done to prevent it. Rep Michael Burgess has served the constituents of the 26th District of North Texas since 2003. He is the most senior medical doctor in the house and has... Read more