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  • Cross Timbers Gazette: Burgess remembers Dr. Benjy Brooks, woman pioneer in Texas
    Posted in Burgess in the News on July 23, 2020 | Preview rr

    by Bob Weir Why do we spend any time learning about history? After all, what’s past is past; so, why is it necessary for our future? Well, suppose you could go back into your earlier life. Is there anything you would do differently? Perhaps. But, inasmuch as you can’t go back, are there things you did wrong in your past that you’ve learned not to do in your current stage of life? In the same way, the history of our country can educate us about the way things used to be, so we can ensure that the... Read more

  • WBAP Morning News: Will the Next Stimulus be Approved By The Deadline?
    Posted in Burgess in the News on July 23, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congress is getting ready to break again, and there are questions on whether or not a deal will be made for the next round of stimulus checks. Congressman Dr. Michael Burgess joined the WBAP Morning News with an update. Published here. Read more

  • Dallas Morning News: Six Texas Republicans break ranks, join Dems in vote to remove Confederate statues at U.S. Capitol
    Posted in Burgess in the News on July 23, 2020 | Preview rr

    by Todd J. Gillman WASHINGTON -- The House voted Wednesday to remove Confederate statues and the bust of the chief justice who wrote the infamous Dred Scott decision on slavery, with most Republicans opposing the move, including 16 Texans. The other six Texas Republicans backed the measure, including the only Black Republican in the House, Rep. Will Hurd. “Confederate statues don’t belong in the U.S. Capitol. Anyone committing treason against this great experiment we call America in order to kee... Read more

  • Medscape: Pharma Execs Give Congress 'Honest Assessment' on COVID Vaccines
    Posted in Burgess in the News on July 21, 2020 | Preview rr

    by Kerry Dooley Young Executives of five firms working on COVID-19 vaccines briefed federal lawmakers on their timelines for potentially winning regulatory approvals and distributing these products, with Johnson & Johnson and Merck both having target goals for major data results next year. AstraZeneca has a more accelerated target for limited distribution of its vaccine. But during a Tuesday hearing of the House Energy and Commerce Committee's Oversight and Investigations panel, representatives ... Read more

  • BioWorld: COVID-19 vaccines on track, but is the public ready?
    Posted in Burgess in the News on July 21, 2020 | Preview rr

    by Mari Serebrov A safe, effective COVID-19 vaccine may be available by the end of the year or early next year, as will the supplies needed to deliver and administer hundreds of millions of doses. That’s the message five biopharma executives delivered to a House subcommittee July 21 as they updated U.S. lawmakers on the progress their companies are making on the vaccine front. “That’s a rare bit of good news in this harrowing time,” said Rep. Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), chair of the Energy and Comm... Read more

  • Healio News: Bill for lifetime immunosuppressive drug coverage heads for a House vote
    Posted in Burgess in the News on July 20, 2020 | Preview rr

    Legislation that would provide lifetime immunosuppressive drug coverage for patients who receive a kidney transplant regardless of age is heading for a House vote. H.R. 5534, the Comprehensive Immunosuppressive Drug Coverage for Kidney Transplant Patients Act of 2019, “passed a procedure hurdle in the House Energy and Commerce Committee ... and reported out” to allow the full House to vote on the legislation, according to the National Kidney Foundation’s Advocacy and Action blog. The bill was in... Read more

  • NBCDFW: Texans React to the Death of John Lewis
    Posted in Burgess in the News on July 18, 2020 | Preview rr

    by Avery Dalal and Vince Sims Reverend Peter Johnson, a civil rights activist and North Texan, thinks back over the life of Congressman John Lewis. A life Johnson said he was a part of since Johnson was a senior in high school in Louisiana. “I became friends with John Lewis in 1963," Johnson said. "Remained friends with him up until his death. Worked shoulder to shoulder with him throughout the South doing voter registration and political education.” “John Lewis and the late Julian Bond every ye... Read more

  • Fox Business: Burgess joins Mornings with Maria
    Posted in Burgess in the News on July 17, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Michael Burgess joins Maria Bartiromo to discuss the possibility of a Phase 4 response package for Coronavirus Read more

  • Ripon Advance: Brooks, Upton help fast track new bill bolstering nation’s Strategic National Stockpile
    Posted in Burgess in the News on July 17, 2020 | Preview rr

    by Ripon Advance News Service U.S. Reps. Susan Brooks (R-IN) and Fred Upton (R-MI) on July 15 introduced bipartisan legislation to ramp up and expand America’s Strategic National Stockpile. The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee the same day marked up and passed the measure, the Strengthening America’s Strategic National Stockpile Act of 2020, H.R. 7574, which is sponsored by U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) and 18 original cosponsors, including Reps. Brooks, Upton, Buddy Carter (R-GA), Jac... Read more

  • C4ISRNET: Dozens of lawmakers are opposed to Ligado’s plan. Can they undo the FCC’s decision?
    Posted in Burgess in the News on July 16, 2020 | Preview rr

    by Aaron Mehta A week before the Federal Communications Commission officially signed off on a plan for Ligado Networks to use L-Band spectrum, Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Oregon, the chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure committee, sent a letter to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, warning the plan could harm the Global Positioning System. The April missive was the first sign some members of Congress were unhappy with the plan, but it would not be the last, as officials from t... Read more