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  • Dr. Burgess Weekly Address: Honoring Law Enforcement Officers
    Posted in Dr. Burgess Weekly Video Address on May 18, 2018 | Preview rr

    Each year, National Police Week is an opportunity to express our gratitude to the many law enforcement officers who protect North Texans and Americans across the country. In this weekly address, Dr. Burgess reflects on the service and sacrifice of our nation's police. Read his full remarks here. Read more

  • Dr. Burgess Weekly Address: Bolstering the American Economy
    Posted in Dr. Burgess Weekly Video Address on May 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Recent benchmarks show that unemployment is at an 18-year low and there are over 6.5 million job openings in our country. In this weekly address, Dr. Burgess discusses the strength and continued advancement of the American economy. Read his full remarks here. Read more

  • Special Address: Update on Our Fight Against the Opioid Crisis
    Posted in Dr. Burgess Weekly Video Address on May 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    This week the Energy and Commerce Committee advanced 25 bills to combat the opioid crisis, another important step in Congress' work to end the epidemic. In this special address, Dr. Burgess gives an update on this critical work to help families in North Texas and around the country. Read his full remarks here. Read more

  • Dr. Burgess Weekly Address: Preparing North Texas
    Posted in Dr. Burgess Weekly Video Address on May 4, 2018 | Preview rr

    Dr. Burgess held his 10th annual Emergency Preparedness Summit last Saturday in Little Elm to help North Texans prepare for severe weather, lakeside safety, and any emergency they may face. In this weekly address, Dr. Burgess gives a recap of the summit and encourages North Texas families to make a plan for emergencies. Read his full remarks here. Read more

  • Dr. Burgess Weekly Address: Confronting Evil Acts in Syria
    Posted in Dr. Burgess Weekly Video Address on April 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Foreign Affairs and Trade

    Last week, President Trump took action to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. In this weekly address, Dr. Burgess discusses this calculated action to establish a strong deterrent against the production, spread, and use of chemical weapons. Read his full remarks here. Read more

  • Dr. Burgess Weekly Address: Protecting American Consumers in the Digital Age
    Posted in Dr. Burgess Weekly Video Address on April 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Food and Product Safety

    On Wednesday, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Facebook’s transparency and use of consumer data. During the hearing, Dr. Burgess was the first lawmaker to ask Mr. Zuckerberg what specifically would set apart good “terms and conditions” from current standards. In this weekly address, Dr. Burgess reflects on the hearing and Congress' work to protect American consumers in the digital age. Read his full remarks here. Read more

  • Dr. Burgess Weekly Address: Our Fight Against the Opioid Epidemic
    Posted in Dr. Burgess Weekly Video Address on April 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    Alongside President Trump, Congress is stepping up to overcome the opioid epidemic - the "crisis next door" that impacts neighborhoods in North Texas and around the country. In this weekly address, Dr. Burgess gives an update on his actions to end this scourge. Read his full remarks here. Read more

  • Dr. Burgess Weekly Address: Update on Austin Bombings
    Posted in Dr. Burgess Weekly Video Address on March 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    In recent weeks, Texans and Americans across the country have been shocked by the serial package bombs in Austin, TX. These attacks have had a far-reaching impact on our state and nation, as well as close to home. One of the victims killed in the bombings was Draylen Mason, a 17-year old high school senior who had been accepted into the University of North Texas to study music in the fall. In this weekly address, Dr. Burgess reflects on these senseless attacks, and thanks Governor Abbott, Mayor... Read more

  • Special Address: Funding our Government
    Posted in Dr. Burgess Weekly Video Address on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an appropriations bill to fund our Armed Forces, the federal government, and other essential services and programs. While Dr. Burgess is supportive of Congress’ efforts to secure funding for these priorities, he acknowledges that the process by which Congress passes funding legislation is broken. Read his full remarks here. Read more

  • Dr. Burgess Weekly Address: Modernizing American Infrastructure
    Posted in Dr. Burgess Weekly Video Address on March 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Infrastructure reform is a critical priority for Congress. In North Texas and around the country, there is a need for our roads and bridges to be upgraded. Along with President Trump, we are working to invest in the future and modernize America's infrastructure. Read his full remarks here. Read more