Due the success of the Trump administration’s Operation Warp Speed in developing safe and effective coronavirus vaccines, America’s economy is starting to recover from one of the worst economic crises in our history.
Just as it was after the 2008 financial crisis, a key factor to this recovery is our energy sector. In recent years, innovative technologies have enabled… Read more »
With the weather warming up and more people receiving a COVID-19 vaccine, millions of Americans will venture out and take to the open roads to enjoy the thrill of a motorcycle ride. May is designated as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Throughout this month the motorcycle community promotes safe driving habits and encourages… Read more »
One year ago, if you had asked public health experts if there would be a safe and effective vaccine to protect us against the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) less than 12 months after learning about this novel virus, they would have declared it unlikely and pointed to the lengthy approval process for prior vaccines. Had you told them there would be not one but three safe and highly… Read more »
Today’s doctors and nurses have access to medical tools, therapies, and cures that I could only dream about when I was in medical school. Between my time as a physician and as a congressman, I have witnessed several public health crises, including bird flu, swine flu, Ebola, and Zika, but never a health crisis as globally devastating as the COVID-19 pandemic. Equally so, I have not… Read more »
According to available data, schools can, and should, safely reopen
By Brad Wenstrup, Andy Harris, Michael Burgess and Mariannette Miller-Meeks
Democratic leaders have spent months promising to “listen to the scientists;” however, when it comes to reopening schools and getting children back to in-person learning, their actions do not match their words.
Being both physicians and… Read more »
by Rep. Michael Burgess
Originally published in the Dallas Morning News
Congress’ responsibility is simple: write, pass and ensure the faithful enactment of laws. When it comes to providing America with a clean energy future, Congress has fallen short of its responsibility.
In 1987, through the Nuclear Waste Policy Act, the Department of Energy was entrusted to build and operate a… Read more »
by Rep. Michael C. Burgess
Originally published in The Hill
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s passing left a vacancy on the highest court of the land. When President Trump nominated Judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace the late justice, much of the debate centered not on Judge Barrett’s merits and qualifications, but around the future of the… Read more »
by Rep. Michael Burgess & Bud Albright
There was a time not that long ago when electricity was not universally available. Up until 1925, fewer than half the homes in the United States had any electricity, and even then, it was mainly supplied to the cities of America. Today, most of us cannot imagine life without it.
Indeed, prudent planning and responsible… Read more »
By Dr. Michael Burgess
The rise of COVID-19 in many ways pushed the American healthcare system to the limit and into the future. For doctor’s visits today, instead of finding a babysitter, looking for a parking spot, and then having to sit in a crowded waiting room, many Americans are now accustomed to being able to “phone it in” for their medical appointments.
Each week there are new… Read more »