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  • Burgess Statement on Continuing Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on January 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Budget and Spending

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after House passage of the Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act. “Tonight, the House of Representatives took the correct step in voting to fund the federal government. While this continuing resolution is by no means perfect, we must not let funding for our service men and women lapse. By voting for this legislation, we have ensured tha... Read more

  • Burgess Releases 2017 Year End Report
    Posted in Press Releases on December 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    Lake Dallas, T.X. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after publishing his 2017 Year End Report detailing key accomplishments and services for the 26th District. “I commenced the 115th Congress with great hope for what we could accomplish for North Texas families in 2017. Reflecting on the last year, it is clear we have achieved several legislative victories and made significant strides in are... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Texas 1115 Waiver Extension
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved Texas’ Section 1115 Medicaid waiver extension. “The extension of the state’s Section 1115 Medicaid waiver is great news for patients and doctors in Texas. As a key advocate of this collaboration between CMS and the State of Texas, I am glad to see an agreement reached that wi... Read more

  • House Passes CR, Extending Temporary Funding for Critical Public Health Programs and Relief for States in Need of CHIP Funds
    Posted in Press Releases on December 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – The House of Representatives today passed a Continuing Resolution (CR) to fund the government, by a vote of 231-188. Included in the CR is a provision providing short-term funding for the state Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). This temporary patch is similar to one passed by the House earlier this month. Also included in the CR is a short-term funding stream for the Community Health Center Fund, the National Health Service Corps, Teaching Health Center Graduate Medica... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Critical Tax Reform Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. “Today the United States House of Representatives delivered on its promise to the American people by passing comprehensive tax reform for the first time since 1986. These sweeping improvements will simplify the tax code and empower taxpayers to keep more of their ha... Read more

  • Tax Reform Resources
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    This fall, Congress has made strides toward a historic tax reform package. For the first time since 1986, Congress is considering sweeping changes to the tax code that will offer hardworking American families relief from burdensome taxes. If you would like to learn more about how these proposed changes will affect North Texas families, please see the resources below. Conference Report (As of December 12, 2017) The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Conference Report was released last Friday. To view a side-b... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Kate Steinle’s Murder Case
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement on Kate Steinle’s murder case. “I am saddened and angered by the verdict reached in the murder trial of Kate Steinle, a young woman who was brutally killed in 2015 by an illegal immigrant and convicted felon. From a father’s perspective, I cannot imagine the loss her family has faced. Moving forward, we must act to protect Americans from suc... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Cures Check In
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after today’s Subcommittee on Health hearing on 21st Century Cures Act implementation. “One year ago, the House passed the 21st Century Cures Act, fulfilling our promise to help deliver cures to millions of patients. Today, nearly a full year after the Cures Act was signed into law, the Health Subcommittee heard from Dr. Francis Collins, the... Read more

  • Burgess Statement in Support of Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 1, The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. “While this tax reform package is not perfect, it is a positive step in the right direction. By doubling the standard deduction, expanding the Child Tax Credit, and reducing the number of tax brackets, this bill will allow taxpayers to keep more of their hard-earned money and save f... Read more

  • Burgess Praises Inclusion of Fiscal Responsibility Measure in NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement on the inclusion of his Audit the Pentagon amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which the House passed today. “Fiscal responsibility is a critical component of our national security. The Audit the Pentagon amendment, which was included in the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2018, requires the Department of Defense to rank i... Read more