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  • Burgess Selected as Top Republican on Health Subcommittee
    Posted in Press Releases on January 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) and Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) released the following statement on Dr. Burgess’ appointment to serve as the top Republican on the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health. “It is a privilege to serve as the top Republican on the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health as I continue fighting to improve health care for Americans in North Texas and around the country. As the most senior physi... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on President Trump's Border Security Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) released the following statement on President Trump’s address to the nation. “This evening, President Trump reiterated what those of us who travel frequently to the southern border already know: Americans cannot keep our country safe without securing the southern border. The previous Administration clearly failed to fix what President Obama dubbed a humanitarian crisis in 2014. Quite simply, Americans cannot allow the southern border... Read more

  • Burgess Reappointed to House Rules Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on January 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) and House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) released the following statement on Dr. Burgess’ reappointment to the powerful House Rules Committee for the 116th Congress. “I am grateful for the opportunity to continue serving on the House Rules Committee as we approach important issues including national security, health care, and fiscal responsibility,” said Dr. Burgess. “As the 116th Congress begins, it is critically important ... Read more

  • Burgess Marks Start of 116th Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on January 3, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) released the following statement on the start of the 116th Congress. “Today I took an oath to support and defend the U.S. Constitution as I serve the 26th District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives. As the 116th Congress begins, I will continue fighting to limit the role of government in Americans’ lives, strengthen our national security, and bolster economic prosperity.” ### Read more

  • Burgess Releases 2018 Year End Report
    Posted in Press Releases on December 28, 2018 | 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 publishing his 2018 Year End Report detailing key accomplishments and services for the 26th District. “I began the 115th Congress with high expectations for what we could accomplish for North Texans. As this term concludes, it is clear we have achieved important legislative victories and made significant strides in areas where work re... Read more

  • Reps. Burgess and Davis Statement on Sickle Cell Bill Headed to POTUS’ Desk
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, and Rep. Danny Davis (D- IL) released the following statement after the House passed S. 2465, Sickle Cell Disease and Other Heritable Blood Disorders Research, Surveillance, Prevention, and Treatment Act of 2018. For several years, Reps. Burgess and Davis have partnered together to introduce bipartisan legislation in the House to combat this deadly disease. “As a physician who car... Read more

  • Reps. Burgess and Herrera Beutler Praise House Passage of Maternal Mortality Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, and Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1318, Preventing Maternal Deaths Act of 2018. Rep. Herrera Beutler’s bill will address the complex issue of maternal mortality by enabling states to form maternal mortality review committees to evaluate, improve, and standardize their maternal death data. “All pregnancy-related and p... Read more

  • Burgess Maternity Care Bill Heads to President Trump’s Desk
    Posted in Press Releases on December 7, 2018 | 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 Senate advanced H.R. 315, the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act. Dr. Burgess introduced this legislation on January 5, 2017 and it passed unanimously in the House on January 9, 2017. “As an OB/GYN who spent nearly three decades providing care to mothers and babies in North Texas, I am delighted that my bill to expand access to... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on the Life of President George H.W. Bush
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2018 | 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 the extraordinary life and legacy of President George H.W. Bush. “Along with a grateful nation, I celebrate the life of former President George H.W. Bush, who lived out American values on the front lines of our nation’s history. As the youngest naval aviator to serve in World War II, he defended his country in the Pacific theater at one o... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on the Migrant Caravan
    Posted in Press Releases on November 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, issued the following statement on the migrant caravan. "My foremost priority is to protect my fellow Texans and the American people. As we have seen, some members of the migrant caravan have resorted to violence as they attempted to force their way across the southern border. Considering that America generously welcomes more than a million immigrants each year, such lawless... Read more