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  • Burgess Leads 76 Members of Congress to Stand for Life
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, led 12 U.S. Senators and 64 U.S. Representatives to stand against attacks on life. “As a pro-life physician serving in Congress, my career has been driven by the conviction that all life has meaningful potential,” said Dr. Burgess. “At a time when states’ rights are under constant attack in the courts, I am grateful to fellow Members of Congress who have joined my ... Read more

  • Burgess Remarks at Hearing on Prescription Drug Costs
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, D.C. — Today Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, delivered the following opening remarks at the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing on “Lowering the Cost of Prescription Drugs: Reducing Barriers to Market Competition.” Dr. Burgess’ Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Chairwoman Eshoo. Today, we are having a hearing that will touch upon the important topic of drug pricing; although I ... Read more

  • Burgess Welcomes Sec. Azar to Health Subcommittee
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Today Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, welcomed Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar to his first hearing at the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee to discuss President Trump’s fiscal year 2020 budget. Dr. Burgess’ Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Chairwoman Eshoo, and welcome to Secretary Azar. It is a pleasure to have you testifying before the Health Subco... Read more

  • Burgess to Hold Annual Emergency Preparedness Summit March 23
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    Lake Dallas, TX — Today Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) announced the details of his 2019 Emergency Preparedness Summit & Fair that will be held on Saturday, March 23 at the Trophy Club Town Hall. “Weather in our region is unpredictable and can change in an instant. The Emergency Preparedness Summit is designed to help North Texas families prepare for any emergency they may face,” said Dr. Burgess. “Each year, I learn something new from the local and federal leaders who participate i... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on H.R. 1
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement on H.R. 1. “Those who pay taxes should have a voice in our democracy. As a teenager, I worked at a pizza shop in Denton and paid taxes. That’s why I voted for an amendment to H.R. 1 that would give young adults the right to vote; however, this amendment failed by a wide margin and was not adopted. “Here’s the bottom line: H.R. 1, th... Read more

  • Burgess Stands Against Anti-Semitism
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement on H. Res. 183. “The U.S. Constitution guarantees Americans certain inalienable rights, including the freedom to practice the religion of one’s choice. No person should be targeted for their religious beliefs. Anti-Semitism is wrong. Full stop. All forms of religious discrimination are wrong. Full stop. As Members of Congress, we mu... Read more

  • Burgess Testifies on Democrats’ Extreme One-Size-Fits-All Health Care Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Today Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, testified at the House Budget Committee’s Fiscal Year 2020 Budget Members’ Day hearing. He addressed Democrats’ government-run, single-payer health care plan and its potentially-catastrophic ramifications for American patients today and for generations to come. Dr. Burgess’ Full Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Chairman Yarmuth and Republican Lead... Read more

  • Burgess Bill TROLs Bad Actors
    Posted in Press Releases on March 5, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. —Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, recently reintroduced H.R. 108, the Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters (TROL) Act of 2019. This legislation, which has been introduced since the 114th Congress, would protect legitimate patent holders and stop bad actors. “Entrepreneurship and innovation are key pillars of American opportunity. Too often, patent trolls foil progress with frivolous legal action – par... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Democrats’ Government-Run Health Care Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement on House Democrats’ government-run, single-payer health care bill. “As a physician serving in Congress, I have spent over a decade working to limit government involvement in health care. This one-size-fits-all, Soviet-style policy is a substantial move in the wrong direction, and it could result in catastrophic ramifications for Ame... Read more

  • Burgess Continues Oversight of Unaccompanied Minor Care
    Posted in Press Releases on February 19, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after visiting two Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) shelters for unaccompanied minors in Florida. “During my visit to both the Homestead and Boystown ORR shelters today, I was pleased to see children receiving excellent care from dedicated HHS staff. The high quality of medical and mental health c... Read more