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  • Dr. Burgess Welcomes Participants for the Veterans History Project
    Posted in Press Releases on August 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    In Congress, Dr. Burgess is committed to supporting North Texas veterans - including ensuring that their experiences are preserved for future generations. He encourages all veterans residing in Texas' 26th Congressional District to participate in the Veterans History Project to tell their stories. Learn more and schedule your VHP interview at https://burgess.house.gov/services/vhp.htm. Read more

  • Burgess Introduces Drug Pricing Transparency Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on August 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, recently introduced H.Con.Res. 55, which emphasizes the need to provide American consumers with pricing information in direct-to-consumer (DTC) television advertisements for prescription drugs. “American patients should be informed consumers,” said Dr. Burgess. “Direct-to-consumer advertisements can provide an opportunity for Americans to understand the true cost of... Read more

  • Burgess Praises Permanent Reauthorization of September 11th Victim Compensation Fund
    Posted in Press Releases on July 29, 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 he joined President Trump at the White House for the signing of H.R. 1327, Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund Act. “On September 11, 2001, thousands of Americans chose to run toward danger to help those in need at great c... Read more

  • Burgess to Hold Town Hall Tuesday, July 30
    Posted in Press Releases on July 26, 2019 | Preview rr

    Lake Dallas, TX– Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) announced today that he will host a town hall meeting on Tuesday, July 30 in Lewisville. During the town hall meeting, Dr. Burgess will discuss important issues facing Americans and the work he is doing in Congress to strengthen our national security, bolster our economy, and make health care affordable for all Americans. Constituents of the 26th District of Texas are invited to ask Congressman Burgess questions. JULY 30 TOWN HALL WIT... Read more

  • Reps. Burgess, Rush Introduce Legislation to Protect Patients and Providers in Online Contact Lens Sales
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Representatives Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-Texas) and Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) introduced H.R. 3975, the Contact Lens Prescription Verification Modernization Act. This bill creates common sense regulations that would make purchasing contact lenses online easier, safer, and more private. Currently, online retailers are not required to have consumers upload their prescriptions in order to sell them contact lenses. This oversight allows the sale of potentially harmful contac... Read more

  • Burgess to Host Ribbon Cutting & Open House at VA Denton Mental Health Annex
    Posted in Press Releases on July 24, 2019 | Preview rr

    Lake Dallas, TX — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26) will host a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house at the new VA Denton Mental Health Annex on Friday, August 2. Working alongside the Department of Veterans Affairs and United Way of Denton County, Dr. Burgess assisted with the opening of this new mental health clinic, which will help ensure that North Texas veterans can access quality care close to home. “In Congress, it is both my privilege and my responsibility to support North ... Read more

  • Burgess at Clint: Congress Must Ensure Agencies Are Equipped for Humanitarian Response on the Southern Border
    Posted in Press Releases on July 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 traveling to the Clint Border Patrol Station near El Paso. As part of his commitment to oversight of federal border operations, Dr. Burgess has made five trips to the southern border since July 2018. The Clint Border Patrol Station is a short-term processing center operated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and its... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 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 the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. “For nearly 60 years, the National Defense Authorization Act has been a product of bipartisan consensus, formed out of a common respect for American troops – until now. I am disappointed that House Democrats chose to use this critical legislation as a vehicle for their... Read more

  • Burgess Opening Statement on Key Health Reauthorizations
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, gave the below opening remarks at today’s Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health markup on ten health care bills. Dr. Burgess’ Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Chairwoman Eshoo. It is critical that we are here today marking up numerous extender and reauthorization policies so that we maximize the chance of them becoming law prior to their expiration i... Read more

  • Reps. Burgess, Dingell, Marchant, and Thompson Introduce the Bipartisan Independence at Home Demonstration Act of 2019
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Congressman Kenny Marchant (R-TX), and Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA) released the following statement on the reintroduction of H.R. 3644, the Independence at Home Demonstration Act of 2019, which would extend the Independence at Home Medical Practice Demonstration Program (IAH) for three years. By providing in-home primary care to chronically ill Medicare beneficiaries, IAH has the potential t... Read more