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  • Burgess Talks about the impeachment inquiry while traveling throughout TX-26
    Posted in Press Releases on October 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    Dallas, Tx - U.S. Congressman Michael Burgess joined KLIF's Dave and Amy, WBAP's Hal Jay and Brian Estridge, and 660AM The Answer's The Mark Davis Show to discuss Speaker Pelosi's impeachment announcement. Highlights from KLIF's Dave and Amy: 2016 Election was not a mistake: The 2016 election, according to some people on the other side was an error, it was a mistake of the American people. It is their job to make sure that President Trump is not able to do anything during his term and to make s... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on HHS Proposal to Reform Stark Law
    Posted in Press Releases on October 10, 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 Health and Human Services proposed Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute Reforms to Support Value-Based and Coordinated Care: “This announcement is great news for patients and doctors,” Burgess said. “The proposed rule allows for more patient centered care and is a step in the right direction to letting doctors be doctors.” “Th... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on President Trump’s Decision to withdraw Troops from Northern Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on October 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to remove American Forces from Northern Syria: “This week, the President announced that he will be removing American Military Forces from Northern Syria,” Burgess said. “While I understand the anxiety and concern from my fellow members of Congress, but we must remember that Congress has an obligation here as well. Congress has the responsibility to authorize military act... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on President Trump’s Medicare Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Budget and Spending

    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 President's Executive Order on "Protecting and Improving Medicare for our Nation's Seniors" this afternoon: “President Trump once again affirmed his commitment to put Americans first by protecting Medicare. This executive order will allow seniors to make more choices about their health insurance and improve access to the late... Read more

  • Burgess Seeks Return to Bipartisan Efforts by Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, gave the below opening remarks at this week’s hearing. Dr. Burgess’ Remarks as Prepared for Delivery “Thank you, Madame Chair. We are convened here today to discuss the important topic of drug pricing. Every one of us has heard passionate, personal stories from our constituents about the ever-increasing cost of prescription drugs. I am committed to addressing this... Read more

  • 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