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  • Burgess Recognizes Local Veterans’ Service to Our Nation
    Posted in Press Releases on November 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Lake Dallas, T.X. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, issued the following statement after he presented five North Texas veterans with the 2018 26th Congressional District Veteran Commendation (CVC). Established in 2005, this commendation honors distinguished veterans who have continued their dedication to the nation by serving their local community. “As we mark 100 years since the end of World War I, it is more important tha... Read more

  • Burgess Joins President Trump as He Signs Law to Combat the Opioid Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 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 he joined President Trump as he signed H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, into law. “Our nation’s opioid crisis has touched every facet of American life. This law provides realistic solutions that span the breadth of the crisis – from prevention and treatment to education and enforcement. With President Trump’s sign... Read more

  • Burgess Introduces Measure to Combat Drivers of Irregular Migration
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, recently introduced a resolution, H.Res. 1092, to redirect American foreign assistance provided to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras away from the central governments of those countries to target the entities working to address the drivers of illegal immigration from these countries to the United States. In 2018, 30 percent of those apprehended at the border have begun ... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Senate Confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court
    Posted in Press Releases on October 6, 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 today after the U.S. Senate confirmed Judge Brett Kavanaugh to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. “Judge Brett Kavanaugh is a qualified jurist who will uphold the original interpretation of the U.S. Constitution as the Framers intended. Along with many North Texans, I believe Judge Kavanaugh will be a fair and impartial justice on our nation’s... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on House Passage of Sweeping Bill to Combat Opioid Abuse
    Posted in Press Releases on September 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 today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, which now heads to the Senate for a final vote. “Substance use disorder does not discriminate, but rather affects Americans in every neighborhood from coast to coast. Sadly, this crisis is claiming 115 lives each day. Today, the House t... Read more

  • Burgess Provision to Outlaw Armed Drones Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on September 26, 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 today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 302, the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2018. This FAA reauthorization includes Dr. Burgess’ amendment to prohibit armed drones without FAA authorization. “North Texas is home to a number of outstanding aviation professionals who rely on the vital work of the ... Read more

  • Burgess Praises House Passage of Bills to Boost Preparedness and Support Critical Health Priorities
    Posted in Press Releases on September 25, 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 today after the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6378, the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2018, and the “gag clause” bills. “With today’s passage of these bills, the House has continued to deliver on its promise to improve health care for the American people. In addition to providing a critical... Read more

  • ICYMI: Support for the Dr. Benjy Frances Brooks Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2018
    Posted in Press Releases on September 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, D.C. — This week, President Trump signed the bipartisan Dr. Benjy Frances Brooks Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2018 into law. Authored by Texans Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) and Ranking Member Gene Green (D-TX), this law invests in our nation’s pediatric workforce to ensure that another generation of pediatricians will be equipped to care for America’s youngest patients. This vital legislation to reauthorize the Ch... Read more

  • Burgess Praises CHGME Law Named for Dr. Benjy Frances Brooks
    Posted in Press Releases on September 18, 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 President Trump signed the Dr. Benjy Frances Brooks Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2018 into law. “The bipartisan Dr. Benjy Frances Brooks Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2018 will ensure that children in Texas and around the country continue to have access to highly-trained pediatricians ... Read more

  • Burgess Travels to Central America, Seeks Solutions to Secure Borders and Prevent Dangerous Crossings
    Posted in Press Releases on August 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    Lake Dallas, T.X. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, last week traveled to Central America in a continuation of his work to seek meaningful solutions to our nation’s immigration crisis. He visited El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala to learn firsthand about the immigration, humanitarian, and energy challenges in this region. Since 2014, the United States has received a large number of unaccompanied alien minors who have fle... Read more