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  • E&C Republican Leaders’ Statement on Russian Ransomware Attacks on U.S. Hospitals
    Posted in Press Releases on October 29, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR), Consumer Protection and Commerce Subcommittee Republican Leader Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA), Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Republican Leader Brett Guthrie (R-KY), and Health Subcommittee Republican Leader Dr. Michael Burgess (R-TX) released the following statement after Russian ransomware attacks targeted hundreds of U.S. hospitals. “To attack hospitals, especially during the COVID pandemic, and th... Read more

  • Walden, Burgess Statement on HHS Price Transparency Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on October 29, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) and Health Subcommittee Republican Leader Dr. Michael Burgess (R-TX) released the following statement on the Trump administration’s final rule on price transparency. “In order to truly lower health care costs, we need more transparency across our entire health care system. No president has done more to give Americans increased health care options, more decision-making power, and lower costs across the board tha... Read more

  • E&C GOP Leaders Ask NIH How to Maximize Effectiveness of COVID-19 Testing
    Posted in Press Releases on October 29, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR), Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Republican Leader Brett Guthrie (R-KY), and Health Subcommittee Republican Leader Dr. Michael Burgess (R-TX) sent a letter to National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., to request a briefing and a written response on how data from NIH-supported studies can be used to maximize effectiveness of different COVID-19 testing technologies in or... Read more

  • Burgess: Senate’s swift action on Judge Barrett was the right choice
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), a member of the House Rules Committee and Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after the Senate voted to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. "I appreciate the Senate’s swift action to confirm Judge Barrett,” said Burgess. “I have the utmost confidence that Judge Barrett will follow in the steps of her mentor Justice Scalia, and I h... Read more

  • E&C GOP Leaders Question DEA on Opioid Supply Management
    Posted in Press Releases on October 23, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR), Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Republican Leader Brett Guthrie (R-KY), Health Subcommittee Republican Leader Dr. Michael Burgess (R-TX), and Representative Morgan Griffith (R-VA) wrote to Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Acting Administrator Timothy J. Shea to request a briefing on DEA’s management of the supply of opioids in the United States. "Each calendar year, the DEA sets the aggregate pr... Read more

  • Walden & Burgess on Anniversary of Landmark Legislation: Now is Not the Time to Let Our Foot Off the Gas
    Posted in Press Releases on October 23, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. - Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR) and Health Subcommittee Republican Leader Dr. Michael Burgess (R-TX) released the following statement ahead of the 2-year anniversary of the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act being signed into law. “We are working to overcome the pandemic of a century, but now is not time to let our foot off the gas in the fight against another public health crisis that continues to claim American lives: the opioid epide... Read more

  • Burgess: Our elections must be free of foreign interference
    Posted in Press Releases on October 23, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), a member of the House Rules Committee and Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement in light of Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe and FBI Director Christopher Wray reporting evidence of foreign interference in the 2020 Election. “Americans need to have confidence that our elections are safe and secure,” said Burgess. "It is nothing new that our enemies ... Read more

  • Burgess: Online platforms should be transparent, and rules should be applicable fairly to all users
    Posted in Press Releases on October 16, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), a member of the House Rules Committee and Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after Federal Communication Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced that the FCC would be looking into clarifying the meaning of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. The announcement from Chairman Pai came after Twitter and Facebook censored a story by the New York Post about ... Read more

  • Burgess praises Trump Administration for maternal health efforts
    Posted in Press Releases on October 16, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), a member of the House Rules Committee and Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after the Department of Health and Human Services announced three initiatives to increase positive outcomes for maternal health. "President Trump and his administration have made tremendous efforts to protect and enhance the health of mothers. These three initiatives will help to reduc... Read more

  • E&C GOP Leaders Request GAO To Review Contact Tracing Apps
    Posted in Press Releases on October 9, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C. -- Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR), Health Subcommittee Republican Leader Dr. Michael Burgess (R-TX), and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Republican Leader Brett Guthrie (R-KY) sent a letter to the Comptroller General of the United States Gene Dodaro to request a technology assessment of COVID-19 contact tracing apps by the Government Accountability Office (GAO). “In the U.S., contact tracing apps have primarily been offered by states.... Read more