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  • Burgess Statement in Support of Tax Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    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 voting in favor of H.R. 1, The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. “While this tax reform package is not perfect, it is a positive step in the right direction. By doubling the standard deduction, expanding the Child Tax Credit, and reducing the number of tax brackets, this bill will allow taxpayers to keep more of their hard-earned money and save f... Read more

  • Tax Reform Resources
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2017 | Preview rr

    Ahead of the House vote on tax reform, here are some key resources for your information. The Washington Post has published a graphic, copied below, comparing the current tax brackets with the proposed reforms. The graphic illustrates how the GOP tax plan will reduce the number of tax brackets from the current seven to four. Read the full article and analysis here. Image credit: Washington Post Also, the Joint Committee on Taxation, a nonpartisan committee, sent a letter to House Ways and Means C... Read more

  • Burgess Praises Inclusion of Fiscal Responsibility Measure in NDAA
    Posted in Press Releases on November 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement on the inclusion of his Audit the Pentagon amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which the House passed today. “Fiscal responsibility is a critical component of our national security. The Audit the Pentagon amendment, which was included in the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2018, requires the Department of Defense to rank i... Read more

  • Walden and Burgess on HHS Nominee Alex Azar
    Posted in Press Releases on November 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) today released the following statement after President Trump nominated Alex Azar as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "We commend President Trump for nominating Alex Azar for Secretary of Health and Human Services. He is a veteran of HHS, bringing with him a wealth of institutional knowledge that will be instrumental in del... Read more

  • Burgess Recognizes Local Veterans’ Service to Our Nation
    Posted in Press Releases on November 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    Highland Village, TX – Yesterday, Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after he presented five former U.S. Armed Forces members with the 2017 26th Congressional District Veteran Commendation (CVC). The CVC, established in 2005, honors distinguished veterans who have continued their dedication to the nation by serving their local communities after selflessly serving their country in military... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on MACRA Oversight Hearing
    Posted in Press Releases on November 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement on today’s Subcommittee on Health hearing on “MACRA and Alternative Payment Models: Developing Options for Value-based Care.” “Today’s hearing was a key opportunity to assess the implementation of the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA), particularly focusing on one of the two reimbursement avenues under the law – Alternativ... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on House Passage of Bill to Repeal IPAB
    Posted in Press Releases on November 2, 2017 | 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 the House of Representatives passed H.R. 849, the Protecting Seniors Access to Medicare Act. “Repealing the threat of this powerful, unelected board has been a bipartisan effort for years,” said Congressman Burgess. “Today, the House acted yet again to repeal this board and its unconstitutional relinquishment of Congressional authority... Read more

  • Burgess Statement in Support of Vital Public Health Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on November 1, 2017 | 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 in support of the CHAMPIONING HEALTHY KIDS Act. “The CHAMPIONING HEALTHY KIDS Act includes key provisions for public health programs, especially funding for the state Children’s Health Insurance Program. Congress must act to ensure that children and their families who rely on this vital program can continue to receive the access they need. I... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Passage of the FY 2018 Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Spending

    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 the House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution. “Today the House passed a budget setting federal funding levels for Fiscal Year 2018. The budget includes key priorities to build a better America, including promoting economic growth, ensuring a strong national defense, and improving government accountability.... Read more

  • E&C Leaders on President Trump’s Public Health Emergency Declaration for #OpioidCrisis
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) today issued the following statement after President Trump formally declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency. “The opioid crisis has reached epidemic proportions, impacting every community across the country in a variety of ways. Today’s public health emergency declaration will unleash more tools and resources in our shared fight to comba... Read more