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  • Burgess: President Trump Once Again Put America First
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 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 announcement by the Trump Administration to withdraw from the Treaty on Open Skies. “The intent of any treaty is for countries to come together and adhere to the same rules,” said Burgess. “For years, Putin’s abuse of this treaty put the safety and security of Americans at r... Read more

  • Burgess Thankful for Permanent Director Overseeing Intel Community
    Posted in Press Releases on May 21, 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 confirmed Representative John Ratcliffe (R-TX) as Director of National Intelligence. “Whether it was serving as Mayor of Heath, Texas, U.S. Attorney, Congressman, or now as Director of National Intelligence, John continues to put our nation first,” said Burgess. “Havi... Read more

  • Burgess Leads Effort to Support Front Lines of COVID-19 Pandemic
    Posted in Press Releases on May 20, 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, led more than 30 Members of the House in sending a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar. The letter thanks the Secretary and his team for the implementation of the CARES Act and offers some ideas for consideration as the agency continues its work to provide financial support for health care p... Read more

  • Burgess: America is the Engine of Innovation
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 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, introduced the Advancing 3D Printing Act. This legislation requires the Consumer Product Safety Commission to undertake a study to assess the state of the 3D printing industry in the United States. This would include evaluating solutions to secure the supply chain and the appropriate federal role to increase and facil... Read more

  • Burgess: Congress' Job is more than Passing Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 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, spoke on the House Floor this morning about the importance of legislators representing those who elected them. During March and April, Congress passed four emergency appropriations bills. Implementation of these pieces of legislation is just beginning. It is critical that Congress is deliberate, studies and learns fro... Read more

  • Burgess: Americans Did Not Elect Their Representatives to Sit at Home
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 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 House of Representatives voted to change the Rules of the House. “Governing is difficult, especially as we are fighting this invisible enemy,” said Burgess. “Nevertheless, it is legislative malpractice to alter the fundamental functioning of this body without bipartisan suppo... Read more

  • Burgess: It is Time for Congress to be Realistic
    Posted in Press Releases on May 15, 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 he voted against H.R. 6800 – the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act. “During March and April, Congress passed four emergency appropriations bills,” Burgess said. “Congress needs to take the time to review the implementation of these pieces of legislation... Read more

  • Burgess: This Pandemic is about the Public Health of Our Nation - it is not a Political Pawn
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, addresses health subcommittee during today's hearing. As Prepared for Delivery: Thank you, Madam Chair. The Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health is the premier health subcommittee in Congress. We have a broad jurisdiction and a long-standing tradition of tackling important health care issues in a bipartisan manner. I have been sounding the alarm about C... Read more

  • Burgess: It is Critical to Protect Oneself from the Scams during this Pandemic
    Posted in Press Releases on May 11, 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, participated in the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce teleconference with Federal Trade Commission Chairman, Joseph Simons, to ensure consumers are not harmed during this pandemic. “I appreciate today’s call with Chairman Simons,” said Burgess. “Our discussion centered around the eff... Read more

  • Burgess Calls on Eshoo to Hold Hearing on the Strategic National Stockpile
    Posted in Press Releases on May 8, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. -- Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Health Republican Leader Dr. Michael Burgess (R-TX) sent a letter to Subcommittee Chairwoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA) to call for a hearing on the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS). With a wide range of jurisdiction over the health sector and federal agencies directly involved in the response efforts to the COVID-19 pandemic, the committee has a responsibility to actively examine through hearings how to improve efforts to fight COVID-19... Read more