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  • Rep. Burgess, Sen. Scott Introduce “Copper Plan” Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) recently introduced the Increasing Access to Care Act, legislation aimed at increasing the affordability of health care for American families by permitting individuals to purchase “copper level” health insurance coverage. Last year, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced companion legislation of the same title. "With the advent of the Affordable Care Act, Americans have been severely limited – if not functionally uninsured – by sky-high... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on North Korea
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 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’s summit with North Korea in Singapore. “Today’s summit in Singapore is tangible evidence that President Trump is achieving unprecedented progress with his peace-seeking efforts. Under President Trump’s leadership, this year the world witnessed Kim Jong Un cross the DMZ and embrace President Moon Jae In – an act that wo... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Childhood Cancer STAR Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 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 on S. 292, the Childhood Cancer STAR Act of 2018. Pictured: Dr. Burgess at the White House with Sadie Keller and her mother Sarah Keller “It was a privilege to join President Trump today as he signed the Childhood Cancer STAR Act into law. Building on the work of the 21st Century Cures Act, this law will help to deliver innovative treatments... Read more

  • Burgess Announces Class of 2022 Service Academy Appointees
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    Lake Dallas, T.X. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, today announced the Class of 2022 Service Academy Appointees from the 26th Congressional District. This summer these young men and women will be entering the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, M.D., the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, C.O., and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y. "I was honor... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Right to Try
    Posted in Press Releases on May 30, 2018 | 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 S. 204, the Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2017. “It was an honor to join President Trump today as he signed Right to Try into law, delivering on our promise to offer renewed hope to Americans suffering from terminal illness. These patients deserve a fighting chance at life – they... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Audit the Pentagon
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, 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 on House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. “Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act, fully funding our Armed Forces for Fiscal Year 2019. This funding will help the military continue to rebuild its equipment and improve training, after far too many years of n... Read more

  • Burgess Demands Answers on Abuse in U.S. Olympics Community
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, yesterday asked leaders within the U.S. Olympics community about their ability to protect athletes from sexual abuse during an Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing. In case you missed it, watch the full clip. Key Remarks: “As someone with a medical background, one of the things that has just been very, very difficult for me is how a medic... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Spending, Food and Product Safety

    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 H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. “All Americans rely on our nation’s agriculture community each day for safe and healthy food. This year’s farm bill gives farmers the support they need while making smart improvements to existing law. As Congress considers ways to spur our economy and bolster its growth, I support this bi... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Jerusalem Embassy
    Posted in Press Releases on May 14, 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 on the opening of the United States Embassy in Jerusalem. “Today’s United States Embassy opening in Jerusalem is further proof that President Trump is keeping his promises to the American people. Seventy years after the official formation of Israel and more than 20 years after the United States Congress voted to recognize Jerusalem as its ca... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on President Trump’s Plan to Lower Prescription Drug Prices
    Posted in Press Releases on May 11, 2018 | 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 President Trump’s remarks about prescription drug pricing. “America is leading the world’s medical innovation, and it is time that the groundbreaking therapies developed here are accessible to American patients. As I listened to President Trump’s remarks at the White House today, I was encouraged by his commitment to lower prescription dr... Read more