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  • Burgess Announces Class of 2023 Service Academy Appointees
    Posted in Press Releases on June 11, 2019 | Preview rr

    Lake Dallas, T.X. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, announced the Class of 2023 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. (Back Row L-R): 2L... Read more

  • Dr. Burgess Joins Gov. Abbott and Blake Pyron for Bill Signing in Austin
    Posted in Press Releases on June 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    Lake Dallas, TX – On Friday, Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) joined Governor Greg Abbott and North Texas entrepreneur Blake Pyron in Austin for the signing of Texas S.B. 753, which reforms Texas’ Purchasing from People with Disabilities program to require that all participating contractors that employ people with disabilities pay at least minimum wage. Courtesy of the Office of Governor Greg Abbott “It was a privilege to join Governor Abbott and Blake Pyron, a remarkable North Texas ... Read more

  • Rules Committee Democrats Block Burgess Measure to Stop Taxpayer-Funded Political Interference in Litigation
    Posted in Press Releases on June 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after all eight Democrats on the House Rules Committee blocked his amendment to H.Res. 430 that would have prohibited the Office of General Counsel from hiring lawyers or consultants who lobby Congress to represent the U.S. House of Representatives in litigation. “In the midst of this unprecedented Rules Committee spectacle, I am di... Read more

  • Reps. Burgess, Engel Reintroduce the Gestational Diabetes Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington D.C.—U.S. Representatives Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26) and Eliot L. Engel (NY-16) have reintroduced the Gestational Diabetes (GEDI) Act, legislation focused on reducing the incidence of gestational and type 2 diabetes in women and children. Gestational diabetes occurs in pregnant women who have never had diabetes, but have high blood glucose (sugar) levels during their pregnancies and cannot make and use the insulin they need to process their elevated levels of glucose. Gestationa... Read more

  • Reps. Burgess and Gonzalez Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Lift Ban on Physician-Owned Hospitals
    Posted in Press Releases on June 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, and Rep. Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX) introduced H.R. 3062, the Patient Access to Higher Quality Health Care Act of 2019, which would repeal the Affordable Care Act’s ban on new physician-owned hospitals. “Physician-owned hospitals deliver high-quality care to American patients. It is wrong that the Affordable Care Act limits physicians’ ability to own and run hospitals... Read more

  • Dr. Burgess’ Remarks on Vital Public Health Reauthorizations
    Posted in Press Releases on June 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, gave the below opening remarks at today’s Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing “Investing in America’s Health Care.” Dr. Burgess’ Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Today we are considering legislation to reauthorize vital public health programs, which expire in the coming months. Community Health Centers, Teaching Health Centers, the Special Diabetes Pro... Read more

  • Dr. Burgess’ MISSION Zero, Biosurveillance Priorities Head to POTUS’ Desk
    Posted in Press Releases on June 4, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after the House passed the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2019. “This vital legislation includes important provisions that will help protect Americans from biothreats and disease outbreaks, and it strengthens our nation’s public health emergency preparedness and response capabilities. I am grat... Read more

  • Burgess Reintroduces Group Term Life Insurance Increase Act
    Posted in Press Releases on May 31, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, recently reintroduced H.R. 2614, the Group Term Life Insurance Increase Act. This bill would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the dollar limitation on employer-provided group term life insurance that can be excluded from the gross income of the employee. “The Group Term Life Insurance Increase Act gives American workers the opportunity to save fo... Read more

  • Burgess Visits the Southern Border
    Posted in Press Releases on May 29, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Yesterday Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, traveled to southwest Texas to see firsthand the security and humanitarian crisis on our southern border. On his trip, Dr. Burgess visited a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Refugee and Resettlement (ORR) facility in Brownsville, as well as the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) processing facility in McAllen. He also met with off... Read more

  • Burgess Urges CMS Action on Physician-Owned Hospitals
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Earlier this month, Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, led a letter to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Seema Verma encouraging the agency to optimize the role of physician-owned hospitals (POHs). Joined by more than 30 fellow Members of Congress, Dr. Burgess urged CMS to design a Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) demonstration that expands access to th... Read more