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  • Burgess Statement on Inclusion of a NASPER Funding Amendment in the FY18 Appropriations Process
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 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 acceptance of his NASPER Funding Amendment to H.R. 3354. “Last night I offered an amendment to provide funding to the National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting (NASPER) program. NASPER supports the utilization of prescription drug monitoring programs, which help coordinate prescribing practices between providers and ... Read more

  • Reps. Burgess and Tiberi Introduce Bill to Repeal Obamacare’s Individual Mandate
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), chairman of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, and Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH), chairman of the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, introduced legislation that would repeal Obamacare’s individual health insurance mandate. “Obamacare’s individual mandate fundamentally alters the relationship between the government and the governed, severely limiting individual freedom,” said Congressman Burgess. “Since its conception, the... Read more

  • Reps. Burgess and Johnson Statement on the Frisco Postal Service
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Representatives Michael C. Burgess (TX-26) and Sam Johnson (TX- 3) released the following statement on concerns about constituent service at the Frisco Post Office. “One of the most basic constitutionally-mandated responsibilities of the federal government is to deliver the mail, in rain or shine. The United States Postal Service has a rich legacy of customer service, and any exception is simply unacceptable. We have heard concerns from a number of Frisco residents about incid... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on House Passage of Harvey Funding
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, today released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed H.R. 502, Making Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief, which will provide supplemental funding for victims of Hurricane Harvey. “I am saddened by the loss of life and damage sustained as a result of Hurricane Harvey, and I am concerned for the wellbeing of all our neighbors who have ... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on House Passage of the SELF DRIVE Act
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, today released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed the SELF DRIVE Act. “Throughout my life, I have seen the life-saving effects of advancements in vehicle technology, from the seat belt, to the air bag, to anti-lock brakes. Self-driving vehicles are the next step in this trajectory. The SELF DRIVE Act not only will help save lives, but also wil... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Rescission of DACA
    Posted in Press Releases on September 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, today released the following statement after Attorney General Sessions announced the end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. “The Trump Administration’s decision to end DACA is a positive step in reforming our immigration system. From the start, DACA was irresponsible policy that incentivized illegal border crossings. It is the role of the Congress,... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on President Trump’s Signing of FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017
    Posted in Press Releases on August 18, 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, today released the following statement after President Trump signed the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 into law. “The FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 will play a key part in supporting the FDA and ensuring that American patients see the medicine and cures they have been promised. As Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, I am proud to see this common s... Read more

  • Reps. Burgess, Walden, Pallone, and Green Joint Statement on Senate Passage of FDARA
    Posted in Press Releases on August 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, along with Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), and Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Gene Green (D-TX) released the following statement following the Senate's passage of the FDA Reauthorization Act (FDARA) of 2017: “Working together, House and Senate Republicans and Democrats bro... Read more

  • Burgess To Host Town Hall on Saturday August 5
    Posted in Press Releases on August 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    The Colony, TX – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) announced today that he will host a town hall meeting on Saturday, August 5 beginning at 9am at the Lewisville ISD/The Colony High School Auditorium in The Colony. During this town hall, Congressman Burgess will discuss the important issues facing Americans and the work he is doing in Congress to strengthen our national security, stabilize our economy and make health care affordable for all Americans. Residents of the 26th district of ... Read more

  • Burgess To Host 100th Town Hall on Thursday August 3
    Posted in Press Releases on August 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    Aubrey, TX – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) announced today that he will host a town hall meeting on Thursday, August 3 beginning at 7pm at Denton ISD/Braswell High School Gymnasium in Aubrey. During this town hall, Congressman Burgess will discuss the important issues facing Americans and the work he is doing in Congress to strengthen our national security, stabilize our economy and make health care affordable for all Americans. Residents of the 26th district of Texas will also hav... Read more