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Burgess and Bera Lead Bill to Ensure Doctors Have Access to Educational Materials

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) joined by Congressman Ami Bera (D-CA) introduced bipartisan legislation to allow physicians full access to the most up-to-date medical research and training so they may deliver the best care. The Sunshine Act of 2022, H.R. 9378, is in response to unintended consequences of over-burdensome reporting requirements in…

Burgess’ Statement on House Republican Conference Leadership Election

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) released the following statement after the House Republican Conference Leadership election:  "Around the country, Americans voted for the House Republican’s Commitment to America. They voted for a government that is accountable, a future that is free, an economy that is strong, and a nation that is safe,” said…

Burgess and Smith Lead Letter to Budget Committee Chairman Yarmuth Calling for a Swift Hearing

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) joined by House Budget Committee Ranking Member, Jason Smith (R-MO) and members of the Doctors Caucus sent a letter to House Budget Committee Chairman, John Yarmuth (D-KY), expressing their concerns with the forthcoming cuts to Medicare, specifically the four percent sequester cut required by the Statutory…

Changing the Electoral Count will not Prevent Future Attacks

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) released the following statement after he voted against H.R. 8873, the Presidential Election Reform Act. “Once again House Democrats are pushing through a partisan messaging that will go nowhere in the Senate and will not reach the President’s desk, instead of focusing on the numerous crises facing the…

Burgess: The Border Is Worse Than Anyone Has Ever Seen

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Washington, D.C. – In case you missed it, Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) joined Carley Shimkus and Todd Piro on Fox and Friends First to discuss the Border Crisis and the Biden Administration's actions to avoid a rail strike.    Highlights: On the Border: “We are…

ICYMI: Burgess Calls Out the Hypocrisy of the Biden Administration

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Washington, D.C. –In case you missed it, Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) joined Pete Hegseth on Fox and Friends Saturday to discuss the Biden Border Crisis, additional funding to Ukraine, and the administration depleting our Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Highlights: On the Border: “Oh…

Burgess Continues Fight to End Trafficking of UACs

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) sent a letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra and Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) Acting Director Andrea Chapman expressing his concern with the report of missing unaccompanied alien children (UACs) in a recent article published by Reuters. In the letter he wrote: “In…

Burgess Warns of the Dangerous Precedent of Student Loan “Forgiveness”

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) warned against President Biden’s announcement of a student loan program that would forgive $10,000 in federal student loans per borrower for those who did not receive Pell grants. The Department of Education will provide up to $20,000 in loan forgiveness to borrowers with loans held by the Department of Education whose…

Democrats Block Burgess/Murphy Amendment to Remove Physicians from Government Price-Scheme

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) and Congressman Gregory F. Murphy, M.D. (R-NC) filed an amendment to H.R. 5376, the Democrats’ Tax and Spend bill, that would allow drug manufacturers to send rebates directly to the government, thereby removing physicians from the middle of Medicare drug price-setting and ensuring…