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  • Burgess reacts to Biden’s Budget Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on April 9, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), provided the following statement after President Biden released his budget for the 2022 fiscal year. “With the release of the President’s budget for the 2022 fiscal year, it is time for Congress to come together and pass responsible appropriations bills,” said Burgess. “Congress has a responsibility to the American people and President Biden to thoroughly look through this proposal and evaluate what needs to be done to keep the econ... Read more

  • Burgess reacts to Biden’s latest gun control measures
    Posted in Press Releases on April 8, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), released the following statement after President Biden announced six executive actions that will infringe on Americans’ Second Amendment rights. “The actions taken by the Administration today will only prevent law-abiding Americans from protecting their families,” said Burgess. “These actions are an attack on our constitutional Second Amendment rights.” “I do not want anyone to die from senseless violence; however, allowing the Depa... Read more

  • Burgess Remembers Congressman Hastings
    Posted in Press Releases on April 6, 2021 | Preview rr

    Burgess Remembers Congressman Hastings Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), released the following statement after learning about the passing of fellow Rules Committee Member, Congressman Alcee Hastings (D- FL). “It is certainly a solemn day,” said Burgess. “It was difficult to learn of the passing of Alcee Hasting. He fervently battled against cancer and did not let the disease prevent him from continuing to serve the people of Florida.” “Since 2013, I have had the h... Read more

  • Burgess delivers opening remarks for Subcommittee hearing on Texas Power Grid
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), delivered the following remarks at today's Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing "Power Struggle: Examining the 2021 Texas Grid Failure." As prepared for delivery: Thank you, Ranking Member Griffith. Last month’s crisis in Texas and the surrounding region was utterly tragic. The worst winter storm in nearly one hundred years caused blackouts that impacted over 5 million Americans across Texas, Okla... Read more

  • Op-ed: Everyone should take advantage of historic development of COVID-19 vaccines
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – In response to Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations' hearing on the COVID-19 vaccine, Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) drafted an op-ed for the Denton Record Chronicle to stress the importance, safety, and effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Congressman is appreciative of the efforts made by Denton County Public Health, Tarrant County Public Health, and the volunteers working out of Texas Motor Speedway and other vaccine hubs to he... Read more

  • ICYMI: Burgess talks upcoming Big Tech hearing on Newsmax
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) joined Saturday Report with Joe Pinion to discuss the upcoming Energy and Commerce hearing on “Disinformation Nation: Social Media’s Role in promoting extremism and misinformation.” Highlights here: “Later this week the Energy and Commerce Committee will be hosting CEOs of the big tech firms Facebook, Google, and Twitter for a hearing. The primary purpose of the hearing is to figure out to stop the flow of disinformation. This issue ... Read more

  • Burgess: Congress needs to stop with the "Hail Marys"
    Posted in Press Releases on March 19, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), delivers floor remarks opposing H.R. 1868 and seeking support for H.R. 1999 As Prepared for Delivery: I rise in opposition to H.R. 1868. Democrats made no effort to work with Republicans on what should be a bipartisan priority –provider relief. I have heard from physicians and hospitals in Texas who have struggled financially throughout this pandemic. This bill turns off statutory PAYGO for last week’s Coronavirus relief package an... Read more

  • Burgess: Congress must address the border crisis first
    Posted in Press Releases on March 18, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), released the following statement after voting against H.R. 6 – the DREAM and Promise Act. “Republicans and Democrats agree that we must provide solutions for those who were brought here as children through no fault of their own. They should not be punished for their parents’ decisions; however, those solutions should not prioritize one group of immigrants over another," said Burgess. Congress should not be passing legislation that ... Read more

  • Burgess: American workers should come first
    Posted in Press Releases on March 18, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), released the following statement after voting against H.R. 1603, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2021. “President Biden and the Democrats are putting a big ‘Open Now’ sign at our border,”said Burgess. “This legislation basically says that it is okay to overstay your visa or to come here without the proper documents because eventually you will be given a free pass and a green card. “We are nearing the end of a pandemic that ... Read more

  • Burgess: Congress cannot rewrite history
    Posted in Press Releases on March 17, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), released the following statement after voting against H.J. Res. 17 — Removing the deadline for the ratification of the equal rights amendment. "Congress does not have the Constitutional authority to retroactively revive a failed constitutional amendment," said Burgess. "I believe that protections for equal treatment and equal freedom are necessary, and that no person should face discrimination. Fortunately, all Americans already ha... Read more