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  • Burgess Statement on Senate Motion To Proceed on Health Care Reform
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 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 Senate’s motion to proceed to debate on health care reform. “The Senate has taken a positive step forward in our efforts to dismantle Obamacare, a law that has been disastrous for American patients and providers. While today’s vote is not by any means the end of this process, it does open the door for further debate. I am grateful ... Read more

  • Burgess Welcomes Guest Chaplain Marshall Dunbar
    Posted in Press Releases on July 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, yesterday welcomed Chaplain Marshall Dunbar, of Crossroads, Texas, as the Guest Chaplain of the House of Representatives. “Chaplain Dunbar has an extensive record of service to our country and the North Texas community. I am grateful for all the ways he continues to serve people through his work at Christian Community Action in Lewisville,” said Congressman Burgess. “It was... Read more

  • Reps. Burgess, Dingell, Roskam, and Thompson Statement on the Reintroduction of the Independence at Home Act of 2017
    Posted in Press Releases on July 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL), and Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA), released the following statement after the reintroduction of H.R. 3263. The bill extends the Independence at Home Medical Practice Demonstration Program (IAH) from five to seven years. IAH has proven successful in cutting costs while providing valuable increases in benefits to high-need beneficiaries. “This is a commonsense pr... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on House Passage of the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 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 on the House’s passage of H.R. 2430, the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 (FDARA), which reauthorizes FDA’s critical user fee programs. “The passage of FDARA ensures that American patients will have access to innovative cures and treatments, and that the United States will maintain its position as a global leader in medical innovation. This l... Read more

  • Burgess To Host 2017 Energy Summit & Fair
    Posted in Press Releases on July 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, will hold the 2017 Energy Summit & Fair on Saturday, July 15, at the University of North Texas’ Discovery Park Campus. The Energy Summit will convene local leaders and industry experts who will highlight steps North Texans can take to become more energy efficient and reduce their energy costs. The event also will feature a fair with booths providing energy-related informati... Read more

  • Reps. Burgess, Dingell, Tiberi, and Thompson Statement on the Introduction of H.R. 3120
    Posted in Press Releases on June 30, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Congressman Patrick Tiberi (R-OH), and Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA) issued the following statement after the introduction of H.R. 3120. This legislation will amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reduce the volume of future electronic health record-related significant hardship requests. “Electronic health records place an enormous burden on physicians, and have failed to live up to ... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Bipartisan Member Briefing on Maternal Mortality
    Posted in Press Releases on June 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, issued the following statement after the Subcommittee on Health held a bipartisan briefing on rising rates of maternal mortality across the United States. “Yesterday the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a bipartisan member briefing to learn more about the rising rates of maternal mortality in America. The death of a new or expecting mother is a tragic e... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on the Reintroduction of the Audit the Pentagon Act of 2017
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, issued the following statement after the reintroduction of the Audit the Pentagon Act of 2017. “President Trump wants to rebuild the military. I do too. The U.S. Armed Forces are an arsenal of democracy that is key to our freedom. No one can justify wasting the dollars that should be spent on our men and women in uniform, and the Audit the Pentagon Act of 2017 will ensure t... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on the Reinstatement of President Trump's Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on June 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    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 U.S. Supreme Court announced its decision to temporarily reinstate President Trump’s executive order on refugees. “My top priority has always been to protect Americans at home and to do so by securing our borders. President Trump has taken steps well within his authority, and based off intelligence gathered in the Obama Administrat... Read more

  • Burgess Introduces Legislation to Modernize CBO Scoring
    Posted in Press Releases on June 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C.- Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House and Energy Subcommittee on Health, today introduced bipartisan legislation H.R. 2953 with Congresswoman Diana DeGette (D-CO) that would direct the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to analyze scientific medical data to provide information on the savings of preventive health initiatives beyond the traditional 10-year scoring window. The bill, known as the Preventive Health Savings Act of 2017, aims to modernize ... Read more