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  • Burgess: Protecting Women is a bipartisan issue
    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 the Democrats’ partisan legislation H.R. 1620 – the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2021. "This legislation has a history of being a bipartisan issue. Yet, starting in February 2019, the Majority refused to include the Minority in drafting this reauthorization. The Majority even allowed the reauthorization to lapse rather than work with Republicans," said Burgess. ... Read more

  • Burgess votes to protect the Second Amendment
    Posted in Press Releases on March 11, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), released the following statement after voting against both Democratic Gun Control Bills – H.R. 8 and H.R. 1446. “I do not know a single Member of Congress who does not want to prevent senseless gun violence,” said Burgess. “There is a consensus in Congress to address what reforms are truly needed; however, adding more regulation without having proper oversight will only keep guns out of the hands of law-abiding Americans. “That is w... Read more

  • Burgess: Congress should work for every American
    Posted in Press Releases on March 10, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader Designee to the Budget Committee, released the following statement after voting against the Democrats’ partisan American Rescue Plan. “Throughout the entire Budget Reconciliation process, Americans watched as Democrats, with a slight majority, rejected opportunities to work in a bipartisan manner,” said Burgess. “Last week, I made statements about how Republicans were excluded from this process in the House of Repr... Read more

  • Burgess leads on letter to DHS Secretary Mayorkas
    Posted in Press Releases on March 8, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – After reports of more than 100 migrants testing positive for COVID-19 and then being released, Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) led a letter to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas asking that the agency prioritize the health care and safety of Americans by having Customs and Border Protection (CBP) fully enforce Title 42. The Congressman was joined by Congressman Brian Babin, Congressman Louie Gohmert, Congresswoman Ann Wagner, Congre... Read more

  • Burgess: Lasting Police reform is bipartisan
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), released the following statement after voting against Democrats' messaging bill, the Justice in Policing Act. “Last year, Senator Tim Scott brought forward a bipartisan, bicameral piece of legislation to provide needed reforms to police departments across the nation. This reform bill put forward policies that would permanently remove bad actors from serving on any police force, provide the resources law enforcement needs to be adequ... Read more

  • Burgess: Election should be for the people not the politicians
    Posted in Press Releases on March 3, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), released the following statement after voting against H.R. 1. “It is disappointing that the Democrats are more concerned about keeping their jobs than allowing the American people to decide who holds these sacred offices,” said Burgess. “Congress should be wary of allotting so much influence to the Federal Government in the determination of our elections. “There are problems within our election system that need to be reformed. Many ... Read more

  • Reps. Burgess and Gonzalez lead in removing ban on Physician Owned Hospitals
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) and Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX) introduced bipartisan legislation that would repeal the Affordable Care Act’s ban on new physician owned hospitals – H.R. 1330, the Patient Access to Higher Quality Health Care Act of 2021. “Physician-owned hospitals play an important role in providing quality, efficient, and cost-effective care in modern medicine,” said Congressman Burgess. “Patient care begins and ends with doctors, and no on... Read more

  • Burgess: Republicans were excluded from Budget Reconciliation process
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) - senior member of the Rules Committee, Energy and Commerce, and Budget Committees – released the following statement after voting against the Democrats’ American Rescue Plan. “It is disappointing that while Americans are waiting for Congress to act, Democrats continue to push partisan talking points. Budget Reconciliation provides an expedited process since it requires only a simple majority to pass the Senate. Knowing this, Democra... Read more

  • Burgess: Johnson & Johnson EUA is evidence of American resourcefulness
    Posted in Press Releases on February 27, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), the most senior doctor in Congress, released the following statement after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for Johnson and Johnson’s single dose COVID-19 vaccine. This EUA marks the third COVID-19 vaccine to be available for distribution in the United States. “This is truly a remarkable achievement to see. To have three safe and effective vaccines not even a year from learning th... Read more

  • Burgess: Passing legislation should not be about a scorecard
    Posted in Press Releases on February 25, 2021 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX),released the following statement after voting against the H.R. 5, the Equality Act. “I firmly believe that every American should be treated equally. Putting forward vague language in legislation just to score a political point, however, does more harm than good. Further, the 14th Amendment guarantees all Americans equal protections under the law. The long-term consequences of this bill were not fully thought out. There are multiple ... Read more