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  • Burgess Demands Speaker Pelosi Grant him Access to Review Impeachment Investigation Materials
    Posted in Press Releases on October 21, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), member of the House of Representatives Committee on Rules, sent a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi requesting that Congress vote to authorize an official impeachment inquiry and permission to review the materials gathered by committees conducting the impeachment investigation. “Speaker Pelosi is putting politics before the U.S. Constitution,” Burgess said. “Under House Rule XI, clause 2(e), members ... Read more

  • Burgess Disappointed that Committee will not be able to Deliver on Drug Pricing
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, gave the below opening remarks at the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s markup of H.R. 3. Dr. Burgess’ Remarks as Prepared for Delivery “Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I have to say that I feel an overwhelming sense of disappointment and lost opportunity in this room. A lost opportunity to bring meaningful policy through this committee. A lost opportunity to work ... Read more

  • Burgess Opening Statement at Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee Hearing to Address the National Youth Tobacco Epidemic
    Posted in Press Releases on October 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, gave the below opening remarks at today’s hearing. Dr. Burgess’ Remarks as Prepared for Delivery “Thank you, Madame Chair and to our witnesses for being here today. There have been over 1,000 confirmed and probable cases of lung injury reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reaching almost every state and even a U.S. territory. Approximately 80... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on the House Committee on the Judiciary Voting to Pass the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), released the following statement on the House Committee on the Judiciary voting to pass the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act out of committee: “The passage of this bill out of committee is a step forward to further promote human rights, democracy, and the rule of law around the world,” Burgess said. “There should not be an opportunity for states to engage in misconduct during international athletic competitions. Athletes who compete hone... Read more

  • Burgess Talks about the impeachment inquiry while traveling throughout TX-26
    Posted in Press Releases on October 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    Dallas, Tx - U.S. Congressman Michael Burgess joined KLIF's Dave and Amy, WBAP's Hal Jay and Brian Estridge, and 660AM The Answer's The Mark Davis Show to discuss Speaker Pelosi's impeachment announcement. Highlights from KLIF's Dave and Amy: 2016 Election was not a mistake: The 2016 election, according to some people on the other side was an error, it was a mistake of the American people. It is their job to make sure that President Trump is not able to do anything during his term and to make s... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on HHS Proposal to Reform Stark Law
    Posted in Press Releases on October 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement on the Health and Human Services proposed Stark Law and Anti-Kickback Statute Reforms to Support Value-Based and Coordinated Care: “This announcement is great news for patients and doctors,” Burgess said. “The proposed rule allows for more patient centered care and is a step in the right direction to letting doctors be doctors.” “Th... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on President Trump’s Decision to withdraw Troops from Northern Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on October 10, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), released the following statement on President Trump’s decision to remove American Forces from Northern Syria: “This week, the President announced that he will be removing American Military Forces from Northern Syria,” Burgess said. “While I understand the anxiety and concern from my fellow members of Congress, but we must remember that Congress has an obligation here as well. Congress has the responsibility to authorize military act... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on President Trump’s Medicare Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Budget and Spending

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement on the President's Executive Order on "Protecting and Improving Medicare for our Nation's Seniors" this afternoon: “President Trump once again affirmed his commitment to put Americans first by protecting Medicare. This executive order will allow seniors to make more choices about their health insurance and improve access to the late... Read more

  • Burgess Seeks Return to Bipartisan Efforts by Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on September 27, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, gave the below opening remarks at this week’s hearing. Dr. Burgess’ Remarks as Prepared for Delivery “Thank you, Madame Chair. We are convened here today to discuss the important topic of drug pricing. Every one of us has heard passionate, personal stories from our constituents about the ever-increasing cost of prescription drugs. I am committed to addressing this... Read more

  • Dr. Burgess Welcomes Participants for the Veterans History Project
    Posted in Press Releases on August 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    In Congress, Dr. Burgess is committed to supporting North Texas veterans - including ensuring that their experiences are preserved for future generations. He encourages all veterans residing in Texas' 26th Congressional District to participate in the Veterans History Project to tell their stories. Learn more and schedule your VHP interview at https://burgess.house.gov/services/vhp.htm. Read more