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  • Burgess Releases 2018 Year End Report
    Posted in Press Releases on December 28, 2018 | 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 publishing his 2018 Year End Report detailing key accomplishments and services for the 26th District. “I began the 115th Congress with high expectations for what we could accomplish for North Texans. As this term concludes, it is clear we have achieved important legislative victories and made significant strides in areas where work re... Read more

  • Reps. Burgess and Davis Statement on Sickle Cell Bill Headed to POTUS’ Desk
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, and Rep. Danny Davis (D- IL) released the following statement after the House passed S. 2465, Sickle Cell Disease and Other Heritable Blood Disorders Research, Surveillance, Prevention, and Treatment Act of 2018. For several years, Reps. Burgess and Davis have partnered together to introduce bipartisan legislation in the House to combat this deadly disease. “As a physician who car... Read more

  • Reps. Burgess and Herrera Beutler Praise House Passage of Maternal Mortality Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Rep. Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, and Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) released the following statement after the House passed H.R. 1318, Preventing Maternal Deaths Act of 2018. Rep. Herrera Beutler’s bill will address the complex issue of maternal mortality by enabling states to form maternal mortality review committees to evaluate, improve, and standardize their maternal death data. “All pregnancy-related and p... Read more

  • Burgess Maternity Care Bill Heads to President Trump’s Desk
    Posted in Press Releases on December 7, 2018 | 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 advanced H.R. 315, the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act. Dr. Burgess introduced this legislation on January 5, 2017 and it passed unanimously in the House on January 9, 2017. “As an OB/GYN who spent nearly three decades providing care to mothers and babies in North Texas, I am delighted that my bill to expand access to... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on the Life of President George H.W. Bush
    Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2018 | 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 extraordinary life and legacy of President George H.W. Bush. “Along with a grateful nation, I celebrate the life of former President George H.W. Bush, who lived out American values on the front lines of our nation’s history. As the youngest naval aviator to serve in World War II, he defended his country in the Pacific theater at one o... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on the Migrant Caravan
    Posted in Press Releases on November 27, 2018 | 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 on the migrant caravan. "My foremost priority is to protect my fellow Texans and the American people. As we have seen, some members of the migrant caravan have resorted to violence as they attempted to force their way across the southern border. Considering that America generously welcomes more than a million immigrants each year, such lawless... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on DOD’s First Agency-Wide Audit
    Posted in Press Releases on November 16, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the below statement on the Department of Defense’s (DOD) first-ever agency-wide audit. “The American military is the arsenal of our democracy, and it is imperative that Congress has an accurate understanding of its resources. American taxpayers have the right to know what we've bought, how much it cost, where it is, whether it's working, and what we need for ... Read more

  • Burgess Recognizes Local Veterans’ Service to Our Nation
    Posted in Press Releases on November 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    Lake Dallas, T.X. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, issued the following statement after he presented five North Texas veterans with the 2018 26th Congressional District Veteran Commendation (CVC). Established in 2005, this commendation honors distinguished veterans who have continued their dedication to the nation by serving their local community. “As we mark 100 years since the end of World War I, it is more important tha... Read more

  • Burgess Joins President Trump as He Signs Law to Combat the Opioid Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2018 | 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 he joined President Trump as he signed H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act, into law. “Our nation’s opioid crisis has touched every facet of American life. This law provides realistic solutions that span the breadth of the crisis – from prevention and treatment to education and enforcement. With President Trump’s sign... Read more

  • Burgess Introduces Measure to Combat Drivers of Irregular Migration
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, recently introduced a resolution, H.Res. 1092, to redirect American foreign assistance provided to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras away from the central governments of those countries to target the entities working to address the drivers of illegal immigration from these countries to the United States. In 2018, 30 percent of those apprehended at the border have begun ... Read more