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  • Burgess: America Needs to Remain a Leader in 5G Deployment
    Posted in Press Releases on June 9, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), a member of the House Rules Committee and Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to advance deployment of 5G infrastructure by adopting its “5G Upgrade Order” based on Section 6409 of the Spectrum Act of 2012. This section allows for approval of simple infrastructure upgrades, such as antenna swaps, on existi... Read more

  • Burgess: Best Practice is to Prepare Now
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the release of $140 million from the CARES Act to help state health departments prepare for influenza season, given the increased risk of COVID-19. Burgess is pleased that Texas is set to receive over $10 million in funding. “I appreciate the CDC for providin... Read more

  • Burgess: Russia Cannot Become the World Energy Czar
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), a member of the House Rules Committee and Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, sent a letter with the Ukraine Caucus to Secretary Pompeo requesting he apply sanctions on two Russian entities working to complete the Russian gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 between Russia and Germany. “The Nord Stream 2 pipeline is just another attempt by Russia to disrupt traditional western alliances and increase the ... Read more

  • Burgess Joins Brady in Holding States Accountable
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), a member of the House Rules Committee and Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, joined Congressman Kevin Brady (R-TX) in sponsoring legislation that will ensure local governments receive COVID-19 relief funding COVID-19 relief authorized by Congress. “It is disappointing to hear that 32 states are withholding funding intended to help local governments,” said Burgess. “I appreciate Congressman Bra... Read more

  • Burgess Salutes Class of 2024 Service Academy Appointees
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), a member of the House Rules Committee and Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, announced the students from the 26th District of Texas who have accepted appointments to the United States Service Academies. "It is an honor to nominate these outstanding young men and women who are the next generation of leaders for our Armed Forces and America,” said Burgess. “The academies offer a world class educ... Read more

  • Burgess: Trump Administration Takes the Right Steps by Ending Civilian Nuclear Waivers
    Posted in Press Releases on May 29, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), a member of the House Rules Committee and Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after the announcement by the Trump Administration to end waivers of sanctions on Iran’s civilian nuclear activities that were included as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or Iran nuclear deal. “The Iran nuclear deal negotiated by President Obama was designed for failur... Read more

  • Burgess: Partisan Exercises Don't Protect Americans
    Posted in Press Releases on May 27, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), a member of the House Rules Committee and Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, urged members on the House floor today to put forward solutions for Americans' security. As prepared for delivery: The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 provided authorities for the collection of foreign intelligence information to protect the United States from foreign threats. These authorities were exp... Read more

  • Burgess: Sam Johnson a True American Hero
    Posted in Press Releases on May 27, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), a member of the House Rules Committee and Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after learning of his friend Congressman Sam Johnson's passing. "Sam Johnson was a true American hero, a man who risked his life and sacrificed his health for the betterment of all of us and for our country," said Burgess. "He knew the true meaning of freedom because he fought for it,... Read more

  • Burgess: President Trump Once Again Put America First
    Posted in Press Releases on May 22, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), a member of the House Rules Committee and Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after the announcement by the Trump Administration to withdraw from the Treaty on Open Skies. “The intent of any treaty is for countries to come together and adhere to the same rules,” said Burgess. “For years, Putin’s abuse of this treaty put the safety and security of Americans at r... Read more

  • Burgess Thankful for Permanent Director Overseeing Intel Community
    Posted in Press Releases on May 21, 2020 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. -- Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), a member of the House Rules Committee and Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after the Senate confirmed Representative John Ratcliffe (R-TX) as Director of National Intelligence. “Whether it was serving as Mayor of Heath, Texas, U.S. Attorney, Congressman, or now as Director of National Intelligence, John continues to put our nation first,” said Burgess. “Havi... Read more