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  • Burgess Statement on Energy & Commerce Passage of Legislation to Repeal and Replace ACA
    Posted in Press Releases on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Government Reform

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, issued the following statement on the advancement of legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act by the Energy & Commerce Committee. "After 27 hours of debate, the Energy & Commerce Committee passed legislation to repeal and replace the ACA, signaling the first phase of our plan to rebuild our health care system. “We are driving down costs and giving pat... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Secretary Perry’s Confirmation
    Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment, Budget and Spending, Government Reform

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, issued the following statement in response to the Senate confirmation of Secretary Perry to lead the Department of Energy. “Under the leadership of Governor Perry, Texas saw a period of great energy growth and increased availability in low-cost energy for companies and Texans. “After years of running one of the nation’s most prolific state economies, Governor Perry wi... Read more

  • Burgess To Host 98th Town Hall on Saturday March 4
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Health Care, Defense and National Security, Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security and Immigration, Energy and Environment, Budget and Spending, Government Reform

    Flower Mound, TX – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) announced today that he will host his 98th town hall meeting on Saturday, March 4 beginning at 9am at Marcus High School. During this town hall, Congressman Burgess will discuss the important issues facing Americans and the work he is doing in Congress to strengthen our national security, stabilize our economy and make health care affordable for all. Residents of the 26th district of Texas will also have the opportunity to ask Congre... Read more

  • Burgess on President Trump’s First Joint Address to Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Budget and Spending, Government Reform

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, issued the following statement on President Trump’s first joint address to Congress. “Last November, the country voted for an optimistic, forward-looking vision for America. Tonight’s address from President Trump reflects this hopefulness and confirms that his promises to Americans will be kept. “Just today, there was disappointing news that in the final quarter of la... Read more

  • Bipartisan Group of Senate and House Committee Leaders: "Vaccines Save Lives"
    Posted in Press Releases on February 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC— A bipartisan group of Senate and House health committee leaders today sent colleagues a letter to highlight the importance of immunizations, saying: “Vaccines save lives.” “The introduction of vaccines was a turning point in our country’s public health history. Vaccines led to the elimination of certain diseases, including polio and measles, from the United States,” write Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and Hou... Read more

  • Walden, Burgess Praise Move to Deliver Immediate Obamacare Relief
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) today issued the following statement after the Trump administration took action to deliver relief from Obamacare’s damage. “Patients and families understand best the need for urgent action to repeal Obamacare. Today’s action represents a clear signal from the Trump administration that patient voices have finally been heard, and that health care markets... Read more

  • Walden and Burgess Comment on Rep. Price's Confirmation as HHS Secretary
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) today issued the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Rep. Tom Price, M.D. (R-GA) as the secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). “With Senate confirmation of Dr. Tom Price as HHS Secretary, we can really get to work cleaning up the mess of the past and building a truly patient-centered health care system with better choices ... Read more

  • Burgess Selected to Serve on U.S. Helsinki Commission
    Posted in Press Releases on February 10, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Foreign Affairs and Trade

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, was appointed to the Congressional Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the U.S. Helsinki Commission, for the 115th Congress. This is the third Congress that Dr. Burgess has served as a Commissioner. Dr. Burgess will serve as one of nine Commissioners in the U.S. House of Representatives, selected by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. In additi... Read more

  • Burgess Reintroduces Bill to Improve Trauma Care Through Military-Civilian Partnership
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Defense and National Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Representatives Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Gene Green (D-TX), Richard Hudson (R-NC) and Kathy Castor (D-FL) reintroduced the MISSION Zero Act (H.R. 880), to assist the Department of Defense (DoD) in assigning trauma surgeons to civilian trauma centers filling a gap in care recently examined by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Currently, trauma care in the United States is a patchwork of regional systems and incomplete data registries. Mortali... Read more

  • Burgess Receives "Hero of Main Street" Award
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy

    Washington, D.C. — Today Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, received the “Heroes of Main Street” award from the Texas Retailers Association and National Retail Federation (NRF). This award, created by the NRF in 2013, recognizes Members of Congress who have supported the retail industry, addressed important issues faced by retailers and worked to bolster our nation’s economy by supporting the retail sector. George Kelemen, Pre... Read more