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  • Texas Reps. Burgess, Green Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Reauthorize the Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Program
    Posted in Press Releases on March 22, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, two Energy and Commerce Committee members introduced bipartisan legislation that would reauthorize the Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) program for five years at $330 million for the fiscal year 2019. The bill is sponsored by Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health Chairman Michael Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) and Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health Ranking Member Gene Green (D-TX). The Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) program... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on the Passage of Right to Try Legislation
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 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 House passage of H.R. 5247, the Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2018. “The Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2018 offers hope to Americans suffering from terminal illness while maintaining the vital work and mission of the... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on the Passing of Rep. Louise Slaughter
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 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 learning of the passing of Rep. Louise Slaughter of New York. “I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Rep. Louise Slaughter. It has been a privilege to serve alongside her in the Rules Committee. While we did not always agree on matters of policy, I always have respected Rep. Slaughter’s commitment to the people of New York a... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on the Secretary of State
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 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 Secretary of State. “Secretary Rex Tillerson, a constituent of the 26th District, has served our nation honorably as both a private citizen and public servant. As a former leader in the energy industry, Secretary Tillerson never hesitated to make himself available as a resource to the Energy and Commerce Committee as we considered com... Read more

  • Burgess and Harper Seek Answers on D.C.’s Maternal and Infant Mortality Rates
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Health Subcommittee Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Gregg Harper (R-MS) sent letters yesterday to the Government of the District of Columbia and United Medical Center in Washington, D.C., following a series of questions raised by a December 2017 story in The Washington Post. The story detailed that while the District of Columbia has made strides in reducing maternal mortality, the rates... Read more

  • Burgess and Green Statement on MISSION ZERO
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, and Congressman Gene Green (D-TX), Ranking Member of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after the passage of H.R. 880, the MISSION ZERO Act. The MISSION ZERO Act would establish grant programs for eligible trauma systems and centers to incorporate full military trauma teams or individual military trauma providers into their hosp... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on the State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Defense and National Security, Veterans Affairs, Economy, Budget and Spending

    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 President Trump’s first State of the Union Address this evening. “Tonight, Congress and the American people heard a message about building a safe, strong, and proud America. In his first State of the Union Address, President Trump laid out his plans to improve the economy, bolster our national security, and combat difficult issues like... Read more

  • Walden and Burgess on Azar’s Confirmation as HHS Secretary
    Posted in Press Releases on January 24, 2018 | Preview rr

    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 following the U.S. Senate’s vote to confirm Alex Azar as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). "An HHS veteran, Secretary Azar is uniquely equipped for this new role. We are confident he has the understanding of the issues facing our broken health care system, and the skills and experi... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Continuing Resolution
    Posted in Press Releases on January 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Budget and Spending

    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 House passage of the Extension of Continuing Appropriations Act. “Tonight, the House of Representatives took the correct step in voting to fund the federal government. While this continuing resolution is by no means perfect, we must not let funding for our service men and women lapse. By voting for this legislation, we have ensured tha... Read more

  • Burgess Releases 2017 Year End Report
    Posted in Press Releases on December 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    Lake Dallas, T.X. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after publishing his 2017 Year End Report detailing key accomplishments and services for the 26th District. “I commenced the 115th Congress with great hope for what we could accomplish for North Texas families in 2017. Reflecting on the last year, it is clear we have achieved several legislative victories and made significant strides in are... Read more