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  • Burgess Statement on Passage of the FY 2018 Budget
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: 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 the House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget Resolution. “Today the House passed a budget setting federal funding levels for Fiscal Year 2018. The budget includes key priorities to build a better America, including promoting economic growth, ensuring a strong national defense, and improving government accountability.... Read more

  • E&C Leaders on President Trump’s Public Health Emergency Declaration for #OpioidCrisis
    Posted in Press Releases on October 26, 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 President Trump formally declared the opioid epidemic a public health emergency. “The opioid crisis has reached epidemic proportions, impacting every community across the country in a variety of ways. Today’s public health emergency declaration will unleash more tools and resources in our shared fight to comba... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Efforts to Combat the Opioid Crisis
    Posted in Press Releases on October 25, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    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 Energy and Commerce Committee held a hearing on the federal response to the opioid crisis. “The opioid epidemic is a heartbreaking problem gripping our nation. No community is immune from the effects of this crisis. Today, the Energy and Commerce Committee heard from key agency officials on the federal government’s response to the ... Read more

  • Texas Delegation Secures $15 Billion In Disaster Funds In Emergency Funding Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – After a late night meeting with leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives, and consulting with Governor Abbott, members of the Texas delegation have identified nearly $15 billion of emergency funding for Texas to be included in the emergency disaster funding bill expected to be voted on later today in the House. In a telephone call with members of the Texas Delegation, Governor Abbott expressed his commitment to continuing to work with the Texas Congressional Delegation and C... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Visit to Puerto Rico’s Medical Facilities
    Posted in Press Releases on October 11, 2017 | 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 his visit to Puerto Rico on Monday, during which he toured hospitals and met with key health officials to assess the status of Puerto Rico’s medical infrastructure following recent hurricanes. “I am deeply concerned about the medical system in Puerto Rico as it recovers from the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria. On Monday, I heard... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on the Advancement of Key Health Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on October 5, 2017 | 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 Energy and Commerce Committee advanced nine important health care bills last night, including the HEALTHY KIDS Act that will extend funding for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). “Last night, the Energy and Commerce Committee voted to advance important pieces of health care legislation that will extend vital, bi... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on the Resignation of Secretary Price
    Posted in Press Releases on September 29, 2017 | 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 thanking Secretary Tom Price for his service to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). “Secretary Price has been a steadfast public servant during his years in the House and most recently as the leader at HHS. As a fellow physician, I admire his dedication to his patients, the people of Georgia, and all Americans. It has been a p... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Inclusion of a NASPER Funding Amendment in the FY18 Appropriations Process
    Posted in Press Releases on September 13, 2017 | 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 acceptance of his NASPER Funding Amendment to H.R. 3354. “Last night I offered an amendment to provide funding to the National All Schedules Prescription Electronic Reporting (NASPER) program. NASPER supports the utilization of prescription drug monitoring programs, which help coordinate prescribing practices between providers and ... Read more

  • Reps. Burgess and Tiberi Introduce Bill to Repeal Obamacare’s Individual Mandate
    Posted in Press Releases on September 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), chairman of the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, and Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH), chairman of the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, introduced legislation that would repeal Obamacare’s individual health insurance mandate. “Obamacare’s individual mandate fundamentally alters the relationship between the government and the governed, severely limiting individual freedom,” said Congressman Burgess. “Since its conception, the... Read more

  • Reps. Burgess and Johnson Statement on the Frisco Postal Service
    Posted in Press Releases on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Representatives Michael C. Burgess (TX-26) and Sam Johnson (TX- 3) released the following statement on concerns about constituent service at the Frisco Post Office. “One of the most basic constitutionally-mandated responsibilities of the federal government is to deliver the mail, in rain or shine. The United States Postal Service has a rich legacy of customer service, and any exception is simply unacceptable. We have heard concerns from a number of Frisco residents about incid... Read more