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  • Burgess Statement on the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC - Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after the House passed the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017. “This bill is a long-needed step toward ensuring Secretary Shulkin has the ability to hold his employees accountable to providing quality care in a timely and efficient manner. Our veterans deserve the best care that we can ... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on VA Electronic Health Records System Updates
    Posted in Press Releases on June 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Defense and National Security

    Washington, DC - Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement following the Department of Veteran Affair’s announcement that it will adopt the same electronic health records system as the Pentagon. “I fully support Secretary Shulkin’s decision to enhance patient care in the Department of Veteran Affairs with this much-needed update. We cannot improve health care outcomes for our veterans unless doc... Read more

  • Burgess Announces Class of 2021 Service Academy Appointees
    Posted in Press Releases on June 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    Denton, TX - Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, last week announced the Class of 2021 Service Academy Appointees from the 26th Congressional District. This summer these young men and women will be entering the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY, the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD, the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, NY, and the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, CO. "I was pleased to nom... Read more

  • Burgess Announces Winners of 2017 Congressional High School Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Lake Dallas, TX – Today, Congressman Michael Burgess (TX-26) announced the winner of the fifteenth annual 26th Congressional District art competition. The art competition was open to public, private and home-schooled high school students residing in or attending schools in the district. Ms. Scout Streit, a junior art student of Kathy Toews at Marcus High School in Flower Mound, won the Grand Prize in the 2017 competition with her color photograph entitled “Allegiance.” “This contest is designed ... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on the Advancement of FDA User Fee Reauthorization and Two Bipartisan Public Health Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on May 19, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    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 unanimous passage of three bills out of the Subcommittee yesterday, May 18, 2017. The markup included two public health bills: H.R. 1222, the Congenital Heart Futures Reauthorization Act of 2017 and H.R. 2410, the Sickle Cell Disease Research, Surveillance, Prevention, and Treatment Act of 2017. The markup also included H.R. 2430,... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on U.S. Airstrikes in Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) issued the following statement on the U.S. airstrikes in Syria. “President Trump made the correct decision to take decisive action against the Assad regime. The event that occurred in Syria earlier this week is astonishing in its cruelty. The next step in this process is as important as the first. And before further military action is taken, it is Congress’ obligation to authorize war powers through the structure and debate of an Aut... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on the Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on April 5, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Affairs and Trade

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) issued the following statement on the recent chemical weapons attack in Syria. “The chemical weapons attack that occurred Tuesday in northwestern Syria is a shocking atrocity. The attack was reportedly carried out using the potent nerve gas, sarin, killing at least 70 civilians, including children. "This barbaric behavior must end. The Syrian government has denied involvement, just as they did in a 2013 sarin gas attack that killed 1... Read more

  • Burgess To Host 99th Town Hall on Saturday April 22
    Posted in Press Releases on April 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture and Natural Resources, Health Care, Defense and National Security, Foreign Affairs and Trade, Transportation and Infrastructure, Veterans Affairs, Economy, Homeland Security and Immigration, Social Security and Entitlements, Energy and Environment, Budget and Spending, Government Reform

    Fort Worth, TX – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) announced today that he will host a town hall meeting on Saturday, April 22 beginning at 9am at Harvest Church in Fort Worth. 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 Americans. Residents of the 26th district of Texas will also have the opportunity t... Read more

  • Burgess Named MS Society’s 2016 U.S. Representative of the Year
    Posted in Press Releases on March 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, was named by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society as its 2016 U.S. Representative of the Year.A long-term champion on behalf of people affected by MS, Congressman Burgess is the founding Chair of the Congressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus. He has been a leader of the Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act (H.R. 292), and through his dedicated efforts in... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Secretary Perry’s Freeze on Obama Administration Energy Efficiency Rules
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment

    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 Department of Energy Secretary Perry’s extension of the freeze on Obama administration energy efficiency rules to allow for further review. “Secretary Perry’s extension of the freeze on Obama administration energy efficiency rules signals a transfer of control from the government back to the consumer. Government standards have proven,... Read more