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  • Burgess Statement on Senator John McCain
    Posted in Press Releases on August 25, 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 life and legacy of Senator John McCain. “Senator John McCain was an American hero who dedicated his life to serving the American people. From a POW camp in Vietnam to the halls of the Russell Senate Office Building, Senator McCain embodied the American spirit of patriotism, dedication, and service. A proven warrior, Senator McCain us... Read more

  • ICYMI: Dr. Burgess Offers a Path to a Secure Border
    Posted in Press Releases on July 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, spoke on the House Floor last week about the history of several Administrations’ use of “zero-tolerance” immigration policy throughout American history. Using case studies of Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama’s enforcement policies, Dr. Burgess traces the roots of today’s immigration chaos, and offers a path forward to securing our borders. Key Excerpt... Read more

  • Burgess To Host Town Halls Next Tuesday & Thursday
    Posted in Press Releases on July 25, 2018 | Preview rr

    Lake Dallas, TX– Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) announced today that he will host town hall meetings on Tuesday, July 31 and Thursday, August 2. During these town hall meetings, Congressman Burgess will discuss important issues facing Americans and the work he is doing in Congress to strengthen our national security, bolster our economy, and make health care affordable for all Americans. Residents of the 26th District of Texas will have the opportunity to ask Congressman Burgess que... Read more

  • Bill to Reauthorize the Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Program Passes House
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed the Dr. Benjy Frances Brooks Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 5385). The bill, which is sponsored by Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health Ranking Member Gene Green (D-TX) and Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health Chairman Michael Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), will reauthorize the Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) program for the next five years at $325 million – a $25 million incr... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Bills to Boost Health Care Workforce
    Posted in Press Releases on July 23, 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 the U.S. House of Representatives passed two important public health bills today that will expand the medical workforce, H.R. 3728, the Educating Medical Professionals and Optimizing Workforce Efficiency Readiness (EMPOWER) Act, and H.R. 5385, the Dr. Benjy Frances Brooks Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2018. “T... Read more

  • Burgess Introduces the TROL Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 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 on the reintroduction of H.R. 6370, the Targeting Rogue and Opaque Letters (TROL) Act of 2018. Dr. Burgess originally introduced this legislation during the 114th Congress, at which time he served as chairman of the former Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade. “Entrepreneurship and innovation are key pillar... Read more

  • Burgess Requests Nominations for 2018 Congressional Veteran Commendation
    Posted in Press Releases on July 12, 2018 | Preview rr

    Lake Dallas, T.X.— Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26) today announced a salute to honor local veterans and welcomes nominations for the 26th Congressional District Veteran Commendation. The Congressional Veteran Commendation, in conjunction with the Veterans History Project sponsored by the Library of Congress, honors the distinguished veterans of Texas’ 26th Congressional District and preserves their stories for future generations of Americans. “Through their service to our nation, Am... Read more

  • Burgess Initiates Bipartisan Border Trip
    Posted in Press Releases on July 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security and Immigration

    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 initiating a bipartisan congressional delegation of Energy and Commerce Committee members to tour immigration facilities and shelters in the southern border towns of McAllen and Brownsville. Throughout Monday, the delegation visited a Customs and Border Protection Processing Center and an Immigration and Customs Enforcement Detention ... Read more

  • ICYMI: Burgess Advocates for the Optimization of Biotechnology in Family Reunification Process
    Posted in Press Releases on July 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security and Immigration

    Washington, D.C.— Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, this week sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services advocating for the reunification of families separated on the southern border. Joined by Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI) and Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN), Dr. Burgess has asked HHS to utilize innovative biotechnology to simplify the reunification of children and parents. Read the full letter below. Dear Mr. Wagn... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Euline Williams Brock
    Posted in Press Releases on July 2, 2018 | 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 on the death of former Denton Mayor Euline Williams Brock, who served in this office from 2000-2006. “Euline Williams Brock was a generous, courageous, and dedicated community leader who spent her life serving others. From advocating for civil rights to running for local office, Mayor Brock always was at the forefront of progress. Before ser... Read more