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  • Special Address: Investing in American Success
    Posted in Dr. Burgess Weekly Video Address on September 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Budget and Spending

    Today President Trump signed an appropriations bill that includes important funds to keep Americans safe, prioritize health and safety, and create economic opportunity. In this special address, Dr. Burgess discusses Congress' investment in these critical areas. Read his full remarks here. Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Agriculture and Natural Resources, 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 on H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. “All Americans rely on our nation’s agriculture community each day for safe and healthy food. This bill gives farmers the support they need while making smart improvements to existing programs. As Congress considers ways to spur our economy and bolster its growth, I support this bill’s e... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Audit the Pentagon
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 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 on House passage of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019. “Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act, fully funding our Armed Forces for Fiscal Year 2019. This funding will help the military continue to rebuild its equipment and improve training, after far too many years of n... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Farm Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on May 18, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Spending, Food and Product Safety

    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 H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. “All Americans rely on our nation’s agriculture community each day for safe and healthy food. This year’s farm bill gives farmers the support they need while making smart improvements to existing law. As Congress considers ways to spur our economy and bolster its growth, I support this bi... Read more

  • Column: Tax reform making real difference for all
    Posted in Burgess in the News on April 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget and Spending

    Column: Tax Reform Making Real Difference for All By: Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. April 20, 2018 In 1986, our phones had cords, Ronald Reagan was president and a copy of the Denton Record-Chronicle cost 25 cents. It also was the last time Congress passed comprehensive tax reform -- until last fall. This spring, as attention turned to W2s and 1099s, North Texans have filed their 2017 taxes using the old, outdated tax code for the last time. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is making the tax co... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Funding Vote
    Posted in Blog on February 9, 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 Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018. “Earlier this morning the House considered a Continuing Resolution and bipartisan budget deal to fund the federal government through March 23 and provide full funding for our Armed Forces for the next two years. This package includes important public health provisions, as well as fund... 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

  • 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

  • Dr. Burgess Joins Fox 4's "Good Day"
    Posted in Burgess in the News on January 5, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Economy, Budget and Spending

    This morning, Dr. Burgess joined Fox 4's "Good Day" to discuss American unity, the economy, and his take on the legislative outlook in Washington. Read more

  • Special Address: Achieving Tax Reform for American Families
    Posted in Dr. Burgess Weekly Video Address on December 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Budget and Spending

    Today, Congress passed comprehensive tax reform for the first time since 1986. In this special address, Dr. Burgess discusses how these changes to the tax code will help families in North Texas and around the country keep more of their hard-earned money. Also as part of the tax reform package, Congress voted to eliminate Obamacare's intrusive individual mandate penalty - an overreach of Americans' personal freedom. Read his full remarks here. Read more