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  • Burgess Statement on President Trump’s Medicare Executive Order
    Posted in Press Releases on October 3, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Budget and Spending

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement on the President's Executive Order on "Protecting and Improving Medicare for our Nation's Seniors" this afternoon: “President Trump once again affirmed his commitment to put Americans first by protecting Medicare. This executive order will allow seniors to make more choices about their health insurance and improve access to the late... Read more

  • Burgess: The American People Should Have a Choice in Our Health Care
    Posted in Blog on March 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Dr. Burgess joined Maria Bartiromo to discuss the importance of increasing American patients' choices while reducing the cost and complexity of health care. Read more

  • Burgess Remarks at Hearing on Prescription Drug Costs
    Posted in Press Releases on March 13, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, D.C. — Today Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, delivered the following opening remarks at the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing on “Lowering the Cost of Prescription Drugs: Reducing Barriers to Market Competition.” Dr. Burgess’ Remarks as Prepared for Delivery Thank you, Chairwoman Eshoo. Today, we are having a hearing that will touch upon the important topic of drug pricing; although I ... Read more

  • Burgess Introduces Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing the Importance of Vaccines
    Posted in Blog on March 5, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, DC – Today Representatives Michael Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) and Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced the bipartisan Vaccines Save Lives Resolution, recognizing the importance of vaccines and immunizations in the United States. The resolution, if passed, will send a message of unequivocal Congressional support for vaccines and urges parents, in consultation with their health care provider, to follow scientific evidence and the consensus of medical experts in favor of timely vaccinations for the ... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Democrats’ Government-Run Health Care Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on February 28, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement on House Democrats’ government-run, single-payer health care bill. “As a physician serving in Congress, I have spent over a decade working to limit government involvement in health care. This one-size-fits-all, Soviet-style policy is a substantial move in the wrong direction, and it could result in catastrophic ramifications for Ame... Read more

  • ICYMI: Support for the Dr. Benjy Frances Brooks Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2018
    Posted in Press Releases on September 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, D.C. — This week, President Trump signed the bipartisan Dr. Benjy Frances Brooks Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2018 into law. Authored by Texans Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) and Ranking Member Gene Green (D-TX), this law invests in our nation’s pediatric workforce to ensure that another generation of pediatricians will be equipped to care for America’s youngest patients. This vital legislation to reauthorize the Ch... Read more

  • Rep. Burgess, Sen. Scott Introduce “Copper Plan” Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on June 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) recently introduced the Increasing Access to Care Act, legislation aimed at increasing the affordability of health care for American families by permitting individuals to purchase “copper level” health insurance coverage. Last year, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced companion legislation of the same title. "With the advent of the Affordable Care Act, Americans have been severely limited – if not functionally uninsured – by sky-high... Read more

  • Weekly Address: Fighting Childhood Cancer
    Posted in Dr. Burgess Weekly Video Address on June 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Education, Health Care

    The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed legislation to fight childhood cancer, sending it to the President's desk to be signed into law. The Childhood Cancer STAR Act invests in new research to develop treatments - and cures - for childhood cancer. Building on the work of the 21st Century Cures Act, this law will deliver hope to America's youngest cancer patients and their families. Read Dr. Burgess' full remarks here. Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Right to Try
    Posted in Press Releases on May 30, 2018 | 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 on S. 204, the Trickett Wendler, Frank Mongiello, Jordan McLinn, and Matthew Bellina Right to Try Act of 2017. “It was an honor to join President Trump today as he signed Right to Try into law, delivering on our promise to offer renewed hope to Americans suffering from terminal illness. These patients deserve a fighting chance at life – they... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on President Trump’s Plan to Lower Prescription Drug Prices
    Posted in Press Releases on May 11, 2018 | 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 on President Trump’s remarks about prescription drug pricing. “America is leading the world’s medical innovation, and it is time that the groundbreaking therapies developed here are accessible to American patients. As I listened to President Trump’s remarks at the White House today, I was encouraged by his commitment to lower prescription dr... Read more