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  • 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

  • Special Address: Update on Our Fight Against the Opioid Crisis
    Posted in Dr. Burgess Weekly Video Address on May 10, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    This week the Energy and Commerce Committee advanced 25 bills to combat the opioid crisis, another important step in Congress' work to end the epidemic. In this special address, Dr. Burgess gives an update on this critical work to help families in North Texas and around the country. Read his full remarks here. Read more

  • Dr. Burgess Weekly Address: The Team Effort to Fight Opioid Abuse
    Posted in Blog on April 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Fighting the opioid crisis will take more than legislative solutions. Tomorrow, Saturday, April 28, is Drug Take Back Day, an opportunity for North Texans and all Americans to help prevent diversion of drugs by taking any unused prescription drugs to an authorized collection site. Find the closest collection site at https://takebackday.dea.gov/. Read Dr. Burgess' full remarks here. Read more

  • Dr. Burgess Weekly Address: Combating the Opioid Crisis
    Posted in Dr. Burgess Weekly Video Address on March 9, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    The opioid crisis impacts every neighborhood in America – including neighborhoods in North Texas. To combat this epidemic, Congress is working to identify sensible solutions, striking the right balance between necessary enforcement and patient safety. In this video update, Dr. Burgess shares ways everyone can play a role in the team effort against opioid abuse. Read his full remarks here. Read more

  • Burgess and Harper Seek Answers on D.C.’s Maternal and Infant Mortality Rates
    Posted in Press Releases on March 6, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC – Energy and Commerce Committee Health Subcommittee Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Gregg Harper (R-MS) sent letters yesterday to the Government of the District of Columbia and United Medical Center in Washington, D.C., following a series of questions raised by a December 2017 story in The Washington Post. The story detailed that while the District of Columbia has made strides in reducing maternal mortality, the rates... Read more

  • Weekly Address: Partnering with Sec. Azar
    Posted in Dr. Burgess Weekly Video Address on February 23, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Secretary Azar recently testified before the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health for the first time. In this weekly address, Dr. Burgess gives an update on his plans to collaborate with Sec. Azar and HHS on the health care issues that matter most to families in North Texas and across America. Read his full remarks here. Read more