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  • Burgess Statement on Funding to Rebuild our Armed Forces
    Posted in Blog on July 26, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    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 the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 5515 - John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act. “After years of neglect, Republicans in Congress are continuing to ensure that our Armed Forces – the arsenal of American democracy – have the resources they need to defend and protect our nation. ... Read more

  • Dr. Burgess Weekly Address: American Relations with Russia
    Posted in Dr. Burgess Weekly Video Address on July 19, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Foreign Affairs and Trade, Food and Product Safety

    In this weekly address, Dr. Burgess discusses Monday's Helsinki Summit and American relations with Russia. You can read his full remarks here. Read more

  • Dr. Burgess Weekly Address: American Diplomacy in North Korea
    Posted in Dr. Burgess Weekly Video Address on June 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    This week the world was an eyewitness to history as President Trump met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. While this summit was a step in the right direction, Kim Jong Un must follow through on his plans to denuclearize North Korea, and establish lasting peace between North Korea and the rest of the world. Read Dr. Burgess' full remarks here. Read more

  • Burgess Announces Class of 2022 Service Academy Appointees
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    Lake Dallas, T.X. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, today announced the Class of 2022 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, N.Y., the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, M.D., the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, C.O., and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y. "I was honor... Read more

  • Dr. Burgess Weekly Address: Reflections on American Service
    Posted in Dr. Burgess Weekly Video Address on May 25, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security

    As our nation prepares for Memorial Day, there has never been a more important time to support our troops. This week, Congress authorized full funding for our Armed Forces for fiscal year 2019, because it is essential that our military have the resources they need to protect Americans at home and abroad. Read Dr. Burgess' full remarks here. 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

  • Dr. Burgess Weekly Address: Confronting Evil Acts in Syria
    Posted in Dr. Burgess Weekly Video Address on April 20, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Foreign Affairs and Trade

    Last week, President Trump took action to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. In this weekly address, Dr. Burgess discusses this calculated action to establish a strong deterrent against the production, spread, and use of chemical weapons. Read his full remarks here. 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