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  • Dallas Morning News: Let Congress know to take it slow on human gene editing
    Posted in Op-Eds on December 28, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Family Issues, Government Reform

    Gene editing provides significant possibilities for treating and even curing diseases. It also confers tremendous power over the genetic makeup of individual human beings and humanity itself. With great potential comes great responsibility to use this genetic power wisely. Gene-editing tools, such as the new CRISPR-Cas system, are just that — tools that can be applied to solve various problems, or to create problems. It's our choice as to how we apply those tools. Improving health complications... Read more

  • Forbes: Secure Your Personal Information and the Best Deals This Holiday Season
    Posted in Op-Eds on December 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy, Energy and Environment, Government Reform

    Every holiday season, millions of Americans pick up their credit cards in search of the best deals or the perfect gift for a loved one. Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping has become a tradition as time-honored as pumpkin pie for many families and pumps billions of dollars back into the economy. Whether shopping at a brick-and-mortar store or from a tablet this year, the assumption is that retailers are doing everything they can to keep consumers’ personal information safe and secure. However... Read more

  • The Washington Times: A think tank approach to innovation
    Posted in Op-Eds on November 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform

    It’s become common practice that federal oversight and regulation emerge following innovation and — more often than not — these regulations can’t keep pace with the technological advances being reached in the private sector. The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade has spent this Congress exploring ways to foster innovation and growth, while preserving consumer protection and limited government. The Subcommittee has oversight jurisdiction of agencies such a... Read more

  • Dr. Burgess Weekly Address: 9/11 Veto Override
    Posted in Dr. Burgess Weekly Video Address on October 14, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Homeland Security and Immigration, Government Reform

    Dr. Burgess remarks on Congress' successful and bipartisan override of the President’s veto of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA). This legislation will allow Americans to seek justice against any foreign government that sponsors an act of terrorism on U.S. soil. Read his full remarks here. Read more

  • Dr. Burgess Weekly Address: In Defense of the Constitution
    Posted in Dr. Burgess Weekly Video Address on March 18, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Judiciary, Government Reform

    Dr. Burgess remarks on the brief that the House of Representatives authorized Speaker Ryan to file to support the state of Texas against the President's unconstitutional executive amnesty for illegal immigrants in the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court Case. Read his full remarks here. Read more

  • Burgess Introduces Bill to Promote American Free Market Innovation
    Posted in Press Releases on February 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy and Environment, Government Reform

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, today introduced legislation that would foster free market-driven innovation and technological advances. The Energy Efficiency Free Market Act of 2016 (H.R. 4504) would strike all government-mandated energy efficiency standards currently required on a variety of consumer products found in millions of American homes. “The federal government ... Read more

  • Rep. Burgess Joins Rep. Smith on Border Security Tour
    Posted in Press Releases on February 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security and Immigration, Government Reform

    McAllen, Texas –Representative Lamar Smith (R-Texas) today led members of the Congressional Border Security Caucus on a tour of Rio Grande Valley sector of the U.S.- Mexico border. Members released the following statements: Congressman Lamar Smith (R-Texas): “A country that has lost control of its border has lost control of its future. Despite the story the Obama administration is telling, illegal border crossings remain abnormally high. The Department of Homeland Security’s latest numbers show ... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Vote to Override President’s ObamaCare Veto
    Posted in Press Releases on February 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Government Reform

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, today issued the following statement on the House of Representatives’ vote to override the President’s veto of the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 that would halt funding to Planned Parenthood and repeal substantial portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “This legislation is a materialization of the de... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on Passage of Legislation to Dismantle ObamaCare
    Posted in Press Releases on January 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Government Reform

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade, issued the following statement on the House of Representatives’ passage of the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act of 2015 to halt funding to Planned Parenthood and repeal substantial portions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). “Today the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate sent a bill to the President’s desk that... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on President’s Continued Abuse of Executive Order Power
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Government Reform

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade, issued the following statement on the President’s announcement to bypass Congress and the legislative process. “Article I and Article II of the U.S. Constitution, the model for which our government exists, vests all legislative powers in Congress and consigns the power of legislative execution to the President—a simple civics lesson that Bar... Read more