Foreign assistance can be a powerful motivator for the leaders of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. In his most recent weekly address, Dr. Burgess discusses why Congress should ensure that American foreign aid given to these countries is redirected to organizations working to address the circumstances that spur people to leave for the United States. Read his full remarks. Read more »
Washington, D.C. — Today Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) was named by House Energy and Commerce Chairman Greg Walden as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health for the 115th Congress.
“Being chosen as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health is a career honor. Nearly 14 years ago, I left the medical practice that I spent my life building in North Texas to join Congress.… Read more »
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… Read more »
Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) today announced he will serve as chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade (CMT) for the 114th Congress. Read more »
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26) today announced the students from the 26th District of Texas who have accepted appointments to the United States Service Academies. Academies that the students will be attending include the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY, the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, MD, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy at New London, CT, the… Read more »
Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) today delivered the following opening statement as prepared for delivery during a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing entitled, “Examining the Growing Problems of Prescription Drug and Heroin Abuse,” which he chaired: Read more »
Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) today spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives in support of the Expatriate Health Coverage Clarification Act, which he said addresses “yet another flaw that has to be corrected in the Affordable Care Act due to the rushed and forced process by which the bill was passed in 2010.” Read more »