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  • Weekly Address – Together Congress moves Forward with SUPPORT Act
    Posted in Dr. Burgess Weekly Video Address on October 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    This week marked the 1-year anniversary of the SUPPORT Act being signed into law. Dr. Burgess relays he thoughts about this was a bipartisan effort to put an end to the opioid crisis facing many communities throughout our country in this week's address. To read his full remarks, click here. Read more

  • Burgess puts out Public Service Announcement for DEA’s Take Back Day on October 26, 2019
    Posted in Press Releases on October 23, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following Public Service Announcement (PSA) in support of DEA’s Take Back Day. The DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of excess prescription drugs. Saturday, October 26, 2019, will serve as the National Take Back Day. To find a location convenient to you, click here. To watch the full PS... Read more

  • ICYMI: Burgess: Together we can put an end to the opioid epidemic
    Posted in Personal Statements on October 22, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, wrote the following op-ed about the anniversary of the SUPPORT Act being signed into law. Dr. Burgess’ op-ed as printed by the Denton Record-Chronicle This summer, in Tarrant County, it was reported that a baseball player lost his life to a drug overdose. While the details are still under investigation, many families throughout our country have experienced a simila... Read more

  • Burgess’ Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act Passes the House
    Posted in Press Releases on October 22, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), urged fellow members of Congress to support the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act. His Remarks as Prepared for Delivery “Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H.R. 835, the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act, a bill that I introduced with Representative Jackson-Lee to combat international doping schemes. This bill is named after Dr. Grigory Rodchenkov, the former head of Russia’s Anti-Doping Agency lab that blew the whistle on the massive, state... Read more

  • Burgess Works to Stop Drug Cartels
    Posted in Press Releases on October 22, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) spoke in support of his amendment to H.R. 2513, the Corporate Transparency Act of 2019. His Remarks as Prepared for Delivery “This amendment requires an annual report to Congress of anonymized, aggregate data on the number of beneficial owners per reporting corporation or limited liability company, the industry of each reporting corporation or limited liability company, and the location of the beneficial owners. One of the greatest b... Read more

  • Burgess Demands Speaker Pelosi Grant him Access to Review Impeachment Investigation Materials
    Posted in Press Releases on October 21, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), member of the House of Representatives Committee on Rules, sent a letter to the Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi requesting that Congress vote to authorize an official impeachment inquiry and permission to review the materials gathered by committees conducting the impeachment investigation. “Speaker Pelosi is putting politics before the U.S. Constitution,” Burgess said. “Under House Rule XI, clause 2(e), members ... Read more

  • Weekly Video Address: Congress’ Obligation
    Posted in Dr. Burgess Weekly Video Address on October 18, 2019 | Preview rr

    The removal of American Military Forces from Northern Syria should be a call to action for the U.S. Congress. According to Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution, it is our responsibility to appropriate the funds and authorize any military action. In this week's weekly address, hear my thoughts as to what Congress should and is doing in regard to supporting our allies. Read his full remarks here. Read more

  • Burgess Disappointed that Committee will not be able to Deliver on Drug Pricing
    Posted in Press Releases on October 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, gave the below opening remarks at the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s markup of H.R. 3. Dr. Burgess’ Remarks as Prepared for Delivery “Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I have to say that I feel an overwhelming sense of disappointment and lost opportunity in this room. A lost opportunity to bring meaningful policy through this committee. A lost opportunity to work ... Read more

  • Burgess Opening Statement at Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee Hearing to Address the National Youth Tobacco Epidemic
    Posted in Press Releases on October 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Republican Leader of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, gave the below opening remarks at today’s hearing. Dr. Burgess’ Remarks as Prepared for Delivery “Thank you, Madame Chair and to our witnesses for being here today. There have been over 1,000 confirmed and probable cases of lung injury reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reaching almost every state and even a U.S. territory. Approximately 80... Read more

  • Burgess Statement on the House Committee on the Judiciary Voting to Pass the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act
    Posted in Press Releases on October 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), released the following statement on the House Committee on the Judiciary voting to pass the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act out of committee: “The passage of this bill out of committee is a step forward to further promote human rights, democracy, and the rule of law around the world,” Burgess said. “There should not be an opportunity for states to engage in misconduct during international athletic competitions. Athletes who compete hone... Read more