ICYMI: Burgess Joins CNN Newsroom
Washington, February 8, 2023
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Vice Chairman for the House Rules Committee, joined CNN Newsroom to provide a recap of the State of the Union (SOTU).
On the SOTU: “I do think the Speaker [McCarthy] is absolutely correct. I mean, the President has made a habit since the middle of October and saying that Republicans want to cut Medicare and Social Security -That's just absolutely not true. In fact, I would just point out to people, it the only cutting Medicare that has occurred in the last two years has been at the President's hand.”
The Simple Truth: “The policies that they [Democrats] put forward in the American Rescue Plan and the Inflation Reduction Act seriously, adversely affected physician payments and Medicare. You talk to any doctor in the country, ask them how they've done the last two years, and in the face of inflationary pressure. They've had pay cut after pay cut, and it's not sustainable. But that's not Republicans. That is the President. That is Congressional Democrats.”
On the Fentanyl Crisis: “Because of loss of control over the southern border, and I lay that, precisely at the feet of President Biden and Secretary Mayorkas, because of their policies, they have created this crisis. Look, I worked really hard on the Support Act back in 2018. Yes, getting control of the opiate crisis. I thought it was important. We made some important strides. But now fentanyl is a different disease, and it is so deadly.”
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