Protecting Your Constitutional Rights
Washington, June 16, 2023
It has been an eventful week in Washington filled with important legislative victories that prioritize our constitutional rights. I'm happy to share these updates with you, along with the progress of two of my bills that were considered in the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health hearing over the reauthorization of the Pandemic All Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA).
One of the bills that garnered attention during the hearing was the MISSION Zero Act. This legislation aims to ensure that hospitals are equipped with the necessary resources to provide exceptional trauma care by establishing strategic partnerships with the U.S. Military.
Additionally, the bipartisan Disease X Act, which I introduced, was also discussed in committee. This legislation empowers America to combat known threats and prepare for the unknown. By addressing the urgent need for enhanced research and preparedness in the face of emerging infectious diseases, we can better protect our communities and prevent future devastating impacts.
House Republicans continue to keep our commitment to America by passing the REINS Act.This legislation seeks to hold the Biden Administration accountable for every executive action they put forward and would require congressional approval for any executive action that would cost at least 100 million tax dollars annually.
In a resounding victory for our Second Amendment rights, the House recently passed H.J. Res. 44. This legislation provides congressional disapproval of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) rule that aimed to ban stabilizing braces. I proudly voted in favor of this resolution, firmly standing with our community to protect our fundamental liberties.
The House also passed the Save Our Stoves Act this week. This significant legislation effectively blocked the Biden Administration's overreach, which sought to ban gas stoves. During an interview on Fox Business' The Evening Edit, I had the opportunity to discuss this victory which upheld the principles of individual liberty and personal responsibility by preserving our ability to choose the appliances that best suit our needs and preferences. I will always prioritize the protection of your freedom of choice.
Until next time, this is your doctor's note.
Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D.
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