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ENG: Michael Clifton Burgess, (born December 23, 1950) is the U.S. Representative for Texas's 26th congressional district, serving since 2003, and a member of the Tea Party Caucus. Early life, education, and early career Burgess was born on December 23, 1950 in Rochester, Minnesota to Harry Meredith Burgess and Norma Crowhurst. He graduated from North Texas State University (now the University of North Texas) in 1972 and graduated from the medical school at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston in 1977. He completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, Texas. U.S. House of Representatives Elections Burgess, who had never held any public office and voted in the Democratic primaries in 1990, 1992, and 1994, entered in ...
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Burgess Votes Against More Delays and Deeper Deficit


Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26), Vice Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health and Chairman of the Congressional Health Care Caucus, stood with Medicare patients and their doctors in rejecting another effort by Congress to merely delay the financial decision that must be resolved for a long term solution to the Sustainable Growth Rate formula used to reimburse Medicare treatment. Dr. Burgess opposed combining three big policy pieces that each deserve individual consideration and separate votes. This legislation obscured the tough decisions ...


Entrust CEO and Congr. Burgess Outline Cyber Defense Needs


Entrust, Inc.,a global leader in securing online identities and information, today participated in a cybersecurity forum inHighland Village, Texas. Entrust President and CEO BillConnerjoined U.S. CongressmanMichael C. Burgess(TX-26), M.D., as well asUniversity of North Texassenior technology directorCharlotte Russell, and Gold’s Gym Senior Vice President and CIO Bill Wade, to discuss how small- to mid-sized businesses can protect themselves against cyber attacks. “Unfortunately, today’s small- and mid-sized businesses do not have the same protection as large corporations and ...


Burgess Sends Letter to Obama Regarding Recent Appointments


Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26), Vice Chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health and Chairman of the Congressional Health Care Caucus, and 97 Members of Congress sent a letter to President Obama regarding his recent recess appointments.In the letter to President Obama, the Members of Congress state that the appointments, “establish a dangerous precedent that threatens the confirmation process and our system of checks and balances embedded in the Constitution.” In addition the members say that they are “committed to undoing the ...


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Bipartisan Group of Senate and House Committee Leaders: "Vaccines Save Lives"
WASHINGTON, DC— A bipartisan group of Senate and House health committee leaders today sent colleagues a letter to highlight the importance of immunizations, saying: “Vaccines save lives.”  “The introduction of vaccines was a turning point in our country’s public health history.  Vaccines led to the elimination of certain diseases, including polio and measles, from the United States,” write Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.), and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) and Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.), and Health Subcommittee Chairman Michael Burgess (R-Texas) and Ranking Member Gene Green (D-Texas). “According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), before introduction of the polio vaccine in the United States, polio caused more than 16,000 cases of paralysis and nearly 2,000 deaths each year, on average.   Similarly, before the i
Burgess on President Trump’s First Joint Address to Congress
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, issued the following statement on President Trump’s first joint address to Congress.  “Last November, the country voted for an optimistic, forward-looking vision for America. Tonight’s address from President Trump reflects this hopefulness and confirms that his promises to Americans will be kept. “Just today, there was disappointing news that in the final quarter of last year, the U.S. economy saw an underwhelming growth of less than two percent. Without economic growth our future becomes less certain. “This evening President Trump delivered a message that jobs and the economy will be a main pillar of his agenda this year. I believe this is a focus that will be met with great enthusiasm by the American people.” ###
Burgess Statement on Secretary Perry’s Confirmation
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, issued the following statement in response to the Senate confirmation of Secretary Perry to lead the Department of Energy. “Under the leadership of Governor Perry, Texas saw a period of great energy growth and increased availability in low-cost energy for companies and Texans. “After years of running one of the nation’s most prolific state economies, Governor Perry will bring overdue reform to the Department of Energy to make the federal agency work for the people and no longer its own interests. “I have great faith that Governor Perry is the best candidate to carry out President Trump’s vision to make America energy independent. Congratulations to our former Governor of the great state of Texas.”  ###
Burgess To Host 98th Town Hall on Saturday March 4
Flower Mound, TX – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) announced today that he will host his 98th town hall meeting on Saturday, March 4 beginning at 9am at Marcus High School. During this town hall, Congressman Burgess will discuss the important issues facing Americans and the work he is doing in Congress to strengthen our national security, stabilize our economy and make health care affordable for all. Residents of the 26th district of Texas will also have the opportunity to ask Congressman Burgess questions. WHAT: Town Hall Meeting with Congressman Michael Burgess WHEN: Saturday, March 4 at 9:00am to 10:30am WHERE: Marcus High School Activities Center, 5707 Morriss Road, Flower Mound, Texas The event is free and open to TX-26 residents only.  Press that wishes to attend MUST RSVP to RepBurgessPress@mail.house.gov.



 
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