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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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Burgess Statement on the Resignation of Secretary Price
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement thanking Secretary Tom Price for his service to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).    “Secretary Price has been a steadfast public servant during his years in the House and most recently as the leader at HHS. As a fellow physician, I admire his dedication to his patients, the people of Georgia, and all Americans. It has been a pleasure to serve with Dr. Price in Congress, and I wish my friend all the best in his future endeavors.” ###
Burgess Statement on Visit to Puerto Rico’s Medical Facilities
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after his visit to Puerto Rico on Monday, during which he toured hospitals and met with key health officials to assess the status of Puerto Rico’s medical infrastructure following recent hurricanes. “I am deeply concerned about the medical system in Puerto Rico as it recovers from the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria. On Monday, I heard from physicians, nurses, and hospital administrators about their concerns for Puerto Rico’s medical infrastructure. As the Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, I want to ensure the subcommittee will do its job to help our fellow Americans in Puerto Rico.”  ###
Texas Delegation Secures $15 Billion In Disaster Funds In Emergency Funding Bill
WASHINGTON, DC – After a late night meeting with leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives, and consulting with Governor Abbott, members of the Texas delegation have identified nearly $15 billion of emergency funding for Texas to be included in the emergency disaster funding bill expected to be voted on later today in the House. In a telephone call with members of the Texas Delegation, Governor Abbott expressed his commitment to continuing to work with the Texas Congressional Delegation and Congressional Leadership to ensure that Texas has the resources needed to recover and rebuild. The measure includes $11 billion to pay anticipated claims for flood insurance for Texans victims of Hurricane Harvey, and an estimated $4 billion for the FEMA Disaster Relief Fund for Texas. The new FEMA funding for Texas will provide direct housing assistance, home repairs, debris removal and public assistance grants to eligible communities to begin repairs of roads, utility work, schools and p
Burgess Statement on the Advancement of Key Health Bills
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after the Energy and Commerce Committee advanced nine important health care bills last night, including the HEALTHY KIDS Act that will extend funding for the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP).   “Last night, the Energy and Commerce Committee voted to advance important pieces of health care legislation that will extend vital, bipartisan safety net programs for the nation’s most vulnerable populations. These programs, including SCHIP, Community Health Center Funding, the National Health Service Corps, and the Special Diabetes Program are important programs that have proven incredibly effective at connecting individuals in medically underserved areas to care, and I am appreciative of the work that we all have put into the Helping Ensure Access for Little Ones, Toddlers, and Hopeful Youth by Keeping I



 
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