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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 Praises Inclusion of Fiscal Responsibility Measure in NDAA
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement on the inclusion of his Audit the Pentagon amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which the House passed today. “Fiscal responsibility is a critical component of our national security. The Audit the Pentagon amendment, which was included in the NDAA for Fiscal Year 2018, requires the Department of Defense to rank in order of audit readiness every entity that is required to provide financial statements for the overall effort of the Department of Defense-wide audit. I am pleased that this important provision was included for the third time in the annual defense authorization bill. “The Pentagon must be held to the same level of accountability as other federal agencies when it comes to spending taxpayer dollars. This important measure will bring the Pentagon into compliance with current law, and ensu
Tax Reform Resources
Ahead of the House vote on tax reform, here are some key resources for your information.  The Washington Post has published a graphic, copied below, comparing the current tax brackets with the proposed reforms. The graphic illustrates how the GOP tax plan will reduce the number of tax brackets from the current seven to four. Read the full article and analysis here.  Image credit: Washington Post Also, the Joint Committee on Taxation, a nonpartisan committee, sent a letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady commenting on the changes made by H.R. 1 , the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, to the current tax code. You can read the letter in full here. The key takeaway is takeaway is its conclusion that "the combined effect of the tax rate and income threshold amendments made by the bill, along with the standard deduction, would not, in and of themselves, result in an increase in the amount of tax imposed on
Walden and Burgess on HHS Nominee Alex Azar
WASHINGTON, DC - Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Health Subcommittee Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) today released the following statement after President Trump nominated Alex Azar as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  "We commend President Trump for nominating Alex Azar for Secretary of Health and Human Services. He is a veteran of HHS, bringing with him a wealth of institutional knowledge that will be instrumental in delivering patient-centered health care and combating the opioid crisis. We look forward to working with Mr. Azar on these critical issues and many others in the future," said Walden and Burgess. ###
Burgess Recognizes Local Veterans’ Service to Our Nation
Highland Village, TX – Yesterday, Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, released the following statement after he presented five former U.S. Armed Forces members with the 2017 26th Congressional District Veteran Commendation (CVC). The CVC, established in 2005, honors distinguished veterans who have continued their dedication to the nation by serving their local communities after selflessly serving their country in military service. “While these selfless patriots may have retired their service uniforms, they are not finished serving our nation and North Texas,” said Dr. Burgess. “I want to extend my deepest appreciation to all of the nominees for their service to our country. “Our nation is truly blessed to have had such fine men and women answer the call to duty. As our armed forces bear the burden of protecting our liberty and freedom, our veterans deserve all of the respect and care that our country



 
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