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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 Bipartisan Member Briefing on Maternal Mortality
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, issued the following statement after the Subcommittee on Health held a bipartisan briefing on rising rates of maternal mortality across the United States. “Yesterday the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health held a bipartisan member briefing to learn more about the rising rates of maternal mortality in America. The death of a new or expecting mother is a tragic event that devastates everyone involved. Having spent nearly three decades as an OB-GYN, I believe it should be a national goal to eliminate all preventable maternal mortality—even a single maternal death is too many. As Chairman of the Subcommittee on Health, I will continue to seek solutions for this serious problem that we simply cannot ignore. “I would like to thank Vicki McGuire, a nurse who almost lost her life in childbirth and who provided us with a patient perspective, 
Reps. Burgess, Dingell, Tiberi, and Thompson Statement on the Introduction of H.R. 3120
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Congressman Patrick Tiberi (R-OH), and Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA) issued the following statement after the introduction of H.R. 3120. This legislation will amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to reduce the volume of future electronic health record-related significant hardship requests. “Electronic health records place an enormous burden on physicians, and have failed to live up to their promise to improve health care delivery for patients. Unfortunately, current law places an arbitrary requirement on the Secretary of Health and Human Services to impose an increasingly stringent burden on physicians’ use of these records systems,” said Congressman Burgess. “This bipartisan legislation provides a common-sense solution for a burden that negatively impacts both patients and providers, resulting in better care.”  “This legislation represents a commonsense
Dr. Burgess Joins WFAA's "Inside Texas Politics"
Dr. Burgess joined WFAA's "Inside Texas Politics" to discuss the future of health care reform.
Burgess Statement on the Reintroduction of the Audit the Pentagon Act of 2017
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, issued the following statement after the reintroduction of the Audit the Pentagon Act of 2017. “President Trump wants to rebuild the military. I do too. The U.S. Armed Forces are an arsenal of democracy that is key to our freedom. No one can justify wasting the dollars that should be spent on our men and women in uniform, and the Audit the Pentagon Act of 2017 will ensure that we are able to efficiently and effectively support our military at home and abroad.”  # # #   



 
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