Michael Burgess

Michael Burgess

TEXAS' 26th DISTRICT

Burgess Statement on President Trump’s Signing of FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017

2017/08/18

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, today released the following statement after President Trump signed the FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 into law.

“The FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017 will play a key part in supporting the FDA and ensuring that American patients see the medicine and cures they have been promised. As Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, I am proud to see this common sense, bipartisan legislation become law. I would like to thank my fellow Health Subcommittee members for their unwavering work on this legislation, overcoming distractions and setbacks to ensure that we could deliver on our promise to the American people. I am also grateful to the Senate and President Trump for their commitment to this cause.” 

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Dr. Burgess Joins NBC 5's "Lone Star Politics"

2017/08/14

Dr. Burgess joined NBC 5's "Lone Star Politics" to discuss North Korea, health care reform, and other topics in the news.  Read More

Reps. Burgess, Walden, Pallone, and Green Joint Statement on Senate Passage of FDARA

2017/08/03

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, along with Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), and Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Gene Green (D-TX) released the following statement following the Senate's passage of the FDA Reauthorization Act (FDARA) of 2017:

“Working together, House and Senate Republicans and Democrats brought forth a bill to reauthorize these important programs, putting patients first and their hope for new treatments within reach,” said Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR), Energy and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ), Health Subcommittee Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), and Health Subcommittee Ranking Member Gene Green (D-TX). “This bill is a win for patients and the millions of Americans working to develop our next generation of cures and therapies. We applaud the Senate’s swift action in passing this vital bill, and urge President Trump to sign it into law.”

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Burgess To Host Town Hall on Saturday August 5

2017/08/02

The Colony, TX – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) announced today that he will host a town hall meeting on Saturday, August 5 beginning at 9am at the Lewisville ISD/The Colony High School Auditorium in The Colony.

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 Americans. 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, August 5 at 9:00am to 10:30am
WHERE: Lewisville ISD/The Colony High School Auditorium, 4301 Blair Oaks Drive, The Colony, TX 75056

The event is free and open to all TX-26 residents. 

ONLY Press that wishes to attend MUST RSVP to RepBurgessPress@mail.house.gov.

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Burgess To Host 100th Town Hall on Thursday August 3

2017/08/01

Aubrey, TX – Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) announced today that he will host a town hall meeting on Thursday, August 3 beginning at 7pm at Denton ISD/Braswell High School Gymnasium in Aubrey.

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 Americans. 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: Thursday, August 3 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm
WHERE: Denton ISD/Braswell High School Gymnasium, 26750 E. University Drive, Aubrey, TX 76227

The event is free and open to all TX-26 residents. 

ONLY Press that wishes to attend MUST RSVP to RepBurgessPress@mail.house.gov.

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Burgess Statement on Energy and Commerce Committee’s Passage of the SELF DRIVE Act

2017/07/27

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 passed H.R. 3388, the SELF DRIVE Act.

“The Energy and Commerce Committee’s passage of the SELF DRIVE Act to the House Floor is a big win for American consumers. When I was Chairman of the Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee we dedicated a significant amount of time to self-driving cars and their ability to save lives. This legislation, which passed unanimously out of Committee, is a common sense step forward in our efforts to advance this innovative technology.

“Throughout my life, I have seen the life-saving effects of advancements in vehicle technology, from the seat belt, to the air bag, to automatic emergency braking. Self-driving vehicles are the next step in this trajectory. Moving forward, we must remain vigilant in ensuring government does not get in the way of the very innovation that can keep us safe.” 

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Burgess Statement on Senate Motion To Proceed on Health Care Reform

2017/07/25

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 Senate’s motion to proceed to debate on health care reform.  

“The Senate has taken a positive step forward in our efforts to dismantle Obamacare, a law that has been disastrous for American patients and providers. While today’s vote is not by any means the end of this process, it does open the door for further debate. I am grateful that Senator McCain was able to join his colleagues for the vote, and I truly appreciate his leadership in the Senate.  

“For seven years Republicans have been committed to ending the harmful effects of Obamacare, and now is the time to fulfill that promise to the American people. As we move forward, I will continue to work toward a better health care system that benefits American patients and those who work in the health care industry, and I urge my fellow Members and Senators to do the same.” 

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In the News: Dr. Burgess Discusses Health Care Reform

2017/07/21

This week, Dr. Burgess did several interviews on Congress' efforts to reform the American health care system. Watch them all below.

 








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Burgess Welcomes Guest Chaplain Marshall Dunbar

2017/07/20

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, yesterday welcomed Chaplain Marshall Dunbar, of Crossroads, Texas, as the Guest Chaplain of the House of Representatives.

“Chaplain Dunbar has an extensive record of service to our country and the North Texas community. I am grateful for all the ways he continues to serve people through his work at Christian Community Action in Lewisville,” said Congressman Burgess. “It was a true honor and privilege to have him lead us in prayer on the House Floor.”

Chaplain Dunbar currently serves as the Vice President of Spiritual Life and Interim Vice President of Programs for Christian Community Action. He previously served our country and North Texas through roles in  active military service, law enforcement, and the Department of Homeland Security.

He holds a B.S. in Ministry and Leadership from Dallas Christian College and a M.Div. in Chaplaincy from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary, and currently is working toward his Doctor of Ministry degree in Christian Leadership and Spiritual Formation at Dallas Theological Seminary.


A video of Chaplain Dunbar opening the House in prayer is available here

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Reps. Burgess, Dingell, Roskam, and Thompson Statement on the Reintroduction of the Independence at Home Act of 2017

2017/07/18

Washington, D.C. — Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX), Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL), and Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA),  released the following statement after the reintroduction of H.R. 3263.  The bill extends the Independence at Home Medical Practice Demonstration Program (IAH) from five to seven years. IAH has proven successful in cutting costs while providing valuable increases in benefits to high-need beneficiaries.

“This is a commonsense program that will help our most vulnerable senior beneficiaries and taxpayers,” said Congressman Burgess said. “Under IAH, high-need patients will continue receiving individual care in the comfort of their homes while providers at hospitals, emergency rooms, and nursing homes are able to spend more free time with their patients. IAH is improving the quality of care and its provider groups are generating significant savings.”

“IAH has a proven track record of keeping people in their homes and helping them get the care they need, all while saving taxpayers money,” said Congresswoman Dingell. “I’m pleased to be working with my colleagues in a bipartisan manner to extend this critical program for two more years.”

“The IAH demonstration focuses on reducing costs where they are the highest and improving care for those with the greatest need, all while protecting the viability of Medicare,” said Congressman Roskam. “The services provided through this demonstration save taxpayer dollars and ensure Americans have convenient access to the care they need.”

“The IAH demonstration improves access, quality of care, and quality of life for our most ill Medicare patients while saving taxpayer dollars,” said Congressman Thompson. “It’s an important program that works and this bipartisan bill will make sure seniors are able to keep taking advantage of it.”

Created in 2010, IAH provides home-based primary care to high-need Medicare beneficiaries with multiple chronic conditions, helping them to avoid unnecessary hospitalizations, emergency room visits, and nursing home admission. The types of beneficiaries enrolled in IAH currently account for the majority of Medicare costs, and are expected to account for increasing costs over the next 10 years.

In the program’s first year alone, there were both increases in the continuity of care for Medicare beneficiaries and an estimated $25 million in savings. In 2015, the program was extended for an additional two years with bipartisan support. H.R. 3263 builds upon the prior successes of the program’s first five years both by continuing the demonstration program for beneficiaries and by allowing providers to enroll additional beneficiaries in the demonstration. 

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Denton Medicare Town Hall

2004/07/10

Medicare Town Hall Meeting Saturday, July 10, 2004 “Please join me for my town hall meeting on the improvements to Medicare and the new prescription drug benefit and ask questions about the program.” ~Rep. Michael Burgess Denton Medicare Town Hall 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Denton Senior Center Bell Avenue Read More

Lewisville Medicare Town Hall

2004/07/10

Medicare Town Hall Meeting Saturday, July 10, 2004 “Please join me for my town hall meeting on the improvements to Medicare and the new prescription drug benefit and ask questions about the program.” ~Rep. Michael Burgess Lewisville Medicare Town Hall 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Lewisville Community Room 1197 West Main Street Read More

Trophy Club July 4th Parade

2004/07/04

Event: Trophy Club July 4th Parade Date: Sunday, July 4, 2004 Time: 12:00 PM CST for line-up, Parade starts at 12:30 PM CST. Place: 101 Trophy Lake Dr., Trophy Club, TX 76262 (behind Tom Thumb) Read More

The Colony 22nd Annual Independence Day Parade

2004/07/03

Event: The Colony 22nd Annual Independence Day Parade Date: Saturday, July 3, 2004 Time: 9:30 AM-11:00 AM Place: 5151 North Colony Blvd., The Colony, TX (Little League Field) Read More

American College of Surgeons Leadership Conference

2004/05/16


Medicare Town Hall

2004/05/10

Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26) today announced he is hosting an information session next Monday for senior citizens residents of the 26th District to learn more about the new Medicare law and the newly-approved Prescription Drug Discount Cards that start on June 1, 2004. Joining Dr. Burgess will be Senior Policy Advisor to the Administrator for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Tim Trysla. Congressman Burgess’ Medicare Prescription Drug Discount Card Forum will be held on Monday, May 3rd from 11:00 a.m.-12 noon at the Brookside Center. The Center is located at 1244 Brookside Center in Hurst, Texas. Monday, May 3rd was the first day under the new Medicare law that seniors can begin enrolling in Medicare-approved drug discount cards. June 1st is when seniors can begin using the new cards and start saving on their prescription medications. “I am proud that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are partnering with my Congressional office for this important and informative session to help our local seniors learn more about affordable health care options under Medicare, particularly the new Medicare-approved Prescription Drug Discount Cards that hit the streets on June 1st,” Rep. Michael Burgess stated. “The more senior citizens and their families learn about the new Medicare law and its new benefits, the better off they will be in meeting their individual health care needs.” Medicare Drug Discount Card Forum Monday, May 3rd from 11 a.m.-12 noon The Brookside Center 1244 Brookside Center, Hurst, Texas Public inquiries about the forum should be directed toward Janice Zimmerman in Congressman Burgess’ Lewisville Office at (972) 434-9700. Media questions should be directed toward Michelle Stein at (202) 225-7772. Read More

Carroll Senior High School

2004/05/10


Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

2004/05/07


Speak to Trinity Christian Government Class

2004/05/07


Art Contest Reception

2004/04/30

2004 Artistic Discovery Competition “Artistic Discovery” is the annual nationwide Congressional High School Art Competition initiated by Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Each Congressional District hosts its own competition, and since the competition was first launched in 1982, over 5000 local contests have been conducted. The Twenty-Sixth District Congressional Art Competition is open to students residing and attending public and private high schools in the 26th District. The Greater Denton Arts Council will co-sponsor the exhibition. First prize in the competition is the display of the winning student’s artwork in the United States Capitol complex for an entire year. Thousands of people visiting the nation’s capitol, as well as Members of Congress and their staffs, will be able to walk through the display area, viewing artwork from Congressional districts throughout the country—each piece highlighted with the name of the work and student artist. Student artisans will have their works judged by a professional art educator chosen by the Greater Denton Arts Council. Competition participants, their parents, teachers, school administrators and local officials will be invited to attend a reception with Congressman Burgess to view all the entries on display at the Visual Arts Center in Denton. All the participants will be honored at a recognition ceremony during the reception, and the first place winner and honorable mentions will be announced. Up to six honorable mention entries will be chosen; each will be displayed in the 26th Congressional District office for the upcoming year. The first place winner and one guest will be invited to the nation’s capital in June to attend a ribbon-cutting ceremony and gala reception opening the 2004 “Artistic Discovery” exhibition and honoring the winning artists from all over the country. They will be able to view their artwork, as it will be displayed for the upcoming year. The cost of the attending the ceremony is the responsibility of the competition winner. The winners will celebrate with Congressman Burgess at this reception. Read More

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Contact Information

2336 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-7772
Fax 202-225-2919
burgess.house.gov

After spending nearly three decades practicing medicine in North Texas I have served the constituents of the 26th District since 2003 in the United States House of Representatives.

I currently serve on the prestigious House Energy and Commerce Committee and in the 113th Congress, 2013 and 2014, will serve as the Vice Chairman of both the Subcommittee on Health and the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, and as a member of the Energy and Power Subcommittee. In addition, I am a member of the Rules Committee and the Helsinki Commission. In 2009, I founded, and currently serve as Co-Chair of the Congressional Health Caucus.

Because of my medical background, I have been a strong advocate for health care legislation aimed at reducing health care costs, improving choices, reforming liability laws to put the needs of patients first, and ensuring there are enough doctors in the public and private sector to care for America’s patients and veterans. I have played an important role in bipartisan efforts to ensure the safety of food, drugs, and consumer products, and have introduced legislation to strengthen our ability to stop dangerous products from coming into the country.

As a Member of Congress representing one of the fastest growing areas of the country, transportation is also a top priority. In 2005, I successfully amended the Highway Bill to include development credits, design-build, and environmental streamlining. During my time on Capitol Hill, I have worked to build, maintain, and improve the safety of our roads, bridges, air service, and transit in the North Texas region.

A fiscal conservative, I believe Americans deserve a federal government that is more efficient, effective, less costly, and always transparent. I follow a strict adherence to the Constitution, and oppose unnecessary expansion of the federal government’s control over Americans’ personal freedoms. Instead, I believe in giving people more control over their lives and their money.

During my time on Capitol Hill, I have earned a reputation as a problem-solver who seeks sensible solutions to the challenges Americans face and have received several awards including: the Guardian of Small Business award by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB); the Spirit of Enterprise award by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; and the Taxpayer Hero award from the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste; among others.

Today, I represent the majority of Denton County, and parts of Dallas County and Tarrant County. I was raised in Denton, and attended The Selwyn School, graduating in 1968 as valedictorian. In addition, I graduated with both an undergraduate and a master’s degree from North Texas State University, now the University of North Texas.

I received my M.D. from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, and completed my residency programs at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. I also received a master’s degree in Medical Management from the University of Texas at   Dallas, and in May of 2009 was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Public Service from the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center.

My wife, Laura, and I have been married for 39 years. We have three children and two grandsons.


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