Michael Burgess

Michael Burgess

TEXAS' 26th DISTRICT

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September 19, 2022: Rep. Burgess opening remarks for Rules Committee

2022-09-19 18:27:05


September 16, 2022: Rep. Burgess joins Fox and Friends First

2022-09-16 12:32:05


September 10, 2022: Rep. Burgess joins Fox and Friends Saturday

2022-09-12 02:53:02


August 12, 2022: Rep. Burgess manages the Rule Debate for the "Inflation Reduction Act"

2022-08-12 13:47:13


July 28, 2022: Rep. Burgess joins Mornings with Maria

2022-07-28 13:18:01


July 27, 2022: Rep. Burgess speaks on the floor about telehealth

2022-07-27 17:03:24


July 26, 2022: Rep. Burgess Manages the Rule Debate

2022-07-26 22:58:51


July 21, 2022: Rep. Burgess Remarks on the House Floor

2022-07-21 13:58:40


7-19-2022: Rep. Burgess joins Spicer & Co. on Newsmax

2022-07-20 19:17:48


July 20, 2022: Rep. Burgess joins Wake up America on Newsmax

2022-07-20 19:07:47


July 15, 2022: Rep. Burgess remarks on the Ensuring Access to Abortion Act of 2022

2022-07-15 17:09:36


July 15, 2022: Rep Burgess remarks H.R. 8296 - "Women’s Health Protection Act of 2022"

2022-07-15 15:19:27


July 13, 2022: Rep. Burgess provides remarks on the House Floor

2022-07-13 18:15:13


July 11, 2022: Rep. Burgess joins Fox Business - The Evening Edit

2022-07-12 13:53:24


June 22, 2022: Rep. Burgess Delivers Opening Remarks During Rule Debate

2022-06-22 16:57:31


June 13, 2022: Dr. Burgess joins Mornings with Maria

2022-06-15 20:15:30


Burgess Gives Opening Remarks at Hearing on Combatting Gun Trafficking and Criminal Violence

2022-06-15 19:55:04


June 8, 2022: Rep. Burgess joins CNN Newsroom

2022-06-09 21:19:20


June 8, 2022: Remarks During Rule Debate on H.R. 2273 and H.R. 7910

2022-06-08 17:42:18


Chief Paul Cairney School Safety Briefing at the 2022 Emergency Preparedness Summit

2022-05-31 21:54:41


Contact Information

2161 Rayburn HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-7772
Fax 202-225-2919
burgess.house.gov

Committee Assignments

Budget

Energy and Commerce

Rules

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 as the Republican Leader of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health, and also sit on the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce. In addition, I am a member of the powerful House Rules Committee.

As of the 115th Congress, I am the most senior medical doctor, on both sides of the aisle, serving in the House of Representatives. 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 voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act over 50 times, and have played an important role in bipartisan efforts to reform the Food and Drug Administration.

Ever since I came to Congress, I have made repealing Medicare’s Standard Growth Rate (SGR) formula a top priority. At the beginning of the 114th Congress, over ninety percent of both chambers of Congress supported the formula’s repeal and it was signed into law. As one of the largest entitlement reforms in the past few decades, this landmark policy will ensure greater access and quality for seniors, more stable reimbursements for providers, and a more fiscally solvent Medicare system as a whole.

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.

As a fiscal conservative, I believe Americans deserve a federal government that is more efficient, more effective, less costly, and always transparent. I am a proponent of a flat tax and have introduced a flat tax bill every term I have served in Congress. I follow a strict adherence to the Constitution and oppose unnecessary expansion of the federal government’s control over the personal freedoms of Americans. Instead, I believe in giving people more control over their lives and their money. I am committed to reducing illegal immigration into our country and have taken action to ensure our borders are secure and our immigration laws are enforced. I strongly oppose any proposal to grant amnesty to illegal immigrants.

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. In 2013, I was named to Modern Healthcare’s 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders.

Today, I represent the majority of Denton County and parts of 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 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 more than 40 years. We have three children and two grandsons.


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