Michael Burgess

Michael Burgess

TEXAS' 26th DISTRICT

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2021 Virtual Academy Day

2021-06-14 15:28:17


May 19, 2021: Rep. Burgess joins Mornings with Maria

2021-05-19 11:07:40


April 19, 2020: Rep. Burgess' Special Order on the Border Crisis

2021-04-21 14:05:23


April 15, 2021: Rep Burgess joins Climate Change Special order

2021-04-17 17:29:24


April 14, 2021: Rep. Burgess manages Rule debate for Republicans on HR 7 and HR 1195

2021-04-16 03:45:07


April 1, 2021: Rep Burgess joins the Evening Reports

2021-04-05 19:15:38


April 3, 2021: Rep. Burgess joins Newsmax

2021-04-05 18:57:49


March 31, 2021: Border Press Conference

2021-04-01 23:37:01


March 26, 2021: Rep. Burgess joins Mornings with Maria

2021-03-26 15:35:38


March 24, 2021: O&I Subcommittee Hearing "Power Struggle: Examining the 2021 Texas Grid Failure"

2021-03-24 18:48:14


March 22, 2021: Rep. Burgess questions during E&C hearing on LIFT Act

2021-03-24 16:57:29


March 20, 2021: Rep. Burgess joins Newsmax Saturday Report

2021-03-23 16:50:18


March 20, 2021: Rep. Burgess joins Fox News Hour

2021-03-23 16:25:58


March 19, 2021: Floor Speech on H.R. 1868 – Medicare Sequester/Paygo bill

2021-03-19 14:47:50


March 17, 2021: Questioning Dr. Fauci at E&C health sub hearing part 2

2021-03-18 19:14:55


March 17, 2021: Questioning Dr. Fauci at E&C health sub hearing

2021-03-18 19:12:58


March 13, 2021: Rep. Burgess joins Newsmax's Saturday Report

2021-03-15 14:44:29


March 15, 2021: Rep. Burgess join CNN's Pamela Brown

2021-03-15 14:37:40


March 10, 2021: Rep. Burgess joins Fox and Friends First

2021-03-10 17:20:46


March 9, 2021: Opening Remarks for managing Rules Debate on the American Rescue Plan

2021-03-09 20:48:19


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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