Congressman Michael C. Burgess (R-TX) has been re-appointed to the House Rules Committee for the 116th U.S. Congress, according to a news release from his office.
Burgess has served Texas’ 26th district, which includes Denton County and part of Tarrant County, since 2003. He was re-elected in November.
“I am grateful for the opportunity to continue serving on the House Rules Committee as we approach important issues including national security, health care, and fiscal responsibility,” Burgess said in a statement. “As the 116th Congress begins, it is critically important that the Rules Committee closely examine all legislation before it reaches the House Floor and consider how each bill will impact Americans in North Texas and around the country.”
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said in a statement that Burgess’ “experience and insight will be critical in defending conservative values on all legislation coming to the House floor.”