Burgess picked as top Republican on health subcommittee

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U.S. Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (TX-26)

U.S. Congressman Michael C. Burgess was appointed this week to serve as the top Republican on the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health.

“It is a privilege to serve as the top Republican on the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health as I continue fighting to improve health care for Americans in North Texas and around the country. As the most senior physician serving in Congress, I have experienced the dangerous implications of government involvement in health care on both sides of the equation, and throughout my time in Congress have championed solutions that put patients first,” Burgess said. “As we build on our work in the last Congress to combat our nation’s opioid crisis, reduce physician burden, and make health care more affordable, I am looking forward to working alongside Ranking Member Walden and the Trump Administration to fight for commonsense health care policy that works for the American people.”

Burgess has served the 26th District of Texas, which includes Denton County and part of Tarrant County, since 2003.

“Dr. Burgess has been a tremendous voice on the Health Subcommittee,” said Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-OR). “His experience as a physician and a health policy leader will be invaluable as we examine key issues that affect American patients across our nation, and I’m grateful that he will be leading our Members as we tackle tough issues like reducing health care costs and as we continue to implement landmark legislation such as the SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act to combat the opioid crisis, 21st Century Cures, and the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA).”

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