Michael (Mike) C. Burgess (R-26)

US Representative Michael Burgess

Michael (Mike) C. Burgess (R-26)
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Capitol: 202.225.7772
FAX: 202.225.2919
District: 940.497.5031
Room 2161 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-4326
2000 South Stemmons Freeway
Lake Dallas, TX 75065-3637
Residence:Lewisville, TX

Committee Assignments

Co-ChairBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
Co-ChairCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Motorcycle Caucus
ChairmanCongressional Osteoporosis Caucus
Co-ChairGOP Doctors Caucus
Co-ChairTEX-21 Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus
ChairmanCongressional Flat Tax Caucus
ChairmanCongressional Health Care Caucus
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Disaster Relief Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Nordic Countries
FC MemberCongressional Afghanistan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Navy and Marine Corps Caucus
FC MemberCongressional High Technology Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Rules
FC MemberCongressional Research and Development Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Health
FC MemberIndia Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Baseball Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Energy, Climate, and Grid Security
FC MemberCongressional Horse Caucus
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Veterans Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Budget
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Main Street Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberConservative Climate Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus


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 House Energy and Commerce Committee, House Rules Committee, and House Budget 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 Sustainable 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.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2002    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Laura   DOB: 12/23/1950
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