Energy and Commerce Committee

Health (115th Congress)

Burgess’ Maternity Care Bill Headed to POTUS’ Desk


WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) and Subcommittee on Health Chairman Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) today released the following statements after the Senate passed H.R. 315, the Improving Access to Maternity Care Act, authored by #SubHealth Chairman Michael Burgess.

“This important legislation, now headed to the president’s desk to be signed into law, will help to better identify areas in the nation with shortages in maternity care — ensuring pregnancies are without unnecessary risk and barriers to care regardless of a woman’s zip code,”...

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#SubHealth to Examine Implementation of 21st Century Cures Act


WASHINGTON, DC –The Subcommittee on Health, chaired by Rep. Michael Burgess M.D. (R-TX), announced a hearing for Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 10:15 a.m. in room 2322 of the Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing is entitled, “Implementing the 21st Century Cures Act: An Update from the Office of the National Coordinator.”

Next week, #SubHealth will hold its fourth hearing in a series on the implementation of the 21st Century Cures Act since it was signed into law in December of 2016. This series has included hearings on research and development,...

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China Promises Tougher Stance on Fentanyl After Talks with US at G20 summit


WASHINGTON, DC – Over the weekend, President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed that Beijing would crack down on fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine. At the meeting, China promised to designate fentanyl as a controlled substance, meaning that people selling fentanyl to the United States will be subject to China’s maximum penalty under the law.

This agreement comes on the heels of President Donald Trump signing H.R. 6, the SUPPORT for Patients and...


Health (115th Congress)


Health (115th Congress)