Congressman Michael C. Burgess
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This paper first explains that Michael C Burgees, who was elected Congressman from Texas in 2002 after an almost thirty-year medical career, had no political experience when elected but uses his firm convictions and his moral values as a doctor to promote the needs of his constituencies especially in the area of healthcare. Next, the paper reports on Congressman Burgees's major committee assignments including the House's Energy and Commerce Committee and the subcommittees of Health, Energy and Environment and Oversight and Investigations. The paper relates the sponsored legislation in which Burgees has been involved, which is mostly in the areas of health care, education and environment.
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From the Paper:"The issue of the health care system is an important aspect both for policy reasons as well as for political ones. Given the fact that Burgees is a Republic his policy views take into account a more liberal state in the sense of funds and allocation of funds. More precisely, while democrats consider a more assisted state in terms of social policies, the republicans are the promoters of a more liberal use of funds which imply a different allocation. Therefore, while the democrats are more willing to undergo expenses for social policies, the republicans focus more on means to enable aspects of social policies to self develop and thus limit the public pressure such social policies put on the budget, be it local, federal, or central.
"From the point of view of the above, Burgees, knowing the necessities of the health care system, and in line with the party policy and views, aims to find alternative resources for the expenses incurred by the medical system, especially the insurances.
An important initiative taken by the Congressman was the revival of the Medical Justice Act. As of 2009, Burgees motivated his initiative by the fact that "We need national, across-the-board change in the tort reform system, and my bill would do just that. Runaway lawsuits are unnecessary and costly, and reforming medical liability must be a part of the national health care debate.""
Sample of Sources Used:
- GovTrack. Us. (2010) "H.R. 1261: Youth Prevention and Tobacco Harm Reduction Act". 111st Congress 2009-2010. Retrieved http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-1261
- Medical News Today. (2009)"Congressman Burgess Reintroduces Medical Justice Act In 111th Congress - Says Medical Liability Must Be Part Of National Health Care Debate". Litigations. Retrieved http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/142255.php
- Michael C Burgees. (2010) "U.S. Congressman Michael C. Burgess, M.D." Official internet site. Retrieved from http://burgess.house.gov/About/
- Michael C. Burgess (R-Texas). (2009) "Why he matters". Who Runs Gov. Retrieved http://www.whorunsgov.com/Profiles/Michael_C._Burgess
- Pegasus News. (2010) Governor Rick Perry and U.S. Congressman Michael C. Burgess to address Westlake Academy's first graduating class. Retrieved http://www.pegasusnews.com/news/2010/may/12/governor-rick-perry-and-us-congressman-michael-c-b/?refscroll=1368
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