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Michael Burgess' Public Statements on Issue: Environment

Full Name: Michael C. Burgess
Office: U.S. House (TX) - District 26, Republican
First Elected: 11/05/2002
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for U.S. House - District 26
Primary March 4, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Laura; 3 Children
Birth Date: 12/23/1950
Birth Place: Rochester, MN
Home City: Lewisville, TX
Religion: Episcopalian
Date Title
March 21, 2014 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 3189, Water Rights Protection Act; Providing for Consideration of H.R. 4015, SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Paymen Modernization Act of 2014; and Providing for Proceedings During the Period from March 17,2014, through March 21, 2014
March 12, 2014 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - New Power Plant Standards
Jan. 9, 2014 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 2279, Reducing Excessive Deadline Obligations Act of 2013; Providing for Consideration of H.R. 3362, Exchange Information Disclosure Act; and Providing for Consideration of H.R. 3811, Health Exchange Security and Transparency Act of 2014
Oct. 15, 2013 Letter to Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy Department of Energy - Federal Support for the Development of Carbon Capture and Storage
Sept. 26, 2013 Letter to Secretary Tom Vilsack, Dept. of Ag. - Social Cost of Carbon
Sept. 26, 2013 Letter to Secretary Penny Pritzker, Dept. of Commerce - Social Cost of Carbon
Sept. 26, 2013 Letter to Secretary Jack Lew, Dept of Treasury - Social Cost of Carbon
Sept. 26, 2013 Letter to Gina McCarthy, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency - Social Cost of Carbon
Sept. 26, 2013 Letter to Secretary Ernest Moniz, Dept. of Energy - Social Cost of Carbon
July 24, 2013 Providing for Consideration of H.R. 2218, Coal Residuals Reuse and Management Act of 2013, and Providing for Consideration of H.R. 1582, Energy Consumers Relief Act of 2013
April 11, 2013 Burgess Wants Pause On The EPA's Ethanol Waiver
March 14, 2013 Letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Robert Perciasepe - Climate Change Agenda for Obama's Second Term
Feb. 5, 2013 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - Keystone XL Pipeline
Aug. 14, 2012 Energy and Commerce Members Welcome Court's Decision Curbing EPA's Overreach
Aug. 1, 2012 Committee Advances Commonsense Protections for Farmers and Patients
July 17, 2012 Lisa Jackson and President Obama Wage War on Asthmatics
May 24, 2012 Committee Leaders Question EPA's Management of RIN Fraud
April 30, 2012 Burgess Expects Professionalism of Next EPA Regional Administrator
April 27, 2012 Burgess Calls for Firing EPA Regional Administrator
March 2, 2012 Dr. Burgess Weekly Video Address - "The EPA Can't Get Its Hands on Enough Money"
April 8, 2011 Energy Tax Prevention Act of 2011
April 6, 2011 Letter to Colleague
March 1, 2011 Letter to Barack Obama, President of the United States - America's Energy Security
Dec. 21, 2010 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act of 2010
Dec. 16, 2010 Burgess Statement before the Texas Sunset Commission
Sept. 28, 2010 HE LEAVING ETHANOL AT EXISTING LEVELS (LEVEL) ACT
June 20, 2010 Op-Ed: Hold TCEQ accountable
June 18, 2010 CNN "American Morning" - Transcript
June 17, 2010 CNN "CNN Newsroom" - Transcript
June 17, 2010 Letter to Lisa Jackson, Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Texas' Strong Record of Success on Improved Air Quality
June 9, 2010 Letter to Texas Sunset Advisory Commission Members
June 2, 2010 TCEQ Should Explain Their Actions And Be Held Fully Accountable, Burgess Says
May 25, 2010 Urging the Federal Government to Support Louisiana Governor's Request to Build Sand Barriers
May 18, 2010 No Word From The Federal Government On The Gulf Coast Oil Spill
May 6, 2010 Star-Telegram - D-FW Republicans To Be Part Of Delegation Touring Oil Spill Site
Feb. 4, 2010 Letter to President Obama - No Cost Stimulus
May 20, 2009 Committee Democrats Reject Burgess Amendment To Prohibit Market Manipulation
April 22, 2009 Panel I Of A Hearing Of The House Energy And Commerce Committee - The American Clean Energy And Security Act Of 2009
Aug. 7, 2008 Burgess: EPA Renewable Fuels Decision is Disheartening
Jan. 17, 2008 Rep. Burgess Says Confronting Climate Change and Economic Growth Don't Have to be Mutually Exclusive
Aug. 6, 2007 Do You Call the EPA to Change Your Light Bulb, Maybe You Should
June 27, 2007 CFLs and Mercury
March 15, 2007 Climate Change: State and Local Perspectives
March 6, 2007 "Carbon Capture and Sequestration: An Overview"
Dec. 7, 2006 Burgess Supports Drought Bill Heading for Bush's Signature
July 27, 2006 "Questions Surrounding the ‘Hockey Stick' Temperature Studies: Implications for Climate Change Assessments"
June 7, 2006 Hearing: A Discussion Draft Providing For A Reduction In The Number Of Boutique Fuels
May 4, 2004 Tree City USA
Jan. 1, 2012 Issue Position: Energy and Environment
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