The Honorable Michael Burgess (R-TX), Member, U.S. House of Representatives
Representative Michael Burgess currently serves on the prestigious House Energy and Commerce Committee and in the 113th Congress, 2013 and 2014, will serve as the vice chairman of both the Subcommittee on Health and the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee, and as a member of the Energy and Power Subcommittee. In addition, he is a member of the Rules Committee and the Helsinki Commission. He founded and currently serves as co-chair of the Congressional Health Caucus. Prior to serving in the House of Representatives, Rep. Burgess spent three decades practicing medicine in North Texas. He received his M.D. from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston, and completed his residency programs at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. He also received a master’s degree in Medical Management from the University of Texas at Dallas, and in May of 2009 was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Public Service from the University of North Texas Health Sciences Center.
Maggie Fox is a senior writer on health issues for both NBCNews.com and Today.com. She previously was the managing editor of healthcare and technology at National Journal, where she managed two teams of specialist journalists, moderated panels at live events, and wrote breaking news, analysis, and columns for the magazine, website, and National Journal Daily. Before joining National Journal, Ms. Fox was the global health and science editor for Reuters, where she established an award-winning and agenda-setting science and health file for the news agency. She has also served as a correspondent in Hong Kong and Beirut for a variety of news organizations, covered the ouster of former president Ferdinand Marcos in the Philippines, the Tiananmen Square protests in China, and is one of the few people to have interviewed Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi. Ms. Fox has received awards for her coverage of mad cow disease, swine flu, vaccination controversies, and Japan’s economic development.
Bruce Gottlieb is president of the National Journal Group, which publishes National Journal, National Journal Daily, National Journal Hotline, and other publications. He also serves as the general counsel of Atlantic Media Company, which publishes The Atlantic, Quartz, and Government Executive. Before joining Atlantic Media, he was chief counsel of the Federal Communications Commission, responsible for managing the agency’s overall policy agenda, and a senior advisor to Chairman Julius Genachowski. He was formerly a staff writer for Slate, where he was the first author of the Explainer column, and he has written for publications including The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, and The New Republic. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College and of Harvard Law School and began his legal career as a clerk for Judge David S. Tatel of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.