|Cook PVI||2017 Average Legislative Score||Madison Performance Index (MPI)||Take Action|
|R+18||85||-5||Click for contact information|
Burgess is in his 8th term, representing the 26th district north of the the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. He sits on the Energy and Rules Committees and is a member of the Tea Party Caucus. His 85% legislative rating reflects a Congressman in conflict: generally committed to defending the taxpayer, but on crucial votes, too often addicted to compromise and the pork that compromise invariably brings. Ironically, his -5 Performance Index number is one of the best in the Texas GOP delegation. Burgess often does the right thing, but needs pressure to keep doing it.