Despite heavy hearts, the Congress must continue to go about the people’s business of repealing President Obama’s landmark healthcare legislation, said Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) on CNBC’s "Squawk Box" on Tuesday morning.

“It’s important for us to do our work,” said Burgess. "We were sent here to do this job, and it certainly must be done. We all have heavy hearts today because of what happened but that does not negate the fact that we must take action on this law."

Burgess’s remarks come at a time when legislative business that is not related to the shooting of Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (Ariz.) or congressional security has been frozen by Republican leadership.

Prior to the shooting on Saturday, the House was to take up a series of votes pertaining to the repeal of the healthcare legislation.