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The Texas Tribune: Congressional Democrats condemn Abbott for not releasing billions in federal stimulus dollars intended for Texas public schoolsNew from Texas Tribune covering the effort I’m leading to press for release of the billions in federal education funding we passed for Texas schools that the Governor is holding up. These are desperately needed—for our schools and for our schoolchildren.
MSNBC: Congressman Doggett speaks about Covid Relief, Minimum Wage, Texas Winter StormJoined MSNBC to discuss our action in the House to pass the American Rescue Plan.
The Washington Post: Trump gave drug companies a last-minute win on prescription prices. Democrats want Biden to roll it back.Two weeks before President Donald Trump left office, his administration bestowed a parting gift on the U.S. prescription drug industry. It proposed a rule to block the government from citing exorbitant prices to seize control of a drug’s production. The rule, drawn up by a division of the Commerce Department, would settle a long-running battle over when government is justified in exercising “march in” rights over taxpayer-supported government inventions. The 40-year-old Bayh-Dole law gives the government power to grant a license to another manufacturer if a company is not making a government-sponsored invention available to the public on “reasonable terms.”
KUT: Advocates Say White House Decision To Rescind Medicaid Deal Could Lead To Talks On Texas' Uninsured RateWe must reduce the shameful uninsured rate in Texas by finally expanding Medicaid. Governor Abbott has been unjustifiably rejecting $3.9 billion in federal Medicaid funds over the next two years—funds that could provide coverage and improved health to over 2 million of our uninsured neighbors.
San Antonio Express-News: 'If this is not impeachable, nothing is': Congressman Lloyd Doggett on why Trump must be impeachedTexas District 35 U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett laid out his case on why House lawmakers should impeach President Trump Wednesday. In his speech to the House, Doggett, who represents San Antonio, Austin and San Marcos, said Trump violated his sworn duty to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution by seeking to "violently overthrow the government" with his Jan. 6 speech. Trump told his supporters to "fight like hell, and if you don't fight like hell, you're not going to have a country anymore," which Congress is pointing to as the helping incite a riot at the U.S. Capitol shortly that killed five. House lawmakers are charging Trump with "incitement of insurrection" due to the unprecedented events.
On March 11 President Joseph Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 into law. The $1.9 trillion bill, introduce on Feb. 24, was voted largely along party lines (220-211 in the House, 50-49 in the Senate).
September 15, 2021
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chair of the House Ways & Means Health Subcommittee, spoke forcefully in the Ways and Means Build Back Better markup to decry the Republican, draconian, abortion ban in Texas and an anti-choice amendment Texas Republican Rep. Kevin Brady offered last night in Committee to eliminate reproductive freedom in federal health programs.