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KTBC Fox 7: Rep. Doggett on addressing the coronavirus pandemicI sat down with Fox 7 News Austin to discuss the immediate action we are taking to: overcome this Administration’s failures and get free testing for everyone, create an economic stimulus to address the economic suffering from this crisis, and press this Administration to finally supply our health care professionals with crucial protective gear and medical supplies. #COVID19
A rapidly emerging coronavirus pandemic has all of us concerned. Rather than any panic, we need strong bipartisan public action and reasonable individual action to prepare for every possibility.
In a time of great division, we should unite for a complete census count. Recently, at El Progreso Hall, to dedicate the new census office I joined the Tafolla Middle School Mariachis, Lanier High Color Guard, State Rep. Bernal, Commissioner Rodriguez, Councilmember Viagran, and former Councilmember Mary Alice Cisneros, and many others.
U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett speaks on the House floor regarding the strength of choosing peace—rather than following President Trump’s reckless path to war.
A new state law curbing surprise medical billing went into effect Jan. 1 for Texas patients. But to protect all patients, we need Congress to act too and to act now—to shield patients from crushing, surprise medical bills. I authored the first proposal to do so in the House, in 2015. It’s past time to overcome the powerful lobby groups and finally put patients first. My interview on our efforts with KXAN News over the holidays:
WASHINGTON - With the U.S. House set for a long-awaited vote on legislation to lower prescription drug prices, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett and allies came up short in their drive for an even more ambitious plan to expand government authority over the pharmaceutical industry.
March 26, 2020
“What a steep price for Trump’s continued delay, denial, and deceptions—refusing to heed warnings available since last year to prepare for this pandemic. Amidst the many hard-won successes over Administration resistance are significant disappointments, including inadequate taxpayer protections in the giant election-year corporate bailouts as well as how little patients, particularly the uninsured, benefitted directly and how much pharmaceutical manufacturers did. To help our small businesses stay afloat and immediately sustain the newly unemployed, victims to multiple Trump Administration failures, I am supporting this flawed bill.”