October 18, 2019
When we think about private equity, we often think about companies like Toys R Us: purchased with borrowed money, loaded up with debt that ultimately all but destroys the firm. The investors make out, the employees and consumers lose out. But there’s another model too: Buy into a business where you can suck money out of consumers.
Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), joined by 59 original cosponsors, introduced the Equitable Student Aid Access Act. The legislation substantively simplifies the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form, used by more than 13 million students per year. The bill would also increase direct access to financial aid and empower students and their families to make financially-informed decisions about the cost of college.
WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nexstar) — The controversy over immigration and the Census may have already done damage to the accuracy of the 2020 Census.
Austin, T.X. – Tomorrow, Saturday, October 12, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett will join Austin ISD, The Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, and College Forward to hold a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) event at Akins Early College High School. With FAFSA experts on hand, high school seniors and their families are invited to come and fill out the FAFSA to ensure that every student is applying for financial aid. In 2018, high school graduates missed out on $2.6 billion in free assistance for college because they did not submit a FAFSA.
October 10, 2019
In late May, I called for an inquiry to determine whether President Donald Trump had committed impeachable offenses after he reacted to the Mueller report with a Mafia-style defense. He insisted that, while President, he could neither be investigated nor prosecuted, that he is empowered to ignore Congress, and declared that the Constitution allows him to do “whatever” he wants. Trump seems intent on breaking the law most days; on others, he breaks and divides America with hate speech.
October 10, 2019
San Antonio, T.X. — Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chairman of the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, reacted to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) briefing on H.R. 3, The Lower Drug Costs Now Act:
October 7, 2019
Austin, T.X. — Today, Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) released the following statement reacting to an order from a U.S. District Court in Manhattan this morning that President Trump is not above the law when it comes to furnishing his tax returns:
October 4, 2019
Impeachment of a president is a question of enormous magnitude, not to be undertaken lightly. Under our Constitution, it is an essential tool to check abuse of presidential authority and ensure one-person rule does not replace our system of checks and balances. Our founders did not intend for anyone to be above the law — certainly not the executive wielding the greatest power.
September 24, 2019
Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), who has long supported an impeachment investigation, released the following statement on the heightened urgency of beginning impeachment hearings:
September 19, 2019
Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chair of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, released the following statement in regards to today’s release of H.R. 3: The Lower Drug Costs Now Act: