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.
September 15, 2021
The Trump Administration disbands the White House pandemic response team.
September 14, 2021
The House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday is holding the third day of its markup of key portions of Democrats' $3.5 trillion social spending package.
September 13, 2021
The Delta-driven wave of COVID-19 death and economic destruction underscores why urgent action to end the pandemic is the best way to honor American workers.
Washington, D.C. — This morning, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chair of the House Ways & Means Health Subcommittee, shared new data from the Joint Economic Committee (JEC) showing how the newly expanded Child Tax Credit (CTC)—a tax cut for most families with kids—in the American Rescue Plan is delivering relief for Texas families. Rep. Doggett shared the JEC analysis showing that, for the congressional district he currently represents alone, there are 183,000 qualifying children, and 93,000 total payments were delivered to district families in August, amounting to $46.8 million.
September 9, 2021
Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chair of the House Ways & Means Health Subcommittee, released the following statement reacting to the Health and Human Services (HHS) plan on drug prices released this morning:
September 8, 2021
T-MINUS ONE DAY! Grab those winter coats out of storage, because there’s going to be a hot budget reconciliation mark-up at the House Ways and Means Committee’s Longworth hearing room in just over one day.
September 7, 2021
Dozens of House Democrats are urging House Ways and Means Chair Richard Neal (D-Mass.) to avoid softening up proposed tax increases on U.S. multinationals.
Washington, D.C. – Following President Biden’s call for “Congress to finish the job” in closing corporate tax loopholes, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), a senior member of the Ways and Means Committee, is joined by 40 colleagues in urging prompt approval of the Build Back Better international tax proposals—to remedy existing tax unfairness and loopholes for multinationals, to fund investments in human infrastructure, and to eliminate tax incentives for offshoring American jobs and profits.
Austin, T.X. – Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi joined U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chair of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, and Austin Mayor Steve Adler to hold a press conference Thursday afternoon at Foundation Communities in Austin highlighting Democrats’ priorities they’re working for in the forthcoming Build Back Better Act to strengthen health care access for Texas families. This includes extending coverage for those denied Medicaid expansion, crafting more affordable ACA Marketplace insurance, providing more comprehensive Medicare coverage, and lowering prescription drug prices. These key health care points mark significant progress in fulfilling the President’s Build Back Better agenda.