While reports forecasting a climate change apocalypse and doomsday climate scenarios may get our momentary attention, they are not producing action. Even as we see the impact of climate change in devastating, intensified weather and the spread of disease, we have not changed the hearts and minds of enough Americans—or, at least, those with the power to change the climate landscape.
August 17, 2019
As the sun set over downtown on Saturday, hundreds gathered at the Capitol steps to demand gun reform legislation.
August 6, 2019
How moving to see hundreds of neighbors and key community leaders at Main Plaza Sunday evening, sharing sorrow and expressing sympathies to the many suffering from tragedy.
August 6, 2019
At this moment of great distress, we come together to share sorrow and to express our sympathies to the many who are suffering from this weekend’s tragic events. We can barely comprehend the unbearable grief of the families of those who will never come home from their shopping trip or night out.
July 25, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), along with U.S. Senators Jack Reed (D-RI) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), is reintroducing the Stop Subsidizing Multimillion Dollar Corporate Bonuses Act. This legislation would close a major loophole in current corporate tax law by putting an end to unlimited tax write-offs on performance-based executive pay. The Reed-Blumenthal-Doggett bill would end special tax deductions for huge executive bonuses and prevent publicly traded corporations from deducting the cost of multimillion-dollar bonuses from their corporate tax bills.
Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chair of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee and House Budget Committee Member, release the below statement regarding former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony today:
Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chair of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee and House Budget Committee Member, along with Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Chair of the House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee, together with several colleagues, introduced the Green Transportation Act. This legislation directs cities and states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector, the single largest source of carbon pollution in the United States. Because many parts of the country are not accounting for transportation emissions, this represents an important first step in seeking to reduce pollution by mandating the tracking of emissions and creation of local plans to reduce them, while providing federal support.
Washington, D.C. — This afternoon, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-San Antonio), led the San Antonio delegation in urging Transportation Safety Administrator David Pekoske to heed San Antonio International Airport’s request for additional Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) machines for the expanded Terminal A security checkpoint. Fulfilling this request will help give smoother more efficient travel to those with metal implants, especially our veterans. San Antonio, known as Military City USA, is the proud home of a large population of veterans, many with metal implants.
July 14, 2019
Readers offer suggestions to lower the price that Americans pay.
July 9, 2019
Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chairman of the Health Subcommittee on Ways and Means, released the following statement in response to President Trump’s planned pharmaceutical executive order and a new report from Patients for Affordable Drugs: