April 16, 2021
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chair of the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, just released the following statement reacting to the Biden Administration this afternoon rescinding a ten-year Medicaid Section 1115 waiver extension that the Trump Administration had rushed through in January:
April 15, 2021
Washington, D.C. – Today, Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), senior member of both the House Budget and Ways & Means Committees, urged Texans to demand that Governor Abbott make available all federal Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund (ESSER) to help our schools reopen safely and students to recover from learning losses. Governor Abbott’s diversion and delay in getting funds to our schools is a bad sequel to Governor Rick Perry diverting federal funds intended for schools into the state’s coffers, with the assistance of then-Attorney General Abbott. At that time, Rep. Doggett successfully offered an amendment to single out Texas leaders for their bad faith and prohibit this misconduct—but, in a subsequent congressional takeover, this provision was repealed by Republicans. Rep. Doggett is working now to ensure history does not repeat itself in denying federal resources to Texas schools.
April 10, 2021
As President Biden races ahead with a mammoth plan to bolster the nation's infrastructure, Democrats are gambling they'll get a political boost from an accompanying proposal: the tax hikes designed to defray the massive costs.
April 7, 2021
Washington, D.C. – This morning, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), a senior member of the Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement regarding the Treasury Department’s new report on the Made in America Tax Plan:
April 6, 2021
The Trump Administration disbands the White House pandemic response team.
April 5, 2021
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), a senior member of the Ways and Means Committee, reacted to the draft plan from Senators Wyden, Warner, and Brown regarding taxing multinational corporations.
April 2, 2021
PFIZER, MODERNA, AND other coronavirus vaccine makers have said repeatedly that they intend to hike prices on vaccines as early as this year, as the potential need for additional booster shots and future demand could lead to an unprecedented financial windfall.
April 1, 2021
SAN ANTONIO – President Joe Biden unveiled his $2 trillion infrastructure plan on Wednesday, promising major investments in modernizing the nation’s transportation system. But the hefty price tag is also drawing some opposition.
March 31, 2021
President Joe Biden is using his infrastructure plan to take aim at President Donald Trump's signature economic achievement: his corporate tax cuts.
March 31, 2021
Corporations have been approved to receive $14 billion in tax refunds from the Internal Revenue Service thanks to a hotly debated pandemic tax break, a government watchdog report has found.