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November 20, 2020
Washington, D.C. – This afternoon, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chairman of the House Ways & Means Health Subcommittee, released this statement immediately following President Trump’s remarks regarding drug pricing measures:
November 6, 2020
Austin, T.X. – As Central Texas COVID-19 infections rise and the uninsured crisis deepens with continued unemployment, community leaders join together to promote Open Enrollment, when families can sign up to get Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage. Despite attempts to eliminate the ACA and strip away protections for people with pre-existing conditions, it remains the law of the land—and so the health care marketplace is still available for those seeking insurance coverage for 2021. Open Enrollment lasts through December 15.
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October 29, 2020
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chairman of the House Ways & Means Health Subcommittee, issued a statement after the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) published a notice in the Federal Register for a hearing concerning proposed revisions to the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Despite being published on October 29, the notice contains an October 26 deadline for the public to register to participate in the hearing. Chairman Doggett offered the following comment:
October 21, 2020
Austin, T.X. – U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) just released the following statement regarding Secretary Carson’s visit to downtown Austin today and his roundtable, which was light on solutions and heavy on rhetoric:
October 13, 2020
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chair of the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, pressed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Operation Warp Speed leaders to clearly disclose details of and ensure the transparency, independent review, and affordable pricing for Regeneron’s COVID-19 antibody treatment—a treatment that has received over $500 million dollars in American taxpayer investments and is now under intense focus after President Trump’s treatment and praise. The guardrails against price-gouging on this treatment developed with taxpayer dollars, however, remain very opaque.
October 1, 2020
Washington, D.C. – This afternoon, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) released the following statement regarding Governor Abbott’s order today requiring counties to close multiple locations where voters can drop off completed mail-in ballots:
September 27, 2020
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee who vigorously sought congressional action to obtain President Trump’s tax returns, released the following statement on the major revelations regarding the President’s tax returns published tonight by The New York Times:
September 24, 2020
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chair of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, reacted to more of President Trump’s executive orders announced today in North Carolina:
September 24, 2020
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) reacted to President Trump’s refusal to assure a peaceful transition of power and to Trump’s comments: “Get rid of the ballots, and you’ll have a very — we’ll have a very peaceful, there won’t be a transfer, frankly. There’ll be a continuation.” Rep. Doggett’s statement:
September 21, 2020
Washington, D.C. – Just now, the House of Representatives passed U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett’s (D-TX) bipartisan Republic of Texas Legation Memorial Act (H.R. 3349) to pave the way for a commemoration of the Texas Legation in Washington, D.C., marking in our capital the chapter of Texas history when it was an independent nation. Ahead of House passage, Rep. Doggett took to the House floor to speak about his bill. This legislation will authorize the Daughters of the Republic of Texas to establish the Republic of Texas Legation Memorial as a commemorative work in the District of Columbia. The National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission approved the proposal in February, describing the effort as a “unique, untold story [that] would enrich and diversify the portfolio of commemorative works in Washington.” It was then approved unanimously by the House Natural Resources Committee in March.

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