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.
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
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:
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:
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, joined Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Ranking Member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, and Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) to introduce the Stop the Wait Act. After waiting months to qualify for coverage through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), individuals with disabilities are forced to wait another five months to get a disability check and another two years to obtain health coverage through Medicare. This bipartisan effort stops the wait to provide prompt access to healthcare, ending both of these burdensome, dangerous waiting periods imposed on individuals with disabilities that harm their health by delaying needed support.
San Antonio, T.X. – Tonight, at 6 P.M., Congressman Doggett (D-San Antonio) will join art leaders and the Esperanza Center to celebrate the long history of artistic talent that has helped shape the city into one of the most vibrant cultural destinations in our country. Two of the city’s most important artists, Beatriz Llamas and Blanquita Rodríguez, of Las Tesoras de San Antonio, will receive one of the Nation’s highest honors for their artistic contributions. Former NEA Fellowship recipients include accordionists Eva Ybarra and Flaco Jimenez.
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: