June 13, 2018
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), a senior member of the Ways and Means Committee and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Tax Policy, spoke on the floor of the House about the very modest opioid bills the House is considering this week. He detailed the ways in which these measures fall far short of confronting the dire opioid crisis and holding Big Pharma accountable. You can watch his speech here or read the remarks below.
Washington, D.C.— Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) issued the below joint statement after the Department of Justice (DOJ) responded to a letter they sent on April 17, 2018, along with Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Joaquin Castro (D-TX), alleging that the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the Department of Justice engaged in illegal political discrimination when hiring immigration judges and members of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA):
WASHINGTON— Reps. Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Joaquín Castro (TX-20), and Lloyd Doggett (TX-35) secured an amendment to H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019 to improve utility service infrastructure for Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) and the City of San Antonio.
May 22, 2018
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), an active member of the House Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, issued a statement about the epidemic of gun violence and the exclusion of the leadership of state teacher organizations and of two prominent gun safety groups from development of a state plan to address it. You can view Rep. Doggett’s video statement here and read his statement below. Please reach out if you would like the video file in a different format.
May 18, 2018
Washington, D.C.—Today, the Affordable Prescription Drug Task Force, led by U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) and Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT), joined Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) to call on the Trump Administration to step in to lower the cost of naloxone drugs. The Task Force urged the Administration to grant a request submitted by the Baltimore City Health Department and Public Citizen to use existing federal authority to address the soaring cost of naloxone drugs during the opioid crisis.
May 17, 2018
Washington, D.C.— Today, U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX35) and Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME1) introduced the Reducing Drug Waste Act, a bicameral bill to reduce single use drug waste and save taxpayer money. An identical version of the Reducing Drug Waste Act, a bipartisan bill, was introduced in the Senate by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA).
May 14, 2018
San Antonio, Texas – Today, local arts leaders, Brackenridge Principal Yesenia Cordova and art teacher Theresa Ybanez, joined a celebration for Maya Diaz, a junior at Brackenridge High School in San Antonio.
May 14, 2018
San Antonio, Texas – Today, Monday, May 14, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-San Antonio) and U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro (D-San Antonio) will stand alongside the San Antonio Food Bank to sound the alarm on the huge cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in the proposed 2018 Farm Bill that the House is expected to vote on this coming week.
May 10, 2018
Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), senior Member on the House Ways & Means Committee and co-Chair of the Affordable Prescription Drug Task Force, spoke at a press conference with House Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senate Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and other Members of the Task Force on the need to rein in the skyrocketing cost of prescription drugs.
Washington, DC – Today House and Senate Democrats outlined a recently released report that exposed the alarming trend of rising prescription drug prices under the Trump administration and called on President Trump to support Democrats’ “Better Deal” proposals to lower prescription drug prices.