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Congressman Lloyd Doggett

Representing the 35th District of Texas

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Find a Way to Pay for $92 Billion Health Legislation for the Wealthy

July 11, 2018

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Tax Policy Subcommittee, offered a motion to stop and take a week to determine how to pay for legislation that would cost a full $92 billion, while only alleviating health care costs for the wealthy. Republicans in committee rejected his motion on a party-line vote.

“We should not be talking about Health Savings Accounts today, we should be talking about saving our health care,” Rep. Doggett says. “Incredibly, some of the legislation before us was introduced less than a week ago, and just as with their tax scam bill, it was hidden as long as possible and not paid for. You don’t keep work you are proud of hidden in the dark.”

Watch his remarks on his motion to postpone this rushed, $92 billion bill here: