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June 18, 2021
Austin, T.X. – Monday, June 21, 2021, at 10 AM, at the CommUnity Care Southeast Health and Wellness Center in Austin, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chair of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, will join Texas health care leaders to unveil the COVER Now Act—to empower local leaders to overcome State obstructionists and close the Medicaid coverage gap. This bill is cosponsored by every Democratic Congressmember from Texas, along with the vast majority of Democrats from non-expansion states.
June 17, 2021
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chair of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, led over 40 Democratic House Members from States which have refused to expand Medicaid coverage in introducing the Cover Outstanding Vulnerable Expansion-Eligible Residents Now (COVER Now) Act. This landmark legislation authorizes the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to work directly with counties, cities, and other political subdivisions to expand Medicaid coverage. It would, for the first time, allow local leaders to help their vulnerable residents in States which have declined to accept federal resources for Medicaid expansion. Standing together in front of the U.S. Capitol, cosponsors held a press conference this morning.
June 10, 2021
Washington, D.C.—Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chair of the House Ways & Means Health Subcommittee, U.S. Representative Fred Upton (R-MI), former Chair of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, and U.S. Representative Mike Kelly (R-PA), Ranking Member of the House Ways & Means Oversight Subcommittee, announced the introduction of important legislation to provide much-needed updates and improvements to the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). Established in 1986, the VICP provides a no-fault alternative to the traditional legal system through which consumers can be compensated for very rare vaccine-related injuries. The VICP provides necessary protections and certainty for patients, vaccine administrators, and vaccine manufacturers alike, but has not been significantly updated since first established.
May 28, 2021
Austin, T.X. – Today, Saturday, May 29, at 10 AM to 11 AM, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett is joining the East Austin Lions Club in continuing their longstanding tradition of honoring our veterans with a Flag Raising Veterans Ceremony and short program. Congressman Doggett will be joining event organizer, Leon Hernandez, at the 900 block of East Cesar Chavez St. and Brushy St. The event will feature a gun salute ceremony by Tejanos In Action, followed by speakers reflecting on those we have lost in the horrors of war and how to recommit to honoring the memory of our fallen fellow citizens.
May 27, 2021
Austin, T.X. – This evening, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett will join the Austin music community to officially open the doors at the Mohawk in the Red River District for the first time since the pandemic shuttered it and other stages. At the Mohawk entrance, Congressman Doggett will join other speakers to mark the grand reopening, recognize the resilience and creativity of our live music industry, and provide updates regarding federal relief, before opening the doors and welcoming folks in for a performance.
May 19, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC (May 19, 2021) – Today, Representatives David Price (D-NC), Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Peter Welch (D-VT), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Alan Lowenthal (D-CA), Mark Pocan (D-WI), Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Ro Khanna, and John Yarmuth (D-KY) sent a letter with 138 cosigners to President Biden calling for him and his Administration to boldly lead and take decisive action to immediately end the violence in Israel and Gaza.
May 16, 2021
WASHINGTON, DC (May 16, 2021) – Today, Representatives David Price (D-NC), Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), Peter Welch (D-VT), John Yarmuth (D-KY), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), and Alan Lowenthal (D-CA) released a statement on the escalating violence in Israel and Gaza:
May 11, 2021
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), with Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), led a group of 20 lawmakers to introduce the Green Transportation Act. This legislation directs cities and states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector. This sector represents the single largest source of carbon pollution in the United States, which makes tracking and reducing those emissions an urgent priority in mitigating the climate crisis. Because many parts of the country are not accounting for transportation emissions, this represents an important step in working to reduce pollution by mandating the tracking of emissions and creation of local implementation plans. The bill would help deliver President Biden’s goal of reducing U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% by 2030.
May 5, 2021
Washington, D.C. – This morning, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) joined Amigos de Parque Zaragoza and Austin City Council District 3 to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and kick off the 90th Anniversary of Parque Zaragoza. The year-long celebration kicked off with today’s wreath laying ceremony at Parque Zaragoza to commemorate the victory of the Mexican Army and General Ignacio Zaragoza at the Battle of Puebla in 1862.
May 5, 2021
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Jack Reed (D-RI), along with U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX-35), today announced the introduction of a bill to stop business practices known as inversions – corporate deals that allow U.S. companies to shift their corporate citizenship from the United States to a low-tax foreign jurisdiction, while keeping their executives and headquarters in the United States. This is accomplished by merging with a foreign company that can be as little as one-fifth of the size of the U.S. corporation and results in large and permanent tax breaks. Unlike other tax loopholes that can be closed on a year-to-year basis, a tax inversion is a permanent change in a corporation’s structure.