Washington, D.C. — Captain Karen Muñoz, Chair-Elect of the Commissioned Officers Association of the US Public Health Service, presented the 2018 Congressional Public Health Leadership Award to Congressman Doggett (D-TX), Chair of the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee.
May 29, 2019
Washington, D.C. — This morning, Congressman Doggett (D-TX), senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement in reaction to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s press conference:
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Doggett (D-TX), senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, commented on the Washington Post’s disclosure of the internal IRS memo regarding Ways and Means authority to obtain President Trump’s tax returns:
Washington, D.C. – Tomorrow, at 3 PM EST, Chairman Doggett will hold a hearing on combatting surprise medical bills, which burden patients with unexpected medical costs. For three Congresses, Chairman Doggett has sought action to end surprise medical bills and has authored legislation to protect patients from this practice. Witnesses will share approaches to federal legislation to ensure that patients are not caught in the middle of conflict between insurance companies and health care providers. Fifty-seven percent of American adults have received a surprise bill for expenses that they thought would have been covered by insurance.
May 13, 2019
San Antonio, Texas – Today, local arts leaders, Highlands Principal Dr. Julio C. Garcia, and art teacher Rachel Alvarado joined a celebration for Yiovanna Plascencia, a junior at Highlands High School in San Antonio, who was announced as the winner of U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett’s (D-San Antonio) annual Congressional High School Art Competition.
May 10, 2019
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Doggett (D-TX) a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s tax returns:
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Doggett (D-TX), Chairman of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, responded to President Trump’s expected call to action regarding surprise medical bills today. Fifty-seven percent of American adults have received a surprise bill for expenses that they thought would have been covered by insurance. Rep. Doggett has authored the only legislation in the House to end this unjustified practice. His statement:
May 7, 2019
Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) urged the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to comply with and implement Section 318 of the FAA Reauthorization that was finally signed into law on October 5, 2018. This law results from a Doggett amendment requiring medical certificates for commercial balloon pilots, which was adopted with strong bipartisan support. And yet, past the 180 day window for implementation, the FAA has failed to act.
San Antonio, TX — Today, Congressman Doggett (D-SA) announced that he has sent a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), urging federal approval for the San Antonio Housing Authority’s (SAHA) initiative to provide air conditioning to thousands of San Antonio’s public housing residents in 22 developments. Per a San Antonio Express-News article, “almost 2,400 public housing apartments — about 40 percent of the units — aren’t equipped with air conditioning” in our community. This fully-funded effort simply needs federal approval by HUD, so they can begin installations before the worst of the heat hits this summer.
May 1, 2019
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Doggett (D-TX) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives, urging passage of H.R. 9, the “Climate Action Now Act,” which could constitute some of the most significant climate legislation from this chamber in about a decade. He recognized the leadership of cities like San Antonio and Austin in committing to climate action. This legislation would ensure the United States honors our commitments detailed in the Paris Agreement and lays the groundwork for further climate action. Congressman Doggett stated: “We need to lead on the road to clean, green energy—not get run over.”