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, along with Representative Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), Chair of the House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee, together with several colleagues, introduced the Green Transportation Act. This legislation directs cities and states to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector, the single largest source of carbon pollution in the United States. Because many parts of the country are not accounting for transportation emissions, this represents an important first step in seeking to reduce pollution by mandating the tracking of emissions and creation of local plans to reduce them, while providing federal support.
Washington, D.C. — This afternoon, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-San Antonio), led the San Antonio delegation in urging Transportation Safety Administrator David Pekoske to heed San Antonio International Airport’s request for additional Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) machines for the expanded Terminal A security checkpoint. Fulfilling this request will help give smoother more efficient travel to those with metal implants, especially our veterans. San Antonio, known as Military City USA, is the proud home of a large population of veterans, many with metal implants.
July 9, 2019
Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chairman of the Health Subcommittee on Ways and Means, released the following statement in response to President Trump’s planned pharmaceutical executive order and a new report from Patients for Affordable Drugs:
July 2, 2019
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Doggett (D-TX) a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, who previously made six attempts to secure President Trump’s tax returns, issued the following statement:
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chair of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee and senior member of the House Budget Committee, released the following statement to accompany his “no” vote for the Senate Amendment to H.R. 3401, the Senate-passed border supplemental.
June 27, 2019
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and a member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committees, and Congressman Lloyd Doggett (TX-35), Chairman of the Health Subcommittee on the House Ways and Means Committee and senior member of the House Budget Committee, will host a town hall next Tuesday, July 2nd to address the pervasive problem of domestic violence in San Antonio and the need for immediate action. This town hall will bring together victims and survivors of domestic violence, advocates, lawmakers, and concerned community members. It will provide a forum for individuals to tell their stories in a safe, respectful and inclusive space, and together set a blueprint to address this crisis and make for a safer San Antonio.
June 24, 2019
Washington, D.C. — The U.S. House of Representatives just approved an amendment sponsored by U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) using the appropriations process to respond to the failure of the Federal Aviation Administration to fulfill its statutory duty in assuring greater safety on commercial balloon flights. Doggett’s amendment transferred $7.5 million from the Federal Aviation Authority’s (FAA) finance and management account to the aviation safety account. This comes as the FAA continues to refuse to comply with and implement Section 318 of the FAA Reauthorization, which was signed into law on October 5, 2018. This law results from a prior Doggett amendment requiring medical certificates for commercial balloon pilots. 82 days have passed since the deadline for the FAA to act. Doggett’s safety effort was prompted by the July 30, 2016 commercial balloon crash near Lockhart, Texas, which tragically killed 16 passengers, becoming the largest balloon crash in our history and the Nation’s worst aviation disaster since 2009.
June 24, 2019
Washington, D.C. — Cayden Raymond, a Lehman High School senior, will attend the prestigious U.S. Air Force Academy this fall after being nominated by our local Congressman Lloyd Doggett (TX-35). Cayden, the son of Todd and Callie Raymond, will be traveling to Colorado Springs and beginning boot camp soon.
June 19, 2019
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Doggett (D-TX), Chair of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, announced that he will co-chair the Congressional Pediatric and Adult Hydrocephalus Caucus. His chairmanship was welcomed by the Hydrocephalus Association (HA) and the Pediatric Hydrocephalus Foundation (PHF). Rep. Doggett will share the chair responsibilities of the bipartisan House caucus with Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ).
June 14, 2019
Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), a senior member on the Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement after this afternoon’s news of the Department of Justice’s opinion refusing to turn over President Trump’s tax returns: