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Congressman Lloyd Doggett

Representing the 35th District of Texas

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March 13, 2019
Washington, DC — Today, Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), a member of the Ways and Means Committee, and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), a member of the Finance Committee, introduced the No Tax Breaks for Outsourcing Act and the Stop Tax Haven Abuse Act. Under the Trump Tax law, companies that ship jobs and invest overseas are eligible for special tax rates that may be half the domestic corporate tax rate and possibly even tax-free. The No Tax Breaks for Outsourcing Act would level the playing field for domestic companies by ensuring that multinationals pay the same tax rate on profits earned abroad as they do in the United States, ending these new tax incentives to outsource jobs and shift profits offshore.
March 7, 2019
Washington, DC — Today, Chairman Doggett held a Ways and Means Health Subcommittee hearing on medicines in Medicare. Hearing from experts testifying to policy options and patient experience, it explored ways that Medicare can encourage affordability, competition, and access to medicines, as patients face a prescription drug affordability crisis. It featured expert witnesses Frederick Isasi, Executive Director, Families USA; Robin Feldman, Director of the Institute for Innovation Law, UC Hastings College of Law; Ameet Sarpatwari, Assistant Director of the Program on Regulation, Therapeutics, and Law (PORTAL) Harvard Medical School; Amy Kapczysnki, Co-Director of the Global Health Justice Partnership, Yale Law School; and Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum.
March 6, 2019
Washington, DC — Today, Congressman Doggett urged passage of H.R.1, the For the People Act, of which he is a sponsor. He took to the floor to outline the ways that it would help Texans and all Americans, after he hosted Speaker Pelosi, Julieta Garibay, and Mimi Marziani in a press conference in Texas yesterday to outline the legislation.
March 6, 2019
Washington, DC — House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Lloyd Doggett announces that the Subcommittee will hold a hearing on access to medicines in Medicare. The hearing will explore ways that Medicare can encourage affordability, competition, and access to medicines, particularly as patients face a prescription drug affordability crisis. It will take place tomorrow, Thursday, March 7, 2019, in the main Committee hearing room, 1100 Longworth House Office Building, beginning at 10:00 a.m. EST.
March 4, 2019
Austin, TX — On Tuesday in Austin, Congressman Lloyd Doggett will host a press conference with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and leading Texas voting rights advocates Mimi Marziani, President of Texas Civil Rights Project, and Julieta Garibay, Texas Director and Co-Founder of United We Dream. Julieta is also the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit accusing Texas state officials of illegally targeting her and others because they are foreign-born.
February 28, 2019
WASHINGTON, DC – House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Chairman Lloyd Doggett announced today that the Subcommittee will hold a hearing, entitled “Promoting Competition to Lower Medicare Drug Prices” on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. in room 1100 Longworth House Office Building.
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February 26, 2019
Washington, DC — Today, Congressman Doggett urged passage of the resolution, of which he is a sponsor, to block President Trump’s emergency powers declaration. He took to the floor as President Trump attempts to use to divert money from security needs and into construction of his wall.
February 26, 2019
Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) and Congressman David Cicilline (D-RI) introduced legislation to ensure that the Attorney General cannot impede public release of a Special Counsel’s report. This Special Counsel Transparency Act is a companion to a bill introduced by Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT).
February 13, 2019
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Lloyd Doggett spoke on the floor of the House urging passage of H.J.Res. 37, the Yemen War Powers Resolution, of which he is a lead sponsor. The resolution would end unconstitutional U.S. military participation in the Saudi-led coalition’s military campaign in Yemen. It just passed the House of Representatives.
February 7, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) and U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced patient-first legislation that would address the prescription drug affordability crisis. Their Medicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act would authorize the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to negotiate drug prices and, if drug companies refuse to negotiate in good faith, it would enable the Secretary to issue a competitive license to another company to produce the medication as a generic.

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