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January 6, 2021
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) released this statement regarding today’s horrors at the Capitol:
December 28, 2020
Washington, D.C. – One week ago today, President Trump’s designated representative approved the COVID relief bill including $600 in direct payments to eligible Americans. The next day, Trump condemned that bill as a "disgrace." Yesterday, he finally signed the same "disgraceful" bill. After voting this afternoon to increase relief payments to $2,000, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) released this statement:
December 22, 2020
Washington, D.C. – As this year’s January 15 FAFSA deadline approaches, legislation authored by U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) to expand access to federal financial and simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) was included in the COVID relief package, just approved by Congress. He released this statement:
December 21, 2020
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chairman of the House Ways & Means Health Subcommittee, released this statement on the upcoming House vote today on the COVID relief package and government funding:
December 3, 2020
Washington, D.C. – Last night, the U.S. Senate passed U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett’s (D-TX) bipartisan Republic of Texas Legation Memorial Act (H.R. 3349) to pave the way for a commemoration of the Texas Legation in Washington, D.C., marking in our capital the chapter of Texas history when it was an independent nation. The House of Representatives passed Doggett’s bill in September. Following Senate passage, assisted by Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), the legislation heads to the President’s desk to be signed into law this month.
November 20, 2020
Washington, D.C. – This afternoon, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chairman of the House Ways & Means Health Subcommittee, released this statement immediately following President Trump’s remarks regarding drug pricing measures:
November 6, 2020
Austin, T.X. – As Central Texas COVID-19 infections rise and the uninsured crisis deepens with continued unemployment, community leaders join together to promote Open Enrollment, when families can sign up to get Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage. Despite attempts to eliminate the ACA and strip away protections for people with pre-existing conditions, it remains the law of the land—and so the health care marketplace is still available for those seeking insurance coverage for 2021. Open Enrollment lasts through December 15.
October 29, 2020
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chairman of the House Ways & Means Health Subcommittee, issued a statement after the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) published a notice in the Federal Register for a hearing concerning proposed revisions to the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Despite being published on October 29, the notice contains an October 26 deadline for the public to register to participate in the hearing. Chairman Doggett offered the following comment:
October 21, 2020
Austin, T.X. – U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) just released the following statement regarding Secretary Carson’s visit to downtown Austin today and his roundtable, which was light on solutions and heavy on rhetoric:
October 13, 2020
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chair of the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, pressed the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Operation Warp Speed leaders to clearly disclose details of and ensure the transparency, independent review, and affordable pricing for Regeneron’s COVID-19 antibody treatment—a treatment that has received over $500 million dollars in American taxpayer investments and is now under intense focus after President Trump’s treatment and praise. The guardrails against price-gouging on this treatment developed with taxpayer dollars, however, remain very opaque.