March 14, 2019
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) questioned U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in the House Ways and Means Committee. Rep. Doggett began by noting the Secretary’s prior non-responsiveness on several matters. After the hearing, Doggett added, “What he said today was little more than mumble jumble doubletalk.”
March 14, 2019
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) spoke on the House floor urging passage of a resolution in support of making Special Counsel Mueller’s report available to the public and to Congress. You can watch his speech here or read it below. Eleven months ago, Rep. Doggett introduced legislation to ensure that the work of the Special Counsel is not suppressed. Rep. Doggett is also helping lead the charge to obtain Trump’s personal and business tax returns.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).