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October 1, 2020
Washington, D.C. – This afternoon, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) released the following statement regarding Governor Abbott’s order today requiring counties to close multiple locations where voters can drop off completed mail-in ballots:
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September 27, 2020
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee who vigorously sought congressional action to obtain President Trump’s tax returns, released the following statement on the major revelations regarding the President’s tax returns published tonight by The New York Times:
September 24, 2020
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chair of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, reacted to more of President Trump’s executive orders announced today in North Carolina:
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September 24, 2020
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) reacted to President Trump’s refusal to assure a peaceful transition of power and to Trump’s comments: “Get rid of the ballots, and you’ll have a very — we’ll have a very peaceful, there won’t be a transfer, frankly. There’ll be a continuation.” Rep. Doggett’s statement:
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September 21, 2020
Washington, D.C. – Just now, the House of Representatives 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. Ahead of House passage, Rep. Doggett took to the House floor to speak about his bill. This legislation will authorize the Daughters of the Republic of Texas to establish the Republic of Texas Legation Memorial as a commemorative work in the District of Columbia. The National Capital Memorial Advisory Commission approved the proposal in February, describing the effort as a “unique, untold story [that] would enrich and diversify the portfolio of commemorative works in Washington.” It was then approved unanimously by the House Natural Resources Committee in March.
September 18, 2020
Washington, D.C. – Tonight, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) released the following statement following the tragic passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:
September 16, 2020
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chair of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee and vocal advocate for safe, affordable, COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, released the following statement on the report regarding distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine released by the Trump Administration today:
September 14, 2020
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chair of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, called on CMS to publicly release the final report of the Coronavirus Commission on Safety and Quality in Nursing Homes. The Commission provided the report to CMS on September 1, yet, two weeks later, Administrator Seema Verma has failed to release it. Administrator Verma’s refusal to immediately publicize the findings comes as reports allege communications officials at the Department of Health and Human Services have tampered with other information related to COVID-19, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
September 13, 2020
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chair of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, reacted to more of President Trump’s executive orders today:
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September 8, 2020
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chair of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee and vocal advocate for safe, affordable, COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, joined a national press conference on shortages of COVID-19 treatment remdesivir with Dr. Tom Patterson, Chief of Infectious Diseases at UT Health San Antonio; Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Chief of Infectious Diseases at Massachusetts General Hospital; Zain Rizvi, Law and Policy Researcher at Public Citizen; and Joe Torsella, Pennsylvania Treasurer. This press call was held in coordination with The PrEP4All Collaboration, Public Citizen, and Social Security Works.

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