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.
January 25, 2019
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Lloyd Doggett released the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s announcement that he would end the shutdown he insisted on and would agree to a short-term funding bill without wall funding:
January 19, 2019
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Lloyd Doggett released the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s disappointing announcement that he is not reopening government:
UNITED STATES CONGRESS
For Immediate Release
January 17, 2019
Anthony Cruz (Buchanan), 202-225-5015
January 17, 2019
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Lloyd Doggett was named Chairman of the Health Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee, the oldest committee of the United States Congress. In addition, he will serve on the Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee (formerly Tax) and was named to serve on the House Budget Committee. He released the following statement:
January 17, 2019
Washington, D.C. — Today—the deadline for Congress to block the Trump Administration’s lifting of sanctions on Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s companies—Congressman Doggett spoke on the House floor in support of today’s vote on a resolution of disapproval. In an overwhelming bipartisan vote, the House just voted to block sanctions relief for certain sanctioned Russian companies. The Senate should now do the same. This vote should rejuvenate a Senate effort supported by all Democrats and 11 Republicans, which fell only two Republican votes short for cloture yesterday. Congressman Lloyd Doggett’s speech in full is here and, in part, below:
January 16, 2019
Washington, D.C. — Tomorrow, at the deadline for Congress to block the Trump Administration’s lifting of sanctions on Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s companies, the House is expected to vote on a resolution of disapproval. A successful vote tomorrow could rejuvenate a Senate effort supported by all Democrats and 11 Republicans, falling only two votes short for cloture earlier today. Congressman Lloyd Doggett commented:
January 15, 2019
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Lloyd Doggett reacted to today’s Senate vote to begin debate on a resolution of disapproval of the Trump Administration’s effort to lift sanctions on Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s companies, and to the House introduction of a similar resolution. Congressman Doggett previously uncovered that the Trump Administration granted a tariff exemption to Rusal USA a mere three days after the Helsinki summit, raising the exemption in a hearing in July of last year. He has been asking questions regarding these transactions since last spring.
Washington, D.C. — Yesterday evening, Congressman Lloyd Doggett spoke at the ceremony held in the U.S. Capitol to mark 100 days since the murder of Saudi Arabian journalist and American resident Jamal Khashoggi in a Saudi consulate. Texas-based, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright, who was a personal friend of Mr. Khashoggi, held a time of silence in his memory. Among the speakers were Washington Post Publisher Fred Ryan, Margaux Ewen of Reporters Without Borders North America, Sherif Mansour of the Committee to Protect Journalists, Congressman Adam Schiff, Congressional Freedom of the Press Caucus Co-Chair, and a bipartisan group of lawmakers.