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Congressman Lloyd Doggett

Representing the 35th District of Texas

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September 30, 2018
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), a senior member of the Trade Subcommittee of Ways & Means, and a representative of the place where the original NAFTA was signed, released this statement in reaction to the agreement to a new trilateral NAFTA:
September 27, 2018
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-San Antonio) and Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff announce two critical grant awards for Bexar County from the Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance. These funds will be used for the Bexar County Opioid Prevention and Intervention Program, which will focus on residential treatment, outpatient treatment, and the hiring of a full-time planner to create a community wide strategic plan. Additionally, a portion of these funds will be used to treat women with mental illnesses and co-occurring opioid addition.
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September 26, 2018
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) released the following video message as his amendment to require pilot medical certificates for commercial hot air balloon operators passed the House of Representatives. Rep. Doggett authored this legislation after the 2016 crash in Lockhart, Texas, where 16 people lost their lives in the deadliest commercial balloon crash in our history, the worst aviation disaster in America this decade. After years trying to get FAA to act, and repeated efforts to get his hot air balloon safety amendment attached to a must pass bill that never seemed to move, finally—over 2 years after this tragedy—the legislation for which the survivors petitioned will become law and other families may be spared such pain.
September 18, 2018
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), releases a statement in response to San Antonio’s recognition as one of four winners of the 2018 RWJF Culture of Health Prize awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Prize honors communities for their unwavering efforts to ensure all residents have the opportunity to live healthier lives:
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September 13, 2018
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Ranking Member of the Tax Policy Subcommittee of Ways & Means, offered an amendment to prevent more tax breaks for multinationals until Republicans deliver on Trump’s promise of wage increases for working families. Watch his full remarks here. Excerpts below:
September 13, 2018
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Ranking Member of the Tax Policy Subcommittee of Ways & Means, offered an amendment to release President Trump’s tax returns as the Ways & Means markup continued on the second round of unpaid for Republican tax breaks for the wealthy. Watch his full remarks here. Excerpts, as prepared, below:
September 13, 2018
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), a senior member of the House Ways & Means Committee, joined a bipartisan set of lawmakers to introduce legislation that would prohibit “gag clause” provisions. Right now, some Pharmacy Benefit Managers include contract provisions (known as “gag clauses”) that prohibit pharmacists from advising patients on ways to purchase their medications for less. With families across our Nation concerned about soaring prescription drug prices, this legislation would end these restrictive and anti-consumer, anti-patient provisions.
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September 13, 2018
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Ranking Member of the Tax Policy Subcommittee of Ways & Means, spoke as the Ways & Means markup began concerning the second round of unpaid for Republican tax breaks for the wealthy. Watch his full remarks here. Excerpts here:
September 11, 2018
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), a senior member of the House Ways & Means Committee, offered the below comment on the Republican refusal to postpone the tax vote as Hurricane Florence approaches:
September 7, 2018
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Lloyd Doggett of Texas, a senior member of the Ways and Means Committee, delivered the Weekly Democratic Address. In this week’s address, Doggett highlights Republicans’ latest assault on protections for Americans with pre-existing medical conditions, in contrast to Democrats’ agenda to lower health care costs and prescription drug prices For The People.

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