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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
AUSTIN -- The Texas Workforce Commission on Tuesday voted to reinstate work search requirements for people who are receiving unemployment insurance benefits from the state.
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.
October 1, 2020
In an order billed as a bid to maintain election integrity, Gov. Greg Abbott ruled that Texas counties can only operate one location to collect completed mail ballots, forcing some urban areas to shutter as many as 11.
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:
September 30, 2020
WASHINGTON — Austin’s live music venues and restaurants would get a big boost from two proposed dedicated funds to help such establishments nationwide survive the impact of the coronavirus.
September 28, 2020
Republican lawmakers reacted with nearly complete silence on Monday to a New York Times investigation that revealed President Trump paid just $750 in federal income taxes in 2016 and 2017 and that he oversees a network of businesses that are riddled with debt and losing hundreds of millions of dollars.
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 25, 2020
Gov. Greg Abbott’s unjust opposition to universal mail-in ballots means that two-thirds of the 1.5 million Texas veterans younger than 65 face a difficult dilemma. Health issues make them more likely to die if they contract the coronavirus. What do they do?