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:
September 13, 2020
President Trump on Sunday signed a long-awaited executive order aimed at lowering drug prices by linking them to the cost of the same drugs in other nations.
September 9, 2020
UT Health San Antonio joins call to increase supply of remdesivir to help more patient
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.
September 3, 2020
AUSTIN, Texas — On the last day of the Republican National Convention, Abby Strite got a phone call from the clinic where she plans to participate in phase three of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine trial.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chair of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee and vocal advocate for science-led development of safe, affordable, COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, reacted to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Stephen Hahn telling the Financial Times that “his agency was prepared to authorise a vaccine before Phase Three clinical trials were complete,” raising concerns of political interference. Rep. Doggett’s statement:
The emails and calls have been pouring into my office, but the letters are a little slower. A disabled veteran with Parkinson’s called to say: “This is not the America I fought for.” He is not receiving prescriptions from the Postal Service on time.
August 22, 2020
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), sponsor of the Delivering for America Act, released the following statement on its House passage a moment ago: