The eyes of independent restaurant owners and passionate members of the dining public turned to Washington this week as Congress returned to session. One challenge facing lawmakers in the coming weeks: the future of independent restaurants.
July 24, 2020
Following President Trump’s announcement of four executive orders concerning prescription drug prices, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chair of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, issued the following statement
July 23, 2020
As pandemic unemployment assistance ends and the pandemic deepens, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, reacted to Senator McConnell’s outline of legislation that Republicans have yet failed to introduce
July 22, 2020
Reminder from our team about the importance of the once-in-a-decade Census.
July 21, 2020
Thank you, John Lewis, for your years of service and friendship. Leading our country to a better place, and leading us in making “good trouble.”
As the White House dug in on plans to deploy federal agents to Portland and other U.S. cities, few of President Donald Trump’s allies in Texas rose to his defense amid a Democratic uproar over “secret police.” Critics see an authoritarian shift that only inflames tensions. They cite reports of federal agents in uniforms that lack insignia or name tags detaining protesters in unmarked vans, a practice they call a massive overreaction to localized protests.
July 21, 2020
WASHINGTON — It was the beginning of a reckoning Friday for Vanessa Guillen, the 20-year old murdered Army private who was honored with a private military memorial service at Fort Hood with her boots, helmet and dog tags on display as Taps played.
July 20, 2020
WASHINGTON—Many large U.S. corporations are sitting on piles of tax credits they may not be able to use for years. They want Congress to let them have the money now.
July 19, 2020
Like many of my fellow Texans, I was shocked when Senator Ted Cruz was recently spotted not wearing a mask on a flight from Dallas to Houston as COVID-19 cases were spiking across the state. Pandemic petulance is pretty on brand for the junior senator, but his latest fit of obstinacy comes at a particularly dangerous time: hurricane season.
July 18, 2020
AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas politicians are paying tribute Saturday to civil rights icon and longtime Congressman John Lewis, who has died aged 80.