August 20, 2020
We all depend upon the United States Postal Service (USPS). Until recently, it has enjoyed broad, bipartisan political support. On Saturday, I expect the House to approve the Delivering for America Act, of which I am a sponsor. This simple, three-page bill, modestly requires USPS to uphold the standards existing last January combined with an appropriation, which the Trump-appointed Board of Governors previously requested to fund postal operations.
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chair of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, joined with U.S. Representative Katie Porter (D-CA), a member of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, to press the Trump Administration for answers on how HHS is protecting the taxpayer investment in funding and procurement agreements for Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine.
August 14, 2020
The coronavirus has been an unpredictable foe from the start. It triggers silent or barely perceptible infections in some individuals, while in others it sets off a cascade of complications that overwhelm the body and lead to death.
August 12, 2020
AUSTIN, Texas — According to data from the Texas Department of State Health Services, Texans have received more than 4 million COVID-19 tests. More than half a million have resulted in positive cases of the virus.
August 11, 2020
President Donald Trump said Tuesday the U.S. government will purchase 100 million doses of a coronavirus vaccine candidate from biotech company Moderna that is currently undergoing clinical trials.
August 8, 2020
WASHINGTON—There’s a simple rule for corporate tax planning in 2020: If you’re going to lose money, lose a lot of money.
Life has thrown more than a few curve balls toward Austin resident Bill Tarabula, but he says the coronavirus pandemic is the one that almost struck him out.
Casting doubt upon efforts in Austin, Travis County and elsewhere to protect renters during the coronavirus pandemic, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday said state eviction laws cannot be suspended by local government officials.
August 7, 2020
As the pandemic broadens and President Trump insists on rushing the short timeline for a COVID-19 vaccine, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chair of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, joined with Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), Chair of the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee, and eleven other members of Congress to press the Trump Administration for a comprehensive accounting and progress report on precisely how much taxpayer money has been poured into the COVID-19 vaccine efforts so far and how it is being used.
August 6, 2020
U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chair of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, reacted to President Trump’s executive order on manufacturing today: