Salon: “We are relearning democracy”: 5 Ways the anti-Trump movement “Indivisible” is redefining political action

"But, unlike the rest of us, Levin, Greenberg and colleague Sarah Dohl had some specific ideas. Levin and Dohl had worked for Congressman Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, when the Tea Party launched in 2009, and they witnessed firsthand the effectiveness of that movement. They noted that Tea Party protests worked even in the context of a president who had majority support. They figured that the combination of Trump’s weak mandate and unlikeability had to make him an easier target for political resistance than President Obama had been." Read the full article here. Keep Reading

AAS: Doggett: Obamacare fight led to victory for resistance but GOP ‘Empire will strike back’

"Austin’s U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett might feel like the force is strong with Democrats on Friday after a GOP attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act – aka Obamacare – foundered, but he warned that the “Empire will strike back.” Doggett’s statement came just after U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that he had pulled the President Trump-backed American Health Care Act because of a lack of Republican votes. “Republicans bet on blitzkrieg and lost,” Doggett said in a statement. “This is a victory for the resistance, but the Empire will strike back.”" Read full article here. Keep Reading

KXAN: Federal judges find Texas gerrymandered maps on racial lines

"Federal judges found more problems in Texas’ voting rights laws, ruling that Republicans racially gerrymandered some congressional districts to weaken the growing electoral power of minorities, who former President Barack Obama set out to protect at the ballot box before leaving office… The congressional districts voided by the panel belong to Democrat Lloyd Doggett and Republicans Will Hurd and Blake Farenthold… Congressman Doggett’s district represents parts of east and southeast Austin and stretches along Interstate 35 to include parts of the city of San Antonio. “This district is one of the most gerrymandered and throughout this lengthy [court filing] —... Keep Reading

Washington Post: Panels take first steps on health law without CBO’s input

”Health care is too important, it impacts too many lives, to have a health-care bill jammed though in the same manner as President Trump’s immigration order,” said Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Tex.). “What this bill needs is some extreme vetting.” Doggett offered an unsuccessful motion for a week’s delay in action by the Ways and Means Committee. Read the full article here. Keep Reading

Washington Examiner: Democrats try and fail to delay Obamacare replacement hearing

"Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee rejected an effort by Democrats to postpone for one week a hearing on the GOP plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, presented a motion to delay the hearing, saying lawmakers should have more time to review the measure that GOP House leaders announced Monday. "Incredibly for legislation of this magnitude, this particular plan we're considering today has never had a single public hearing anywhere," Doggett said. Doggett also slammed Republicans for failing to introduce an Obamacare replacement over the last seven years that they have spent promising to repeal... Keep Reading

Washington Examiner: Democrat Lloyd Doggett warns Brady against scheduling Obamacare repeal markup next week

"A top Democrat on the House Ways and Means Committee warned Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, against marking up any Obamacare-related legislation without giving committee members and the public ample time to read it first. "Any attempt to force a vote on a bill that strips healthcare from millions of Americans without transparent discussion or even a cost estimate represents a total miscarriage of justice," Texas Rep. Lloyd Doggett wrote Brady in a letter made public Friday. "Do not jam this bill down Americans' throats. Robust and transparent deliberation is crucial, especially when the lives and well-being of so many American families... Keep Reading