Congressman Doggett

U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett’s record shows his willingness to stand up for Texas families. Learn More

Texas' 35th District

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The Issues

I have always sought to be a voice for those without a lobbyist or political action committee, focusing my efforts on matters that make a real difference in the lives of our neighbors. I have already filed for re-election for 2018 to continue these efforts.

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Washington Examiner: GOP touts tax bill at pro forma conference meeting: ‘Our once-in-a-generation opportunity’

Republicans touted their tax reform plans at a perfunctory joint House-Senate conference committee meeting Wednesday afternoon, as Democrats thundered against the bill and decried the uselessness of the event. Democrats tried to slow the GOP bill’s advancement via amendment. Rep. Richard Neal of Massachusetts, for instance, tried to offer an amendment to postpone the conference hearing until newly elected Democrat Doug Jones of Alabama could be seated in the Senate. Brady denied those motions, prompting Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, to accuse him of following “Putin rules.” Read the full story here. Keep Reading

NCL: Ambulance costs need regulation, transparency

One worry people facing life threatening emergencies shouldn’t have is the cost of an ambulance. Yet a recent article in the Washington Post highlighting a study by Kaiser Health News notes the wildly varying charges of taking an ambulance and the emergence of venture capital firms in owning ambulance services, of which there are 14,000 across the country. California passed a law in July that protects consumers from surprise medical bills by out-of-network providers that could offer some protections. Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) has been pushing a bill to protect patients from out-of-network charges, but it doesn’t seem to be... Keep Reading
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