Month: August 2017

KSAT: Federal court orders Texas voting map changes ahead of 2018

“Rep. Lloyd Doggett’s office released the following statement: The court unanimously found that the Republican-drawn congressional map was intentionally discriminatory. What Republicans did was not just wrong, it was unconstitutional. Since the U.S. Supreme Court will have the final say, this extended struggle is not yet over. Unless the Supreme Court rules otherwise, I plan …

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The Hill: Border district Dems raise alarm over environmental impact of wall

House Democrats representing districts along the U.S.-Mexico border expressed alarm on Friday that the Trump administration’s plans to waive certain environmental laws to build a wall could hurt wildlife. . .Three other Texas Democrats signed onto the letter: Reps. Henry Cuellar, Filemon Vela, Lloyd Doggett and Joaquin Castro. Cuellar and Vela also represent parts of the U.S.-Mexico border.

Politico: Doggett fires at conservative groups mobilizing for tax reform

Such political organizations are only looking out for their boosters’ best interests as they begin to focus more sharply on taxes as the GOP push to repeal the Affordable Care Act has stalled yet again, according to Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas).

The ranking member of the House Ways and Means Tax Policy Subcommittee, Doggett’s criticism was particularly pointed at groups tied to the billionaire Koch brothers, which are hosting an event with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin later today and another one Wednesday with Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), chairman of the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus.

The Hill: White House aide hopes to see tax reform done by November

Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) issued a statement ahead of the event criticizing GOP lawmakers and the Koch brothers.

“The Republican opening act of tax cuts for the superrich masquerading as health care repeal may have collapsed, but their billionaire buddies are setting the stage for the main event,” Doggett said.

“Congress may have recessed for August, but billionaire special interests, who demand ever more tax breaks, never go into recess.”

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