Month: September 2017

SAEN: $1.2 million federal grant helps SAC subsidize child care for students

The Early Childhood Studies Center at San Antonio College has helped Michael De La Cerda stay on track to finish his pre-nursing degree next semester. “I’ve never felt like my daughter was in better care,” De La Cerda told SAC faculty and U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett at a news conference Friday while holding Caroline, 4. “Everyone here treats her like family, treats me like family.” . . . College administrators and Doggett both said they worried for the program’s future because President Donald Trump’s proposed budget would have eliminated the program.

Austin American-Statesman: Central Texas members of Congress react to Republican tax plan

“Like a Trump University degree or a Republican health care bill, the gap between what they say (the plan) does and what it actually does should be what ends it. While professing concern for companies offshoring profits and jobs, they create huge new incentives to ship even more American jobs abroad and reward those with …

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San Antonio Current: Don’t Mess With Dreamers: Young San Antonians Prepare for a Life Without DACA

“They didn’t have a deal; they agreed to agree, details to be worked out later, that they would exclude the wall funding from any agreement they would reach concerning the dreamers,” said Texas Congressman Lloyd Doggett, who’s been at the frontlines of DACA’s defense. ”What we need is to let democracy work, and have the majority of members of the House determine this, not just the majority of the Republican Caucus.”

TPR: Rep. Doggett Defends Veterans Choice Act

“At a Veterans Summit at San Antonio College on Saturday, Congressman Lloyd Doggett fielded questions about staffing problems, long wait times, and claims backlogs at the Veterans Administration.

In his remarks to a room full of vets and their families, U.S. Representative Doggett shared an update about the Choice Act. It’s a law that allows veterans to seek private or community healthcare if they can’t get a timely appointment with the VA, or if they live more than 40 miles away from a VA facility.”

AAS: LOCAL REACTION: DACA decision sparks a mix of cheers, disappointment

Others, including U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, feared that Trump may be trying to hold the program over Democrats’ heads in order to get his way on other immigration-related measures, such as a border wall.

“This is an attempt to make Dreamers bargaining chips to achieve other Trump anti-immigrant objectives,” Doggett said in a statement. “Protecting Dreamers must be nonnegotiable.”

SB 4 Halted for Now, but ‘Fight Isn’t Over Yet’

“This is a decision to do something about a sanctuary bill which is really nothing but a sanctuary for prejudice,” said U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas). “We will never accept being drug backwards by those state officials that are kind of the Junior Trumps up there in Austin.”

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