Month: October 2017

Washington Examiner: Democrats: Trump giving cold shoulder on tackling high drug prices

House Democrats say that President Trump has ignored their requests to work on legislation to tackle high drug prices about seven months after an Oval Office meeting. The lawmakers now plan to release the legislation during a press conference on Wednesday alongside Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas. Read the full story …

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AAS: 2 Texas Republicans call for action after Las Vegas shooting

“Apparently this massacre has moved even the NRA to acquiesce in one narrow bump stock provision in order to bump consideration of any other gun safety measures. One and done is not enough. Republicans want much more than their pending bill to loosen restrictions on gun silencers. They are still trying to silence full, fair, bipartisan debate on meaningful ways to make our families safer, such as closing the gun show loophole.” — U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, in a written statement.

Austin American-Statesman: Texas targeted in vote hack try

The federal government Friday told election officials in 21 states, including Texas, that hackers targeted their systems before last year’s presidential election. “There was an attempt to find a vulnerability on our agency’s public-facing website, which contains no voter information, but no vulnerabilities were found, according to DHS,” said Sam Taylor, communications director for the …

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