Month: July 2018

AP: Republicans block bid to extend election security grants

The GOP-controlled House on Thursday eliminated new funding for states to strengthen election security, drawing protests from Democrats who said Republicans are not doing enough to prevent Russian meddling. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, said Republicans’ refusal to spend more money on election security “represents nothing less than unilateral disarmament” against Russia, citing the U.S. intelligence …

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AAS: Texas Republicans and Democrats criticize Trump comments on Russia

Austin Democrat U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, a longtime Trump critic, said, “Defying even the alert of his own Republican Director of National Intelligence regarding Russian aggression against us, Trump engages in a shameful and dangerous display in public with unknown appeasement in private. He appears totally impotent in the face of Putin.” Read the full …

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Tax Notes: Ways and Means Democrats Warn of ACA Sabotage During Markup

The undermining of the ACA was also debated on a bill (H.R. 6306) cleared by the taxwriting panel that would increase the annual HSA contribution limits to the sum of an annual deductible and out-of-pocket expenses permitted under a high-deductible health plan. Over 10 years, the legislation to increase HSA contributions would cost $15.3 billion, …

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Austin Villager: Congressman Doggett Attends John Bucy Fundraiser

John Bucy held a fundraiser with Congressman Lloyd Doggett for his birthday… Democrats have started to invest in these local races like John Bucy’s Texas House 136 campaign… Bucy entered the race because he believes that he can address the issues that make Texas a better State. According to Bucy if elected he would address …

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