Month: September 2018

The Daily Texan: Meet six Longhorns running for public office in the upcoming November midterms

Rep. Lloyd Doggett, Class of 1967 / Class of 1970 (J.D.) Congressman Lloyd Doggett has been a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for 23 years, and is currently running for a 13th term. Doggett was previously a state senator and a Texas Supreme Court justice. “My involvement at UT as a Business School …

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Washington Examiner: House Republicans advance second round of tax cuts

Republicans advanced a second round of tax cuts to the House floor Thursday, setting up a major messaging vote for the chamber before the midterm elections. Democrats charged that the legislation would represent another round of tax cuts for the wealthy that add to the deficit. “Republicans will pay any price, they will bear any …

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AAS: Trump on Jacksonville shooting: “How it happens, nobody really knows”

More than 24 hours after a shooting killed two people and wounded eleven at a video game tournament in Jacksonville, Florida, President Donald Trump on Monday evening offered his condolences to the victims of the attack, as Democrats in Congress turned up the volume on their calls for something to be done by the Congress …

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AAS: Trump cancels pay raise federal workers were to get in January

WASHINGTON —President Donald Trump informed Congress on Thursday that he is canceling pay raises due in January for most civilian federal employees, citing budget constraints. But the workers still could see a slightly smaller boost in their pay under a proposal lawmakers are considering. Many Democratic lawmakers criticized the announcement, including U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett …

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NPR: His $109K Heart Attack Bill Is Now Down To $332 After NPR Told His Story

A Texas hospital that charged a teacher $108,951 for care after a 2017 heart attack told the patient Thursday it would slash the bill to $332.29 — but not before a story about the huge charge sparked a national conversation over what should be done to combat surprise medical bills that afflict a growing number …

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