Month: February 2019

KVUE: Rep. Doggett, Castro urge resolution to block President Trump’s emergency declaration

Congressman Lloyd Doggett urged a resolution to block President Trump’s emergency declaration made to divert money to construction of of the border wall. Congressman Lloyd Doggett took the floor on Tuesday, urging the passage of a resolution he is sponsoring, to block President Trump’s emergency powers declaration. His stance is against President Trump’s attempt to …

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Reuters: U.S. trustees for Russia’s En+ to be paid by En+

A veteran U.S. congressman has criticised what he calls a lack of accountability in a deal to restrict Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska’s control over his En+ Group after Reuters established that three independent trustees would be paid by En+ itself. … But the lack of disclosure about the deal has frustrated lawmakers trying to conduct …

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Houston Chronicle: Texans on both sides find plenty to not like in government shutdown deal

Said Lloyd Doggett: “Call it a ‘wall’ or a ‘fence,’ build it with steel, not concrete, but it is still a colossal waste of taxpayers’ money for an imaginary crisis in conflict with fundamental American values.” Besides Doggett and Escobar, four other Texas Democrats voted against the deal: Joaquin Castro, Sylvia Garcia, Vicente Gonzalez, and …

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Bloomberg Government: House Tax Writers Pledge Bipartisan Work to Cut Drug Prices

Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) told reporters after the hearing he still hopes the House will pass legislation empowering Medicare to negotiate on drug prices. He said he doesn’t want to tackle the issue without such a measure. “We won’t get to the core of this problem without negotiation,” said Doggett, chairman of the House Ways …

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Roll Call: Democrats kick off push for Medicare drug price negotiations

The leader of the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee on Thursday offered a proposal to require the Department of Health and Human Services to negotiate prices for drugs covered by the Medicare prescription drug benefit. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, is set to formally introduce the bill later Thursday with more than 100 House co-sponsors. A …

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STAT News: As Trump calls on Congress to lower drug prices, some Democrats cheer. Others scoff

President Trump on Tuesday left Congress a two-syllable mandate on the issue of prescription drug pricing: “Do more.” To some Democrats, the words presented an open invitation to collaborate. Others were left confused as to what, exactly, the White House wants. … “He is still pursuing the phony approach that if we raise prices on …

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Second Nexus: REPORT: House Tax Committee’s Oversight Panel to Start Hearings on Donald Trump’s Tax Returns on February 7

Democrats in the House of Representatives announced on Thursday that President Donald Trump’s tax returns will be the subject of a hearing scheduled two days after he gives his State of the Union address. … “The law is very clear that we’re entitled to get those returns,” Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), who also sits on …

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