Month: March 2019

CNN: Mnuchin: ‘I will comply with the law’ on releasing Trump tax returns

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday said he would obey the law if he receives a written request from Congress to turn over President Donald Trump’s tax returns. “I will consult with the legal department within Treasury, and I will comply with the law,” Mnuchin said when asked by Texas Democratic Rep. Lloyd Doggett on …

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Insurance News Net: Rep. Doggett Issues Statement at Hearing on Promoting Competition to Lower Medicare Drug Prices

Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, chairman of the House Ways and Means subcommittee on Health, issued the following opening statement: “This hearing continues our inquiry into pharmaceutical pricing, which our full Committee began last month. I was encouraged at that hearing that a number of our colleagues from both parties reflected on the medication problems about …

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Kaiser Health News: Lawmakers United Against High Drug Prices Bare Partisan Teeth

While the high cost of prescription drug prices seems to be a universally agreed-upon trouble spot in the American health system, a House Ways and Means subcommittee hearing Thursday showed that Democrats and Republicans are still miles apart on what to do about it. … Among the topics in play was legislation introduced in February …

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Mother Jones: House Dems Expect to Pass Their Top Bill on Friday. It Would Require Trump to Disclose His Tax Returns.

In its original form, the bill, dubbed the “For the People Act,” would have only required those officeholders and candidates to release 10 year’s worth of personal tax returns. That would have exempted any returns filed by Trump’s more than 500 business entities. Progressive lawmakers—led by CPC co-chair Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and Rep. Lloyd Doggett …

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Texas Tribune: Amid voter rolls debacle, Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Texas Republicans are undermining the U.S. Constitution

Joining Democratic U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett in his hometown of Austin to rally support for federal legislation that would expand voting access, Pelosi stood with Julieta Garibay, a naturalized citizen who was among the almost 100,000 registered voters whose citizenship was questioned by Texas officials. Pelosi celebrated Democrats winning a majority in the U.S. House, …

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