Month: June 2020

DMN: San Antonio leader circumvents Texas ban on fines for not wearing masks — with Gov. Abbott’s blessing

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, an Austin Democrat whose district extends to San Antonio, fired off a letter rebuking Abbott for gladly letting local elected officials enforce his COVID-19 edicts early in the pandemic, only to hobble them as he caved in later to Republican activists demanding faster reopening of the economy. “In March, you hid …

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The Intercept: Big Pharma Attacks Efforts to Guard Against Coronavirus Price Gouging

After House Democrats announced a plan to ensure that drugs and vaccines for Covid-19 are affordable and accessible to all, a coalition of conservative groups began quietly working to undermine that effort. On April 15, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., along with Reps. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., and Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, laid out basic …

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SA Current: Congressman Demands USDA End Controversial $39M Contract With San Antonio Event Planner

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett called on the White House on Tuesday to cancel a $39 million federal food-distribution contract awarded to a small San Antonio events company with no previous track record in that business. In a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture chief Sonny Perdue, Doggett, a San Antonio Democrat, said the terms of …

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