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KENS 5: U.S. Rep. Doggett among the millions of Texans without power

AUSTIN, Texas — Like so many Texans, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett has been without power for three days and the temperatures inside his home are dropping to dangerous levels as the arctic conditions wreak havoc across the region. “When I was last in our house this afternoon, the warmest spot in the house was down …

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KXAN: Re-elected U.S. reps for Texas react to 2020 presidential election

by: Jaclyn Ramkissoon Posted: Nov 5, 2020 / 08:31 PM CST / Updated: Nov 5, 2020 / 10:43 PM CST AUSTIN (KXAN) — After President Donald Trump gave remarks at the White House Thursday afternoon, many were quick to point out his unsupported claims of voter fraud in the presidential election. As of Thursday night, the race remained uncalled as ballots were …

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KSAT: Texas politicians, celebrities react to Joe Biden, Kamala Harris winning presidential election

SAN ANTONIO – Texas politicians and celebrities are taking to social media and congratulating Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on winning the presidential election after four days of ballot counting in the race for the White House. When most Americans went to bed after Election Day, the race for the White House was still hotly contested …

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While the election is not quite over, I am honored to have earned the support of voters to return to Washington to be a strong voice for working families. Though I am optimistic that our new President will be declared shortly, this new era will not be without its challenges. We still likely face a …

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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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NPR: Remdesivir 101: What Is This Drug, Are There Alternatives And How Much Might It Cost?

Lupkin: At first, the administration shipped cases of remdesivir directly to hospitals in a handful of states, but they weren’t always the hospitals that had the most COVID-19 patients. Here’s Rep. Lloyd Doggett, a Democrat from Texas who has asked for an explanation. Rep. Doggett: The states – not clear why and how much they …

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USA Today: In reversal, Trump says coronavirus task force will ‘continue on indefinitely,’ shifts focus to reopening, vaccines

“President Trump waves the white flag of surrender and winds down his ‘task force,’ ” said Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, chairman of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee. “As the death toll soars, it is the task force that gets buried.” Read the full story here. ****************************************************** News Credit Author:John Fritze and David Jackson …

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