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KSAT: Doctors face ‘nearly an impossible situation’ as they ration remdesivir

“A doctor making a life or death decision about how to allocate a limited amount of this drug and which patient gets it and which doesn’t — the clinical trials are very important in that regard. They haven’t made that available,” said Rep. Lloyd Doggett, the Texas Democrat who chairs the House Ways and Means …

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CNN: Lawmaker demands formula used by federal government to ration remdesivir

The chairman of a key congressional health committee is demanding to see the formula used by the federal government to ration remdesivir, an experimental drug shown to speed the recovery of coronavirus patients. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, a Texas Democrat who chairs the House Ways and Means health subcommittee, said on Wednesday that the government’s “distribution …

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KXAN: Texas governor praised by President Trump during White House coronavirus visit

Gov. Abbott and the president talked for about an hour at the White House. Both were on the same page with the reopening but others in the state have a warning for the governor. “People will die if we take the steps the governor demanded,” Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) said Thursday. Doggett said both Abbott …

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DMN: These Texans have waited weeks for unemployment checks. Now rent is due

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Dogget, D-Austin, on Tuesday led all Democrats in the state’s congressional delegation in asking Abbott to temporarily waive the requirement in Texas. “We can help keep the Commission afloat and keep more Texans on board by removing administrative burdens that are delaying much-needed support,” Doggett said in a statement. “Texans shouldn’t have …

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Quartz: Congress is facing fury over CARES Act tax breaks for the rich

More than 50 Democrats in Congress have already expressed their support for a bill to repeal the loopholes, which was introduced late last month by Rhode Island Democratic senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Texas Democratic congressman Lloyd Doggett. Read the full story here. ************************************************************************************** News Credit Author: Ephrat Livni Publisher: Quartz Date: May 8, 2020

Statesman: U.S. companies kept shipping masks overseas even as hospitals ran out and despite warnings

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, raised questions with Azar and Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in early March after a Commerce Department flyer circulated that encouraged businesses to take advantage of temporary Chinese import incentives and pushed U.S. companies to sell more of their medical supplies critical to a coronavirus response abroad. Businesses were encouraged to …

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WSJ: Democrats Revisit Stimulus Bill’s Tax Breaks for Businesses

WASHINGTON—As Congress begins considering the next round of economic-relief legislation, some lawmakers are pressing to revisit a decision to give unprofitable companies more than $150 billion in tax breaks. Read the full story here. ******************************************************************* News Credit Author: Richard Rubin Publisher: The Wall Street Journal Date: May 6, 2020

Austin Monitor: Austin health clinics get $4.6 million from CARES Act

Thanks to the recently passed coronavirus relief package known as the CARES Act, Austin community health clinics will be receiving $4.6 million in funding. People’s Community Clinic will get $1,000,775 and Travis County Healthcare District (Central Health) gets $3,676,220. In an announcement about the news, Texas Rep. Lloyd Doggett, who secured the funding, said, “Today, …

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Bloomberg: Fauci Cuts Death Projection, Raising Hopes

Democrats Press FDA on Test Accuracy: House Democrats want information from the FDA on the precautions the agency has taken to ensure the accuracy of Covid-19 tests, as well as manufacturers’ data provided to the agency on false negatives and positives. Chairman of the Ways and Means Health Subcommittee Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) and Chairwoman of …

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San Marcos Corridor: CARES Act Allocates Over $6M In Disaster Relief For COVID-19 To San Marcos

Last week, it was announced that the City of San Marcos will receive $6,429,168 in disaster relief funds for public transit expenses from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and $425,281 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). “We are excited and encouraged by this allocation …

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