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KENS 5: ‘A great loss. A great life.’ | Politicians, public react to Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death

AUSTIN, Texas — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died of metastatic pancreatic cancer at age 87, according to the U.S. Supreme Court. During her time as a justice and throughout her long law career, Ginsburg overcame adversity because of her gender, fought for women’s rights and eventually became the leader of the Supreme Court’s liberal …

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KXAN: Lawmakers sound off on bill granting $25 billion in funding to the USPS

AUSTIN — The U.S. House of Representatives voted Saturday to pass a bill that would reverse recent changes to postal operations. “We really tried to present it in a way that the president could accept it, that we would see it approved. To do otherwise is to suggest that all of the concerns we’ve had …

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KABB and NEWS4: Congressman Lloyd Doggett: On Biden’s running mate, stimulus relief and more

SAN ANTONIO – As part of our Connect to Congress series connecting you with lawmakers we spoke to Congressman Lloyd Doggett, who says he’s hopeful another relief package can be reached. Congressman Doggett believes the president’s executive action over the weekend to partially fund enhanced unemployment benefits benefit those who need it most. “I am …

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NEWS4SA: ‘Outrageous price for modest drug,’ Congressman Lloyd Doggett slams price of Remdisivir

SAN ANTONIO – We now know how much the drug that’s been shown to benefit COVID-19 patients, Remdesivir will cost. According to the Associated Press, Gilead Science says it will charge more than $2,300 for a typical treatment court of Remdesivir or people covered by government programs. In other words, the cost will be over …

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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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