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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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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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