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Lloyd Doggett announces run for new Texas congressional seat in Austin

Austonia: Lloyd Doggett announces run for new Texas congressional seat in Austin

As the newly proposed congressional map for Texas heads into last-minute negotiations, Rep. Lloyd Doggett announced his candidacy on Monday for the new district located entirely in Travis County. Doggett asked Austinites for their vote in his run for the new District 37 seat at the site of Bryker Woods Elementary, where he attended as a kid. Getting …

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Politico: Biden admin backs direct government drug price negotiations

A new Biden administration plan aimed at lowering prescription drug prices endorses giving the government sweeping power to directly negotiate the cost of medicines, calling it one of the key steps Congress could take to make drugs “more affordable and equitable” for all Americans. The plan — developed by the Department of Health and Human …

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KXAN: Nancy Pelosi visiting Austin with Rep. Doggett to tout ‘Build Back Better’ healthcare expansion

AUSTIN (Nexstar) — Speaker of the U.S. House Nancy Pelosi is paying a trip to the Lone Star State on Thursday to tout progress on healthcare expansion under the Build Back Better Act. Pelosi will join Texas U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett to highlight Democrats’ priorities in the forthcoming act, which in part aims to strengthen …

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Community Impact Newspaper: Families receive monthly payments beginning July 15 from increased child tax credit

Eligible parents with children under 18 are about to have more money in their bank accounts because of a newly expanded Child Tax Credit. There is no limit to the amount of eligible children a family can have to benefit from the CTC, and there is no limit to the amount families who can receive …

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San Antonio Express News: Ted Cruz mocked for blasting Democrats who fled Texas

Democratic U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett represents communities in San Antonio and Austin. In 1979, Doggett and other state senators left the state to stop an election bill. Doggett said he applauds state Democrats for trying to do the same. “Our courageous colleagues in the Texas legislature chose not to be accomplices by sitting at their …

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Austin Chronicle: Texas Bill Gives Localities a Way Past State Obstruction to Medicaid

More than a decade after the Affordable Care Act’s passage – and three U.S. Supreme Court rulings upholding the national health care law, the most recent just a few weeks ago – 12 states continue to hold out on expanding Medicaid coverage for millions of lower-income residents, despite the ACA’s guarantees of federal funding for …

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KXAN: U.S. Rep. Doggett files bill aiming to close Medicaid coverage gap in Texas by giving power to local governments

AUSTIN (Nexstar) — Nearly 2 million Texans who currently fall into the Medicaid coverage gap could soon have better access to health care coverage if a Texas-based bill passes congress. That gap refers to Texans who make too much money to qualify for full Medicaid coverage, but too little to qualify for subsidized coverage in …

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MSNBC: Dems eye new plan to circumvent Republicans on Medicaid expansion

In the Democrats’ COVID relief package, called the American Relief Plan, President Joe Biden thought he’d come up with an offer that states couldn’t refuse. As we discussed in March, the policy may sound a little complicated, but the offer was straightforward: under the ACA, the federal government already covers 90% of the costs of …

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NPR: House Democrats Looking At How To Alter Tax Code To Fund Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

There’s growing pressure from some Democrats, though, to just give up all of this bipartisanship talk and just kind of move on. Lloyd Doggett, who’s a Democrat from Texas, cut through the kind of friendly bipartisan talk at that Ways and Means Committee hearing this week to say that it’s useless to agree to fix …

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San Antonio Report: Colleges in San Antonio are getting $236M in federal aid. Half of it will go to students.

The $36 billion for higher education institutions nationwide is “good news for our Dreamers, who have faced so much uncertainty,” U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett said in a statement. “Dreamers” are beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allowed undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children to stay in the country. …

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