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Lloyd Doggett

GOP Tees Up 'Default Prevention' Bill In Case Congress Fails To Raise Debt Ceiling

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican-backed bill that would ensure America's creditors get paid before its citizens do if the nation reaches its debt limit pass...

Arthur Delaney

Dems Confident Worker Aid Program Won't Die In Trade Tiff

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 06.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats in the House of Representatives are confident a program that helps laid-off workers won't be a casualty of an ongoing standoff...

Michael McAuliff

Democrats Rebel To Block Obama's Trade Deals

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 06.12.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats rebelled against President Barack Obama's ambitious trade agenda Friday, spurning his last-second personal appeal and blocking...

Zach Carter

What's Going On In Obama's Trade Meeting With Democrats? That's Classified.

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Obama administration gives House Democrats a hard sell on a major controversial trade pact this week, it will be doing so under s...

Michael McAuliff

Democrats Roll Out 'Middle-Class' Tax Agenda To Compete With GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.04.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats on Wednesday fired their own salvo in Capitol Hill's ongoing tax cut battles, offering a slew of breaks that would primarily h...

A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Idea

Jaimie Woo | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics
Jaimie Woo

A strangely popular proposal would give companies a temporary tax holiday, letting corporations "repatriate" their money at an extremely low tax rate, thereby encouraging more corporate tax dodging in the future. You'd think that common sense and strong opposition would be enough to kill a bad policy. Not in Washington, D.C., apparently.

Dana Liebelson

Democrat Says Obama Administration Dodging Request To Read Trade Deals Without Restrictions

HuffingtonPost.com | Dana Liebelson | Posted 02.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Democratic congressman has accused the Obama administration of dodging his request for "unimpeded" access to two controversial trade a...

Lloyd Doggett Wins Texas Midterm Race Against Susan Narvaiz

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

Democratic Rep. Lloyd Doggett defeated Republican Susan Narvaiz on Tuesday. Doggett and Narvaiz faced off to represent Texas' 35th District. Bel...

Michael McAuliff

House Votes For Tax Breaks To Add $287 Billion More To Deficit

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The GOP-led House of Representatives embraced a former stimulus measure Friday, voting to make it and another related tax cut permanent,...

Michael McAuliff

WATCH: Republicans Pass 'Twinkie Subsidy' In Tax Break Package

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats charged Republicans with passing a "Twinkie subsidy" in a package of tax breaks Thursday that will add $304 billion to the def...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Lawmakers Say Yes To $310 Billion For Business, But $12 Million For At-Risk Kids? Nope

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans on a congressional tax-writing committee objected Tuesday to the cost of a bill that would spend $1 million a year to help k...

Michael McAuliff

Dems: GOP Outrage At IRS Is Really About Rove

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican efforts to punish the Internal Revenue Service for its alleged partisan targeting of political social welfare groups may have...

Safe Climate Caucus Pumps up Advocacy and Action

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics
Marcia G. Yerman

If you can't get Republicans to heed the warnings of those in the military, you have to wonder what will make a dent in their consciousness.

Zach Carter

This Is Why Democrats Don't Trust Obama On Trade

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 03.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's top trade official angered some House Democrats last month by privately backtracking from public vows to ensu...

Luke Johnson

House Democrats Mobilize Against Iran Sanctions Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Luke Johnson | Posted 02.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two House Democrats are mobilizing their colleagues against a bill to slap more sanctions on Iran, circulating a letter that backs Presi...

Joy Resmovits

Why Did Obama Wait 6 Months To Fill This Key Position?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- More than six months after President Barack Obama announced a major initiative to expand preschool, the U.S. Education Department has fill...

Dems Ramp Up Pressure To Turn Perry's State Blue

Politico | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

The Democratic group aiming to transform Texas into a swing state will hold its first Washington, D.C. fundraiser early next month, according to an in...

Danielle Schlanger

House Democrats Call To End Deportation

HuffingtonPost.com | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 06.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Eight House Democrats called Wednesday for the president to halt the deportation of undocumented immigrants and stop separating families...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Cut To Social Security Fraud Program Could Cost Billions

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican push to cut Social Security integrity efforts by $750 million could end up costing $6 billion in increased waste and fraud,...

The Facts Are Clear: The Time to Extend Federal Unemployment Coverage Is Now

Rep. Lloyd Doggett | Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics
Rep. Lloyd Doggett

With over 6 million fewer jobs than when the recession began and more than 4 workers competing for every available opening, too many Americans have nowhere to go.

The Death of Even One Child Due to Abuse and Neglect Is Too Many

Rep. Lloyd Doggett | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics
Rep. Lloyd Doggett

Congress must take a closer look at what we can do about the gap between those children who are surrounded by loving and supportive families and those who are not.

The GOP's Big Texas Gerrymander

The Washington Post | Aaron Blake | Posted 08.02.2011 | Politics

A new proposed congressional map in Texas goes to surprisingly long lengths to stretch the number of Republican districts in the state's delegation....

Elise Foley

White House, Dems Tell GOP Not To Play Politics With Debt Ceiling

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House and Congressional Democrats are urging House Republicans to support a "clean" bill to raise the nation's debt ceiling ra...

NPR: The Saga Continues

Bill Moyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bill Moyers

The modestly-paid but dedicated journalists at NPR are part of a forty year history that has given listeners a deeper and richer portrait of America and the world than any other broadcast news organization in the country.

Surprising Way Race Colors Attitudes To Health Care Reform

The Huffington Post | Yepoka Yeebo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Some opposition to the Obama administration's health care reform law is linked to racial bias, according to a study released by the Greenlining Instit...