Washington-- Today, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee issued the following statement on President Obama and the Senate's announcement of a blueprint for comprehensive immigration reform:

"I strongly support prompt action on comprehensive immigration reform, including a path to citizenship for taxpaying, law-abiding immigrants and making the DREAM Act a reality.  The President and the Senate must lead because too many House Republicans still cling to their anti-immigrant fervor.  We need much more public engagement to overcome intransigence."