March 6, 2014

 

Congressman Doggett: In my questioning of Treasury Secretary Jack Lew about the President’s budget proposal, he agreed that “our tax code should not encourage the export of American jobs.” Too many major corporations pay their executives and lobbyists more than they pay in corporate taxes. We should be coming together to close these corporate tax loopholes that unfairly shift the tax burden to small businesses and individuals.

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Washington—Today, in response to U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration, J. Russell George, appointed by President George W. Bush, disputed Republican claims of “corruption at the IRS” and that our tax system is “rotten at the core.” While deploring one recent IRS failure, Rep. Doggett challenged Republican exploitation of the incident as another unjustified overreach to promote more tax-subsidized secret money in campaigns, to alter tax laws by shifting more burden to working families, and to impede implementation of the Affordable Care Act. He also called upon the Treasury Department to respond promptly to a petition filed with it by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW).


Washington­­—Today, U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-San Antonio) testified before the House Committee on Natural Resources about the importance of expanding the boundary of the San Antonio Missions National Park.   The members of the Bexar County Congressional Delegation, led by U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett introduced the San Antonio Missions National Historic Park Boundary Expansion Act earlier this year.  The act would expand the boundary of San Antonio Missions National Historical Park by approximately 137 acres near Missions San José, San Juan, and Espada. This land includes a remnant of the San Juan Dam, the headgate to the San Juan Acequia, and the San José Nature Trail to the San Antonio River.

 

“The Spanish Missions in San Antonio are a unique treasure for Texans and for all of America,” said Rep. Doggett during his testimony.  “The Missions National Historic Park preserves the largest collection of Spanish colonial resources anywhere in America. It is an educational, historical and cultural resource that is each year bringing over a million people to enjoy and learn from it. The park is important to the understanding of Texas and of really the development of the United States and of course is has a very strong positive economic impact for San Antonio and Bexar county.  [My bill] would expand the boundary of the park, as shown on the map, by 137 acres. It has the support of all five of us who represent any portion of Bexar County.”

 

Washington-- Today, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, Ranking Member of the Human Resources Subcommittee, spoke of the importance of promoting adoptions and praised San Antonio as a model of success:

 

 

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 Washington-- Today, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett spoke at a Ways and Means Committee Hearing on the importance of honor our commitment to seniors and students as debt negotiations continue.