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.

Washington-- Today, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, Ranking Member of the Human Resources Subcommittee, spoke about his bipartisan Protect Our Kids Act and the need to take real action to prevent child abuse and neglect deaths:

August 1, 2012 

Washington—Today, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, a senior member of the House Ways and Means and Budget Committees, spoke against the House Republican majority’s bill to extend the Bush tax cuts for those making over $250,000 a year while at the same time allowing other tax credits that help working families expire, including the American Opportunity Tax Credit that he authored to make college more affordable for millions of families. 

“Now is not the time to let Republicans raise taxes on thousands of Texas families to provide more tax breaks for the privileged few.  If there were an Olympic medal for protecting those sitting atop the economic ladder, at the expense of those trying to get a foothold on the first couple of rungs, these Republicans would go gold without any competition,” said Rep. Doggett.

 

July 10, 2012

Washington—Today, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett spoke at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing about the small amount of people who would actually choose not to purchase health insurance and pay the tax.

“All three of the experts who’ve offered insight this morning at the request of our Republican colleagues are in the same situation as 98.8 percent of the American people,” said Rep. Doggett.  “They will not have to pay the tax of which they complain.”

 

June 27, 2012

Washington--Today, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, Ranking Member of the Human Resources Subcommittee, delivered the following remarks at a hearing on various Welfare and tax credit program:

 

 

June 20, 2012

Washington-- Today, during a Ways and Means Committee hearing on Russia's WTO accession and granting permanent  normal trade relations, Rep. Doggett delivered the following statement:

 

 

May 31, 2012

Washington-- Today, during  Ways and Means consideration of Medical Device Tax, Health Care FSAs, and HSAs, Rep. Doggett addressed Republicans' failure to offer an alternative to health care reform.


May 31, 2012

Washington-- Today, during Ways and Means consideration of Medical Device Tax, Health Care FSAs, and HSAs, Rep. Doggett addressed Republicans' continued attacks on health care reform that would add to the deficit.

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May 7, 2012

Washington—Today, during Budget Committee consideration of further Republican budget cuts, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, introduced a motion to preserve the Social Services Block Grant program and the services it provides to seniors and some of our most vulnerable neighbors. 

As noted in Talking Points Memo, “before the vote, Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) unveiled a sign dubbing the bill ‘Wreckonciliation’ — a play on the measure itself, which is being advanced under Congress’ obscure budget reconciliation rules.”

“It will wreck one life after another,” Doggett said. “Whether it’s preventive health care or whether it’s Jenny and the food she relies on through the Meals on Wheels program.”

 

 

May 7, 2012

Washington-- Today, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, a senior member of the House Budget Committee, discussed the impact that cutting the Social Services Block Grant program would have on local efforts in our communities.


 

May 7, 2012

Washington-- Today, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, a senior member of the House Budget Committee, spoke against Republicans' latest attempt to slash vital services for some of our most vulnerable neighbors and called assertions that companies like Exxon and Chevron are overtaxed "absolute nonsense." 

 


 

May 7, 2012

Washington-- Today, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, introduced a motion to preserve the Social Services Block Grant program and the services it provides to seniors, some of our most vulnerable neighbors.