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Growing Our Economy

September 14, 2021

The House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday is holding the third day of its markup of key portions of Democrats' $3.5 trillion social spending package.

Tax provisions are expected to be front and center during the remainder of the markup.

September 8, 2021

T-MINUS ONE DAY! Grab those winter coats out of storage, because there’s going to be a hot budget reconciliation mark-up at the House Ways and Means Committee’s Longworth hearing room in just over one day.

September 7, 2021

Dozens of House Democrats are urging House Ways and Means Chair Richard Neal (D-Mass.) to avoid softening up proposed tax increases on U.S. multinationals.

September 7, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Following President Biden’s call for “Congress to finish the job” in closing corporate tax loopholes, U.S.

July 15, 2021
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) joined Foundation Communities, Councilwoman Vanessa Fuentes, and Austin parent and recent Texas State graduate Cristina Guajardo to mark the first day of Child Tax Credit (CTC) payments. They explained who can expect payments automatically and how much is coming—as well as how parents who do not normally file a tax return can ensure they do not miss out on these important payments and get free, bilingual help from Foundation Communities. The video of this press conference is available here. Rep. Doggett has published an FAQ webpage for families’ questions, available in both English and Spanish here.

July 15, 2021
AUSTIN, Texas — On Thursday, local congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) held a press conference in hopes of raising awareness about the newly launched Child Tax Credit Monthly Payments.

July 15, 2021
By sunset, millions of parents across the country will find more money in their bank accounts and mailboxes than they started the day with.

To grow our economy, we need to invest in our workforce, education, and job training. We need to fix our crumbling infrastructure, bringing it into the 21st century.

June 25, 2021
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, joined by over 50 Members, and with leadership from U.S. Representatives Mike Kelly (R-PA) and Danny Davis (D-IL), introduced bipartisan legislation removing a major financial and logistical barrier to students securing higher education opportunities. The Tax Free Pell Grants Act expands the usage of Pell Grants on a tax-free basis, improves coordination with the American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC) and ensures students don’t lose out on any AOTC benefits. More than a decade ago, Rep. Doggett authored provisions that ensures that the AOTC allows a tax cut of up to $10,000 on education expenses, such as tuition, textbooks and fees.