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Congressman Lloyd Doggett

Representing the 35th District of Texas

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Transparency in the Trump Administration

Demanding President Trump’s Tax Returns

Since the Watergate era, every candidate for president has released their tax returns with one exception – Donald Trump. President Trump is not above the law and confronts numerous conflicts of interest. Americans have the right to know the basic and critical information from presidential candidates contained in their tax returns. They are running to represent us in the highest office in the land with its unique responsibilities, duties, and burdens like no other in the world. I have led multiple efforts in the Ways and Means Committee and on the floor of the House to obtain President Trump’s tax returns and support legislation to require all future presidential candidates to release their returns.

Independent Investigation into Russian Interference

U.S. intelligence agencies agree that Russia interfered in the 2016 election. Since last November, I have called for a non-partisan, independent, comprehensive investigation of Russian interference. While I hope that Special Counsel Robert Mueller will have all the resources necessary to conduct a full and thorough, unimpeded inquiry, continuing revelations have reinforced the need for an independent commission to complete an investigation. I support efforts to restore confidence in our democracy. 

More on Transparency in the Trump Administration

January 7, 2020 In The News
Excerpts from Rep. Doggett's Message Delivered at the Texas Capitol January 6 on the need to prevent war with Iran: We stand together because we will not stand for more war. Trump, known for lobbing hateful tweets, is now recklessly lobbing missiles.
January 7, 2020 Speech
Excerpts from Rep. Doggett's Message Delivered at the Texas Capitol January 6 on Need for No War With Iran: We stand together because we will not stand for more war. Trump, known for lobbing hateful tweets, is now recklessly lobbing missiles.
January 3, 2020 Press Release
Washington, D.C. –U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), a vocal opponent of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, released the following statement:
December 18, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chair of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, released the following statement about President Trump’s importation plan:
December 18, 2019 In The News

Some Hays County residents like Donald Trump. I respect their choice, though I respectfully and strongly disagree. But policies and personalities are not at issue in my vote this week to impeach the President.

December 18, 2019 In The News
Today, the U.S. House of Representatives will impeach President Donald Trump. Allegiance to our Constitution, not one party, not one person, mandates impeachment. No one, not even the president, is above the law.
December 3, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), a senior Member of the Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement on the just-released draft House Intelligence Committee report:
October 10, 2019 In The News
In late May, I called for an inquiry to determine whether President Donald Trump had committed impeachable offenses after he reacted to the Mueller report with a Mafia-style defense. He insisted that, while President, he could neither be investigated nor prosecuted, that he is empowered to ignore Congress, and declared that the Constitution allows him to do “whatever” he wants. Trump seems intent on breaking the law most days; on others, he breaks and divides America with hate speech.
October 7, 2019 Press Release
Austin, T.X. — Today, Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) released the following statement reacting to an order from a U.S. District Court in Manhattan this morning that President Trump is not above the law when it comes to furnishing his tax returns:
October 4, 2019 In The News
Impeachment of a president is a question of enormous magnitude, not to be undertaken lightly. Under our Constitution, it is an essential tool to check abuse of presidential authority and ensure one-person rule does not replace our system of checks and balances. Our founders did not intend for anyone to be above the law — certainly not the executive wielding the greatest power.