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Congressman Lloyd Doggett

Representing the 35th District of Texas


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

December 11, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, a senior member of the Ways and Means Committee, released the below statement in response to President Trump’s threat today that he was “proud to shut down the government for border security”:
November 8, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. — Rep. Doggett, author of the Special Counsel Transparency Act (H.R. 5533), joined by 111 cosponsors, to preserve the work of the Special Counsel should he be dismissed, gave the below statement on President Trump’s dismissal of Attorney General Jeff Sessions and installation of Matthew Whitaker as Acting Attorney General:
November 8, 2018 In The News
Hundreds of people rallied in front of Austin City Hall on Thursday evening, joining protesters in cities across the nation calling on federal lawmakers to protect special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into potential coordination between Russia and then-presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign.
November 7, 2018 Press Release


November 7, 2018

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November 7, 2018 In The News
The new Democratic majority will request President Trump’s tax returns immediately under the section of the tax code that allows them to review the documents, a senior lawmaker said Wednesday.
October 18, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. — Over 40 lawmakers today urged Trump to impose sanctions, under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, on those responsible for Jamal Khashoggi’s death. The letter states their support for their Senate colleagues’ action to begin an investigation and urges an overdue end to U.S. support for Saudi Arabian military action in Yemen.
October 10, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), a senior member of the House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee, reacted to the anticipated Trump Administration’s notice of intent to begin negotiations for a free trade agreement with the Philippines:
September 13, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Ranking Member of the Tax Policy Subcommittee of Ways & Means, offered an amendment to release President Trump’s tax returns as the Ways & Means markup continued on the second round of unpaid for Republican tax breaks for the wealthy. Watch his full remarks here. Excerpts, as prepared, below:
September 4, 2018 Press Release
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), and all House Ways & Means Trade Subcommittee Democrats today urged the Trump Administration not to pursue a new trade deal with President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines in the attached letter. The Administration is apparently eager to send notice to Congress of its intent to begin negotiations with the Philippines soon:
July 18, 2018 In The News
AUSTIN — What a difference a day makes. President Donald Trump held a joint press conference Monday in Russia with Russian President Vladimir Putin after the two had a two-hour meeting.