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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

May 29, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. — This morning, Congressman Doggett (D-TX), senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement in reaction to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s press conference:
May 22, 2019 In The News
Democrats on Wednesday seized on a newly surfaced IRS draft memo about congressional access to tax returns, saying the document makes it clear that they are in the right in their fight with the administration over President Trump’s tax filings.
May 21, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Doggett (D-TX), senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, commented on the Washington Post’s disclosure of the internal IRS memo regarding Ways and Means authority to obtain President Trump’s tax returns:
May 16, 2019 In The News
WASHINGTON — Democratic lawmakers called on the Trump administration on Thursday to review an investment in Kentucky by a Russian aluminum company that they say has raised concerns about Russian influence on the economy and national security of the United States.
May 10, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Doggett (D-TX) a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s tax returns:
May 6, 2019 In The News
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday told House Democrats he would not furnish President Trump’s tax returns despite their legal request, the latest move by Trump administration officials to shield the president from congressional investigations. Mnuchin, in a letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.), said he had consulted with the Justice Department and that they had concluded that it would not be lawful for the Trump administration to turn over the tax returns because of potential violations of privacy. Mnuchin added that requests from Congress “must serve a legitimate legislative purpose” and that the request from Democrats does not.
May 6, 2019 In The News
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday denied a request from House Democrats for access to six years of President Donald Trump's personal tax returns. "I am informing you now that the Department may not lawfully fulfill the Committee's request," Mnuchin wrote in his one-page letter, written in consultation with lawyers from the Department of Justice. Mnuchin added that the Department of Justice would issue a formal legal opinion.
April 18, 2019 Press Release
Washington, DC — As reaction to the release of the Mueller report and to Attorney General Barr’s press conference this morning, Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) released the below statement. Congressman Doggett releases the following statement:
April 3, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Lloyd Doggett, a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee and serving on the Joint Committee on Taxation and the Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee, released the following statement regarding today’s request to obtain President Trump’s tax returns. During the last Congress, Congressman Doggett offered six motions to obtain the President’s tax returns, all of which were blocked by Republicans. At a recent hearing, he challenged Treasury Secretary Mnuchin regarding his statutory duty to release President Trump’s tax returns.
March 27, 2019 In The News
Democrats are seeking to move beyond special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report to a different action taken this week by the Justice Department: its statement supporting Texas’ legal challenge to the 2010 health care law, which said the entire act should fall.