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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

February 7, 2019 In The News
U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, has filed at least six motions to release President Donald Trump's tax returns.
February 1, 2019 In The News
Congressional Democrats exploring ways to obtain President Donald Trump’s tax returns may target the adequacy of the Internal Revenue Service audit that Trump often cites as his reason for not making the returns public, according to sources familiar with the matter.
January 19, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Lloyd Doggett released the following statement in reaction to President Trump’s disappointing announcement that he is not reopening government:
January 17, 2019 Press Release

UNITED STATES CONGRESS

For Immediate Release

January 17, 2019

 

Contacts:

Anthony Cruz (Buchanan), 202-225-5015

Kate Stotesbery (Doggett), 202-225-4865

 

January 17, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Lloyd Doggett was named Chairman of the Health Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee, the oldest committee of the United States Congress. In addition, he will serve on the Select Revenue Measures Subcommittee (formerly Tax) and was named to serve on the House Budget Committee. He released the following statement:
January 17, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. — Today—the deadline for Congress to block the Trump Administration’s lifting of sanctions on Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s companies—Congressman Doggett spoke on the House floor in support of today’s vote on a resolution of disapproval. In an overwhelming bipartisan vote, the House just voted to block sanctions relief for certain sanctioned Russian companies. The Senate should now do the same. This vote should rejuvenate a Senate effort supported by all Democrats and 11 Republicans, which fell only two Republican votes short for cloture yesterday. Congressman Lloyd Doggett’s speech in full is here and, in part, below:
January 16, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. — Tomorrow, at the deadline for Congress to block the Trump Administration’s lifting of sanctions on Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s companies, the House is expected to vote on a resolution of disapproval. A successful vote tomorrow could rejuvenate a Senate effort supported by all Democrats and 11 Republicans, falling only two votes short for cloture earlier today. Congressman Lloyd Doggett commented:
January 9, 2019 Press Release
Washington, DC – Representatives Jesús “Chuy” García (IL-04) and Lloyd Doggett (TX-35), a senior member on the Ways & Means Committee, led a group of over 50 House Democrats in a letter urging President Trump to swiftly reopen the government and address the potential crisis it causes for American families who need to receive their tax refunds on time. Despite tax filing season fast approaching, the IRS has been operating with barely 12% of its workforce. Each day of the shutdown increases the likeliness of delayed tax returns or even erroneous tax filings, especially with the IRS facing new operating hurdles due to passage of the Republican tax bill last Congress, including an increase in the number of anticipated inquiries from tax filers about the new law.
January 4, 2019 In The News
WASHINGTON — The United States is accusing Peru of violating its commitment to protect the Amazon rain forest from deforestation, threatening to hold Lima in violation of the 2007 United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement.
January 4, 2019 In The News
LIMA, Peru — The top U.S. trade official on Friday took a first step toward potential sanctions on Peru for allegedly violating environmental protections aimed at combating illegal logging, a case that could have ramifications for the new North America free-trade deal.