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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

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.
March 24, 2019 Press Release
Washington, DC — In reaction to the letter from Attorney General Barr on Special Counsel Mueller’s report, Congressman Doggett released the below statement:
March 14, 2019 In The News
House Democrats grilled Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Thursday about how he would handle a request from Congress for the president's tax returns at a Capitol Hill budget hearing.
March 14, 2019 In The News
Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, signaled on Thursday that he would likely block a congressional request to obtain President Trump’s tax returns on privacy grounds, setting up a potential legal battle if Democrats follow through with plans to request those documents.
March 14, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) questioned U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in the House Ways and Means Committee. Rep. Doggett began by noting the Secretary’s prior non-responsiveness on several matters. After the hearing, Doggett added, “What he said today was little more than mumble jumble doubletalk.”
March 14, 2019 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) spoke on the House floor urging passage of a resolution in support of making Special Counsel Mueller’s report available to the public and to Congress. You can watch his speech here or read it below. Eleven months ago, Rep. Doggett introduced legislation to ensure that the work of the Special Counsel is not suppressed. Rep. Doggett is also helping lead the charge to obtain Trump’s personal and business tax returns.
March 13, 2019 In The News
Representative Lloyd Doggett and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse are introducing two bills Wednesday that would effectively repeal some provisions of the Republican tax overhaul of 2017 that the Democrats say encourage outsourcing.
March 5, 2019 In The News
Congressional Democrats are likely to request 10 years of President Trump’s tax returns in coming weeks, tailoring their inquiry in a way they hope will survive a court battle, according to lawmakers and others involved in the discussions.