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Representing the 35th District of Texas

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February 23, 2017

By: Tony Plohetski, Nancy Flores, and Perla Arellano, Feb. 22, 2017

 

February 16, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) issued the following statement after 19 year-old Josue Romero was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in San Antonio:

 

February 14, 2017

The House Ways and Means Committee on a party-line vote Tuesday defeated an amendment by U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, that would have used a little-known authority of the committee to secure and review in closed session President’ Trump’s tax returns.

As a candidate and now as president, Trump has broken with precedent by not releasing his tax returns.

February 14, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans have blocked an attempt by Democrats to use an obscure law to obtain President Donald Trump’s tax returns from the IRS.

Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee tried to frame the issue as a matter of national security. They questioned whether Trump has any investments in Russia, though they offered no proof.

February 14, 2017

Republicans on the House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday defeated an amendment by U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, that would have used a little-known authority of the committee to secure and review in closed session President Donald Trump’s income tax returns.

As a candidate and now as president, Trump has broken with precedent by not releasing his tax returns.

February 14, 2017

Around the country, Republican congressmen are facing angry crowds at town hall meetings – mostly from people defending the Affordable Care Act

February 9, 2017

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, all House Ways and Means Committee Democrats joined together in urging their colleagues to oppose a resolution that would repeal recently finalized Department of Treasury rules that reduce tax incentives for corporate inversions – a practice in which some corporations have renounced their American citizenship to avoid their share of American taxes.

February 8, 2017

Ordinary American taxpayers are subsidizing excessive CEO pay through a variety of channels. These five reforms could help end these perverse incentives for executive excess.

1. Close the “performance pay” loophole

February 7, 2017

Washington -- The Republican-led House voted Thursday to repeal an Obama-era regulation that required the Social Security Administration to disclose to the national gun background check system information about people with mental illness.

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