June 17, 2018
U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, on the House floor last week compared a slate of bills targeting the opioid epidemic to the equivalent of using a garden hose to fight a wildfire. Congress is considering more than 30 bills to address what health experts have characterized as an ongoing crisis.
June 13, 2018
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), a senior member of the Ways and Means Committee and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Tax Policy, spoke on the floor of the House about the very modest opioid bills the House is considering this week. He detailed the ways in which these measures fall far short of confronting the dire opioid crisis and holding Big Pharma accountable. You can watch his speech here or read the remarks below.
Washington, D.C.— Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) and Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) issued the below joint statement after the Department of Justice (DOJ) responded to a letter they sent on April 17, 2018, along with Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA) and Joaquin Castro (D-TX), alleging that the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the Department of Justice engaged in illegal political discrimination when hiring immigration judges and members of the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA):
June 4, 2018
Overpromising and underdelivering defines the Trump administration. As your editorial correctly notes, President Donald Trump’s prescription “blueprint” stops far short of needed reforms.
June 2, 2018
4:45 p.m. update: U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett joined dozens of protesters in downtown Austin to condemn the separation of immigrant families trying to enter the United States. “It strikes me as fundamentally wrong that we literally tear babes from the arms of their mothers,” Doggett said at a rally in Republic Square Park. “This kind of separation causes permanent scars on these children.”
Austin - Protesters will rally in downtown Austin on Friday to denounce the separation of some unauthorized immigrant families by U.S. officials as they enter the United States. People from several activist coalitions will gather at 4:30 p.m. at Republic Square Park as part of the National Day of Action for Children.
WASHINGTON— Reps. Henry Cuellar (TX-28), Joaquín Castro (TX-20), and Lloyd Doggett (TX-35) secured an amendment to H.R. 5515, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2019 to improve utility service infrastructure for Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) and the City of San Antonio.
Washington, D.C. — Today, the Republican Chairman had our Ways & Means Tax Subcommittee hold a public relations hearing on the effect of the tax law on small businesses. But the best time to devote some attention to the impact of the tax code on small businesses would have been before this new tax law was approved, not after, when it’s too late to have any impact. Today’s hearing attempted to put the best face on legislation that was poorly written and ill conceived—legislation that was designed to provide a windfall to Wall Street Banks and other multinationals and for which small business was an afterthought.
May 23, 2018
In response to the most recent school shooting in Santa Fe which left 10 dead and an additional 13 wounded, Gov. Gregg Abbott on Tuesday hosted the first of three roundtable events to evaluate solutions to gun violence in Texas.