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Congressman Lloyd Doggett

Representing the 35th District of Texas


In The News

August 6, 2017 In The News

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A group of Texas Democratic congressmen want more details about preliminary plans to build a section of President Donald Trump's proposed border wall through a federal wildlife refuge, saying such a move could do serious damage to the environment.

August 6, 2017 In The News

Texas State University’s Joe Falocco, an associate professor in the Department of English, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities grant in support of his “Teaching Shakespeare’s Plays” project.

August 3, 2017 In The News

Texas has long been a leader in energy production, which puts our politicians in a unique position when it comes to climate change.

While politicians need to protect one of their state's booming industries, they also must balance the fact that at least some of the energy Texas produces is harming the environment.

July 31, 2017 In The News

Congressional Democrats are starting to push back against conservative influence groups that are rallying around tax reform with a public relations blitz.

July 28, 2017 In The News
Members of Congress from Texas react to the Senate health care vote: “As long as there is breath in my body, I will be fighting for the working men and women of this country that are being hurt by Obamacare. And I believe it will be repealed. The democratic process is a long process. ... But after all the chest-beating, after all the proud victory laps of the left, I believe this Congress will come back, and in time we will honor our promise.” —U.S.Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas
July 27, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's abrupt decision Wednesday to ban transgender individuals from serving in the military caught key Texas lawmakers by surprise, and drew sharply divergent views.

Rep. Mac Thornberry, chairman of the House Armed Services committee, had no idea the decision was coming.

July 24, 2017 In The News
The notice came to Jenifer DeAtley quietly, without warning, in the form of yet-to-be-explained letters from the federal government that said $4.6 million in funding over the next four years for her organization’s sex education programming was being eliminated.
July 24, 2017 In The News
On Sunday, several local and state officials voiced sympathy after nine migrants died and 30 others were taken to area hospitals as the result of what law enforcement called a “horrific” case of human smuggling.
July 17, 2017 In The News
U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett speaks at a town hall meeting at the First United Methodist Church in Austin on Sunday. He said millions could lose Medicaid coverage with GOP plan.
July 12, 2017 In The News

Republican members of the U.S. House representing Central Texas were silent Tuesday on the revelation that Donald Trump Jr. in 2016 sought damaging information on Hillary Clinton from a Russian government official to benefit his father’s presidential campaign.