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Congressman Lloyd Doggett

Representing the 35th District of Texas

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April 29, 2019
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) announced its endorsement of H.R. 1046, the Medicare Negotiation and Competitive Licensing Act of 2019, introduced by Congressman Lloyd Doggett (TX-35).
April 18, 2019
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 4, 2019
Washington, D.C. — Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, spoke on the floor of the House this morning during debate on the Yemen War Powers Resolution.
April 3, 2019
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 26, 2019
Washington, DC — Today, Congressman Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas) questioned the Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan in a Budget Committee hearing, after Secretary Azar declined to testify. Rep. Doggett asked Deputy Secretary Hargan why the Trump Administration’s budget declines to invest in lowering the price of prescription drugs or empowering Medicare to negotiate, as President Trump called for when he was Candidate Trump. Specifically, Rep. Doggett asked about the overdose prevention drug naloxone and was told by the Trump Administration witness that there was no affordability problem. You can watch the exchange here, or read the excerpts below. After the hearing Rep. Doggett stated: “It is difficult to agree on how to solve the problem of high prescription drug prices when Trump’s HHS does not even acknowledge the crisis exists.”
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March 24, 2019
Washington, DC — In reaction to the letter from Attorney General Barr on Special Counsel Mueller’s report, Congressman Doggett released the below statement:
March 22, 2019
Washington, DC — In reaction to the submission of Special Counsel Mueller’s report this evening to Attorney General William P. Barr, Congressman Doggett released the below statement. Last month, Congressman Doggett joined Congressman Cicilline to author legislation to ensure that the Attorney General cannot impede public release of a Special Counsel’s report. The Special Counsel Transparency Act is the House companion to a bill introduced by Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT).
March 21, 2019
Washington, DC — Today, Congressman Doggett led an effort, joined by other Members, urging Customs and Border Protection to share information with Congress about Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) recipients who have faced obstacles upon their arrival in the United States or were turned back on the way here. The letter, attached, was endorsed by RAICES, International Refugee Assistance Project, Human Rights First, and Veterans for American Ideals.
March 14, 2019
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
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.

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