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Congressman Lloyd Doggett

Representing the 35th District of Texas


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January 5, 2011
Full text of his remarks follow below.

“On Day One of this new Congress, the Republicans’ first step is backwards. While professing such great concern about spending and debt, they abandon pay-as-you-go budgeting, returning to the Bush-Cheney approach— endless borrowing.  

January 5, 2011

What is the Difference Between the Debt and the Deficit?

Click here for a brief explanation as well as some relevant figures on definitions from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

January 5, 2011

Read more from The Hill here.

December 15, 2010

 “Social Security’s dedicated funding base is jeopardized by this deal in an unprecedented way and there is a grave risk now that the retirement benefits of America’s workers will have to compete with our other priorities for a share of the general budget.  It would result in Social Security being as dependent on annual Congressional action as public television or our National parks

December 15, 2010

There's a very good reason why people pay Social Security taxes — so they'll get Social Security," Doggett said at a press conference in the Capitol. "I'd rather have nothing done in this area than to do great harm."