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Congressman Lloyd Doggett

Representing the 35th District of Texas


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September 13, 2019
On Sept. 16, 1810 Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, a man known as the Father of Mexico’s Independence, initiated Mexico’s fight for freedom from Spain. The anniversary of this major event beginning in 1825, is celebrated as Mexican Independence Day, or Diez y Seis.
September 11, 2019
At 9:51 am on September 11, 2001, I was working in Washington when the fire alarm sounded and the Capitol police instructed us to evacuate. Once the roads and the sidewalks emptied, the usually frantic pace of Washington was replaced with a somber, quiet city. Only the occasional siren, the roar of jet fighters, and whirling helicopter blades punctured the silence.
September 11, 2019
In the spring, we commemorated the 54th anniversary of the “Bloody Sunday” march in Selma, Alabama. Brutal beatings awaited those, like my friend and colleague John Lewis, who peacefully marched for civil and voting rights. Their hard-won victories remain threatened. Texas is ground zero for voter suppression, replacing brutal batons with more subtle Republican suppression: voter roll purges, repressive ID laws, altered polling locations, and crooked gerrymandering.
September 10, 2019
Some 300 more tiny houses are coming in an expansion of the Community First Village for people emerging from homelessness in Central Texas, with a half dozen of those “micro homes” to be produced using 3D-printing technology.
September 8, 2019
SAN ANTONIO - Two local representatives say they are looking to move forward at gun legislation on the state and federal levels following mass shootings in El Paso and Odessa.
September 6, 2019
TEXAS — This week, the Trump administration announced it would divert billions in funds for military projects, including in Texas, to build a border wall.
September 6, 2019
San Antonio, T.X. – Tonight, at 6 P.M., Congressman Doggett (D-San Antonio) will join art leaders and the Esperanza Center to celebrate the long history of artistic talent that has helped shape the city into one of the most vibrant cultural destinations in our country. Two of the city’s most important artists, Beatriz Llamas and Blanquita Rodríguez, of Las Tesoras de San Antonio, will receive one of the Nation’s highest honors for their artistic contributions. Former NEA Fellowship recipients include accordionists Eva Ybarra and Flaco Jimenez.
September 5, 2019
SAN ANTONIO - Elected officials and political candidates in the San Antonio area are criticizing the federal government's decision to divert billions in funds for military projects around the world, including in San Antonio, to build segments of a border wall.
September 4, 2019
President Trump’s quest to use military construction money to help build the border wall will fund 52 miles of new steel bollard barriers in Laredo, while eliminating $18.5 million for a new dining hall at the Camp Bullis training range.
August 29, 2019

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Despite flurry around racially-charged statements, an ongoing trade war, and recent poll numbers showing Democratic candidates defeating the incumbent President Donald Trump in 2020, national and state Republicans pitch a consistent message: the President’s policies have led to the longest economic expansion in history.