October 7, 2019
Austin, T.X. — Today, Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) released the following statement reacting to an order from a U.S. District Court in Manhattan this morning that President Trump is not above the law when it comes to furnishing his tax returns:
October 4, 2019
Impeachment of a president is a question of enormous magnitude, not to be undertaken lightly. Under our Constitution, it is an essential tool to check abuse of presidential authority and ensure one-person rule does not replace our system of checks and balances. Our founders did not intend for anyone to be above the law — certainly not the executive wielding the greatest power.
September 24, 2019
Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), who has long supported an impeachment investigation, released the following statement on the heightened urgency of beginning impeachment hearings:
September 19, 2019
Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chair of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee, released the following statement in regards to today’s release of H.R. 3: The Lower Drug Costs Now Act:
Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chair of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee and House Budget Committee Member, joined Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Ranking Member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, and Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) to introduce the Stop the Wait Act. After waiting months to qualify for coverage through Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), individuals with disabilities are forced to wait another five months to get a disability check and another two years to obtain health coverage through Medicare. This bipartisan effort stops the wait to provide prompt access to healthcare, ending both of these burdensome, dangerous waiting periods imposed on individuals with disabilities that harm their health by delaying needed support.
September 15, 2019
In this time of great division, we are stronger when we remember what binds us. We draw inspiration from the way our Nation--all of us, as citizens and neighbors--came together after the tragedy on 9/11.
September 13, 2019
A majority of Democratic lawmakers in the 435-member U.S. House of Representatives have now said they support starting impeachment proceedings against Republican President Donald Trump.
Donald Trump’s massive debts—he owes hundreds of millions of dollars—are the subject of continuous congressional and journalistic scrutiny. But for years, one Trump loan has been particularly mystifying: a debt of more than $50 million that Trump claims he owes to one of his own companies. According to tax and financial experts, the loan, which Trump has never fully explained, might be part of a controversial tax avoidance scheme known as debt parking. Yet a Mother Jones investigation has uncovered information that raises questions about the very existence of this loan, presenting the possibility that this debt was concocted as a ploy to evade income taxes—a move that could constitute tax fraud.
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.