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Congressman Lloyd Doggett

Representing the 35th District of Texas

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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 27, 2019
The Trump administration has held early-stage conversations with Speaker Nancy Pelosi's staff about drug-pricing legislation that could provide each side with a domestic policy victory, according to White House and congressional sources.
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March 27, 2019
Workforce Solutions Capital Area, the City of Austin and Austin Community College have teamed up for a first of its kind local initiative. The focus: combining their resources to create a team focused on lifting up jobless or low-wage earning workers to employment that provides a living wage.
March 27, 2019
Democrats are seeking to move beyond special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report to a different action taken this week by the Justice Department: its statement supporting Texas’ legal challenge to the 2010 health care law, which said the entire act should fall.
March 27, 2019

Democrats are seeking to move beyond special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s report to a different action taken this week by the Justice Department: its statement supporting Texas’ legal challenge to the 2010 health care law, which said the entire act should fall.

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.

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