May 7, 2019
To most people, it looked like a typical window air conditioner, fastened to the living room wall of Mercedalia Guzman’s one-bedroom apartment.
May 7, 2019
Washington, DC — U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) urged the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to comply with and implement Section 318 of the FAA Reauthorization that was finally signed into law on October 5, 2018. This law results from a Doggett amendment requiring medical certificates for commercial balloon pilots, which was adopted with strong bipartisan support. And yet, past the 180 day window for implementation, the FAA has failed to act.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday told House Democrats he would not furnish President Trump’s tax returns despite their legal request, the latest move by Trump administration officials to shield the president from congressional investigations. Mnuchin, in a letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.), said he had consulted with the Justice Department and that they had concluded that it would not be lawful for the Trump administration to turn over the tax returns because of potential violations of privacy. Mnuchin added that requests from Congress “must serve a legitimate legislative purpose” and that the request from Democrats does not.
May 6, 2019
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday denied a request from House Democrats for access to six years of President Donald Trump's personal tax returns. "I am informing you now that the Department may not lawfully fulfill the Committee's request," Mnuchin wrote in his one-page letter, written in consultation with lawyers from the Department of Justice. Mnuchin added that the Department of Justice would issue a formal legal opinion.
San Antonio, TX — Today, Congressman Doggett (D-SA) announced that he has sent a request to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), urging federal approval for the San Antonio Housing Authority’s (SAHA) initiative to provide air conditioning to thousands of San Antonio’s public housing residents in 22 developments. Per a San Antonio Express-News article, “almost 2,400 public housing apartments — about 40 percent of the units — aren’t equipped with air conditioning” in our community. This fully-funded effort simply needs federal approval by HUD, so they can begin installations before the worst of the heat hits this summer.
May 2, 2019
An agreement between congressional Democrats and President Donald Trump to pursue a $2 trillion infrastructure package could be short-lived if the president walks back his position or if the parties fail to agree on how to pay for it.
May 1, 2019
Washington, D.C. — Today, Congressman Doggett (D-TX) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives, urging passage of H.R. 9, the “Climate Action Now Act,” which could constitute some of the most significant climate legislation from this chamber in about a decade. He recognized the leadership of cities like San Antonio and Austin in committing to climate action. This legislation would ensure the United States honors our commitments detailed in the Paris Agreement and lays the groundwork for further climate action. Congressman Doggett stated: “We need to lead on the road to clean, green energy—not get run over.”
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).
U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett has called out Attorney General William Barr for his Thursday morning press conference about the Mueller report, saying the nation's top law-enforcement officer is acting like a taxpayer-funded "fixer" for President Donald Trump.
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: