July 2, 2019
The House Ways and Means Committee on Tuesday filed its long-expected lawsuit over the Trump administration's refusal to turn over the president's tax returns, kicking off what could be a lengthy legal battle.
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX), Chair of the House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee and senior member of the House Budget Committee, released the following statement to accompany his “no” vote for the Senate Amendment to H.R. 3401, the Senate-passed border supplemental.
June 27, 2019
WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and a member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committees, and Congressman Lloyd Doggett (TX-35), Chairman of the Health Subcommittee on the House Ways and Means Committee and senior member of the House Budget Committee, will host a town hall next Tuesday, July 2nd to address the pervasive problem of domestic violence in San Antonio and the need for immediate action. This town hall will bring together victims and survivors of domestic violence, advocates, lawmakers, and concerned community members. It will provide a forum for individuals to tell their stories in a safe, respectful and inclusive space, and together set a blueprint to address this crisis and make for a safer San Antonio.
AUSTIN, Texas — As reports surface of migrant children being kept in deplorable conditions, the U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on a $4.5 billion emergency funding measure to help alleviate those conditions.
June 24, 2019
Washington, D.C. — The U.S. House of Representatives just approved an amendment sponsored by U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) using the appropriations process to respond to the failure of the Federal Aviation Administration to fulfill its statutory duty in assuring greater safety on commercial balloon flights. Doggett’s amendment transferred $7.5 million from the Federal Aviation Authority’s (FAA) finance and management account to the aviation safety account. This comes as the FAA continues to refuse to comply with and implement Section 318 of the FAA Reauthorization, which was signed into law on October 5, 2018. This law results from a prior Doggett amendment requiring medical certificates for commercial balloon pilots. 82 days have passed since the deadline for the FAA to act. Doggett’s safety effort was prompted by the July 30, 2016 commercial balloon crash near Lockhart, Texas, which tragically killed 16 passengers, becoming the largest balloon crash in our history and the Nation’s worst aviation disaster since 2009.
June 24, 2019
Washington, D.C. — Cayden Raymond, a Lehman High School senior, will attend the prestigious U.S. Air Force Academy this fall after being nominated by our local Congressman Lloyd Doggett (TX-35). Cayden, the son of Todd and Callie Raymond, will be traveling to Colorado Springs and beginning boot camp soon.
June 23, 2019
AUSTIN, Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - Parks officials and Austin city leaders gathered at the Onion Creek Metropolitan Park Sunday morning for a ribbon-cutting ceremony unveiling the new Yarrabee Bend. The new part of the park features nearly 190 acres of natural parkland and recreational space for all to enjoy.
June 23, 2019
SAN ANTONIO - A drug experts say is saving the lives of opioid addicts is barely being prescribed in Texas.
June 21, 2019
In a phone conversation this week, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, expressed impatience over the unwillingness of his House Democratic colleagues to pursue a formal impeachment inquiry into the actions of President Donald Trump. "I have not come to supporting impeachment quickly or eagerly," Doggett said. "I have come to the conclusion that an impeachment inquiry is the only effective response in view of Donald Trump's total-obstruction policy."
SAN ANTONIO - One thousand Texas National Guard troops are heading to the border.