Recognition of Leadership

Congressman Doggett passed a House Resolution recognizing the bravery of Austin hero Robin DeHaven. Robin, an Iraq war vet, was one of the first people on the scene after the plane attack on the IRS building and helped several employees escape from the smoke and flames.

When young leaders write to Congressman Doggett asking how they can make a difference, he replies that it is never about “being somebody,” it is about “doing something” to make our community, state and nation even better places to raise our families.

Congressman Doggett has received numerous awards for his work on behalf of families and small businesses. He was honored with the national AARP 2008 Legislative Achievement Award for his leadership on Medicare. For his work protecting the environment, Doggett was honored in 2006 by the Texas League of Conservation Voters with its inaugural Environmental Champion Award. For his efforts on behalf of small business and economic development in his district, Doggett was honored as the 2006 Business Advocate of the Year in government by the Texas Association of Mexican-American Chambers of Commerce.

For his leadership on issues important to all children, Rep. Doggett was awarded the 2015 “Congressional Champion for Real and Lasting Change” Award from Save the Children. He has also been named “Champion of Children” by the First Focus Campaign, a national, bipartisan child advocacy group, and recognized by the National Children’s Alliance.

In December 2014, President Obama signed into law legislation that included Congressman Doggett’s bill to expand San Antonio Missions National Historical Park by 137 acres near Missions San José, San Juan, and Espada.

Austin Chronicle readers again named Lloyd Doggett as the “Best Elected Official for 2012,” saying that during his career in Congress he has always risen “to defend the values of Austin, Travis County, and his entire district, no matter how hard the Republicans have tried to take him out of the game.” Austin Chronicle readers also named Lloyd Doggett as the “Best Elected Official for 2011,” saying that during his career in Congress he has always risen “to defend the values of Austin, Travis County, and his entire district, no matter how hard the Republicans have tried to take him out of the game.”