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Houston Chronicle: Comey firing: A thunderclap on an unusually quiet day

"U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett of San Antonio was among Democrats who likened Comey's firing to Watergate. 'This Nixonian dismissal is designed to obstruct further inquiry into collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia,' Doggett said in a statement. 'It is long past time for my Republican colleagues to stop covering up and start exposing Trump to an independent, nonpartisan commission.'" Read the full article here. Keep Reading

KVUE: Congressman joins protesters in rally against ‘sanctuary city’ ban at Governor’s Mansion

"Abbott's action is also getting criticism from lawmakers on Capitol Hill. U.S. Congressman Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-Austin) also joined protesters outside the Governor's Mansion Monday morning. "Immigration law is a federal matter. How it is and why it is that the state can suddenly come involved in the enforcement of immigration laws, I think, raises some serious legal issues," said Doggett. "And I hope that this law will be challenged not only on the streets, but in the courtrooms because it is fundamentally wrong and unjust." Read full article here. Keep Reading

Salon: “We are relearning democracy”: 5 Ways the anti-Trump movement “Indivisible” is redefining political action

"But, unlike the rest of us, Levin, Greenberg and colleague Sarah Dohl had some specific ideas. Levin and Dohl had worked for Congressman Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, when the Tea Party launched in 2009, and they witnessed firsthand the effectiveness of that movement. They noted that Tea Party protests worked even in the context of a president who had majority support. They figured that the combination of Trump’s weak mandate and unlikeability had to make him an easier target for political resistance than President Obama had been." Read the full article here. Keep Reading

AAS: Doggett: Obamacare fight led to victory for resistance but GOP ‘Empire will strike back’

"Austin’s U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett might feel like the force is strong with Democrats on Friday after a GOP attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act – aka Obamacare – foundered, but he warned that the “Empire will strike back.” Doggett’s statement came just after U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan announced that he had pulled the President Trump-backed American Health Care Act because of a lack of Republican votes. “Republicans bet on blitzkrieg and lost,” Doggett said in a statement. “This is a victory for the resistance, but the Empire will strike back.”" Read full article here. Keep Reading

KXAN: Federal judges find Texas gerrymandered maps on racial lines

"Federal judges found more problems in Texas’ voting rights laws, ruling that Republicans racially gerrymandered some congressional districts to weaken the growing electoral power of minorities, who former President Barack Obama set out to protect at the ballot box before leaving office… The congressional districts voided by the panel belong to Democrat Lloyd Doggett and Republicans Will Hurd and Blake Farenthold… Congressman Doggett’s district represents parts of east and southeast Austin and stretches along Interstate 35 to include parts of the city of San Antonio. “This district is one of the most gerrymandered and throughout this lengthy [court filing] —... Keep Reading