Month: October 2018

KVUE: Texas Democrats condemn President Trump’s statements on birthright citizenship

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett stated that an executive order would not lead to a change to the Constitution. “The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution mandates that ‘all persons born’ in the U.S. are U.S. citizens. While Trump may once again think he can ignore our Constitution and rule by Executive Order, he can be …

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AAS: Texas Republicans applaud Trump move to send troops to the border

U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Austin, blasted the decision to dispatch more troops to the border. “It’s not about border security, but Trump’s own political insecurity in his fact-free environment,” Doggett said in a statement. “No lie is too big for him to promote. A Master of Distraction, Trump hopes that hyperventilating about a diminishing number …

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Daily Texan: Incumbent representative for Congressional District 35 committed to continuing progressive agenda

Congressman Lloyd Doggett, the incumbent representative for Congressional District 35, said he is gearing up for anticipated legislative battles. “I’m really running to resist Trump, reflect our Austin values and be in a position there in Congress with my seniority to make a difference in the struggle ahead,” Doggett said. Doggett has been a member …

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NYT: What Big Pharma Fears Most: A Trump Alliance With Democrats to Cut Drug Prices

If Democrats retake the House, the gavel of the Health Subcommittee of the Ways and Means Committee could go to Representative Lloyd Doggett of Texas, an unyielding critic of what he calls price gouging by pharmaceutical companies. “Drug companies have been in such a strong position, and they have contributed so generously to people in …

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The Hill: Trump gained millions from questionable tax strategies: New York Times

“Only last month, Republicans rejected for 7th time my motions to obtain the returns,” Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, tweeted. “But with a new Congress, we will hold Trump to [the] Nixon standard: Even Nixon invited Congress to review his returns, explaining, ‘people have got to …

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Austin Chronicle: TX-35: Lloyd Doggett vs. David Smalling “Maximum effort everywhere”

Doggett’s campaign energies are primarily devoted to helping other Democrats, and he says he is as much concerned about Texas legislative races as he is about the con­gres­sional delegation. “About seven of the con­gressional races are closely competitive,” he says, “and if we’re to be successful, it will require maximum effort everywhere. Out of this, …

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Think Progress: These Representatives just voted to keep Trump’s sketchy tax practices hidden from the public

Last month, as the House Ways and Means Committee considered a bill to make Trump’s tax cuts for corporations and the very rich permanent, Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) offered an amendment to make the bill contingent upon Trump’s tax returns being disclosed. On a party-line vote, the amendment was killed 21 to 15. Read the …

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KXAN: Thousands turn out for Willie Nelson concert for Beto O’Rourke

Thousands flooded Auditorium Shores Saturday night for a concert and rally headlined by Willie Nelson in support of Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke. O’Rourke’s campaign estimated 55,000 people attended. The event began with speeches from elected officials and other Democratic candidates, including Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Congressman Lloyd Doggett. Some of the performers that …

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