My Statement on Today’s US Supreme Court Ruling

Today's ruling by the US Supreme Court means that Texas congressional districts will remain exactly the same for the 2018 election.  I plan to file for reelection in November to continue serving CD 35, which I have represented for just over 4 1/2 years.  I ask for your continued support as I resist the Trump agenda in Washington and seek to be as accessible as possible in Texas.  Saturday I will join State Senator José Menéndez for my seventh Town Hall at San Antonio College and the following Saturday, I will be with Councilmember William "Cruz" Shaw for my eighth at... Keep Reading

AAS: LOCAL REACTION: DACA decision sparks a mix of cheers, disappointment

Others, including U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett, D-Texas, feared that Trump may be trying to hold the program over Democrats’ heads in order to get his way on other immigration-related measures, such as a border wall. “This is an attempt to make Dreamers bargaining chips to achieve other Trump anti-immigrant objectives,” Doggett said in a statement. “Protecting Dreamers must be nonnegotiable.” Keep Reading

SB 4 Halted for Now, but ‘Fight Isn’t Over Yet’

“This is a decision to do something about a sanctuary bill which is really nothing but a sanctuary for prejudice,” said U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas). “We will never accept being drug backwards by those state officials that are kind of the Junior Trumps up there in Austin.” Keep Reading

KSAT: Federal court orders Texas voting map changes ahead of 2018

"Rep. Lloyd Doggett’s office released the following statement: The court unanimously found that the Republican-drawn congressional map was intentionally discriminatory. What Republicans did was not just wrong, it was unconstitutional. Since the U.S. Supreme Court will have the final say, this extended struggle is not yet over. Unless the Supreme Court rules otherwise, I plan to seek reelection in the district that I currently represent. I will continue to remain fully accessible and accountable to my constituents in Bexar, Travis, Hays, Caldwell and the portions of the other counties that I serve." Read the full story here. Keep Reading

The Hill: Border district Dems raise alarm over environmental impact of wall

House Democrats representing districts along the U.S.-Mexico border expressed alarm on Friday that the Trump administration’s plans to waive certain environmental laws to build a wall could hurt wildlife. . .Three other Texas Democrats signed onto the letter: Reps. Henry Cuellar, Filemon Vela, Lloyd Doggett and Joaquin Castro. Cuellar and Vela also represent parts of the U.S.-Mexico border. Keep Reading

Politico: Doggett fires at conservative groups mobilizing for tax reform

Such political organizations are only looking out for their boosters' best interests as they begin to focus more sharply on taxes as the GOP push to repeal the Affordable Care Act has stalled yet again, according to Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas). The ranking member of the House Ways and Means Tax Policy Subcommittee, Doggett's criticism was particularly pointed at groups tied to the billionaire Koch brothers, which are hosting an event with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin later today and another one Wednesday with Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), chairman of the ultra-conservative House Freedom Caucus. Keep Reading