Lloyd Doggett (D-TX-35)i
Lloyd Doggett Congressman Texas District 35
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Lloyd Doggett Biography from House.gov
[2012 Bio] U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett serves on the House Budget Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over all tax and trade measures, as well as Social Security and Medicare. He is ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Human Resources, which has jurisdiction over issues that relate to child care, child and family services, child support, foster care, adoption, and unemployment compensation. He was re-elected to serve a second two-year term as Chairman of the Texas Democratic delegation.
Rep. Doggett has been a vocal advocate for tax code reform and has sought to close tax loopholes that favor large corporate interests to the detriment of small businesses and individual taxpayers. In March, he was featured in a CBS News 60 Minutes segment by Lesley Stahl and on MSNBC’s Morning Joe regarding his longstanding efforts to address multinational corporate tax abuse. He has also been a leading advocate of budget scrutiny of “tax expenditures” made available through preferential treatment in the Tax Code.
Rep. Doggett has opposed efforts to privatize Social Security, promoted affordable prescription drug coverage for seniors, and worked to boost federal support for education maintaining that America’s competitiveness begins with an opportunity for students to achieve all of the education for which they are willing to work. President Obama has called for a permanent extension of the tax cut that Rep. Doggett authored, which provides an annual $2,500 tax credit for students seeking more education after high school.
In April, he received the American Bar Association’s Justice Award for his work on legislation that assists with funding for legal services to the disadvantaged.
He has also worked to ensure our local vets have better access to healthcare facilities and the educational benefits they earned.
Congressman Doggett has been honored with the national AARP 2008 Legislative Achievement Award for his leadership on Medicare. For his work ensuring families have access to health care, he received awards from the National Association of Community Health Centers and the Texas Association of Community Health Centers. For his work protecting the environment, Doggett was honored in 2006 by the Texas League of Conservation Voters with its inaugural Environmental Champion Award.
Austin Chronicle readers 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.” Austin Chronicle readers also named him as the “Best Elected Official for 2010,” calling him “a constant presence at community events.” 2011 was the sixth time that he has been so honored in a publication that noted in 2008 he serves “with distinction, courage, and forthrightness.”
His strong defense of consumer rights earned Doggett a “Public Interest Champion” award in 2003 from the Public Interest Research Group. For his efforts on behalf of small business and economic development in Central Texas, the Texas Association of Mexican-American Chambers of Commerce honored Doggett as the 2006 Business Advocate of the Year in government. As both a product of and active proponent for public education, Doggett was one of eight alumni honored in a Hall of Fame, commemorating the 125th anniversary of the Austin Independent School District. This commitment to public service is a tradition for Congressman Doggett. At the University of Texas in Austin, Doggett was elected Student Body President in 1967 and graduated first in his class from the College of Business Administration. Later, he graduated from the UT School of Law with honors, while serving as an associate editor of the Texas Law Review. Elected to the Texas Senate, he became known for his untiring work ethic. He authored 124 state laws, including the creation of the Texas Commission on Human Rights to prohibit discrimination and the Texas Sunset Act, which continues to seek greater efficiency and accountability by requiring periodic review of government agencies.
Elected in 1988 to serve as Justice to the Texas Supreme Court, he wrote opinions supporting the right to a trial by jury and authored an important rule bolstering the public’s access to information. Lloyd Doggett served as Chair of the Supreme Court Task Force on Judicial Ethics and was recognized as an “Outstanding Judge in Texas” by the Mexican-American Bar of Texas, awarded the James Madison Award from the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas, and received the First Amendment Award from the National Society of Professional Journalists.
Doggett’s wife, Libby, serves as Director of an initiative at the Pew Charitable Trusts to promote smart state policies and investments in quality, home-based programs for new and expectant families. They have two daughters. Lisa, an Austin physician, directs a clinic that focuses on treating the uninsured. Cathy, a former schoolteacher, now trains teachers how to be more effective in the classroom. The Doggetts have three granddaughters, Ella, Clara, and Zayla.
Biography of Lloyd Doggett is from Lloyd Doggett For U.S. Congress Committee
[2012 Bio] U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett’s record shows his willingness to stand up for Texas families. He serves on the House Budget Committee and House Ways and Means Committee, which has jurisdiction over all tax and trade measures, as well as Social Security and Medicare. He is Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Human Resources, which has jurisdiction over issues that relate to the public assistance provisions of the Social Security Act, including child care, child and family services, child support, foster care, adoption, and low-income energy assistance. He served a two-year term as Chairman of the Texas Democratic delegation and in January, 2011 was re-elected to another two-year term.
“No to Wall Street Bailouts”
Congressman Doggett voted against the big bank bailouts and voted to pass the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, that helps end bailouts and puts a cop on the Wall Street beat to protect families from corporate greed.
“A Family Doctor for Every Family”
Congressman Doggett strongly supported health insurance reform with a goal that every family have access to a family doctor and to ensure big insurance companies treat families fairly.
He was born, raised, and educated in Central Texas – the only place he has ever called home. After graduating at the top of his class at UT Austin’s College of Business Administration, where he also served as student body president, he graduated with honors from UT’s School of Law.
“Untiring Work Ethic”
It was his untiring work ethic that distinguished his 11 years of service in the Texas Senate – he worked to keep public education affordable for all and opposed deficit financing schemes, supporting “pay as you go” budgeting believing you can care for people and be careful with their tax dollars. He authored the Texas Sunset Act, requiring periodic review to modify or abolish ineffective state laws and bureaucracies. He also authored the law that created the Texas Commission on Human Rights to prohibit discrimination.
Elected in 1988 to serve as Justice to the Texas Supreme Court, he wrote opinions supporting the right to a trial by jury and authored an important rule bolstering the public’s access to information. Lloyd Doggett served as Chair of the Supreme Court Task Force on Judicial Ethics and was recognized as an “Outstanding Judge in Texas” by the Mexican-American Bar of Texas, awarded the James Madison Award from the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas, and received the First Amendment Award from the National Society of Professional Journalists. In April 2011, he received the American Bar Association’s Justice Award for his work on legislation that assists with funding for legal services to the disadvantaged.
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