ENG: Lloyd Alton Doggett II (born October 6, 1946)is a U.S. Representative from Texas. A member of the Democratic Party, he has represented a district based in the state capital, Austin, since 1995, currently numbered as the 35th district.
Early life, education and career
Born in Austin, Doggett received both a Bachelor's degree in business and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Texas at Austin, where he served as student body president his senior year. While attending the University of Texas at Austin, he also joined Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity.
His electoral career began in 1973, when he was elected to the Texas State Senate, serving until 1985. He authored the bill creating the Texas Commission on Human Rights, as well as a law outlawing "cop killer" ...
Congressman Doggett released the following statement to Burnt Orange Report today on the SCOTUS opinion, emphasis mine:
"There is good news and bad news. The good news is that only Justice Clarence Thomas insisted on imposing the crooked Perrymandered map and rejecting the vital preclearance requirement of the Voting Rights Act. The bad news is that the Supreme Court did not affirm every aspect of the ruling by Judges Garcia and Rodriquez in San Antonio, so our primary election is not likely to proceed on April 3. Yet nothing in the Supreme Court order precludes a final congressional map ...
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During World War II, military recruiters went to the high school in Hebbronville, Texas. They found a number of young men who were willing to answer the call for dutry including, a 17 year old named, Benjamin Mendoza. With permission from his parents, Mendoza join the Army and was sent to Camp Roberts in California for 17 weeks of boot camp training.
Upon completion of boot camp, Mendoza and his fellow soldiers were put on a ship headed to the front lines when word came down that his father was seriously ill back in Texas. Mendoza was taken off the ship, given a one week leave of absence and ...
U.S. Rep. Lloyd Dogget (D-Austin) has been serving the people of the State of Texas in some capacity or another for most of his life. As a congressman since 1995, he has represented mostly the Austin area, although with redistricting these boundaries have changed somewhat. The current redistricting snafu has forced Doggett to, at once file for Congressional District 25 (Austin), while he actively campaigns in Congressional District 35 (running from the Austin area to San Antonio.)
We spoke to Doggett this week to ask him about his campaign, what he has learned about Texas’ burgeoning ...
"The last time Republicans held hostage a resolution to ensure that our country’s bills were paid cost us more than $1 billion in added interest and slowed the economic recove
The Truth-o-Meter says: Half-True | Lloyd Doggett says Republicans cost country more than $1 billion and slowed economy in delaying 2011 debt-ceiling hike
U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett disputes the notion that a partial government shutdown might be needed to make President Barack Obama negotiate spending cuts and long-term changes affecting Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security. The Austin Democrat, reacting to U.S. Sen. John Cornyn’s Jan. 3, 2012, Houston Chronicle commentary, agreed that fiscal sanity matters but, Doggett wrote on Facebook, "that sanity can hardly be realized by jeopardizing the full faith and credit of the United States." His punch line: "The last time Republicans held hostage a resolution to ensure that our country’s bills ... >> More
Says that according to one economist, $1 of unemployment benefits boosts the economy by $1.61.
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Doggett says $1 of extended unemployment benefits will boost economy $1.61
Urging Congress to act quickly, U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett recently laid out his case for renewing "emergency" extended unemployment insurance for another year. In a Dec. 8, 2011, opinion piece on the Huffington Post website, the Austin Democrat quoted a little "Workin’ Man" from the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and then listed bold-faced "Facts" including, "Fact: One economist estimates that for every $1 we spent on unemployment insurance benefits, we get $1.61 in economic activity back." That rang a bell. We were already checking a nearly identical statement on a Web ... >> More
Says he represents or has represented about half the San Antonio-rooted district in which he seeks election.
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Lloyd Doggett says he represents or has represented about half of the residents of Congressional District 35
Appearing with fellow Democrats seeking a new U.S. House seat, Rep. Lloyd Doggett of Austin defended his decision to run in the 35th Congressional District, which snakes from downtown San Antonio north into southeastern Travis County. On the April 13, 2012, edition of KLRN-TV’s "Texas Week," Doggett pointed out that this is the second decade that the state’s ruling Republicans, including Gov. Rick Perry, have tried to knock him out of the House by drawing district lines seemingly to his disadvantage. Doggett, who is not seeking re-election in his newly Republican-leaning 25th Congressional ... >> More
Says the main Central Texas food bank is delivering 50 percent more food to the poor than three years ago.
The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Lloyd Doggett says Central Texas food bank deliveries up 50 percent from three years ago
In a September 2011 floor speech, Democratic U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett of Austin spoke of two concerns he said are growing in the Lone Star State: poverty and hunger. Doggett said that in tough times, more families are turning to food banks, creating "immense" demand. Among his examples: The Austin-based Capital Area Food Bank of Texas "this year is delivering 50 percent more food to poor people than it did three years ago." In his speech, Doggett attributed that figure to John Turner, a food bank official. We wondered if the ... >> More