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Lloyd Doggett

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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.

Charting the path forward

Within the space of a few days we marked two events in America.  First, many of us exercised our cherished democratic right to vote. ...

Honoring our veterans

Shortly after Election Day, we will commemorate Veterans Day, solemnly acknowledging the sacrifice of those who make our democracy possible. In San Antonio on Friday,...

Working to make college more affordable

In elementary school, I was captain of the safety patrol.  Today, I serve on a different kind of safety patrol in Washington. I am...

Ensuring our seniors’ retirement security

Recently at the AARP headquarters across from Plaza Guadalupe, I was presented the “AARP Legislative Champion Award.”  Joined by local volunteers and neighborhood leaders...

Remembering Sept. 11, 15 years later

Fifteen years ago, on 9/11, I was working in my Washington office, when at 9:51 a.m., the fire alarm sounded and Capitol security told...

Working together back to school, from pre-K to post-grad

By U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett As our students head back to school, I have been thinking about trust. Families trust our schools to offer compassion...

Fighting the Zika virus – federal funding delays are intolerable

Many of us are headed outside to enjoy summer in San Antonio. But while we’re taking a bite of some delicious barbecue, we don’t...

Working to honor the San Antonio Missions

A few weeks ago when Father David Garcia, Anna, and Carla came to Washington, they found the federal government shutdown by two feet of...