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Rep. Lloyd Doggett

Representative for Texas’s 35th District

pronounced loyd // DAW-git


Doggett is the representative for Texas’s 35th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Doggett’s current term ends on Jan 3, 2023.

He was previously the representative for Texas’s 25th congressional district as a Democrat from 2005 to 2012; and the representative for Texas’s 10th congressional district as a Democrat from 1995 to 2004.

Photo of Rep. Lloyd Doggett [D-TX35]

Analysis

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Doggett is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Doggett has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Dec 2, 2022. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Lloyd Doggett sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Doggett was the primary sponsor of 15 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 15 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Doggett sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (42%) Taxation (33%)

Recently Introduced Bills

Doggett recently introduced the following legislation:

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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.

Voting Record

Key Votes

Doggett voted No

Doggett voted Yea

Doggett voted Nay

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due …

Doggett voted Nay

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of …

Doggett voted Nay

Doggett voted No

Doggett voted Aye

Passed 304/117 on Jun 23, 2011.

The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack …

Missed Votes

From Jan 1995 to Dec 2022, Doggett missed 391 of 17,934 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. This is on par with the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: