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Rep. Lloyd Doggett

Representative for Texas’s 37th District

pronounced loyd // DAW-git

Doggett is the representative for Texas’s 37th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2023. Doggett is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. He is 76 years old.

He was previously the representative for Texas’s 35th congressional district as a Democrat from 2013 to 2022; 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-TX37]


Doggett proposed $41 million in earmarks for fiscal year 2024, including:

  • $10 million to Travis County – Transportation and Natural Resources for “Arroyo Doble Stormwater Infrastructure Improvements”
  • $5 million to City of Austin, Texas for “Bergstrom Spur Urban Trail – West Segment”
  • $5 million to Foundation Communities for “Foundation Communities/Mary Lee Campus Redevelopment”

These are earmark requests which may or may not survive the legislative process to becoming law. Most representatives from both parties requested earmarks for fiscal year 2024. Across representatives who requested earmarks, the median total amount requested for this fiscal year was $39 million.

Earmarks are federal expenditures, tax benefits, or tariff benefits requested by a legislator for a specific entity. Rather than being distributed through a formula or competitive process administered by the executive branch, earmarks may direct spending where it is most needed for the legislator's district. All earmark requests in the House of Representatives are published online for the public to review. We don’t have earmark requests for senators. The fiscal year begins on October 1 of the prior calendar year. Source: Background: Earmark Disclosure Rules in the House


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2022 Report Card for Doggett.

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, 2019 to Sep 22, 2023. See full analysis methodology.

Committee Membership

Lloyd Doggett sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Doggett was the primary sponsor of 16 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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Does 16 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 (41%) Taxation (38%) Social Welfare (5%)

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 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 Sep 2023, Doggett missed 400 of 18,416 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. This is on par with the median of 1.7% 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, major life events, and running for higher office.

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Primary Sources

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