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.
Read our 2017 Report Card for Doggett.
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 liberal–conservative 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. See full analysis methodology.
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Lloyd Doggett sits on the following committees:
Doggett was the primary sponsor of 9 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 876 (114th): NOTICE Act
- H.R. 209 (114th): Ensuring Access to Clinical Trials Act of 2015
- H.R. 6655 (112th): Protect our Kids Act of 2012
- H.R. 3653 (112th): Protect our Kids Act of 2011
- H.R. 3427 (112th): STARTUP Act
- H.R. 6398 (111th): To require the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to fully insure Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts.
- H.R. 577 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 3903 South Congress Avenue in Austin, Texas, as the “Sergeant Henry Ybarra III Post Office ...
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).
Doggett sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Doggett’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5867: Reducing Drug Waste Act of 2018
- H.R. 5533: Special Counsel Transparency Act of 2018
- H.R. 5108: No Tax Breaks for Outsourcing Act
- H.R. 4116: Transparent Drug Pricing Act of 2017
- H.R. 4117: Competitive DRUGS Act of 2017
- H.R. 4102: Commercial Balloon Pilot Safety Act of 2017
- H.R. 3812: Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma Working Family Tax Relief Act
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H.R. 2842: Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act
Jun 23, 2017. Passed 377/34.
H.R. 2842 connects low-income Americans looking for work with employers looking to fill job openings, including through apprenticeships and other forms of on-the-job training. Specifically, the legislation provides funding for states to subsidize employment for a limited time for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) ...
H.Res. 495: Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 1314) to amend the Internal Revenue Code ...
Oct 28, 2015. Passed 392/37.
H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed 312/119.
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
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 the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.R. 4681 (113th): Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015
Dec 10, 2014. Passed 325/100.
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 2362 (112th): Indian Tribal Trade and Investment Demonstration Project Act of 2011
Jul 23, 2012. Failed 222/160.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
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 Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
From Jan 1995 to Jun 2018, Doggett missed 342 of 15,816 roll call votes, which is 2.2%. This is on par with the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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