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|Last election = [[Texas' 35th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Last election = [[Texas' 35th Congressional District elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Cost per vote 2012 = $18.72
 
|Appointed =
 
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|First elected = November 8, 1994
 
|First elected = November 8, 1994
 
|Term limits = N/A
 
|Term limits = N/A
|Next election = [[Texas' 35th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Next election = [[Texas' 35th Congressional District elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
|Campaign $ = 8,059,713
 
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|Prior office = [[U.S. House of Representatives]], [[Texas]], District 10
 
|Prior office = [[U.S. House of Representatives]], [[Texas]], District 10
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|Place of birth = Austin, Texas
 
|Place of birth = Austin, Texas
 
|Profession = Attorney
 
|Profession = Attorney
|Net worth = $15,533,044
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|Net worth = $21,008,542
 
|Religion = Methodist
 
|Religion = Methodist
 
|Office website = http://doggett.house.gov/
 
|Office website = http://doggett.house.gov/
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{{tnr}}'''Lloyd Alton Doggett II''' (b. October 6, 1946) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Texas]]. Doggett represents [[Texas' 35th congressional district]] and was first elected to the House via [[Texas' 10th congressional district]] in 1994. He won re-election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Texas"]</ref>
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{{tnr}}'''Lloyd Alton Doggett II''' (b. October 6, 1946, in Austin, [[Texas|TX]]) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Texas]]. Doggett represents [[Texas' 35th Congressional District]] and was first elected to the House in 1994 from [[Texas' 10th Congressional District]]. From 2004 to 2010, Doggett represented [[Texas' 25th Congressional District]], but he was redistricted to the 35th in the 2012 election.
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Doggett most recently won re-election in 2012. He defeated [[Susan Narvaiz]] (R), [[Ross Lynn Leone]] (L), [[Meghan Owen]] (G) and [[William Paul Frederick Wright]] (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'', "2012 Election Map, Texas," November 6, 2012]</ref>
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Doggett began his political career in the [[Texas State Senate]], where he served from 1973 to 1985. He then served as a member of the [[Texas Supreme Court]] from 1989 until 1994.
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Doggett {{2014isrunning}} for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on March 4, 2014. He will face [[Susan Narvaiz]] (R), [[Cory Bruner]] (L) and [[Kat Swift]] (G) in the general election on November 4, 2014.
  
 
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Doggett was born in Austin, [[Texas]]. He earned his B.A. and J.D. from the University of [[Texas]] in 1967 and 1970, respectively. Doggett went into politics three years after finishing his schooling.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=D000399 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'' "Lloyd Alton Doggett II," Accessed November 1, 2011]</ref>
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Doggett was born in Austin, [[Texas]]. He earned his B.A. and J.D. from the University of [[Texas]] in 1967 and 1970, respectively. Doggett entered politics three years after finishing his schooling.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=D000399 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'', "Lloyd Alton Doggett II," accessed November 1, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
*1995-Present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]]
 
*1989-1994: [[Texas Supreme Court]] Justice
 
 
*1973-1985: [[Texas State Senate]]
 
*1973-1985: [[Texas State Senate]]
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*1989-1994: [[Texas Supreme Court]] Justice
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*1995-Present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]]
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
Doggett serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress]</ref>
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Doggett serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means|House Ways and Means Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means|House Ways and Means Committee]]
 
** Subcommittee on Human Resources, ''Ranking Member''
 
** Subcommittee on Human Resources, ''Ranking Member''
 
**Subcommittee on Social Security
 
**Subcommittee on Social Security
  
====2011-12====
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====2011-2012====
Doggett was a member of the following committees:<ref>[http://doggett.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1&Itemid=55 ''Official House website'' "Committees," Accessed November 1, 2011]</ref>
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Doggett was a member of the following committees:<ref>[http://doggett.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1&Itemid=55 ''Official House website'', "Committees," accessed November 1, 2011]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means|House Ways and Means Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Ways and Means|House Ways and Means Committee]]
 
**Subcommittee on Social Security
 
**Subcommittee on Social Security
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**Subcommittee on Human Resources ''Ranking member''
 
**Subcommittee on Human Resources ''Ranking member''
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Budget|House Budget Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Budget|House Budget Committee]]
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==Key votes==
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====113th Congress====
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===National security===
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====NDAA====
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{{Yea vote}} Doggett voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45512#.UjdO8j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====DHS Appropriations====
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{{Nay vote}} Doggett voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44545#.UjdO9j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 2217 - DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====CISPA (2013)====
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{{Nay vote}} Doggett voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/43791#.UjdO-j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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===Economy===
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====Farm bill====
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{{House Farm Bill Dem No|Name=Doggett}}
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====2014 Budget====
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{{House Budget 2014 Dem Yes|Name=Doggett}}
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====Government shutdown====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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{{Nay vote}}
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On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. [[Harry Reid]] rejected the call to conference.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Doggett voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|Senate]]. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for [[Obamacare]] subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from [[Republican]] members. Doggett voted for HR 2775.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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====Federal Pay Adjustment Act====
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{{Nay vote}} Doggett voted against HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/42596#.UjdQCD9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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===Immigration===
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====Morton Memos Prohibition====
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{{Nay vote}} Doggett voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44693#.UjdQYz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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===Healthcare===
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====Healthcare Reform Rules====
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{{Nay vote}} Doggett voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45799#.UjdQtz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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===Social issues===
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====Abortion====
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{{Nay vote}} Doggett voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45098#.UjdRJz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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===Previous congressional sessions===
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====Fiscal Cliff====
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{{Yea vote}}
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Doggett voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was one of 172 Democrats who voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'', "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
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===On The Issues Vote Match===
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[[File:s070_010.gif|right|290px|thumb|Lloyd Doggett's Vote Match results from ''On The Issues''.]]
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:: ''See also: [[On The Issues Vote Match]]''
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''On The Issues'' conducts a [http://www.ontheissues.org/Quiz/Quiz2012.asp?quiz=Pres2012 VoteMatch] analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Doggett is a '''Populist-Leaning Liberal.''' Doggett received a score of 74 percent on social issues and 7 percent on economic issues.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
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{{Ontheissues vote quiz|Name=Doggett|Date=2014|Ref=<ref name="ontheissues">[http://House.OnTheIssues.org/TX/Lloyd_Doggett.htm ''On The Issues'', "Lloyd Doggett Vote Match," accessed June 19, 2014]</ref>
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|Abortion= Strongly Favors
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|Hiring= Strongly Favors
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|Marriage= Strongly Favors
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|God= Strongly Opposes
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|ObamaCare=Strongly Favors
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|Social Security= Opposes
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|School Choice= Strongly Opposes
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|Animals=Strongly Opposes
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|Crime= Strongly Opposes
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|Guns= Strongly Opposes
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|Taxes=Strongly Favors
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|Citizenship=Strongly Favors
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|Free Trade= Neutral
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|United Nations=Strongly Opposes
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|Military=Opposes
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|Campaign Funds= Strongly Favors
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|Iran=Favors
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|Energy=Strongly Favors
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|Marijuana=Opposes
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===American response in Syria===
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: ''See also: [[United States involvement in Syria]]''
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{{Dem letter on Syria|Name=Doggett}}
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===Campaign themes===
 
===Campaign themes===
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Doggett's campaign website listed the following issues:<ref>[http://www.votedoggett.com/issues/ Campaign website, Issues]</ref>
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Doggett's campaign website lists the following issues:<ref>[http://www.votedoggett.com/issues/ ''Campaign website'', "Issues," accessed January 28, 2014]</ref>
  
 
*'''Budget
 
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*'''Wall Street Reform
 
*'''Wall Street Reform
 
:Excerpt: "I voted against the big bank bailouts and for the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, that helps end bailouts and puts a cop on the Wall Street beat to protect families from corporate greed."
 
:Excerpt: "I voted against the big bank bailouts and for the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, that helps end bailouts and puts a cop on the Wall Street beat to protect families from corporate greed."
===Specific votes===
 
====Fiscal Cliff====
 
{{Support vote}}
 
Doggett voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was one of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
 
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Texas' 35th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
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Doggett {{2014isrunning}} for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. He won the Democratic nomination in the primary election on March 4, 2014, with no opposition. He will face [[Susan Narvaiz]] (R), [[Cory Bruner]] (L) and [[Kat Swift]] (G) in the general election on November 4, 2014.
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===2012===
 
===2012===
State Representative [[Joaquin Castro]] announced on June 24, 2011 that he would run for US Congress in 2012, challenging incumbent Doggett "in a redrawn district that stretches from Austin to San Antonio."<ref name='castro'>[http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Texas-state-Rep-Castro-to-run-for-US-Congress-1439308.php/ ''Times Union'', "Texas state Rep. Castro to run for US Congress", June 24, 2011]</ref> Doggett's District 25 was redrawn in the 2011 redistricting cycle, opening up opportunities for political challengers. Commenting on his decision to run Castro said "The closer I look at this district, the more I began to realize the incredible potential that it has. This would be among the few congressional districts in the nation that connects two major American cities, within the top 15 of the nation."<ref name='castro'/>
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:: ''See also: [[Texas' 35th Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
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Doggett won re-election in District 35 rather than his former 25th District due to State Representative [[Joaquin Castro]]'s announcement on June 24, 2011, that he would run for US Congress in 2012, challenging incumbent Doggett "in a redrawn district that stretches from Austin to San Antonio."<ref name='castro'>[http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Texas-state-Rep-Castro-to-run-for-US-Congress-1439308.php/ ''Times Union'', "Texas state Rep. Castro to run for US Congress," June 24, 2011]</ref>. Doggett's District 25 was redrawn in the 2011 redistricting cycle, opening up opportunities for political challengers. Commenting on his decision to run, Castro said "The closer I look at this district, the more I began to realize the incredible potential that it has. This would be among the few congressional districts in the nation that connects two major American cities, within the top 15 of the nation."<ref name='castro'/>  
  
As a result, Doggett ran for re-election in District 35 rather than his current 25th district.  He defeated [[Maria Luisa Alvarado]] and [[Sylvia Romo]] in the May 29, 2012, Democratic primary.  He ran against [[Susan Narvaiz]] (R), [[Ross Lynn Leone]] (L), [[Meghan Owen]] (G), and [[William Paul Frederick Wright]] (I) in the November 6, 2012, general election.<ref>[http://www.txdemocrats.org/2012/ Democratic candidate list]</ref><ref>[http://enr.sos.state.tx.us/enr/results/may29_161_state.htm Unofficial Democratic primary results]</ref>
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Doggett defeated [[Maria Luisa Alvarado]] and [[Sylvia Romo]] in the Democratic primary on May 29, 2012.  He then defeated [[Susan Narvaiz]] (R), [[Ross Lynn Leone]] (L), [[Meghan Owen]] (G) and [[William Paul Frederick Wright]] (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.txdemocrats.org/2012/ ''Texas Democrats'', "2012 Candidate list," accessed May 10, 2012]</ref><ref>[http://enr.sos.state.tx.us/enr/results/may29_161_state.htm ''Texas Secretary of State'', "Unofficial Democratic primary results," May 29, 2012]</ref>
  
[http://www.politico.com Politico] has listed the [[Texas' 35th congressional district elections, 2012|35th district]] race as one of the five primaries to watch in 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0911/63196.html ''Politico'' "5 primaries to watch" Accessed April 18, 2012]</ref> Doggett was considered one the vulnerable incumbents.<ref>[http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/ratings/house''New York Times''"House Race Ratings" Accessed October 3]</ref>
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[http://www.politico.com Politico] listed the [[Texas' 35th Congressional District elections, 2012|35th District]] race as one of the five primaries to watch in 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0911/63196.html ''Politico'', "5 primaries to watch", accessed April 18, 2012]</ref> Doggett was considered one the vulnerable incumbents.<ref>[http://elections.nytimes.com/2012/ratings/house''New York Times'', "House Race Ratings", accessed October 3, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===Fundraising events===
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The below chart from [http://members-of-congress.findthebest.com/l/299/Lloyd-Doggett Find The Best] tracks the fundraising events Doggett attends.
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===Comprehensive donor history===
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
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|year=2000
 
|year=2000
|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00006023&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Career Fundraising for Lloyd Doggett," Accessed March 25, 2013]</ref>
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00006023&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Career Fundraising for Lloyd Doggett," accessed March 25, 2013]</ref>
 
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|office2012=US House (Texas, [[Texas' 35th Congressional District{{!}}District 35]])
 
|totalraised2010=1200342
 
|totalraised2010=1200342
 
|result2010=Won
 
|result2010=Won
|office2010=US House (Texas, [[Texas' 25th congressional district{{!}}District 25]])
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|office2010=US House (Texas, [[Texas' 25th Congressional District{{!}}District 25]])
 
|totalraised2008=1150661
 
|totalraised2008=1150661
 
|result2008=Won
 
|result2008=Won
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|office2008=US House (Texas, [[Texas' 25th Congressional District{{!}}District 25]])
 
|totalraised2006=1089095
 
|totalraised2006=1089095
 
|result2006=Won
 
|result2006=Won
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|office2006=US House (Texas, [[Texas' 25th Congressional District{{!}}District 25]])
 
|totalraised2004=1574005
 
|totalraised2004=1574005
 
|result2004=Won
 
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|office2004=US House (Texas, [[Texas' 25th Congressional District{{!}}District 25]])
 
|totalraised2002=635112
 
|totalraised2002=635112
 
|result2002=Won
 
|result2002=Won
|office2002=US House (Texas, [[Texas' 10th congressional district{{!}}District 10]])
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|office2002=US House (Texas, [[Texas' 10th Congressional District{{!}}District 10]])
 
|totalraised2000=665996
 
|totalraised2000=665996
 
|result2000=Won
 
|result2000=Won
|office2000=US House (Texas, [[Texas' 10th congressional district{{!}}District 10]])
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===2014===
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Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the [[United States Congress elections, 2014|2014 elections season]]. Below are Doggett's reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/?_12+H4TX10028 ''Federal Election Commission'', "Lloyd Doggett Summary Report," accessed July 24, 2013]</ref>
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{{Lloyd Doggett 2014 FEC}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
[[File:Lloyd Doggett 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Doggett's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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Doggett won election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Doggett's campaign committee raised a total of $1,744,503 and spent $1,977,380.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00006023&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'', "Lloyd Doggett 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 5, 2013]</ref> This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/06/2012-overview.html ''Open Secrets'', "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," accessed June 19, 2013]</ref>
Doggett won election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Doggett's campaign committee raised a total of $1,744,503 and spent $1,977,380.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00006023&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Lloyd Doggett 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 5, 2013]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
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Doggett spent $18.72 per vote received in 2012.
  
 
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===2010===
 
===2010===
[[File:Lloyd Doggett 2010 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Doggett's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
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Doggett won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Doggett's campaign committee raised a total of $1,200,342 and spent $1,122,084.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00006023&cycle=2010 ''Open Secrets'', "Lloyd Doggett 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 1, 2011]</ref>
Doggett won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Doggett's campaign committee raised a total of $1,200,342 and spent $1,122,084.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00006023&cycle=2010 ''Open Secrets'' "Lloyd Doggett 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 1, 2011]</ref>
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==Personal Gain Index==
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::''See also: [[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''<br>
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===PGI: Change in net worth===
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Based on [[Household net worth (Member of Congress)|congressional financial disclosure forms]] and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Doggett's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $10,262,086 and $31,754,999. That averages to '''$21,008,542''', which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Doggett ranked as the 31st most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00006023&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref> Between 2004 and 2012, Doggett's calculated net worth<ref>This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).</ref> increased by an average of 5 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.<ref>This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.</ref>
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==Analysis==
 
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
  
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Doggett is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Democrat]]" as of June 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/lloyd_doggett/400111 ''Gov Track'' "Lloyd Doggett," Accessed June 7 2013]</ref>  
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Doggett is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|rank-and-file Democrat]]" as of July 2014. This was the same rating Doggett received in June 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/lloyd_doggett/400111 ''GovTrack'', "Lloyd Doggett," accessed July 21, 2014]</ref>  
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===Like-minded colleagues===
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The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400111_Lloyd_Doggett ''OpenCongress'', "Lloyd Doggett," accessed July 18, 2014]</ref>
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===Lifetime voting record===
 
===Lifetime voting record===
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Doggett missed 290 of 12,398 roll call votes from January 1995 to March 2013. This amounts to 2.3%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/lloyd_doggett/400111 ''GovTrack,'' "Lloyd Doggett," Accessed April 2, 2013]</ref>
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Doggett missed 302 of 13,381 roll call votes from January 1995 to July 2014. This amounts to 2.3 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/lloyd_doggett/400111 ''GovTrack'', "Lloyd Doggett," accessed July 21, 2014]</ref>
  
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Doggett paid his congressional staff a total of $968,342 in 2011. Overall, [[Texas]] ranks 27th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Lloyd_Doggett.html ''LegiStorm'', "Lloyd Doggett," Accessed September 17, 2012]</ref>
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Doggett paid his congressional staff a total of $968,342 in 2011. Overall, [[Texas]] ranked 27th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Lloyd_Doggett.html ''LegiStorm'', "Lloyd Doggett," accessed September 17, 2012]</ref>
 
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Doggett's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $8,651,090 to $22,414,999. That averages to $15,533,044, which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth increased by 3.49% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00006023&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'' "Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), 2011," accessed February 25, 2013]</ref>
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Doggett's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $8,276,090 to $21,740,999. That averages to $30,017,089 which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00006023&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Lloyd Doggett (D-Texas), 2010," Accessed September 17, 2012]</ref>
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===National Journal vote ratings===
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
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Doggett ranked 93rd in the liberal rankings in 2013.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2013-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed July 18, 2014]</ref>
  
 
====2012====
 
====2012====
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Doggett tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 76th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013]</ref>
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Doggett tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 76th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====2011====
 
====2011====
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year. Doggett was tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 82nd in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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Doggett was tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 82nd in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal'', "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
 
===Voting with party===
 
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Doggett and his wife, Libby, have two children and three grandchildren.<ref name="bio">[http://doggett.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=43&Itemid=54 ''Official House website'' "Meet Lloyd Doggett," Accessed November 1, 2011]</ref>
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Doggett and his wife, Libby, have two children and three grandchildren.<ref name="bio">[http://doggett.house.gov/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=43&Itemid=54 ''Official House website'', "Meet Lloyd Doggett," accessed November 1, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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==See also==
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Lloyd Doggett
Lloyd Doggett.jpg
U.S. House, Texas, District 35
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1995-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 19
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$18.72 in 2012
First electedNovember 8, 1994
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$8,059,713
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
U.S. House of Representatives, Texas, District 10
1995-2005
Texas Supreme Court Justice
1989-1994
Texas State Senate
1973-1985
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Texas
J.D.University of Texas
Personal
BirthdayOctober 6, 1946
Place of birthAustin, Texas
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$21,008,542
ReligionMethodist
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Lloyd Alton Doggett II (b. October 6, 1946, in Austin, TX) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Texas. Doggett represents Texas' 35th Congressional District and was first elected to the House in 1994 from Texas' 10th Congressional District. From 2004 to 2010, Doggett represented Texas' 25th Congressional District, but he was redistricted to the 35th in the 2012 election.

Doggett most recently won re-election in 2012. He defeated Susan Narvaiz (R), Ross Lynn Leone (L), Meghan Owen (G) and William Paul Frederick Wright (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Doggett began his political career in the Texas State Senate, where he served from 1973 to 1985. He then served as a member of the Texas Supreme Court from 1989 until 1994.

Doggett is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He ran unopposed in the Democratic primary on March 4, 2014. He will face Susan Narvaiz (R), Cory Bruner (L) and Kat Swift (G) in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Doggett is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Doggett was born in Austin, Texas. He earned his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Texas in 1967 and 1970, respectively. Doggett entered politics three years after finishing his schooling.[2]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Doggett serves on the following committees:[3]

2011-2012

Doggett was a member of the following committees:[4]

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[5] For more information pertaining to Doggett's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[6]

National security

NDAA

Yea3.png Doggett voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[7]

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.png Doggett voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[8]

CISPA (2013)

Nay3.png Doggett voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[9]

Economy

Farm bill

Nay3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, known as the Farm Bill.[10] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill provides for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[11][12] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[12] Doggett voted with 102 other Democratic representatives against the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[13][14] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[14] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[15] It included a 1% increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Doggett joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[13][14]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[16] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[17] Doggett voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[18]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[19] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Doggett voted for HR 2775.[20]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Nay3.png Doggett voted against HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[21]

Immigration


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Morton Memos Prohibition

Nay3.png Doggett voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[22] The vote largely followed party lines.[23]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Nay3.png Doggett voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[24]

Social issues

Abortion

Nay3.png Doggett voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[25]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Yea3.png Doggett voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 172 Democrats who voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[26]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Lloyd Doggett's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Doggett is a Populist-Leaning Liberal. Doggett received a score of 74 percent on social issues and 7 percent on economic issues.[27]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[28]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Opposes
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Opposes Human needs over animal rights Strongly Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Opposes
Support & expand free trade Neutral Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Opposes
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Opposes
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Favors Stay out of Iran Favors
Privatize Social Security Opposes Never legalize marijuana Opposes
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[27]

American response in Syria

See also: United States involvement in Syria

On August 29, 2013, more than 50 House Democrats signed a letter written by California Rep. Barbara Lee that called for a congressional resolution on strikes, and cautioned that the dire situation in Syria "should not draw us into an unwise war—especially without adhering to our constitutional requirements."[29][30] The letter also called on the Obama administration to work with the U.N. Security Council “to build international consensus” condemning the alleged use of chemical weapons. Doggett was one of the 50 Democrats in the House to sign the letter.[29][30]

Campaign themes

2014

Doggett's campaign website lists the following issues:[31]

  • Budget
Excerpt: "Congress should live by the same rules the rest of us live by. I voted for a “pay as you go” rule that would enforce budget discipline on the government in Washington. We shouldn’t ask working families to pay a dime more to balance the budget when some corporations use tax tricks to avoid their taxes."
  • Keeping Higher Education Attainable
Excerpt: "Students should be able to receive all the education for which they are willing to work. I secured approval of the “more education” tax cut, also known as the American Opportunity Tax Credit, so families spending $2,500 for tuition, textbooks and course materials can have $2,500 taken off their federal tax bill."
  • Standing Up for Our Public Schools
Excerpt: "In 2009, Republican state leadership denied our vital Texas schools more than $3 billion in federal aid—in other words, federal dollars made not a dime of difference to our schoolchildren and our teachers. To prevent such budgeting games from reoccurring, I worked with the Democratic Texas Congressional Delegation to secure special protections to ensure federal aid to education actually helped Texas school children."
  • Tax Fairness
Excerpt: "I have been a vocal advocate for a tax code reform that works for working families and have fought tax loopholes that favor Wall Street and special interests at the expense of ordinary taxpayers."
  • Wall Street Reform
Excerpt: "I voted against the big bank bailouts and for the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, that helps end bailouts and puts a cop on the Wall Street beat to protect families from corporate greed."

Elections

2014

See also: Texas' 35th Congressional District elections, 2014

Doggett is running for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He won the Democratic nomination in the primary election on March 4, 2014, with no opposition. He will face Susan Narvaiz (R), Cory Bruner (L) and Kat Swift (G) in the general election on November 4, 2014.

2012

See also: Texas' 35th Congressional District elections, 2012

Doggett won re-election in District 35 rather than his former 25th District due to State Representative Joaquin Castro's announcement on June 24, 2011, that he would run for US Congress in 2012, challenging incumbent Doggett "in a redrawn district that stretches from Austin to San Antonio."[32]. Doggett's District 25 was redrawn in the 2011 redistricting cycle, opening up opportunities for political challengers. Commenting on his decision to run, Castro said "The closer I look at this district, the more I began to realize the incredible potential that it has. This would be among the few congressional districts in the nation that connects two major American cities, within the top 15 of the nation."[32]

Doggett defeated Maria Luisa Alvarado and Sylvia Romo in the Democratic primary on May 29, 2012. He then defeated Susan Narvaiz (R), Ross Lynn Leone (L), Meghan Owen (G) and William Paul Frederick Wright (I) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[33][34]

Politico listed the 35th District race as one of the five primaries to watch in 2012.[35] Doggett was considered one the vulnerable incumbents.[36]

U.S. House, Texas District 35 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLloyd Doggett Incumbent 63.9% 105,626
     Republican Susan Narvaiz 32% 52,894
     Libertarian Ross Lynn Leone 2.5% 4,082
     Green Meghan Owen 1.5% 2,540
     Write-in Simon Alvarado 0% 37
Total Votes 165,179
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Texas District 35 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngLloyd Doggett Incumbent 73.2% 14,559
Sylvia Romo 21.2% 4,212
Maria Luisa Alvarado 5.6% 1,105
Total Votes 19,876

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Doggett attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Doggett is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Doggett raised a total of $8,059,713 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[46]

Lloyd Doggett's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Texas, District 35) Won $1,744,502
2010 US House (Texas, District 25) Won $1,200,342
2008 US House (Texas, District 25) Won $1,150,661
2006 US House (Texas, District 25) Won $1,089,095
2004 US House (Texas, District 25) Won $1,574,005
2002 US House (Texas, District 10) Won $635,112
2000 US House (Texas, District 10) Won $665,996
Grand Total Raised $8,059,713


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Doggett's reports.[47]

Lloyd Doggett (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[48]April 15, 2013$2,610,459.55$136,232.70$(24,592.75)$2,722,099.50
July Quarterly[49]July 15, 2013$2,722,099.50$116,677.29$(13,711.77)$2,825,065.02
October Quarterly[50]October 15, 2013$2,825,065$115,387$(49,548)$2,890,903
Year-End[51]January 31, 2014$2,890,903$79,571$(126,060)$2,844,414
Pre-Primary[52]February 20, 2014$2,844,414$31,207$(7,352)$2,868,268
April Quarterly[53]April 15, 2014$2,868,268$146,811$(22,054)$2,993,025
July Quarterly[54]July 15, 2014$2,993,025$75,742$(140,195)$2,928,572
Running totals
$701,627.99$(383,513.52)

2012

Doggett won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Doggett's campaign committee raised a total of $1,744,503 and spent $1,977,380.[55] This is more than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[56]

Cost per vote

Doggett spent $18.72 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Doggett won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Doggett's campaign committee raised a total of $1,200,342 and spent $1,122,084.[57]


Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Doggett's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $10,262,086 and $31,754,999. That averages to $21,008,542, which is higher than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Doggett ranked as the 31st most wealthy representative in 2012.[58] Between 2004 and 2012, Doggett's calculated net worth[59] increased by an average of 5 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[60]

Lloyd Doggett Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$15,064,663
2012$21,008,542
Growth from 2004 to 2012:39%
Average annual growth:5%[61]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[62]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Doggett is a "rank-and-file Democrat" as of July 2014. This was the same rating Doggett received in June 2013.[63]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[64]

Doggett most often votes with:

Doggett least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Doggett missed 302 of 13,381 roll call votes from January 1995 to July 2014. This amounts to 2.3 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[65]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Doggett paid his congressional staff a total of $968,342 in 2011. Overall, Texas ranked 27th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[66]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Doggett ranked 93rd in the liberal rankings in 2013.[67]

2012

Doggett tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 76th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[68]

2011

Doggett was tied with one other member of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 82nd in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[69]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Doggett voted with the Democratic Party 92.5 percent of the time, which ranked 120th among the 204 House Democratic members as of July 2014.[70]

2013

Doggett voted with the Democratic Party 95.7 percent of the time, which ranked 91st among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[71]

Personal

Doggett and his wife, Libby, have two children and three grandchildren.[72]

Recent news

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  28. The questions in the quiz are broken down into two sections -- social and economic. In social questions, liberals and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while conservatives and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers. For the economic questions, conservatives and libertarians agree in choosing the less-government answers, while liberals and populists agree in choosing the more-restrictive answers.
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  59. This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).
  60. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  61. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  62. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
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1995-2005
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Texas Supreme Court Justice
1989-1994
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