U.S. Congressman LOUIE GOHMERT: Proudly Serving the First District of Texas



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Congressman to FCC: ‘You’re playing God with the Internet’
March 25, 2015
It was a fairly sleepy congressional hearing, the last in a two-week marathon of appearances by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler before lawmakers to defend his agency's net neutrality rules. But then Louie Gohmert chimed in. Gohmert (R-Tex.), an outspoken critic of the agency's rules that prevent Internet providers from blocking Web sites or speeding some of them up over others, exploded during a House Judiciary Committee hearing Wednesday. His voice rising to a shout, Gohm... More
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Rep. Gohmert attends veteran's birthday party
March 25, 2015
Gwen Jones, of Chandler, pins an award on her father, John Dudley Meadows, during his surprise 91st birthday party. Rep. Louie Gohmert paid a visit to the party to show his support for the veteran. Courtesy photo One Air Force veteran had a surprise visit from a US congressman during a recent birthday party. John Dudley Meadows, father of Chandler resident Gwen Jones, was not expecting to attend his birthday party March 20 – with his birthday still two weeks away – and he was certainly not expec... More
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Congressman Gohmert Receives Club for Growth’s Defender of Economic Freedom Award
March 10, 2015
The Club for Growth, America’s leading advocate for economic freedom and limited government, announced today that Congressman Gohmert has received the Defender of Economic Freedom Award for his voting record in Congress during calendar year 2014. Congressman Gohmert received a score of 97 in 2014 and has a lifetime score of 90. This year, only 34 Members of Congress will receive the Award. Starting in 2011, The Club for Growth required Representatives and Senators to not only score 90 or better ... More
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Louie Gohmert: Boehner Will 'Hopefully' Do Right Thing on DHS
February 25, 2015
Rep. Louie Gohmert is keeping his fingers crossed that House Speaker John Boehner will put the kibosh on a Homeland Security funding vote, as long as it includes money for protecting millions of illegal immigrants from deportation. Asked whether Boehner will bow to his conservative constituency, Gohmert, a Texas Republican, told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV: "He said we're not caving, giving in and we're going to stand firm. That's what he said even as recently as yesterday. Hopefully... More
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Gohmert addresses ISIS threat: 'Kill them'
February 19, 2015
U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, called radical Islamists such as ISIS, “weeds” and “bugs” while speaking to farmers on Wednesday at a luncheon honoring growers across the region. Gohmert noted recent comments by State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf, who said the U.S. should look for new approaches to dealing with terrorists, because it would be impossible to win a war on terror without addressing why recruits are joining the cause. “We’re killing a lot of them, and we’re going to keep killi... More
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