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Interior may be breaking law as it develops stream rule -- congressman
May 21, 2015
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) says the Interior Department may be breaking the law as it develops the forthcoming stream protection rule. He was referring to the Office of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement's decision not to share new documents on the regulation with cooperating states. Mining companies, states and pro-coal lawmakers, many of them skeptical of the proposal, see OSMRE's actions as another misstep in the rulemaking and a potential legal flaw. Gohmert, chairman of the House... More
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Gohmert Statement on Jade Helm Exercises
May 5, 2015
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement on the ‘Jade Helm 15’ exercises scheduled to take place in Texas and various other states: “Over the past few weeks, my office has been inundated with calls referring to the Jade Helm 15 military exercise scheduled to take place between July 15 and September 15, 2015. This military practice has some concerned that the U.S. Army is preparing for modern-day martial law. Certainly, I can understand these concerns. When leaders within the c... More
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Gohmert’s Statement on the Terrorist Attack in Garland, Texas
May 4, 2015
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement regarding the cold-blooded terrorist attack in Garland, Texas: “Yesterday, Islamic extremists opened fire on a free speech event in Garland, Texas. In the exchange of gunfire, one security officer was injured; however, the swift actions of local law enforcement stopped these cold blooded terrorists before they could carry out their full premeditated attack on the innocent. It is evident that our right to free speech has, yet again, been... More
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Kilgore College gets $75K welding grant
April 18, 2015
The state has awarded a $75,000 grant to help teach welding to more than 100 Kilgore College students. The announcement came during the grand opening of the Kilgore Economic Development Corp. Advanced Technology Center and the Kilgore College Advanced Welding Academy. "Congratulations to this community for this incredible accomplishment," said Hope Andrade, a Texas Workforce Commission commissioner. "You have built a resource for this community that will answer the workforce demands for your cur... More
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Gohmert: Homeland Security Too Busy With Amnesty to Protect US Capitol
April 17, 2015
This week on the “The Lars Larson Show,” while discussing a Florida mailman landing a gyrocopter on the U.S. Capitol lawn, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) said the incident shows the Department of Homeland Security is so busy with President Barack Obama’s executive order amnesty they are not capable of protecting the U.S. Capitol. Gohmert said, “It ought to scare people because Homeland Security is so overwhelmed in trying to bring on and ship around illegal aliens and give amnesty to as many people a... More
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