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Louie Gohmert: Boehner Will 'Hopefully' Do Right Thing on DHS
September 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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Gohmert on Texas Judge's Order to Block Obama’s Unlawful Amnesty
February 17, 2015
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement regarding the federal judge in South Texas’ decision to temporarily halt President Obama’s unlawful blanket amnesty order: “The United States is a nation of laws, not royal decrees. This ruling is not only a victory for the American people, it is a big win for those hoping the U.S. will continue to follow its own Constitution. The Obama Administration needed its unfettered disregard for the law and the Constitution halted– and this ruli... More
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Gohmert on Census Bureau’s Findings: United States Added Twice as Many Immigrants as Jobs Since 2000
February 12, 2015
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding the new data from the Census Bureau that shows the United States added twice as many immigrants as jobs since 2000—while the number of Americans not working increased dramatically: “It is truly astounding that the federal government has added two new immigrants for each additional job created in the United States since 2000. According to Census Bureau data, in the past 15 years there were only 9.3 million jobs created wh... More
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Gohmert: Obama Immigration Policies To ‘Financially Damage Americans’
February 12, 2015
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is attacking the Obama administration’s immigration policies, following the release of a report revealing that for every job created in the U.S. since 2000, the government has added two immigrants. “This new information is compounded by the fact that the President is implementing policies that would unilaterally declare illegal immigrants as ‘lawfully present’ in the United States, making job hunting even more difficult for over 90 million Americans who are eligible to ... More
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