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Park Service Execs Commit Ethical Misconduct, Get ‘Punished’ With Promotions
May 24, 2016
Grand Canyon National Park’s top administrator was offered a promotion to a cushy Washington job soon after an investigation revealed a culture of sexual harassment had plagued the famous Arizona site’s staff for 15 years. That’s just one of many examples of Department of the Interior (DOI) employee misconduct that was “punished” with promotions and highlighted during a House Natural Resources subcommittee hearing Tuesday. “The appearance of rewarding bad behavior is not the desired outcome, nor... More
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Gohmert: Waging war against Washington spending
May 23, 2016
When Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert first ran for Congress in 2004, the former Texas judge was hoping to make a difference for those who entered his court. Too many federal laws, he believed, were preventing them from reaching their potential. Since that time, Gohmert said, he has found that the design of Congress makes it hard for those laws to change, and that even his own party is often unhelpful. "Too often we go along to get along, and we keep doing the same thing," he told the Washington Ex... More
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Gohmert Praises The Passage of Kari’s Law
May 23, 2016
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding the passage of Kari’s Law in the U.S. House of Representatives: “This common sense reform was made possible through the tireless work of countless individuals, and none more so than Hank Hunt, the father of Kari Hunt. Federal Communications Commissioner Ajit Pai along with the American Hotel and Lodging Association were great helps in getting the help we needed to make this bill a reality nationwide. The Chairman of the ... More
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Kari's Law passes in the U.S. House of Representatives, moves on to Senate
May 23, 2016
(KLTV) - A bill inspired by an East Texas mother killed in a Marshall hotel room in 2013 was brought up for a potential vote in the House of Representatives Monday afternoon, and it passed. It will now move on to the Senate. Kari Hunt was killed in a hotel room by her estranged husband in December 2013. Her nine-year-old daughter tried calling 911 from the hotel room four times but wasn't able to get through because she didn't know to dial another nine to reach an outside line. Rep. Louie Gohmer... More
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Lawmaker predicts FBI will stay silent on Clinton indictment
May 17, 2016
A House Republican predicted Tuesday that the FBI would likely stop short of recommending an indictment for Hillary Clinton over the email scandal, and guessed that the FBI would instead leave the decision to attorneys in the Justice Department. "[FBI] Director [James] Comey is a pretty straight up guy, and I don't think he'll pull any punches," Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Texas Republican, told the Washington Examiner on Tuesday. "But I could also see him avoiding a controversy by just saying, here's... More
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