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



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Gohmert Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Hyde Amendment
September 30, 2016
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today in honor of the Hyde Amendment, the annual appropriations language that prohibits taxpayer funding of abortion, passed on September 30, 1976: “Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, which outlawed taxpayer dollars from being used to fund abortion practices. This vital legislative provision not only protects the rights of the innocent unborn, but also advances the cause of human freedom, extends the inalienable rig... More
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Comey on Clinton email probe: 'Don't call us weasels'
September 28, 2016
FBI Director James Comey is passionately defending the integrity of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email set-up, arguing that critics are unfair to suggest that agents were biased or succumbed to political pressure. "You can call us wrong, but don’t call us weasels. We are not weasels," Comey declared Thursday at a House Judiciary Committee hearing. "We are honest people and....whether or not you agree with the result, this was done the way you want it to be done." The normally... More
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Gohmert Introduces Legislation Awarding Founder of Mercy Ships Don Stephens the Congressional Gold Medal
September 28, 2016
U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert (TX-01) introduced legislation that would award the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award in the United States bestowed by Congress, to Don Stephens in honor of his 38th year as President and Founder of the humanitarian relief organization Mercy Ships. He released the following statement regarding this prestigious nomination: “Over 38 years ago, Don Stephens had a vision of taking health care to places in the world filled with poverty and sufferin... More
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Gohmert Probes IRS Regarding Closure of Longview Tax Assistance Center
September 27, 2016
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement regarding a letter he sent to IRS Commissioner Koskinen to voice his concern with the closure of the Longview Tax Assistance Center: “It is deeply troubling that the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has decided to close the doors of the Longview Tax Assistance Center. This location provides helpful services to the constituents in the First District of Texas and its absence will have a profound impact on the hardworking, taxpaying citizens... More
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Federal Lab’s ‘Extremely Troubling’ Data Manipulation Spurs Hill Probe
September 26, 2016
A congressional investigative subcommittee requested documents Monday detailing nearly two decades of intentional — and apparently unpunished — energy data manipulation at a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) lab. Analysts at an Energy Resources Program lab in Lakewood, Colo. manipulated raw data during two separate periods, first from 1996 to 2008, then from 2008 to 2014, The Daily Caller News Foundation previously reported. The lab was consequently closed on March 1, 2016, and affected clients were... More
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