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Feds skip hearing on Obama's solar 'death ray'
July 14, 2016
The Fish and Wildlife Service refused to attend a hearing Thursday to discuss penalties for a huge federally backed solar power plant that has incinerated dozens of protected birds with the "death rays" it produces. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, chaiman of the House Natural Resources Committee's oversight and investigations panel, criticized the Ivanpah power plant's harm to wildlife while failing to meet power production goals. "The killing of the migratory birds, what are called 'streamers' at ... More
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GOP scolds Lynch for dodging questions: 'Abdication of your responsibility'
July 12, 2016
Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee blasted Attorney General Loretta Lynch Tuesday for her refusal to answer questions about her decision to clear Hillary Clinton and all her aides of criminal wrongdoing for their mishandling of sensitive material. "Your refusal to answer questions...is an abdication of your responsibility," Rep. Bob Goodlatte, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, told the attorney general after she had dodged a series of questions about her role in the conclusio... More
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Gohmert: Only 'Corrupt Dictators' Profit From Office Like Hillary
July 7, 2016
FBI Director James Comey has "adequately rationalized" his decision not to recommend charges against Hillary Clinton "beyond anything that is worthy of him or his office," Rep. Louie Gohmert said Thursday, as evidence was destroyed that could have led to a criminal complaint. "If evidence is in the possession of one party, and that party destroys the evidence, the jury can be instructed by the judge that that is direct evidence of guilt of the defendant," the Texas Republican told Fox News' "Fox... More
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‘Clinton Act of 2016’: Republican Bill Banning Foreign Donations
July 7, 2016
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) has proposed legislation that would forbid charitable foundations with connections to former public officials, including presidents, vice presidents, ambassadors, and former secretaries of state, from accepting donations from individuals or entities with ties to foreign governments. “The corruptive influence of foreign money on our elected officials is evident, and we need to close this loophole,” Gohmert told Roll Call of the bill. While Hillary Clinton’s name is no... More
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Conservatives Gear Up for Next Government Funding Fight
July 7, 2016
Resigned to the strong possibility that the House will need to fund the government through a continuing resolution after this fiscal year, conservatives are warning party leaders of what it would take for them to support such a stopgap measure. With the much-hyped regular order appropriations process looking stalled—if not finished—before it really started, conservatives say that a funding bill that extends current government spending, as a continuing resolution does, should stretch until next y... More
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