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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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Gohmert on Death Tax Repeal Act
April 16, 2015
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) spoke today on H.R. 1105 – Death Tax Repeal Act. Below are the comments he made on the House floor: “Several years ago, there was an author who wrote a book about millionaires in America – and it was amazing. Most of the millionaires built a business, built a farm and the number one most commonly driven vehicle by millionaires in America was a Ford F-150 truck. They were workers. There was a time in America, where we looked around and we saw somebody work 16 hours a da... More
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Gohmert Introduces ‘No Taxation Without Representation Act’
April 15, 2015
Today, Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement on his ‘No Taxation Without Representation Act’ - which would amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to insure that there is no taxation without representation and to make tax law regarding residents of the District of Columbia consistent with tax law affecting of territories of the United States that also do not have a voting member of the US House of Representatives: “The license plate motto, ‘taxation without representation’ ... More
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Gohmert grills ICE director over immigration fraud; no answers, but delicate flower says stop ‘yelling’
April 15, 2015
This was a Texas grilling. Tempers flared Tuesday on Capitol Hill when Texas firebrand Louie Gohmert grilled the Obama administration’s director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement potential fraud in the handling of more than 100,000 illegal immigration cases at the heart of a federal court battle over Obama’s executive action on immigration. During a House Judiciary Committee hearing, Gohmert pressed ICE Director Sarah Saldena over the origins of a Justice Department “guidance” in November t... More
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