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Gohmert’s Statement on 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34)
November 30, 2016
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement on his decision to vote against the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34) today: “While I voted in favor of the original House version of H.R. 6 (the “21st Century Cures Act”), as well as voting for the original House version of the mental health reform bill, H.R. 2646, (the “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2016”), I could not vote for the recently introduced House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 34 - 21st Century C... More
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Gohmert on Selection of Senator Jeff Sessions as United States Attorney General
November 18, 2016
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding President Elect Donald Trump’s announcement to appoint Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions to the post of U.S. Attorney General: “The rule of law would gain a fierce defender with Sen. Jeff Sessions in the executive branch in the role of Attorney General. When I was supporting Ted Cruz, it gave me immense comfort to know that Jeff Sessions had the ear of Donald Trump and that they were working closely together. Having worked w... More
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Gohmert’s Statement on Speaker Ryan Caucus Vote
November 15, 2016
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement on the vote for House Speaker Paul Ryan today: “Today we had a Republican Conference vote on nominating a candidate for Speaker of the House election which we will have in early January, 2017, in open session on the House floor. Several Members have pointed out that we had inadequate time to have a fair, true nomination process, having just elected last week the Members who would actually vote on the nomination.” “We had discussed not v... More
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Rep. Louie Gohmert’s Statement on Veterans Day
November 11, 2016
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today in honor of Veterans Day: “Today we commemorate those who served honorably in the United States Military. These brave men and women risked their lives to defend our liberties and preserve this great nation. It takes a real hero to answer the call to defend one’s country, and a true patriot to be willing to not only face but also fight an enemy that aims to destroy our way of life and the values we hold most dear.” “Without the har... More
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Vietnam Veteran Finally Receives Air Medal
November 11, 2016
It was a moment Tommy Baxter had waited a long time to experience. The ceremony was brief and quiet but at last the Air Medal was pinned over his heart. The day was special for Baxter. A 1964 graduate of Rider High School, he was the first Rider basketball player to get a college scholarship. After two years at Midwestern State University, he joined the Navy in 1967. "It was an unconventional assignment. Everybody thinks it's all ships," said Baxter taking a break from a camping trip. "When I in... More
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