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



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Shots fired across border draw yawn from Washington
July 22, 2014
Rep. Louie Gohmert says news of gunfire coming from the Mexican side of the border toward U.S. agents might have been covered up if he hadn’t been at the site of the incident Friday night. A congressman who spent this past weekend at the border with Mexico came back with a chilling story about a barrage of high-caliber gunfire that scattered U.S. Border Patrol agents while at least 40 illegal immigrants emerged from the weeds of the Rio Grande River. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, says he’s worrie... More
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Gohmert Continues His Firm Stand with Israel
July 16, 2014
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement showing unwavering support for Israel after a ceasefire was rejected by Hamas: “The existence and safety of the nation of Israel is critical to the safety and existence of the United States and those who love true freedom. Israel’s support for human rights is more consistent with the position of the United States than any other nation in the middle east. Most Americans believe that if we as a nation bless Israel, we will be blessed. The... More
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FOX NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Endless wave of illegal immigrants floods Rio Grande valley
July 14, 2014
EXCLUSIVE: McALLEN, Texas — Life jackets of all sizes and the occasional punctured raft are strewn along the banks of the Rio Grande, just south of Mission, Texas, where a relentless onslaught of illegal immigrants eagerly surrender to beleaguered Border Patrol agents around the clock. It’s a cycle for which there is no end in sight. “You're going to be out here a long time,” Fernando, an El Salvadoran child, told FoxNews.com shortly after surrendering to Border Patrol authorities after midnight... More
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Feds Using Texas Hospitals to Evaluate Illegal Immigrants
July 9, 2014
HOUSTON, Texas--Breitbart Texas has learned that hospitals based in Southern Texas are being utilized to evaluate and treat illegal immigrants before they are sent to housing facilities around the country. The revelation could help justify claims that the tidal wave of Central Americans entering the U.S. illegally each day will clog up U.S. hospitals. Margaret Althoff-Olivas, Director of Public Affairs for University Medical Center (UMC) of El Paso, told Breitbart Texas, "The U.S. Border Patrol ... More
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Gohmert Responds to The Arab American Institute Regarding Murder of Palestinian Youth
July 9, 2014
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement in response to a request from The Arab American Institute regarding the heinous murder of Mohammed Abu Khdeir: “The loss of any innocent life is absolutely tragic. Our hearts break for any family who loses a loved one, regardless of who they are, which obviously includes Palestinians or Israelis. The reason the Israeli kidnappings and deaths prompted a statement from me was because after the atrocity against the Israeli boys, Hamas and ... More
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