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



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‘Open Rebellion’: Chaos if Republicans Don’t Withhold Funding for Obama Executive Amnesty
November 20, 2014
Conservatives say that Republican leaders, including House Speaker John Boehner and incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, will be “complicit” in President Barack Obama’s planned executive amnesty if they don’t pull out all the stops to block him. They warn that chaos is around the corner if that’s how it goes down, even though they’d much rather have Republican leaders fight the president alongside them. “Fight or be complicit in lawlessness,” Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton told ... More
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Gohmert's Statement on Obama's Unlawful Executive Amnesty Action
November 20, 2014
Rep. Louie Gohmert issued the following statement regarding President Obama's speech announcing executive amnesty: “Tonight President Obama issued an oral royal decree that will be followed by a written regal decree, as any good monarch would do. This unlawful, blatant executive action would legalize more than 5 million people here illegally. This president is single-handedly creating a constitutional crisis and hurting the citizens he took an oath to protect and defend. It has been reported tha... More
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GOP Lawmaker: ‘Remove The Fence From Around The White House’
November 19, 2014
To make a point about the Obama administration’s stance on a fence across the southern border, one Republican lawmaker jokingly suggested in a congressional hearing Wednesday that the president should remove the fence protecting the White House. Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert made the comments during a House Judiciary Hearing Wednesday with Joseph Clancy, the acting director of the U.S. Secret Service. As lawmakers questioned the acting director about the recent fence jumpers at the White House, Gohme... More
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Roots and Ribs: Why Louie Gohmert Wants to Head Conservative Caucus
November 17, 2014
'I can preside judiciously': Rep. Louiie Gohmert, R-Texas (Photo: Jay Mallin/Newscom) Louie Gohmert has Texas running through his veins. Born in Pittsburg — that’s Pittsburg, Texas — he wears cowboy boots on the House floor. (He even offered them to Sen. Rand Paul during the Kentucky Republican’s 2013 filibuster.) He is known for his legendary ribs. Covering the walls of his Capitol Hill office are odes to the Lone Star State: a poster for the Texas Blueberry Festival, an Aggies flag — from his ... More
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Conservatives push short-term spending bill as way to defund 'amnesty'
November 13, 2014
Conservative lawmakers and groups are pushing Republican leaders to pass a short-term government spending bill so that they will have more power to defund any executive action from President Obama on immigration as well as other measures. Government funding runs out Dec. 12, and House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and incoming Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., are leaning toward passing an omnibus appropriations bill funding the government through the end of the fiscal year on Sept. 30. Do... More
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