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Gohmert Introduces Bill Preventing Federal Government from Mandating Food Requirements for Schools
September 19, 2014
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement regarding his bill, the ‘‘EDIBLE Act” which is an acronym for the longer name of the bill, the ‘Eliminate Dogmatic Interference by Bureaucratic Lunch Extremists Act', which would prevent the federal government from making any food mandates or requirements for schools that are not completely paid for with federal funds: "The best thing the federal government could do, regarding the federal food mandates for students, is completely drop t... More
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Gohmert Slams Obama's ISIS Strategy
September 18, 2014
HOUSTON, Texas -- Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert took to the House floor on Tuesday, and gave a riveting speech against arming the Syrian rebels. "The truth is, under this president, we trained people in Libya, we provided weapons in Libya that were then used against us in Benghazi," the Congressman said. There are Americans dead because this administration felt compelled to go in and take out Gaddafi." px;">He continued, "One of the big problems is too…when we go in and train, as this presiden... More
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Rep. Louie Gohmert Votes Against Arming ‘Moderate’ Syrian Rebels
September 17, 2014
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement on his decision to vote against an amendment that would authorize the training and equipping of ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels: "The House voted today to back President Obama’s deeply flawed mission to arm Syrian rebels – purportedly to stop the Islamic State. I voted against this effort because the Syrian rebels this President wants to continue arming and training has strong ties to the very group that we are supposedly fighting. Though Pres... More
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Gohmert: Benghazi 'Not Old News Because We Still Don't Have the Answers'
September 10, 2014
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Benghazi will not be old news until the outstanding questions are answered, according to Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX). “Now some are tempted to ask, ‘What difference at this point does it make,’” Gohmert said Wednesday at a press conference marking the two-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attack on the American facilities in Benghazi, Libya that left four Americans dead, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens. “And the answer should come swift and clear anyt... More
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Rep. Gohmert: Obama Is To The Constitution As Putin Is To Ukraine
September 9, 2014
President Barack Obama’s promise to grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants following the midterm elections is “lawless” and a power-grab comparable to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s intrusion into Ukraine, Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert said Tuesday. “As I listen to my colleagues talk about the president intruding into Article 1 section 8 — the powers that are given under the Constitution, to the legislature, to the Congress — and taking those, it occurs to me that this president is to ou... More
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