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



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Texas congressman calls Obama's deal with Iran unconstitutional
April 27, 2016
U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) has a lot to say about the impact of trade deals and other events on the modern Gulf region. Gohmert spoke on the House floor last week about the Obama administration’s Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, a deal with Iran intended to stave off the country's nuclear ambitions and promote international diplomacy. Gohmert, who regularly appears on CNN and other networks to talk about the specific issues that Americans face in the Middle East, called the plan unconstit... More
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Rep. Gohmert: Why WOULDN'T Terrorists Take Advantage of an Unsecured Southern Border?
April 25, 2016
Last week, Fox News Latino reported that a Minnesota suspect is accused of making plans to establish routes for ISIS terrorists between Syria and the United States via Mexico. One of the American men accused in Minnesota of trying to join the Islamic State group wanted to open up routes from Syria to the U.S. through Mexico, prosecutors said. Guled Ali Omar told the ISIS members about the route so that it could be used to send members to America to carry out terrorist attacks, prosecutors allege... More
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Texas groups flock to demonstrations in U.S. vs Texas Supreme Court case on immigration
April 18, 2016
WASHINGTON — Mary Moreno arrived in Washington at 2 a.m. Monday, hours before she and thousands of others would gather at the Supreme Court as the justices heard arguments over President Barack Obama’s controversial immigration plan. At issue is the United States vs. Texas case that tests whether Obama overstepped his legal bounds in 2014 by issuing executive orders to shield roughly 5 million people in the country illegally from deportation. Texas, representing 26 states, successfully sued to h... More
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Kari's Law: Father testifies in D.C.
April 14, 2016
A federal bill requiring phones in motels and other businesses to reach emergency 911 help directly got a hearing Wednesday in a House subcommittee probing whether a national version of Kari's Law should move forward. A federal version of the newly minted Texas law was re-filed in Washington by U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Tyler Republican, in December, with a companion filed in the Senate more recently by Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn and other senators. Gohmert said late last year that groun... More
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Lawmakers want to make dialing 911 from businesses easier after East Texas woman’s death
April 13, 2016
WASHINGTON — The room was silent as Hank Hunt recounted how his granddaughter frantically tried to reach 911 as her mother lay dying. The child was just 9 years old when her mother, Kari Hunt Dunn, was stabbed multiple times by her estranged husband in an East Texas hotel bathroom in 2013. The girl dialed 911 as she had been taught to do during emergencies, but couldn’t get through because she didn’t know the hotel telephone system required her to dial “9” first. “She grabbed the phone and she c... More
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