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  • Feds skip hearing on Obama's solar 'death ray'
    Posted in In The News on July 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    The Fish and Wildlife Service refused to attend a hearing Thursday to discuss penalties for a huge federally backed solar power plant that has incinerated dozens of protected birds with the "death rays" it produces. Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, chaiman of the House Natural Resources Committee's oversight and investigations panel, criticized the Ivanpah power plant's harm to wildlife while failing to meet power production goals. "The killing of the migratory birds, what are called 'streamers' at ... Read more

  • GOP scolds Lynch for dodging questions: 'Abdication of your responsibility'
    Posted in In The News on July 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    Republican members of the House Judiciary Committee blasted Attorney General Loretta Lynch Tuesday for her refusal to answer questions about her decision to clear Hillary Clinton and all her aides of criminal wrongdoing for their mishandling of sensitive material. "Your refusal to answer questions...is an abdication of your responsibility," Rep. Bob Goodlatte, chairman of the Judiciary Committee, told the attorney general after she had dodged a series of questions about her role in the conclusio... Read more

  • Gohmert: Only 'Corrupt Dictators' Profit From Office Like Hillary
    Posted in In The News on July 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    FBI Director James Comey has "adequately rationalized" his decision not to recommend charges against Hillary Clinton "beyond anything that is worthy of him or his office," Rep. Louie Gohmert said Thursday, as evidence was destroyed that could have led to a criminal complaint. "If evidence is in the possession of one party, and that party destroys the evidence, the jury can be instructed by the judge that that is direct evidence of guilt of the defendant," the Texas Republican told Fox News' "Fox... Read more

  • ‘Clinton Act of 2016’: Republican Bill Banning Foreign Donations
    Posted in In The News on July 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) has proposed legislation that would forbid charitable foundations with connections to former public officials, including presidents, vice presidents, ambassadors, and former secretaries of state, from accepting donations from individuals or entities with ties to foreign governments. “The corruptive influence of foreign money on our elected officials is evident, and we need to close this loophole,” Gohmert told Roll Call of the bill. While Hillary Clinton’s name is no... Read more

  • Conservatives Gear Up for Next Government Funding Fight
    Posted in In The News on July 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    Resigned to the strong possibility that the House will need to fund the government through a continuing resolution after this fiscal year, conservatives are warning party leaders of what it would take for them to support such a stopgap measure. With the much-hyped regular order appropriations process looking stalled—if not finished—before it really started, conservatives say that a funding bill that extends current government spending, as a continuing resolution does, should stretch until next y... Read more

  • Gohmert: Gun vote rewards Dems for bad behavior
    Posted in In The News on July 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, said Wednesday that House Republicans shouldn't reward Democrats with a vote on guns this week after Democrats shut down the House in late June to protest the lack of gun control legislation. "It absolutely should not," Gohmert said on C-SPAN when asked if the House should vote on gun control. In the wake of the Democratic "sit-in," which forced the House to adjourn early in June, House GOP leaders have tried to set up a vote on a counterterrorism bill that includes ... Read more

  • Gun language stalls House GOP's anti-terror bill
    Posted in In The News on July 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    A sweeping GOP anti-terrorism bill House Republicans hoped to pass this week appears stalled over Republican objections to gun control language that's also in the bill. House GOP leaders delayed action on the bill Tuesday in order to give Republicans a chance to discuss it Wednesday morning, which made it clear many Republicans aren't happy with it. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said he is "confident" the legislation will ready for a vote this week or next week, but he faces significant pushb... Read more

  • Rep. Gohmert Sets Sit-In Stunt Dems Straight: 'Radical Islam Killed These Victims'
    Posted in In The News on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    During the extended takeover of the House floor by Democrats, a Texas congressman rushed to the well of the chamber to challenge taunts from Democrats that the Republicans are both cowards and responsible for the spree-shooting massacre in Orlando. “Radical Islam killed those poor innocent victims! Radical Islam killed those poor innocent victims!” said Rep. Louie Gohmert (R.-Texas) pointing to a placard with the faces of the 49 victims killed June 12 by a Omar Mateen at Orlando’s Pulse, a gay n... Read more

  • Gohmert on Anti-Terror Bill: ‘It Never Mentions The Term Radical Islam’
    Posted in In The News on June 20, 2016 | Preview rr

    In the aftermath of the Orlando terrorist attack, the vast majority of House Republicans voted in favor of legislation designed to enhance efforts to combat “violent extremism,” but one of the three who voted against it, Rep. Louie Gohmert of Texas, said he did so because it fails to identify “radical Islam” as the problem. “It never mentions the term ‘radical Islam,’ and after the Orlando shooting, we have an obligation when the administration won’t call it what it is, to start calling it what ... Read more

  • SBA Disaster Loan Application Deadlines Nears
    Posted in In The News on June 20, 2016 | Preview rr

    Two important deadlines are ahead for Texans who are considering a loan through the U.S. Small Business Administration for recovery from the April storms and flooding. Most survivors who registered with FEMA for disaster assistance were contacted by the SBA with information on the agency’s loan-interest disaster loans, as well as instructions on how to complete the loan application. The deadline to submit the application for physical damage is June 24, 2016. The deadline for businesses to submi... Read more