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  • GOHMERT: Congressional Reform Goes Beyond Electing the Right Speaker
    Posted in In The News on October 5, 2015 | Preview rr

    Momentarily, let’s talk principles instead of specific people. Throughout Congressional history, there appear to be ongoing periods of greater and greater centralization of power in the Speaker of the House. Eventually, it becomes too destructive and someone or some people step up to decentralize the power. There is an absolutely amazing array of talent and intelligence in Congress, but somehow, far too many on both sides of the aisle get to DC they hand over their deductive reasoning function ... Read more

  • GOHMERT: Republicans Need Bold Leadership More Than Ever
    Posted in In The News on September 30, 2015 | Preview rr

    The United States of America is at an incredibly perilous time in our history. We have seen our rights endowed by our Creator and protected by the Constitution being eroded and taken away. It is clear that we need bold leadership more than ever. Speaker John Boehner, by stepping down, is graciously giving us that opportunity. An opportunity of this magnitude should not be squandered on an ‘heir apparent,’ or continuing to “go along to get along.” The biggest problem with Congressional elections ... Read more

  • Obama Admin Will Not Reveal to Congress Number of Americans Killed By Iran
    Posted in In The News on September 18, 2015 | Preview rr

    The Obama administration is declining to inform Congress about the number of American citizens and troops killed by Iran and its terror proxies, according to a document provided to Congress and obtained by the Washington Free Beacon. The administration was repeatedly asked by Congress to release figures describing how many Americans and Israelis have been killed by Iran’s military and terror activities since the country’s 1979 revolution. In a series of on-the-record responses obtained exclusive... Read more

  • Nineteen House members introduce resolution to impeach EPA chief
    Posted in In The News on September 14, 2015 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON–Six House members from Texas and a scattering of colleagues from 12 other states have co-sponsored articles of impeachment against EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. The resolution accuses McCarthy of perjury and making false statements before the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. McCarthy has presided over the EPA during a period of aggressive expansion of its work imposing limits on pollutants in the air and water, including carbon emissions linked to climate change. T... Read more

  • Rep. Gohmert Introducing Resolution to Declare Iran Deal a Treaty
    Posted in In The News on September 7, 2015 | Preview rr

    On March 11, 2015, Secretary of State John Kerry said the Obama administration was “not negotiating a legally binding plan” with Iran and therefore their nuclear agreement did not have to be submitted to Congress for approval. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) is ready to challenge that notion by putting forward a resolution that would define the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action as a treaty. The Corker-Cardin bill, a.k.a. the Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, was introduced as an accountabili... Read more

  • 18 House Republicans pledge to oppose spending bill with Planned Parenthood funding
    Posted in In The News on July 29, 2015 | Preview rr

    Eighteen House conservatives told GOP leaders Thursday that they will not support any measure to fund the government if it continues to fund Planned Parenthood. “We must act to fully defund Planned Parenthood,” they wrote in a letter obtained by The Hill. “Please know that we cannot and will not support any funding resolution -- an appropriations bill, an omnibus package, a continuing resolution, or otherwise -- that contains any funding for Planned Parenthood, including mandatory funding strea... Read more

  • Rep. Gohmert Meets with Family Members of Victims Killed by Illegal Aliens
    Posted in In The News on July 24, 2015 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) shared in an exclusive interview with Breitbart News his experience meeting with family members of victims killed by illegal aliens. The loved ones of the victims came to Washington, D.C. for a hearing on Kate’s Law and meetings with several legislators concerning the epidemic of illegal immigration into the United States. Gohmert said that 2016 Presidential candidate Donald Trump has struck a nerve across America on the issue of illegal immigration, because he isn’t be... Read more

  • Congress bill would force D.C. officials to detain, report illegals to feds
    Posted in In The News on July 23, 2015 | Preview rr

    A Texas Republican congressman has introduced legislation that would force the District to share more readily with federal authorities information about illegal immigrants arrested in the city with the goal of increasing deportations. The bill introduced by Rep. Louie Gohmert follows in the footsteps of similar legislation passed Thursday by the House that would withhold federal grants from states and localities that shield illegal immigrants from deportation by not cooperating with federal immi... Read more

  • Louie Gohmert Blows Up Obama-Iran Deal On House Floor: Would Cause ‘Nuclear Proliferation,’ Cost ‘Millions Of Lives’
    Posted in In The News on July 23, 2015 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) had about the strongest rebuke of any member of Congress when it comes to President Barack Obama’s nuclear arms deal with Iran on the House floor on Wednesday evening. Speaking for nearly 30 minutes, Gohmert deconstructed the deal point-by-point. “There’s so much about this deal that stinks to high heaven,” he said at one point. “This deal with an evil group of leaders in Iran is going to spell death down the road for masses of people if we don’t get it stopped. So Mr. ... Read more

  • Congress pushes to allow troops to be armed on military bases
    Posted in In The News on July 17, 2015 | Preview rr

    Congressional leaders said Friday they will direct the Pentagon to allow troops to carry guns on base for personal protection following a deadly shooting rampage in Tennessee that killed four Marines and seriously wounded a sailor at a recruiting center. The directive will be included in the National Defense Authorization Act, which is set to be finalized within days, according to a joint statement from Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, who are heading negotiations ove... Read more