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  • Texas congressman calls Obama's deal with Iran unconstitutional
    Posted in In The News on April 27, 2016 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Rep. Gohmert: Why WOULDN'T Terrorists Take Advantage of an Unsecured Southern Border?
    Posted in In The News on April 25, 2016 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Texas groups flock to demonstrations in U.S. vs Texas Supreme Court case on immigration
    Posted in In The News on April 18, 2016 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Kari's Law: Father testifies in D.C.
    Posted in In The News on April 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Lawmakers want to make dialing 911 from businesses easier after East Texas woman’s death
    Posted in In The News on April 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Lawmakers call for IRS chief's head after stolen SSN admission
    Posted in In The News on April 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    Congressional disgust with IRS Commissioner John Koskinen deepened on Wednesday after his claim that the agency effectively encourages illegal immigrants to file tax returns using fraudulent Social Security numbers, with lawmakers calling for his ouster. "I think it certainly is appropriate to talk about new leadership," South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, a Republican who sits on the Senate Finance Committee, told the Washington Examiner. Koskinen on Tuesday told Scott's committee that the agency do... Read more

  • Salvation Army celebrates 75th year of serving Angelina County area
    Posted in In The News on April 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    During the Salvation Army of Lufkin’s 75th anniversary celebration Wednesday night at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center, U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, right, presents Capt. Jason Moore, center, and Major Mario Maldonado with a U.S. flag that flew over the U.S. Capitol for one day in honor of the organization’s years of service. The Salvation Army celebrated its 75th year of serving the Angelina County area Wednesday night at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center with guest speaker Lt. Col. Allen ... Read more

  • Interior Dept Spent $15 Million On A Crime Database That Doesn’t Work
    Posted in In The News on March 17, 2016 | Preview rr

    House lawmakers had some harsh words for a top Department of the Interior (DOI) official over the agency’s failure to create a functioning law enforcement database for federal lands after wasting $15 million over more than a decade. “This is government incompetence rivaled only by the roll-out of the Obamacare website,” Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert said in opening comments during a House Committee on Natural Resources hearing Thursday. “This is government waste, fraud and abuse to the ext... Read more

  • ALG praises Gohmert, Sessions for cosponsoring Article One supplemental
    Posted in In The News on February 4, 2016 | Preview rr

    Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today praised U.S. Representatives Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Pete Sessions (R-Texas) for being early cosponsors of the Consolidated Appropriations Amendments of 2016 offered by U.S. Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.): “The surest, most effective way to stop Obama's continued usurpation of congressional authority is to defund those overreaching regulations and executive actions using Congress' power of the purse. “Representative Louie Gohmert has lon... Read more

  • Rep. Louie Gohmert Explains Why He Chooses to Fight for Life
    Posted in In The News on January 30, 2016 | Preview rr

    “My first daughter was born very prematurely. They rushed her from the Tyler Texas hospital, where she was born, over to a hospital in Shreveport with the highest level of neonatal intensive care. My wife could not leave the hospital in Tyler, but she urged me to go do all I could for our daughter. The neonatologist in Shreveport encouraged me to caress her, talk to her. He said though she cannot see you well, she knows your voice from in the womb and it will comfort her. As I touched her hand, ... Read more