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  • 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

  • GOP Lawmaker Reveals the ‘Absolutely Insane’ Possible Reason Why FBI Didn’t Catch on to Orlando Shooter’s Apparent Radicalization Until It Was Too Late
    Posted in In The News on June 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) identified what he believes is one reason Omar Mateen was able to walk into a gay nightclub in Orlando and kill 49 people, despite having previously been interviewed by the FBI: Agents are not allowed to ask the questions that help determine if a person has been or is being radicalized. “They don’t know what to ask when trying to discern if one has been radicalized,” Gohmert told TheBlaze Wednesday. Gohmert, who sits on the House Judiciary Committee, which oversees i... Read more

  • GOP Leaders Set To Endorse Obama’s Failed Anti-JIhad Strategy
    Posted in In The News on June 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    House GOP leaders are set to endorse President Barack Obama’s failed domestic anti-jihad strategy, according to Texas GOP Rep. Louie Gohmert. The GOP’s Obama endorsement is hidden in a new bill, titled the ‘‘Countering Terrorist Radicalization Act.” The showpiece bill’s title and language is undermined by numerous exceptions that allow the president to continue his failed “Countering Violent Extremism” strategy, Gohmert said. [Submit]The bill is a post-Orlando showpiece that actually entrenches ... Read more

  • Park Service Execs Commit Ethical Misconduct, Get ‘Punished’ With Promotions
    Posted in In The News on May 24, 2016 | Preview rr

    Grand Canyon National Park’s top administrator was offered a promotion to a cushy Washington job soon after an investigation revealed a culture of sexual harassment had plagued the famous Arizona site’s staff for 15 years. That’s just one of many examples of Department of the Interior (DOI) employee misconduct that was “punished” with promotions and highlighted during a House Natural Resources subcommittee hearing Tuesday. “The appearance of rewarding bad behavior is not the desired outcome, nor... Read more

  • Gohmert: Waging war against Washington spending
    Posted in In The News on May 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    When Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert first ran for Congress in 2004, the former Texas judge was hoping to make a difference for those who entered his court. Too many federal laws, he believed, were preventing them from reaching their potential. Since that time, Gohmert said, he has found that the design of Congress makes it hard for those laws to change, and that even his own party is often unhelpful. "Too often we go along to get along, and we keep doing the same thing," he told the Washington Ex... Read more

  • Kari's Law passes in the U.S. House of Representatives, moves on to Senate
    Posted in In The News on May 23, 2016 | Preview rr

    (KLTV) - A bill inspired by an East Texas mother killed in a Marshall hotel room in 2013 was brought up for a potential vote in the House of Representatives Monday afternoon, and it passed. It will now move on to the Senate. Kari Hunt was killed in a hotel room by her estranged husband in December 2013. Her nine-year-old daughter tried calling 911 from the hotel room four times but wasn't able to get through because she didn't know to dial another nine to reach an outside line. Rep. Louie Gohmer... Read more

  • Lawmaker predicts FBI will stay silent on Clinton indictment
    Posted in In The News on May 17, 2016 | Preview rr

    A House Republican predicted Tuesday that the FBI would likely stop short of recommending an indictment for Hillary Clinton over the email scandal, and guessed that the FBI would instead leave the decision to attorneys in the Justice Department. "[FBI] Director [James] Comey is a pretty straight up guy, and I don't think he'll pull any punches," Rep. Louie Gohmert, a Texas Republican, told the Washington Examiner on Tuesday. "But I could also see him avoiding a controversy by just saying, here's... Read more

  • Deadline to Register for FEMA Assistance: May 18.
    Posted in In The News on May 9, 2016 | Preview rr

    Daily Fact Sheet DR-4266-TX May 6, 2016 The Deadline to Register for Disaster Assistance is May 18 · Texans who suffered damage or losses from the March 7-29 severe storms, tornadoes and flooding only have until Wednesday, May 18, to register for FEMA assistance. · Survivors need to meet this deadline so they can start the next steps in the recovery process. FEMA Offers Advice for Texans on Lessening Storm Damage · Teams of specialists from FEMA will visit home improvement stores in Harrison and... Read more