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  • 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

  • Congressman looks to courts to stop Iran ‘treaty’
    Posted in In The News on January 30, 2016 | Preview rr

    The Iran nuclear deal is signed, it survived a congressional hurdle and now even the sanctions are being removed, but Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, is now looking to the courts to stop the deal in its tracks. Gohmert said this is the last chance to derail what he insists is a treaty while President Obama is in the White House. Despite the fact the deal is already being implemented in multiple ways, Gohmert insists the law is on his side. “It alters the Non-Proliferation Treaty in a number of resp... Read more

  • Conservatives Agree Standoff in Oregon Elevates Debate on Federal Land Ownership
    Posted in In The News on January 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    As protesters continue to engage in a standoff against the government at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, conservatives agree the events have elevated the debate over federal land ownership. But lawmakers stop short of endorsing the actions of the protesters occupying a federal building located south of Burns, Ore. “It’s brought attention to a problem issue,” Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, told The Daily Signal. “I’m not an advocate of trespassing, taking over federal property, but now that t... Read more

  • Conservatives angry at 'no limits' spending bill
    Posted in In The News on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr

    Critics of the massive spending bill currently before Congress aren't hard to find. One of those – a Christian pro-family pundit – is upset the bill completely funds President Obama's resettlement plan for Muslim refugees. "There's absolutely nothing to block the president from bringing in as many Muslims from war-torn, dangerous areas as he chooses without the proper vetting and signing up for benefits, bringing in their children and relatives," says Sandy Rios, director of governmental affairs... Read more

  • Rep. Gohmert: ‘We’ve Got to Take A Stand Here’
    Posted in In The News on December 15, 2015 | Preview rr

    House Speaker Paul Ryan calls the omnibus spending bill a compromise that gives both sides of the aisle some of what it wants, but Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, says the bill is a non-starter because it doesn’t take the steps necessary to keep terrorists from entering the country. “We took an oath. We’re supposed to protect this country, the Constitution. We’re supposed to provide for the common defense. We’ve got to take a stand here. It’s worth taking a stand to save American lives,” said Gohme... Read more

  • Rep. Gohmert: ‘You Cannot Be An American Citizen And Believe Sharia Law Should Supplant Our Constitution’
    Posted in In The News on December 10, 2015 | Preview rr

    Discussing how the Obama administration apparently is not controlling illegal immigration and is using terrorist attacks to justify calls for more gun control, Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) said it is lawmakers’ duty to protect Americans “against all enemies foreign and domestic,” and stressed that Muslim immigrants who believe sharia law (Islamic law) must supplant the Constitution cannot be American citizens. According to the BBC, “all aspects of a Muslim’s life are governed by Sharia. Sharia l... Read more

  • How Much Land Near You Does the Federal Government Control? Use This Map to Find Out
    Posted in In The News on December 8, 2015 | Preview rr

    The federal government is looking to use the budget process to expand its ownership of land across the United States despite already owning three of every 10 acres, Rep. Louie Gohmert warned Monday. Gohmert, R-Texas, said the government’s “massive” control over land has preserved less than 1 percent of endangered species and instead harmed individuals whose livelihoods depend on land ownership. Gohmert, chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee’s subcommittee on oversight and investigati... Read more

  • Gohmert introduces 911 law to US House
    Posted in In The News on December 4, 2015 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert introduced a bill to take a Texas law nationwide. On Thursday, Gohmert announced filing “The Kari’s Law Act of 2015” in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill would ensure anyone who dials 911 would reach emergency services directly. The bill stems from a 2013 murder of Kari Hunt, of Marshall. Ms. Hunt’s 9-yearold daughter knew to dial 911 during an attack in a hotel room by Ms. Hunt’s estranged husband, but the young girl was unable to reach an outside line because ... Read more

  • Texas sues Feds for sending 6 Syrian refugees to Dallas
    Posted in In The News on December 3, 2015 | Preview rr

    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott received praise Wednesday for following through on his promise to sue the federal government if Syrian refugees are resettled in the Lone Star State. "One of the major provocations of the Revolutionary War was King George forcing people to house soldiers they did not volunteer to house," Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, told the Washington Examiner. "This President seems to feel the federal government has arrived at the level of royalty that is privileged to force peasants to ... Read more