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  • 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

  • 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