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  • 7 Investigates: Growing caseloads plague federal immigration courts, letting many remain in the country
    Posted in In The News on January 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    TYLER, TX (KLTV) - The death of an East Texas girl in November raised questions over the procedure of the 'immigration hold' process that is supposed to keep people who are not in the country legally in jail until a court hearing can be scheduled. In the case of Gustavo Zavala-Garcia, the man arrested in the capital murder of Kayla Gomez Orozco, he had a pending immigration case at the time of his 2016 arrest. The "immigration holds" are placed on suspects by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement... Read more

  • U.S. House votes to approve Kari’s Law
    Posted in In The News on January 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    (KLTV) -The U.S. House passed a bill Monday requiring business owners across to provide a direct 9-1-1 dial access.The bill will be sent next to the U.S. Senate, who will vote on it before it ultimately, if passed by the Senate, lands on the President's desk for a signature. The House voted 408-0 in favor of the Kari's Law bill. Kari’s Law came about after an East Texas mother, Kari Hunt, was attacked by her estranged husband at Marshall’s Baymont Inn & Suites in December of 2013. In attempts to... Read more

  • Rep. Louie Gohmert: After Years of Inaction Under Boehner, Congress Now Keeping Obamacare Repeal Promise Under Trump
    Posted in In The News on January 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) told Breitbart News Daily Thursday that there was “a lot of excitement” in the new 115th Congress. “I haven’t seen or felt this kind of excitement since my first term in 2005, when we had the presidency as Republicans did – the White House, the House of Representatives, and the Senate,” he told SiriusXM host Raheem Kassam. “There was so much optimism, and we were so excited. We were going to totally reform Social Security so it would be there for generations to come. No... Read more

  • Gohmert: Schumer hoping New York Times can drown out Trump's tweets
    Posted in In The News on January 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, said Wednesday morning that Democrats like Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer oppose President-elect Trump's endless tweeting because they'd rather have people read the left-leaning press. Schumer used his opening-day speech in the Senate Tuesday to say a "Twitter presidency" is a bad idea. "Making America great again requires more than 140 characters per issue," Schumer said. "With all due respect, America cannot afford a Twitter presidency." "Of course he wants T... Read more

  • Gohmert: Schumer Wants Trump Off Twitter so NY Times Can Be News Source
    Posted in In The News on January 4, 2017 | Preview rr

    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer wants President-elect Donald Trump to quit using Twitter because he wants the public to "hear nothing but The New York Times," Rep. Louie Gohmert said Wednesday morning. "Trump is not going to let that happen," the Texas Republican told Fox News' "Fox and Friends" program. "He's going to get the final word and straighten them out when they lie about it." During his opening remarks on the Senate floor Tuesday, Schumer, a New York Democrat, addressed Trump and ... Read more

  • Rep. Gohmert: Speaker Ryan Promised Hastert Rule, No Amnesty, No Trade Deals
    Posted in In The News on January 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    House Speaker Paul Ryan will freeze amnesty bills, sideline open-border trade deals and revive the Hastert Rule, said Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, who supported the Jan. 3 reelection of Ryan to the Speaker’s chair. “House Speaker Paul Ryan and I had two substantive private discussions on the legislative agenda for the 115th Congress and came to an understanding,” Gohmert told Breitbart News. One Ryan promise that won his vote, said Gohmert, was Ryan’s support for the Hastert Rule, which forbids the... Read more

  • Vietnam Veteran Finally Receives Air Medal
    Posted in In The News on November 11, 2016 | Preview rr

    It was a moment Tommy Baxter had waited a long time to experience. The ceremony was brief and quiet but at last the Air Medal was pinned over his heart. The day was special for Baxter. A 1964 graduate of Rider High School, he was the first Rider basketball player to get a college scholarship. After two years at Midwestern State University, he joined the Navy in 1967. "It was an unconventional assignment. Everybody thinks it's all ships," said Baxter taking a break from a camping trip. "When I in... Read more

  • Longview veteran, WWII POW finally awarded Purple Heart, other medals
    Posted in In The News on October 25, 2016 | Preview rr

    Puett Willcox followed procedure after being captured by the Germans during World War II: He gave his name, rank and serial number. When his captors asked whether he had a mother and a father, Willcox paused and wondered how to answer. Then he told them jokingly, "No Mutter, no Vater, no per diem." The "per diem" bit stymied the Germans, Willcox remembers, but his captors then gave him a beer. "I guess they felt sorry for me because I had no mother, no father," he said. Willcox, 92, of Longview ... Read more

  • Gohmert visits TieTek in Woodlawn, talks state of industry
    Posted in In The News on October 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert visited constituents in Harrison County, touring the American TieTek LLC's manufacturing facility on Wednesday. American TieTek produces recycled and recyclable composite products including cross ties, the rectangular support for rails in railroad tracks, and railroad highway crossings. "I'm impressed. I see a lot of potential here," Gohmert said, after touring the facility. "A strong and effective railroad is crucial for getting East Texas goods to market. To see firstha... Read more

  • GOHMERT: We must preserve the Hyde Amendment and its safeguards
    Posted in In The News on October 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    Last week, the country celebrated 40 years of the Hyde Amendment being in effect. This vital piece of legislation outlaws taxpayer dollars from being used to fund elective abortions through Medicaid. It not only protects the rights of the innocent unborn, but also advances the cause of human freedom, extends the inalienable rights enshrined in our Declaration of Independence to all human beings and preserves religious liberty. It was a great honor for me to have served with Henry Hyde in the las... Read more