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  • Congressman Gohmert’s Remarks on the 43rd Anniversary of Roe v. Wade
    Posted in Press Releases on January 22, 2016 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement on the 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade: “Every year on January 22nd, thousands of passionate Americans travel to Washington, D.C. to speak for the unborn in a true March for Life. These concerned Americans walk in the cold and brave harsh weather conditions – to stand up for the defenseless. They are advocates for innumerable precious little lives across the country.” “Tragically there are 1.21 million babies aborted in the United State... Read more

  • Gohmert Appointed on House Judiciary Task Force on Executive Overreach
    Posted in Press Releases on January 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) was appointed by House Judiciary Chairman Goodlatte to serve on a new Task Force on Executive Overreach. This Task Force was created to examine the historic breakdown of the separation of powers and checks and balances that has led to the unprecedented increase in presidential power and executive overreach. Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement on his appointment to the Task Force: “It is quite an honor to be appointed to this new bipartisan Task ... Read more

  • Gohmert Reflects on 2015 Battles in the U.S. House of Representatives
    Posted in Press Releases on December 29, 2015 | Preview rr

    Sen. Bill Ratliff once told me the old adage, ‘It’s amazing what you can get done if you don’t care who gets the credit.’ He was so right. Knowing that I had evoked Speaker Boehner’s wrath, I would tell him I did not care whose name was on a bill that needed to come to the floor for a vote and I have gotten a number of bills passed and others should pass this next year. ZERO BASELINE BUDGET Since my first term in office, I have been pushing to end the automatic increase in every federal departme... Read more

  • Gohmert’s Statement on End of the Year Spending Bill
    Posted in Press Releases on December 18, 2015 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement regarding his vote against the year-end spending bill in the U.S. House of Representatives: “The Omnibus included some good initiatives such as ending the ban on oil exports, which will help relieve political blackmail by OPEC and Russia; however, the President’s war against people with jobs involving coal is funded as are federal programs that allow millions more acres to be put off limits for oil, gas, or other mineral production.” “S... Read more

  • Gohmert Requests Documents from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Peer Review Process of DOI’s Animas Report
    Posted in Press Releases on December 10, 2015 | Preview rr

    At yesterday’s oversight hearing on the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) Role in the EPA’s Animas Spill, both Republicans and Democrats on the Committee raised numerous questions about the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) involvement with the peer review process of the Bureau of Reclamation’s (BOR) study on the EPA’s Animas spill, particularly in light of USACE’s technical expertise and its serious criticisms of the scope of the Interior evaluation. Because these questions were not adequa... Read more

  • Gohmert Unveils Federal Footprint Map at Heritage Foundation
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2015 | Preview rr

    Yesterday, during a presentation at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, D.C., Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) unveiled The Natural Resources Committee’s Federal Footprint Map, which demonstrably illustrates the gargantuan scale of federal land ownership and regulation within the United States. He released the following statement on the impact and scope of the map: “The House Natural Resources Committee’s Federal Footprint Map is quite illuminating. This research tool provides vital information, an... Read more

  • Gohmert Announces Winners of 2016 Congressional Art Competition
    Posted in Press Releases on December 5, 2015 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) hosted a reception to honor the participants and announced the winners of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition on Saturday, December 5, 2015, at Stephen F. Austin’s Turner Auditorium. He released the following statement regarding the outstanding art pieces submitted this year: “What an absolute joy it is each year for me to witness such extraordinary talent of East Texas students manifested from the vision of each student through the caring touch of each aspect of th... Read more

  • Gohmert Introduces ‘The Kari’s Law Act of 2015’
    Posted in Press Releases on December 3, 2015 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) introduced ‘The Kari’s Law Act of 2015’ today in the U.S. House of Representatives. He released the following statement on this legislation which ensures that anyone who dials 9-1-1 will reach emergency personnel, even if the phone typically requires that user to dial “9” to get an outside line: “Two years ago this week, a precious life was cut short tragically. Kari Rene Hunt, a resident of Marshall, Texas, was murdered by her estranged husband in a hotel room. Kari’s... Read more

  • Congressman Louie Gohmert Praises Amicus Brief Filed with U.S. Supreme Court
    Posted in Press Releases on December 2, 2015 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) participated in a press conference at the U.S. Capitol today with Congressmen Trent Franks (AZ), Rob Bishop (UT) and various other Members of Congress to show support for an amicus curiae brief filed with the Supreme Court in Sissel v. HHS. He released the following statement regarding the amicus brief, backed and filed by 43 Members of Congress that seeks to overturn Obamacare on the grounds that the law violates the Constitution’s Origination Clause: “The Affordable ... Read more

  • Gohmert on ‘Federal Footprint Map’ Released by Natural Resources Committee
    Posted in Press Releases on November 18, 2015 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today on The Natural Resources Committee’s release of the Federal Footprint Map, which demonstrably illustrates the gargantuan scale of federal land ownership and regulation within the United States: “The recent launch of The House Natural Resources Committee’s Federal Footprint Map is quite illuminating. This research tool provides vital information, and illustrates just how overreaching the federal land grab has been within the United... Read more