U.S. Congressman LOUIE GOHMERT: Proudly Serving the First District of Texas


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  • Gohmert’s Statement on The 2016 National Day of Prayer
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today on The National Day of Prayer: “Today is such a special day – one of national contemplation and prayer to the one, true God. First established in 1775, when the Continental Congress asked the colonies to pray for wisdom in forming this country, the call to prayer has continued throughout our history. In fact, this day was created for the purpose of humbly coming before God, seeking His guidance for the leaders of this country and ... Read more

  • Gohmert Objects to President Obama’s Eastern District of Texas Judge Nominee
    Posted in Press Releases on April 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding his opposition to the nomination of Karen Gren Scholer to fill a vacancy on the federal district court for the Eastern District of Texas: “It is my firm belief that an individual who lives and works within the Eastern District of Texas should be selected to fill such an important vacancy within this area. Otherwise, the message is that out of the thousands of attorneys living within this one fourth of ... Read more

  • Gohmert on President Obama’s Supreme Court Justice Selection
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2016 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today concerning President Obama’s selection of Merrick Garland to fill the Supreme Court vacancy: “The current election cycle, highly contested and contentious, has revealed one thing – that this nation is deeply divided on countless issues. Though I have not agreed with political positions of now Vice-President Joe Biden and Senator Chuck Schumer, their previously adamant position that a sitting President should not be selecting a Sup... Read more

  • Gohmert Pays Tribute to Former First Lady Nancy Reagan
    Posted in Press Releases on March 10, 2016 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement honoring the life and legacy of Mrs. Ronald Reagan: “Nancy Reagan had a level of class that was becoming of a First Lady. Her gentle strength was evident to those in her inner circle, as well as, the entire country.” "It is an extraordinary privilege for both Kathy and me to be invited to represent our beloved east Texas at the tribute to be paid to Mrs. Nancy Reagan tomorrow during the memorial service at The Ronald Reagan Presidential... Read more

  • Federal Govt Mismanagement of Forests is Devastating States, Local Govts and Schools
    Posted in Press Releases on February 25, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today in the House Natural Resources Committee, Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) addressed the committee & questioned witnesses in a hearing on Federal Lands. He noted the vast amount of national forests in east Texas and mentioned hearing reports by private land owners, living near federal lands, that there has been more hostility than ever by federal employees toward east Texans. “The federal government is no longer being the good neighbor that they promised to be,” said Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01). ... Read more

  • Gohmert on The Life & Legacy of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia
    Posted in Press Releases on February 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement on the sudden news of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing: “In 1986, America needed an honorable, brilliant, ethical, clear-headed, protector of the U.S. Constitution. In response to all the musical prayers for God to ‘bless America,’ He did in the form of Antonin Scalia. I loved his mental clarity, treasured his sense of humor and jokes, shared both his faith in God and his recognition of the troubled course ahead for o... Read more

  • Investigative Report on EPA’s Gold King Mine Blowout Released by House Committee on Natural Resources Majority Staff
    Posted in Press Releases on February 11, 2016 | Preview rr

    Today, the House Committee on Natural Resources released a Majority staff report detailing information uncovered during the Committee’s ongoing investigation of the EPA’s Gold King Mine blowout near Silverton, Colorado in August 2015. The 73-page report documents the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) and the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) inaccurate and misleading accounts of the events and decisions that led to the blowout and deconstructs their conflicting accounts Click here to view... Read more

  • 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