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

 

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  • TX-01 District Offices Without Power
    Posted in Press Releases on February 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    *UPDATE: As of 12:30PM CST the power has been restored to our Tyler office and we are back to normal working conditions.* A most tragic series of events occurred in the early morning hours of Friday, February 17th outside my district office located in Tyler, which resulted in the death of a worker attempting to repair the damage to downed power lines. My most sincere condolences go out to the family, friends and coworkers of the Oncor contractor who was killed as he worked diligently in the serv... Read more

  • Gohmert Introduces The Fracturing Regulations are Effective in State Hands (FRESH) Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) introduced companion legislation (HR 928) in the House of Representatives to the Senate version of the FRESH Act, introduced by Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK). This legislation would give states the right to regulate hydraulic fracturing on all land within the boundaries of the States. It would also force companies with hydraulic fracturing operations on Federal lands to comply with current State laws. “In the wake of the overreaching and unaccountable Obama Administrat... Read more

  • Gohmert on President Trump’s Executive Orders to Strengthen National Security
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding the executive orders made by the Trump Administration regarding refugees: “After years of failure by the Obama Administration to adequately protect the American people against the inherent and systematic flaws in our refugee system, on Friday President Trump took a first step and utilized the tools that both the Constitution and Congress have long granted Presidents to strengthen our national security and restore sanity ... Read more

  • Gohmert’s Statement on the 2017 March for Life
    Posted in Press Releases on January 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today displaying his fervent support for the March for Life, an annual rally of prolife supporters in Washington, D.C., and his continued promise to fight for the rights of the innocent unborn: “It is so very encouraging to see this country’s leaders take a stand today and speak up for the lives of every voiceless, unborn child. The horrific abortion practices carried out in this country and around the world, for that matter, have tragi... Read more

  • Gohmert Introduces Kari's Law of 2017
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement regarding the reintroduction of his bill, H.R. 582, the Kari's Law Act of 2017, which previously passed overwhelmingly in the House of Representatives but was held up in the Senate: “In the last Congress, we had strong bi-partisan and bicameral support for Kari’s Law, and even had a Democrat as lead sponsor in the Senate who was on the committee with jurisdiction and willing to marshal the bill toward passage. However, the bill got held... Read more

  • Gohmert on House Resolution 11 and Introduction of Bill to Defund United Nations
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement regarding his vote against U.S. House Resolution 11 and the bill he introduced today in Congress, H.R. 373, which would withhold any and all funds from the United Nations until United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334, regarding Israel’s Settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, is repealed in its entirety: “Today we voted on U.S. House Resolution 11 that directly undermines Israel’s right to self-defense and supports Isra... Read more

  • Gohmert on Vote for House Speaker Paul Ryan
    Posted in Press Releases on January 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today on his vote for Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan: “House Speaker Paul Ryan and I had two substantive private discussions on the legislative agenda for the 115th Congress and came to an understanding on three specific issues.” “The Speaker agreed leadership would bring no bills to the House floor without the support of a majority of the Republican conference; that no bills would be brought forth in an attempt to legalize anyone i... Read more

  • Gohmert on House Passage of Bill to Track Those with Disabilities
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement on his decision to vote against H.R. 4919, Kevin and Avonte's Law, which establishes a federal program to chip individuals with autism and developmental disabilities: “While this initiative may have noble intentions, ‘small and temporary’ programs in the name of safety and security often evolve into permanent and enlarged bureaucracies that infringe on the American people’s freedoms. That is exactly what we have here. A safety problem e... Read more

  • Gohmert on House’s Failure to Impeach the IRS Commissioner
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement on the vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to reject a floor vote on the impeachment of IRS Commissioner Koskinen and refer it, once again, to the House Judiciary Committee: “The evidence appears quite clear that IRS Commissioner John Koskinen was not honest in his testimony to Congress, failed to keep promises he made to us, refused to properly look for the subpoenaed evidence in any productive way, all while being totally unrepe... Read more

  • Gohmert’s Statement on 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34)
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2016 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement on his decision to vote against the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34) today: “While I voted in favor of the original House version of H.R. 6 (the “21st Century Cures Act”), as well as voting for the original House version of the mental health reform bill, H.R. 2646, (the “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2016”), I could not vote for the recently introduced House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 34 - 21st Century C... Read more