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  • Rep. Louie Gohmert’s Statement Supporting Israel following Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Address
    Posted in Press Releases on May 24, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Foreign Policy

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) issued the following statement today giving strong support to our ally Israel after listening to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu address a Joint Session of Congress: “A true leader does not only motivate crowds with intrepid language but leads by example and commands by decisive action. It was an honor to have—a true leader— Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu address a Joint Session of Congress today. We will never see freedom and security in the Middle East if America’... Read more

  • Lawmakers Question Pakistani Aid After Bin Laden
    Posted in In The News on May 5, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security

    One of the many questions surrounding Osama bin Laden's killing is whether the United States should consider Pakistan a friend or foe. The country is considered a key ally when it comes to fighting terror, but ultimately, Pakistan is where the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks sought safe haven for years. Now, some lawmakers are calling for foreign aid to be cut off to the nuclear-armed nation. When former President George W. Bush declared a war on terror in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, Pakistan p... Read more

  • Rep. Louie Gohmert on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 5, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Judiciary Committee

    Thursday, Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal. He talked to host, Susan Swain, and answered questions from callers all over the United States of America. Some of the topics discussed on the show: • The Recent Death of Osama bin Laden • The Role of Interrogation Methods in the U.S. Operation to Kill Osama bin Laden • U.S. Counter-Terrorism Efforts • The White House’s Decision not to Release bin Laden’s Photo • House Judiciary Hearing with U.S. Attorney General Eric ... Read more

  • Questions Abound After Bin Laden's Death
    Posted in In The News on May 3, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security

    WASHINGTON -- While U.S. Intelligence officials warn Osama bin Laden's death could lead to retaliation, it could also deal a more crippling blow to the terrorist group al Qaeda. During Sunday's covert raid on bin Laden's million-dollar compound outside the Pakistan's capital city, U.S. Navy Seals recovered a treasure trove of documents, DVD's, and computer hard drives that may expose more cracks in the terrorist network. Intelligence officials are reviewing the information in hopes that it could... Read more

  • Rep. Gohmert’s Statement on the Death of Osama Bin Laden
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security

    Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding the death of Osama bin Laden: “Americans will forever remember today. The death of Osama bin Laden is a great victory for the American people. It is a day to be truly grateful to those who serve in and assist our United States military. It is also a time to revere those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in our fight against the radical Islamists who declared war upon us. After decades of murderous attacks by ra... Read more

  • Congressman Louie Gohmert Introduces Bill to Guarantee Military Gets Paid On Time if Government Shuts Down
    Posted in Press Releases on March 31, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security

    Today Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) introduced the Ensuring Pay for Our Military Act. This legislation ensures that members of the United States Military get their paycheck on time in the event that Congress cannot pass a budget. “The men and women of the United States military are among the most heroic of Americans. These true patriots place their lives on the line to protect this country and ensure security for our future. If Congress cannot pass a budget, it’s not right for these valiant warrior... Read more

  • Congressman Gohmert’s Statement on the Murder of Special Agent Jaime Zapata
    Posted in Press Releases on February 16, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security

    Congressman Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement concerning the two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents (ICE), one wounded and the other killed, in Mexico City yesterday. “How many more American lives will be lost before a modern day American administration realizes Mexico is a war-zone where violence spills over and directly affects American citizens? We have the sovereign right to protect ourselves, which means using force to insure that terrorists, whether fanatic jiha... Read more

  • Patriot Act Extension Vote Statement
    Posted in Press Releases on February 9, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, Judiciary Committee

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement regarding the vote in the House on the extension of three provisions in the Patriot Act: “In order to allow Congressional Republicans necessary time to hold hearings regarding the needs of law enforcement with adequate checks and balances in our ongoing war on terrorism, I voted yesterday for a temporary extension of three specific provisions in the Patriot Act that would only be through December 8, 2011. I have always insisted on the n... Read more

  • Gohmert discusses border security
    Posted in In The News on October 2, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security

    Congressman Louie Gohmert appeared on Fox and Friends on Saturday morning. Read more

  • UPDATE: Gohmert Discusses Border Securit
    Posted in In The News on October 2, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security, General

    Congressman Louie Gohmert appeared on Fox and Friends on Saturday morning Read more