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  • Rep. Gohmert's Statement on ObamaCare Ruling by 11th Circuit Court of Appeals
    Posted in Press Releases on August 12, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Rep. Louie Gohmert(TX-01) released the following statement today regarding the ruling made by the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals: “Today’s ruling is a triumph for the Constitution and a great victory for the American people. Not only is it unconstitutional to force Americans to purchase healthcare insurance against their will, this bill misrepresents the rule of law in the United States. It not only destroys jobs; but, it robs the taxpayers of 2.6 trillion of their hard-earned money. This is not ... Read more

  • Members of Congress Announce the Healthcare Fiscal Accountability Act of 2011
    Posted in Press Releases on March 30, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01), Rep. Jack Kingston (GA-01) and Former Rep. Ernest Istook (OK-05) held a press conference in order to introduce the Healthcare Fiscal Accountability Act of 2011. “In town halls all across the country, Americans demanded that ObamaCare be stopped. This legislation shows that we are listening. We are doing exactly what the American people want us to do and that is to strip out the funding for Obamacare,” said Rep. Gohmert. The legislation is designed to remove the ... Read more

  • Lawmakers Unveil Legislation Which Removes Automatic Funding for Health Care Legislation
    Posted in In The News on March 30, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Georgia Republican Congressman Jack Kingston and Texas Republican Congressman Louie Gohmert held a press conference to introduce new legislation designed to remove up to the $105.5 billion in automatic funding that they insist was buried in President Obama's health care legislation. The lawmakers were to be joined by Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., but she apparently got hung in the Libya hearing and was a no show. The lawmakers say the legislation returns to Congress its authority to review this fun... Read more

  • Rep. Gohmert’s Statement on the One Year Anniversary of ObamaCare
    Posted in Press Releases on March 23, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement on the one year anniversary of ObamaCare: “One year ago today, President Obama signed ObamaCare into law. This health care takeover is the pinnacle of the false 'government knows best' thinking that currently reigns in Washington. According to the latest polls, the majority of Americans oppose this health care overhaul. Not to mention, two federal judges have found the individual mandate unconstitutional.” “This bill tells Americ... Read more

  • Rep. Gohmert: Obamacare Has Become ‘Crony Care’ for Pals
    Posted in In The News on March 9, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    The Obama administration has granted waivers or adjustments to five states and more than 1,000 unions, companies, and other organizations representing nearly 3 million people who no longer have to comply with healthcare-reform requirements — for now. That news comes despite two looming congressional investigations into whether politics influences who received a waiver — what one GOP congressman is calling “crony care.” Republicans allege that the administration has refused to state its basis for... Read more

  • Rep. Louie Gohmert Commends Florida Court Healthcare Decision
    Posted in Press Releases on February 1, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding yesterday’s Florida court decision which ruled President Obama’s mandate for every American to purchase health insurance unconstitutional: “Judge Vinson’s ruling yesterday is an important victory for the United States Constitution and the American people. He is correct when he compares this healthcare takeover to the 1773 Boston Tea Party. The present day Tea Party movement was formed partly due to the dissatisfaction of... Read more

  • Gohmert continues fight to repeal ObamaCare
    Posted in In The News on January 22, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Minutes before joining a Republican led vote to repeal ‘ObamaCare’ Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert spoke briefly with the News Herald. “This afternoon we’re going to go in and vote to repeal this 2000-page monstrosity that gives the government the power to take over all healthcare,” the congressman said via telephone from his Washington, D.C. office. Gohmert – a three-term Republican representing the 1st congressional district of Texas – was confident the House vote to overturn the Patient Pr... Read more

  • Congressman Gohmert, Colleagues Vote to Repeal ObamaCare
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Today Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) voted in favor of repealing ObamaCare. The final vote was 245 to 189. “Now we can get on with the work of providing real health reform that will help the American people have health care that is affordable, patient-centered and patient-controlled. Allowing people to buy insurance across state lines and disallowing insurance companies to drop coverage of sick people are two good ideas. This time – in an open, transparent way – we will really generate solut... Read more

  • Gohmert New Amendment but no Repeal of 17th Amendment
    Posted in In The News on March 25, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Gregg County's Republican Party chairman on Thursday said he has reservations about U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert's call for a constitutional amendment convention, while his Democratic counterpart said the congressman's effort is merely an attempt to squash federal health care legislation. On Monday, Gohmert Read more

  • Gohmert Opposes Government Takeover of Health Care Votes Against H.R. 3590
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2010 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, DC - U.S. Congressman Louie Gohmert (R-TX) issued the following statement after voting against H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, a bill that would lead our nation to an unprecedented federal takeover of the health care system. Read more