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Congress Seeks Wasserman Schultz Testimony in IT Scandal Investigation
July 28, 2017
Leading members seek investigation into Democratic IT staffers access of congressional data Congressional leaders are interested in conducting their own independent investigation into a growing scandal surrounding IT staffers working for Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D., Fla.), who are accused of stealing sensitive computer equipment from House lawmakers' offices. One of these IT staffers, Imran Awan, was arrested this week when trying to travel to Pakistan and charged with bank fraud after a ... More
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Gohmert’s Statement on Interior’s Decision to Overturn Hydraulic Fracturing Rule
July 25, 2017
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement regarding the decision made by the United States Department of the Interior to rescind the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) hydraulic fracturing rule: “The Department of Interior acted in an arbitrary and capricious manner – basing their rule on allegations that were disproved. It is great to have the Trump Administration and my Navy SEAL friend Secretary Zinke taking action to help create more jobs, raise critical funds from federal l... More
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Legislators address communication concerns
July 24, 2017
Longview, TEXAS (KETK) - The men and women we elect to office say hearing from their constituents is a vital part of democracy. But when there aren't town halls to attend, the only way to make your voice heard may be to call or write. In an effort to see just how many local lawmakers actually take the time to call you back, the KETK team posed as constituents, and called every East Texas Representative and Senator. In all only two of our calls calls were returned. But these type of calls to legi... More
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Gohmert’s Statement on the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act
July 14, 2017
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement regarding the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which he voted against this afternoon, due to the rejection of the Hartzler Amendment by the U.S. House of Representatives: “Today the House passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2018. Though there were some additional matters that I sincerely hoped would be changed, I made clear to our Whip Team that I would indeed vote for the NDAA as long as the Ha... More
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GOHMERT OPED: Don’t Let Congress Seize Control Of State Malpractice Laws
June 29, 2017
In the realm of the rights of each individual State, nothing should be more sacred than a State’s right to make its own laws regarding its own lawsuits, pending in its own State courts. Activities that occurred wholly within the State’s own borders, involving people that are all residents of that specific State, fall under the State’s own jurisdiction. That would normally be what informally is called a “no-brainer.” But, not so fast – not while the United States Congress is in session. Here’s wh... More
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