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  • No immigration reform without wall, Gohmert says
    Posted in In The News on September 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, (R-TX), told the Herald-Press on Monday that Congress should forget about immigration reform, including the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, (DACA), until a wall is built on the southern border. “There's no time like the present to secure our border,” Gohmert said in an interview. The massive project can be accomplished, he said, despite the costs, estimated at up to $20 billion, and the country's recent natural disasters, which will cost the federal government bi... Read more

  • Gohmert: Some GOP Leaders ‘Right There with the Obstructionist Democrats’
    Posted in In The News on August 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    Texas congressman blasts anti-Trump Republicans for waffling on border-wall funding Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) blasted “some of the Republican leaders” for being “right there with the obstructionist Democrats,” in holding up funding for President Donald Trump’s signature border wall, during an interview Wednesday on “The Laura Ingraham Show.” Although the House approved a budget bill with a $1.6 billion down payment on border-wall funding back in July, Senate Republicans have been wary of push... Read more

  • Rep. Louie Gohmert: Trump Calls It Like He Sees It
    Posted in In The News on August 23, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, complimented President Donald Trump on Wednesday for his speech in Arizona Tuesday night, saying it shows the qualities that got him elected. "President Trump's speech in Arizona was a prime example of why he was elected: he calls it like he sees it. The American people respond to honesty," Gohmert told The Dallas Morning News in a statement. Gohmert also voiced his support for Trump's plan for a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, saying on "The Laura Ingraham Show" tha... Read more

  • House Conservatives Demand Border Security, Pledge to Back Trump Border Wall Funding
    Posted in In The News on August 22, 2017 | Preview rr

    House conservatives went all-in with promises to back border wall funding as they pressed for President Donald Trump to secure the border on the day the President is visiting the Yuma U.S. Customs and Border Protection station and holding a campaign-style rally in Phoenix. Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows stated: The President’s visit to Yuma, Arizona will be a critical step in highlighting the needs of our border patrol operations and evaluating the challenges they face in keeping our count... Read more

  • Texas lawmaker calls for DOJ investigation of Charlottesville violence
    Posted in In The News on August 20, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert said Sunday the Justice Department should investigate Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Charlottesville Mayor Michael Signer and “Unite the Right” rally organizer Jason Kessler for their roles in violent clashes that resulted the death of an anti-racism protester at last Saturday’s rally. In an appearance on “Fox & Friends,” Mr. Gohmert said there should be a Justice Department investigation into who is responsible for what occurred in Charlottesville, where white nationalists an... Read more

  • Congress Seeks Wasserman Schultz Testimony in IT Scandal Investigation
    Posted in In The News on July 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    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 ... Read more

  • Legislators address communication concerns
    Posted in In The News on July 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • GOHMERT OPED: Don’t Let Congress Seize Control Of State Malpractice Laws
    Posted in In The News on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Gohmert: Anti-GOP Shooter Was Conditioned By Media’s ‘Hate-Filled Propaganda’
    Posted in In The News on June 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert unloaded on the media and Obama-era holdovers at the Department of Justice on Wednesday after the FBI announced that it was treating last week’s attempted mass assassination of Republican congressmen as “assault” rather than terrorism. Gohmert said that the FBI’s refusal to label the attack as terrorism indicates that there are too many officials from the previous administration in the DOJ and charged that the left-wing shooter, James T. Hodgkinson, was condit... Read more

  • East Texas congressman reacts to Wednesday's shooting
    Posted in In The News on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    It’s the first year in many that Congressman Louie Gohmert wasn’t on the Alexandria baseball diamond, practicing for the charity game that Republicans and Democrats play annually. But many of his friends were, and Gohmert says that Thursday night, he’ll be in the stands to support his colleagues and their staffers, and all who were affected by the Wednesday morning shooting of four people. The gunman, James T. Hodgkinson, of Bellevillle, Illinois, later died of his injuries. “I’m usually out the... Read more