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

 

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  • Gohmert’s Statement on the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act
    Posted in Press Releases on July 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    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... Read more

  • Gohmert on Trump Administration’s Roll Back of “Waters of the United States” Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement regarding the Trump Administration’s release of a proposed rule that will kill the Obama Administration’s “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) Rule by re-codifying the Clean Water Act as it existed prior to 2015: “Washington bureaucrats in cubicles should not be deciding the fate of our waterways, nor should they be allowed to completely and arbitrarily control the economic fate of landowners even to the point of ending their ability t... Read more

  • Gohmert Introduces The Parental Notification and Intervention Act
    Posted in Press Releases on June 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding his introduction of the Parental Notification and Intervention Act (H.R. 2956) which would prohibit performing an abortion on anyone under the age of 18 unless the minor's parents have been notified: “Traditionally most Americans have done all they can to protect the innocent among us. That has been an important part of my life’s work as well. So, it should come as no surprise that I have been and am pushing for legislat... Read more

  • Gohmert Honors Dr. James Dobson at Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Conference
    Posted in Press Releases on June 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    Being one of two people asked to honor Dr. James Dobson, Jr. at Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Patriots Gala, Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01), was pleased to deliver remarks regarding his friend, Dr. Dobson, who received the ‘Winston Churchill Man of the Year Award’ at the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s annual conference. “To be one of the two invited speakers to pay tribute to Dr. Dobson was an honor of extraordinary proportions because he has been helping families grow, proliferate, and even stay toget... Read more

  • Gohmert on Trump's Decision to Withdraw From Paris Climate Accord
    Posted in Press Releases on June 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding President Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord: "President Trump is entirely correct in withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord. He has done what is best for the American people. Nothing is stopping any nation or business from voluntary participation in the standards agreed to by the previous administration that would have crippled our economy. Scores of nations around the world are again demandin... Read more

  • Gohmert Introduces Armed Services Always Paid (ASAP) Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding his bill, the Armed Services Always Paid (ASAP) Act, which ensures that members of the United States Military get their paycheck on time in the event that Congress cannot pass a budget: “Those who stand between us and loss of freedom –or even annihilation –deserve our utmost respect and honor. The heroic men and women of the U.S. Military risk life and limb daily to certify the safety and security of all Americans at hom... Read more

  • Gohmert’s Statement on Tragic Mt. Pleasant ISD Bus Crash
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding the tragic high school bus crash in East Texas that claimed two lives and injured numerous others: “My thoughts and fervent prayers go out to the family members and friends of the two precious lives that were claimed as a result of the horrific East Texas crash involving the Mt. Pleasant High School girls and boys track teams. How very horrific-- to experience such a devastating loss after a time of togetherness and fun ... Read more

  • Gohmert on White House Executive Order to Rescind Waters of the US Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement on the decision made by the White House, under the leadership of President Donald Trump, to rescind and rewrite the Waters of the United States regulation implemented by President Obama’s administration: “The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has long since expanded beyond working toward a clean environment and has become a runaway, militarized, super power that eats liberties of Americans becoming bigger and more unstoppable with e... Read more

  • 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