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  • Gohmert’s Statement on President Trump Declaring a ‘National Emergency’ on the Southern Border
    Posted in Press Releases on February 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) issued the following statement today regarding President Trump’s announcement to declare a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border: “Today President Trump used his existing and clear legal authority to declare a national emergency at the Southern Border. Right now, there is a blatant invasion happening at our border. The influx of illegal immigration places the lives of Americans at risk by bringing in deadly drugs, ongoing violence and heinous sex traffick... Read more

  • Gohmert on Trump Temporary Government Reopening
    Posted in Press Releases on January 25, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today on President Trump’s announcement to temporarily reopen the United States government: “Today President Trump placed a February 15th deadline on border funding negotiations. If Democrats refuse to provide law enforcement with the tools they need to secure our southern border, the president made clear he has the Constitutional authority and will wield that power to give our law enforcement and troops the means they need to ga... Read more

  • Gohmert Introduces The Armed Services Always Paid Act
    Posted in Press Releases on January 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today on his bill, The Armed Services Always Paid Act (ASAP Act), which ensures that any time there is a government shutdown, all of the military continue to receive their pay without any stoppage: “On behalf of our nation’s military, I have filed again in this session of Congress a bill that will make certain that any time there is a government shutdown, the pay of our military men and women will continue without any stoppage. I... Read more

  • Gohmert Introduces Bill That Removes Liability Protections for Social Media Companies That Use Algorithms to Hide, Promote, or Filter User Content
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2018 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement regarding the introduction his bill, H.R.7363, that amends section 230 of the Communications Act of 1934: “Social media companies like Facebook, Twitter, and Google are now among the largest and most powerful companies in the world. More and more people are turning to a social media platform for news than ever before, arguably making these companies more powerful than traditional media outlets. Yet, social media companies enjoy special ... Read more

  • Gohmert Responds To George Soros Comments on Fox Business “Varney & Co”
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding his comments on George Soros on The Fox Business Network’s, “Varney & Co:” “Soros himself admitted in a 60 Minutes interview with Steve Kroft on December 20, 1998 that he had no regrets whatsoever about assisting the Nazis in confiscating property from the Jewish people during the Holocaust. That is a fact. Any person with any sense of empathy for their fellow human beings would regret the part they played in conf... Read more

  • Gohmert Response To Letter From Mr. Gaspard of the “Open Society Foundation” re: Mr. George Soros
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    In response to a letter from Mr. Gaspard of the “Open Society Foundation” regarding Mr. George Soros (attached below), Congressman Louie Gohmert issued the following statement: “Mr. Gaspard, with the misnamed Open Society Foundation, has been very diligent to condemn opinions or allegations about Mr. Soros’ activity. Yet, he surely knows that in his interview with Steve Kroft on December 20, 1998, Mr. Soros as a mature adult verified that he had no sense of guilt about the role he played in Nazi... Read more

  • Gohmert Introduces Bill to Restrict Asylum requests only to Lawful Ports of Entry
    Posted in Press Releases on November 19, 2018 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement regarding his bill, the Asylum at Designated Arrival Ports and Terminals (ADAPT) Act of 2018 (H.R. 7139), which requires that requests for asylum shall only be made at designated ports of arrival: “America is facing an invasion at our southern border that promises to be followed by more massive caravans. Our asylum system was never meant to add hundreds of thousands more each year to over one million lawful visas that the United States... Read more

  • Rep. Gohmert and Sens. Cruz, Cornyn Pen Letter in Support of City of Lufkin’s Request for a Foreign Trade Zone
    Posted in Press Releases on October 10, 2018 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), John Cornyn (R-Texas) this week penned a letter in support of the City of Lufkin’s request for a foreign trade zone (FTZ) to Andrew McGilvray, Executive Secretary of the Foreign-Trade Zones Board. “With over 145,000 workforce participants, I am happy to support the City of Lufkin’s request to establish a foreign-trade zone (FTZ),” Rep. Gohmert said. “Located near major interstates, airports and rail transportation, this thriving cit... Read more

  • Gohmert’s Statement on the Senate Confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh
    Posted in Press Releases on October 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    Today, Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement on the U.S. Senate’s vote to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court: “Today is a great day for this nation. The confirmation of Justice Kavanaugh is a victory for the U.S. Constitution and for every single American who values freedom over tyranny. Any American who has grieved in recent decades as we have seen five Supreme Court justices substitute their fleeting whims for the clear meaning of th... Read more

  • Gohmert’s Statement on the 17th Anniversary of 9/11
    Posted in Press Releases on September 11, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement remembering and honoring the lives lost on September 11, 2001: “On this day seventeen years ago, communities and families were torn apart by an extreme act of violent hate. Today we remember the thousands of precious lives lost in the terrorist attack— parents, siblings, children, neighbors, and friends. We will not forget that they mattered, that they loved, and laughed and were striving to make the world a better pl... Read more