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  • Gohmert’s Statement on the Horrific Shootings at New Zealand Mosques
    Posted in Press Releases on March 15, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement this morning regarding the horrific shootings at two mosques in New Zealand: “"The shootings at the New Zealand mosques are egregiously reprehensible. The shooters need to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law along with anyone who knowingly aided their efforts in any way. There are courts, dispute resolutions, and legislatures to resolve controversies – there is no place for cold blooded murders. Though New Zealand does no... Read more

  • Gohmert on the Watered Down H. Res 183 Which Did Not Condemn Very Anti-Semitic Remarks
    Posted in Press Releases on March 7, 2019 | Preview rr

    Representative Louie Gohmert (TX01) released the following statement today regarding his vote against H. Res 183 which was repeatedly watered down so that it did not even condemn the anti-Semitic remarks that spurred the need for the bill: “It is appalling that any type of anti-Semitic comment would be rationalized by Democrats. In fact, this resolution was solely on the House Floor today because of anti-Semitic remarks made by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), yet neither she nor her remarks are ever men... Read more

  • Gohmert Honored by The United Negro College Fund (UNCF)
    Posted in Press Releases on March 5, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) was honored by The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) today for his work to support Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and their students in the 115th Congress. Congressman Gohmert made the following statement on being designated to the “Honor Roll,” a title reserved for members who have produced measurable impacts on campuses: “UNCF has a powerful mission: to advocate for the importance of minority education and community engagement. I have seen... Read more

  • Gohmert’s Statement on Democrats Passing Two Gun Control Bills
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement on his votes against H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112 which were gun control bills that created added burdens for law abiding citizens: “Criminals, by definition, do not follow the law. Adding new laws that would bar a father from lending a gun to his step-son for a hunting trip without an onerous and costly background check is ludicrous. We should focus on enforcing existing law, not passing new ones that would make law-abiding citizens in... Read more

  • 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