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

 

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  • Gohmert on House Passage of Bill to Track Those with Disabilities
    Posted in Press Releases on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement on his decision to vote against H.R. 4919, Kevin and Avonte's Law, which establishes a federal program to chip individuals with autism and developmental disabilities: “While this initiative may have noble intentions, ‘small and temporary’ programs in the name of safety and security often evolve into permanent and enlarged bureaucracies that infringe on the American people’s freedoms. That is exactly what we have here. A safety problem e... Read more

  • Gohmert on House’s Failure to Impeach the IRS Commissioner
    Posted in Press Releases on December 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement on the vote in the U.S. House of Representatives to reject a floor vote on the impeachment of IRS Commissioner Koskinen and refer it, once again, to the House Judiciary Committee: “The evidence appears quite clear that IRS Commissioner John Koskinen was not honest in his testimony to Congress, failed to keep promises he made to us, refused to properly look for the subpoenaed evidence in any productive way, all while being totally unrepe... Read more

  • Gohmert’s Statement on 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34)
    Posted in Press Releases on November 30, 2016 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement on his decision to vote against the 21st Century Cures Act (H.R. 34) today: “While I voted in favor of the original House version of H.R. 6 (the “21st Century Cures Act”), as well as voting for the original House version of the mental health reform bill, H.R. 2646, (the “Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2016”), I could not vote for the recently introduced House amendment to the Senate amendment to H.R. 34 - 21st Century C... Read more

  • Gohmert on Selection of Senator Jeff Sessions as United States Attorney General
    Posted in Press Releases on November 18, 2016 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding President Elect Donald Trump’s announcement to appoint Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions to the post of U.S. Attorney General: “The rule of law would gain a fierce defender with Sen. Jeff Sessions in the executive branch in the role of Attorney General. When I was supporting Ted Cruz, it gave me immense comfort to know that Jeff Sessions had the ear of Donald Trump and that they were working closely together. Having worked w... Read more

  • Gohmert’s Statement on Speaker Ryan Caucus Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on November 15, 2016 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement on the vote for House Speaker Paul Ryan today: “Today we had a Republican Conference vote on nominating a candidate for Speaker of the House election which we will have in early January, 2017, in open session on the House floor. Several Members have pointed out that we had inadequate time to have a fair, true nomination process, having just elected last week the Members who would actually vote on the nomination.” “We had discussed not v... Read more

  • Rep. Louie Gohmert’s Statement on Veterans Day
    Posted in Press Releases on November 11, 2016 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today in honor of Veterans Day: “Today we commemorate those who served honorably in the United States Military. These brave men and women risked their lives to defend our liberties and preserve this great nation. It takes a real hero to answer the call to defend one’s country, and a true patriot to be willing to not only face but also fight an enemy that aims to destroy our way of life and the values we hold most dear.” “Without the har... Read more

  • Gohmert’s Statement on the Heartless Murder of East Texan Kayla Gomez-Orozco
    Posted in Press Releases on November 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement regarding the murder of 10-year-old Kayla Gomez-Orozco: “My heart truly breaks for the family and friends of Kayla Gomez-Orozco. Such a beautiful child with so much potential. This murder was not only horrific, it was completely and easily avoidable. The alleged murderer, identified by Smith County Sheriff Larry Smith as a previously deported criminal illegal alien, should have been behind bars or prevented from re-entering our nation i... Read more

  • Gohmert Presented Taxpayers’ Friend Award
    Posted in Press Releases on October 24, 2016 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement on the 2015 Taxpayers’ Friend Award presented to him by the National Taxpayers Union (NTU), the nation’s leading nonpartisan advocate for tax reform and free enterprise: “It is quite an honor to be recognized by the National Taxpayers Union as a friend of the everyday American taxpayer. Preserving economic liberty and advocating for principles of limiting government when it infringes on American freedom has always been a top priority of... Read more

  • Gohmert Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Hyde Amendment
    Posted in Press Releases on September 30, 2016 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today in honor of the Hyde Amendment, the annual appropriations language that prohibits taxpayer funding of abortion, passed on September 30, 1976: “Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, which outlawed taxpayer dollars from being used to fund abortion practices. This vital legislative provision not only protects the rights of the innocent unborn, but also advances the cause of human freedom, extends the inalienable rig... Read more

  • Gohmert Introduces Legislation Awarding Founder of Mercy Ships Don Stephens the Congressional Gold Medal
    Posted in Press Releases on September 28, 2016 | Preview rr

    U.S. Representative Louie Gohmert (TX-01) introduced legislation that would award the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award in the United States bestowed by Congress, to Don Stephens in honor of his 38th year as President and Founder of the humanitarian relief organization Mercy Ships. He released the following statement regarding this prestigious nomination: “Over 38 years ago, Don Stephens had a vision of taking health care to places in the world filled with poverty and sufferin... Read more