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

 

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  • Gohmert’s Statement Honoring the Fallen on Memorial Day 2019
    Posted in Press Releases on May 27, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today honoring the men and women who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces: “Today we remember those who President Lincoln said gave their last full measure of devotion for our freedom. These patriots boldly defended our great nation and heroically gave their all so that we might experience security and peace. We can never repay these men and women for their dramatic acts of bravery and selfless deeds of coura... Read more

  • Gohmert’s Statement on President Trump’s Immigration Proposal
    Posted in Press Releases on May 16, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding President Trump’s newly announced immigration plan: “My home state of Texas has a first-hand view of the crisis on our southern border and the dangers we all face as the onslaught continues unabated. I am so deeply grateful that President Trump continues to seek solutions to this national security nightmare. It’s a shame that leaders of the opposition party don’t share his zeal for solutions, but rather stand as p... Read more

  • Congressman Gohmert’s Statement on 2019 National Day of Prayer
    Posted in Press Releases on May 2, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement on the National Day of Prayer: “Today we celebrate the National Day of Prayer. This significant day was designated by the United States Congress in 1952 by a joint resolution. Today Christians all over the country are urged to turn to God in prayer and fervent meditation. Throughout the history of this nation, prayer has played a meaningful role. In fact, the first call to prayer was in 1775 when the Continental Congress asked th... Read more

  • Congressman Gohmert on Sergeant Derrick Miller Being Granted Parole
    Posted in Press Releases on March 21, 2019 | Preview rr

    Yesterday, Sergeant Derrick Miller was granted parole and will be released from Fort Leavenworth on May 20, 2019 after having served eight years in military prison. Sgt. Miller was serving a Life Sentence at Fort Leavenworth for murder though he acted in self-defense when an Afghan insurgent attempted to take his gun. Beverly Perlson of The Band of Mothers wrote in an email announcing Sgt. Miller's release, “I especially want to thank Congressman Louie Gohmert for his valiant effort to fight for... Read more

  • 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