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  • Gohmert on President Trump’s Decision to Hold Back Funding From World Health Organization
    Posted in Press Releases on April 15, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s decision to withhold funding from World Health Organization (WHO): “President Trump did the right thing in withholding funding from the World Health Organization (WHO) and he should be thanked by every American. WHO frequently relayed false statements by China and joined the coverup of the contagiousness to humans and deadliness of the disease. The United States should not fund WHO again until when and... Read more

  • Gohmert on Request to Read Revisions in Families First Coronavirus Response Act
    Posted in Press Releases on March 16, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement regarding his request to read the revisions in the Families First Coronavirus Response Act: "Last night some of the elected members of Congress heard that substantial changes were being made to H.R. 6201, the “Families First Coronavirus Response Act” that the House passed in the wee hours Saturday morning without being afforded the luxury of time to read the final bill before we voted. I read the 9pm version but was given no time... Read more

  • Gohmert on H.R. 6201, "Families First Coronavirus Response Act"
    Posted in Press Releases on March 14, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement on his vote against H.R. 6201, "Families First Coronavirus Response Act": "In the wee hours of Saturday morning the U.S. House of Representatives voted on a bill to address economic issues that the Coronavirus may cause. There is so much we do not know about what this pandemic will do, but I am extremely grateful to our President for his unwavering, steadfast efforts to tackle this pandemic head on. There was a great deal more mo... Read more

  • Gohmert Provides Coronavirus Update (COVID-19) in United States Congress
    Posted in Press Releases on March 12, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement on his and Congress’ status regarding the Coronavirus: “As reported earlier this week, I attended the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, D.C. on February 27th. A person who is confirmed to have attended the opening festivities of the conference the night before which I did not, and who may or may not have been present when I was there to give a speech, later tested positive for the Coronavirus (COVID-1... Read more

  • Gohmert's Statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19)
    Posted in Press Releases on March 10, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement regarding reports that he was exposed to COVID-19: "Saturday night, I got a call from the House physician advising that I had possibly been exposed to the COVID-19 virus at CPAC on February 27th, and that a top CDC physician in Atlanta would call me to discuss what should be done going forward. After CDC physician called me Sunday evening, and we discussed all the specific circumstances of which he was aware along with my circums... Read more

  • Gohmert on H.R. 35 Vote
    Posted in Press Releases on February 26, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement on his vote against H.R. 35, "To amend section 249 of title 18, United States Code, to specify lynching as a hate crime act": "Lynching is one of the most heinous forms of murder. It absolutely deserves to be treated as a capital crime, and those who directly participate in lynching should rightly be subjected to a harsh penalty. However, H.R. 35 makes conspiring to commit civil rights violations a federal crime without a proper ... Read more

  • Gohmert Receives FRC Action's True Blue Award
    Posted in Press Releases on February 11, 2020 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) is the recipient of FRC Action’s True Blue award for the first session of the 116th Congress. The honor is reserved for lawmakers who earn a 100 percent score on FRC Action’s scorecard for unfaltering support for policies which defend faith, freedom and family. “It’s an honor to receive this award rooted in American principles which most people in Texas’ First District hold dear to their hearts. Family Research Center and it’s legislative affiliate, FRC Action, have be... Read more

  • Gohmert on Vote Against Repealing the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002
    Posted in Press Releases on January 31, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement regarding his vote against repealing the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002: “The Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) of 2002 is outdated, overbroad, and needs to be replaced. However, rather than working with Republicans for a bipartisan way to do that, Democrats raced to get a quick vote during the week of impeachment to strip the President of power to deal with terrorists and ter... Read more

  • Gohmert on Vote Against Democrats’ War Powers Resolution, H. Con. Res. 83
    Posted in Press Releases on January 9, 2020 | Preview rr

    Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding his vote against the Democrats’ War Powers Resolution, H. Con. Res. 83, which will prevent the President from engaging in hostilities against Iran: "Iran has been waging an actual war against the United States since 1979 after President Carter welcomed the Ayatollah back to Iran as a “Man of Peace.” General Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s top terrorist commander, was responsible for the murder of hundreds of American tro... Read more

  • Gohmert's Statement on Foreign-Trade Zones Board Granting the City of Lufkin, Texas Official Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ) Designation
    Posted in Press Releases on December 20, 2019 | Preview rr

    Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding the news that the U.S. Department of Commerce Foreign-Trade Zones Board has approved an application from Lufkin, Texas to establish a Foreign-Trade Zone (FTZ): "Despite some of the toxicity in Washington, D.C., this is a great day for the First District of Texas, the City of Lufkin, and the future of east Texas. We are grateful to our friend, Secretary Wilbur Ross, for his personal interest in getting this done. T... Read more