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

 

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  • Gohmert Introduces Armed Services Always Paid (ASAP) Act
    Posted in Press Releases on April 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding his bill, the Armed Services Always Paid (ASAP) Act, which ensures that members of the United States Military get their paycheck on time in the event that Congress cannot pass a budget: “Those who stand between us and loss of freedom –or even annihilation –deserve our utmost respect and honor. The heroic men and women of the U.S. Military risk life and limb daily to certify the safety and security of all Americans at hom... Read more

  • Gohmert’s Statement on Tragic Mt. Pleasant ISD Bus Crash
    Posted in Press Releases on March 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding the tragic high school bus crash in East Texas that claimed two lives and injured numerous others: “My thoughts and fervent prayers go out to the family members and friends of the two precious lives that were claimed as a result of the horrific East Texas crash involving the Mt. Pleasant High School girls and boys track teams. How very horrific-- to experience such a devastating loss after a time of togetherness and fun ... Read more

  • Gohmert on White House Executive Order to Rescind Waters of the US Rule
    Posted in Press Releases on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement on the decision made by the White House, under the leadership of President Donald Trump, to rescind and rewrite the Waters of the United States regulation implemented by President Obama’s administration: “The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has long since expanded beyond working toward a clean environment and has become a runaway, militarized, super power that eats liberties of Americans becoming bigger and more unstoppable with e... Read more

  • TX-01 District Offices Without Power
    Posted in Press Releases on February 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    *UPDATE: As of 12:30PM CST the power has been restored to our Tyler office and we are back to normal working conditions.* A most tragic series of events occurred in the early morning hours of Friday, February 17th outside my district office located in Tyler, which resulted in the death of a worker attempting to repair the damage to downed power lines. My most sincere condolences go out to the family, friends and coworkers of the Oncor contractor who was killed as he worked diligently in the serv... Read more

  • Gohmert Introduces The Fracturing Regulations are Effective in State Hands (FRESH) Act
    Posted in Press Releases on February 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    Today, Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) introduced companion legislation (HR 928) in the House of Representatives to the Senate version of the FRESH Act, introduced by Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK). This legislation would give states the right to regulate hydraulic fracturing on all land within the boundaries of the States. It would also force companies with hydraulic fracturing operations on Federal lands to comply with current State laws. “In the wake of the overreaching and unaccountable Obama Administrat... Read more

  • Gohmert on President Trump’s Executive Orders to Strengthen National Security
    Posted in Press Releases on January 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding the executive orders made by the Trump Administration regarding refugees: “After years of failure by the Obama Administration to adequately protect the American people against the inherent and systematic flaws in our refugee system, on Friday President Trump took a first step and utilized the tools that both the Constitution and Congress have long granted Presidents to strengthen our national security and restore sanity ... Read more

  • Gohmert’s Statement on the 2017 March for Life
    Posted in Press Releases on January 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today displaying his fervent support for the March for Life, an annual rally of prolife supporters in Washington, D.C., and his continued promise to fight for the rights of the innocent unborn: “It is so very encouraging to see this country’s leaders take a stand today and speak up for the lives of every voiceless, unborn child. The horrific abortion practices carried out in this country and around the world, for that matter, have tragi... Read more

  • Gohmert Introduces Kari's Law of 2017
    Posted in Press Releases on January 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement regarding the reintroduction of his bill, H.R. 582, the Kari's Law Act of 2017, which previously passed overwhelmingly in the House of Representatives but was held up in the Senate: “In the last Congress, we had strong bi-partisan and bicameral support for Kari’s Law, and even had a Democrat as lead sponsor in the Senate who was on the committee with jurisdiction and willing to marshal the bill toward passage. However, the bill got held... Read more

  • Gohmert on House Resolution 11 and Introduction of Bill to Defund United Nations
    Posted in Press Releases on January 5, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement regarding his vote against U.S. House Resolution 11 and the bill he introduced today in Congress, H.R. 373, which would withhold any and all funds from the United Nations until United Nations Security Council Resolution 2334, regarding Israel’s Settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem, is repealed in its entirety: “Today we voted on U.S. House Resolution 11 that directly undermines Israel’s right to self-defense and supports Isra... Read more

  • Gohmert on Vote for House Speaker Paul Ryan
    Posted in Press Releases on January 3, 2017 | Preview rr

    Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today on his vote for Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan: “House Speaker Paul Ryan and I had two substantive private discussions on the legislative agenda for the 115th Congress and came to an understanding on three specific issues.” “The Speaker agreed leadership would bring no bills to the House floor without the support of a majority of the Republican conference; that no bills would be brought forth in an attempt to legalize anyone i... Read more