Homeland Security

Rep. Louie Gohmert’s Statement Supporting Israel following Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Address

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Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) issued the following statement today giving strong support to our ally Israel after listening to Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu address a Joint Session of Congress: “A true leader does not only motivate crowds with intrepid language but leads by example and commands by decisive action. It was an honor to have—a true leader— Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu address a Jo...

Lawmakers Question Pakistani Aid After Bin Laden

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One of the many questions surrounding Osama bin Laden's killing is whether the United States should consider Pakistan a friend or foe. The country is considered a key ally when it comes to fighting terror, but ultimately, Pakistan is where the mastermind of the 9/11 attacks sought safe haven for years. Now, some lawmakers are calling for foreign aid to be cut off to the nuclear-armed nation. When ...

Rep. Louie Gohmert on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal

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Thursday, Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal. He talked to host, Susan Swain, and answered questions from callers all over the United States of America. Some of the topics discussed on the show: • The Recent Death of Osama bin Laden • The Role of Interrogation Methods in the U.S. Operation to Kill Osama bin Laden • U.S. Counter-Terrorism Efforts • The White House’s ...

Questions Abound After Bin Laden's Death

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WASHINGTON -- While U.S. Intelligence officials warn Osama bin Laden's death could lead to retaliation, it could also deal a more crippling blow to the terrorist group al Qaeda. During Sunday's covert raid on bin Laden's million-dollar compound outside the Pakistan's capital city, U.S. Navy Seals recovered a treasure trove of documents, DVD's, and computer hard drives that may expose more cracks i...

Rep. Gohmert’s Statement on the Death of Osama Bin Laden

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Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding the death of Osama bin Laden: “Americans will forever remember today. The death of Osama bin Laden is a great victory for the American people. It is a day to be truly grateful to those who serve in and assist our United States military. It is also a time to revere those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in our fi...

Congressman Louie Gohmert Introduces Bill to Guarantee Military Gets Paid On Time if Government Shuts Down

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Today Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) introduced the Ensuring Pay for Our Military Act. This legislation ensures that members of the United States Military get their paycheck on time in the event that Congress cannot pass a budget. “The men and women of the United States military are among the most heroic of Americans. These true patriots place their lives on the line to protect this country and ensure...

Congressman Gohmert’s Statement on the Murder of Special Agent Jaime Zapata

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Congressman Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement concerning the two U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agents (ICE), one wounded and the other killed, in Mexico City yesterday. “How many more American lives will be lost before a modern day American administration realizes Mexico is a war-zone where violence spills over and directly affects American citizens? We have the sovereign...

Patriot Act Extension Vote Statement

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Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement regarding the vote in the House on the extension of three provisions in the Patriot Act: “In order to allow Congressional Republicans necessary time to hold hearings regarding the needs of law enforcement with adequate checks and balances in our ongoing war on terrorism, I voted yesterday for a temporary extension of three specific provis...