Gohmert’s Statement on End of the Year Spending Bill
Washington, December 18, 2015
Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement regarding his vote against the year-end spending bill in the U.S. House of Representatives:
“The Omnibus included some good initiatives such as ending the ban on oil exports, which will help relieve political blackmail by OPEC and Russia; however, the President’s war against people with jobs involving coal is funded as are federal programs that allow millions more acres to be put off limits for oil, gas, or other mineral production.”
“Sadly, this bill continues to fund Planned Parenthood, whose videotaped abortion abuses shock most consciences. Tragically, Democrats demanded and got full funding of President Obama’s plan for bringing alleged Syrian refugees into the United States – ‘alleged’ because there is no way to be sure where they are actually from or who they really are. The provision on visa waivers has a hole big enough to drive truckloads of radical jihadists through. Unfortunately, the Omnibus bill that passed today also failed to stop President Obama’s illegal amnesties.
“I really wanted to vote for this bill because of some of the good things in it; but, when America’s number one concern is not addressed nor were so many current abuses of the Constitution, it is a bridge too far and I could not vote for it.”
Congressman Gohmert is the Chairman of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and the Vice Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security. Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, he was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas and was appointed by then Texas Governor Rick Perry to complete a term as Chief Justice of the 12th Court of Appeals.
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