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Gohmert Honored with Association of the United States Navy’s “National Legislative Advocacy Award”

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Washington, March 16, 2018 | comments

Last night at the United States Capitol, Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) was awarded with the Association of the United States Navy’s “National Legislative Advocacy Award.”

Each year, the Association of the United States Navy (AUSN) recognizes and honors one U.S. House member and one U.S. Senator with the prestigious award. The U.S. Senator receiving the award this year was Senator Tammy Duckworth (Dem.-Illinois).  The decision to award Congressman Gohmert as the sole Congressman receiving this “National Legislative Advocacy Award” was a unanimous decision among AUSN’s twenty-thousand members – an exceedingly rare occurrence. 

The award citation read, “For his exemplary leadership as a champion of the United States Navy and its veterans. Congressman Gohmert’s tireless commitment during the 115th Congress has ensured that our nation’s sailors have a strong and powerful voice in the United States Congress.”

Congressman Gohmert released the following statement:

“It means so very much to me personally to be recognized by the Association of the United States Navy with such a vote of confidence. Our military is the safeguard of our freedom and security, and it is always such an honor to stand up and speak up for those who have put themselves in harm’s way for our own protection.”

“The people honoring me are the ones who deserve our honor and our accolades as the men and women who answered the call to defend America. It is a noble calling. It takes a love of and devotion to this great country of ours to be willing to face any enemy that becomes a threat to what we hold dear. They have a willingness to exhibit what Jesus said was the greatest love—a willingness to lay down their lives for the good of others. Since our nation was not in combat during my four years on active duty in the U.S. Army, it is always an honor for me to fight for those who have fought for us.”

In addition to his prestigious award, Congressman Gohmert’s staff members, who assist him in legislative battles over our military, Caralee Conklin and Sean Griffin, were also awarded the “National Legislative Proponent Award” for the work they do daily with Veterans and the Armed Forces.

Congressman Gohmert is the Vice Chairman of the Natural Resources Committee 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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