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


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Gohmert Honored by The United Negro College Fund (UNCF)

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Washington, March 5, 2019 | comments

Congressman Louie Gohmert (TX-01) was honored by The United Negro College Fund (UNCF) today for his work to support Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and their students in the 115th Congress.

Congressman Gohmert made the following statement on being designated to the “Honor Roll,” a title reserved for members who have produced measurable impacts on campuses:

“UNCF has a powerful mission: to advocate for the importance of minority education and community engagement. I have seen and learned first-hand that these institutions contain a huge percentage of students who are the first in their family ever to attend college. Once that first family member attends, it blows the ceiling off for following generations who so often go on to do extraordinary things.  

“The colleges in this organization are all about equipping bright individuals through their college education which prepares them to thrive, graduate and become leaders in the world today. It is also notable that these institutions in east Texas unashamedly also equip their students with a spiritual dimension as well and an understanding of the true and ultimate source of wisdom. 

“It is a great honor to be recognized by UNCF at the 2019 State of the HBCU Address in Washington, D.C.  Having seen the good that these institutions in east Texas have done, it remains my goal to assist them as they equip students in the years ahead to make America even greater.”

Each Member of Congress is scored based on his or her voting record and participation in activities that support HBCU’s core principles. Rep. Gohmert has been an advocate for HBCUs throughout his time in Congress, consistently voting on legislation that would not just support these institutions but would allow them to thrive. He has worked extensively with Wiley College, Texas College, and Jarvis Christian College, all of which are HBCU institutions within his district in Texas.

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