Louis Buller (Louie) Gohmert, Jr. (born August 18, 1953) is an American politician and current Republican U.S. Representative from Texas's 1st congressional district.
Life and career
Gohmert was born in Pittsburg, Texas. He received his B.A. from Texas A&M University in 1975. At A&M, he was a Brigade Commander of the Corps of Cadets and class president. He later received his Juris Doctor from Baylor University in Waco in 1977 where he also served as class president. Gohmert served in the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, at Fort Benning, Georgia, from 1978 to 1982. The majority of his U.S. Army legal service was as a defense attorney.
Gohmert was elected as a state district judge for Texas's 7th Judicial District comprising Smith County (Tyler) in 1992 ...
Representative Louie Gohmert (R–TX) visited The Heritage Foundation to show his support for Saving the American Dream as well as our nationwide educational effort with the Family Research Council, the Your Money, Your Values, Your Vote 2012 Tour .
Speaking to an impromptu audience gathered at Heritage, Gohmert’s passion for America’s future came through loud and clear:
Some people get so confused about the pursuit of happiness. They think the Constitution guarantees people a right to be happy. That’s up to us! The pursuit of happiness comes from opportunity. It does ...
Congressional Republicans haven't exactly minced words when when criticizing top Democrats in the federal government, with many of their attacks directed at President Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). Even though she's no longer speaker of the House, Pelosi continues to be one of the most unpopular figures among Republicans.
But according to Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas), the attacks on Obama and Pelosi came in spite of advice given to rank-and-file members by the GOP leadership.
"[The GOP leadership] have the desire to defeat Obama. I have a profound disagreement with ...
Congressman Louie Gohmert returns home to East Texas today, one day after Congress turned down a compromised version of the immigration bill. That bill included a version of a guest worker program. Among those against it, Congressman Gohmert who says not enough attention is being focused on securing the borders.
"We can't lose sight of the fact that we do need people to work here, but we need to deal with it in a legal fashion and the Senate version basically said, 'Gee the longer you break the law, then the more we are going to do for you,'" said District 1 Representative Louie Gohmert. ...
Comey on Clinton email probe: 'Don't call us weasels' FBI Director James Comey is passionately defending the integrity of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's private email set-up, arguing that critics are unfair to suggest that agents were biased or succumbed to political pressure.
"You can call us wrong, but don’t call us weasels. We are not weasels," Comey declared Thursday at a House Judiciary Committee hearing. "We are honest people and....whether or not you agree with the result, this was done the way you want it to be done."
The normally-stoic FBI chief grew emotional and emphatic as he rejected claims from Republican lawmakers that the FBI was essentially in the tank for Clinton when it recommended that neither she nor any of her aides be prosecuted in connection with the presence of classified information on Clinton's private email server. He acknowledged he has "no patience" for such allegations.
"I knew there were going to be all kinds of rocks thrown, but this organization and the people who did this are honest, indep
Gohmert Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the Hyde Amendment Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today in honor of the Hyde Amendment, the annual appropriations language that prohibits taxpayer funding of abortion, passed on September 30, 1976:
“Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, which outlawed taxpayer dollars from being used to fund abortion practices. This vital legislative provision not only protects the rights of the innocent unborn, but also advances the cause of human freedom, extends the inalienable rights enshrined in our Declaration of Independence to all human beings, and preserves religious liberty. It was a great honor for me to have served with Henry Hyde in the conclusive years of his noble, selfless service in Congress.”
“Unfortunately, protecting human life is no longer seen as a profound priority by many of today’s political leaders. We have witnessed this administration turn a blind-eye and even defend the many heinous atrocities unsurfaced at Planned Parenthood.”
GOHMERT: We must preserve the Hyde Amendment and its safeguards Last week, the country celebrated 40 years of the Hyde Amendment being in effect. This vital piece of legislation outlaws taxpayer dollars from being used to fund elective abortions through Medicaid. It not only protects the rights of the innocent unborn, but also advances the cause of human freedom, extends the inalienable rights enshrined in our Declaration of Independence to all human beings and preserves religious liberty.
It was a great honor for me to have served with Henry Hyde in the last years of his noble, selfless service in the United States Congress. One of the most vocal and persistent opponents of abortion during his time in Congress, he wholeheartedly believed every unborn life is a gift from God and should be cherished as such.
Before the Hyde Amendment, the federal government spent about $50 million of taxpayer money annually between 1973 and 1977 to pay for approximately 300,000 abortions per year under Medicaid. Those tax dollars came from many who believed wit
Gohmert visits TieTek in Woodlawn, talks state of industry U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert visited constituents in Harrison County, touring the American TieTek LLC's manufacturing facility on Wednesday.
American TieTek produces recycled and recyclable composite products including cross ties, the rectangular support for rails in railroad tracks, and railroad highway crossings.
"I'm impressed. I see a lot of potential here," Gohmert said, after touring the facility. "A strong and effective railroad is crucial for getting East Texas goods to market. To see firsthand the extraordinary array of products TieTek is creating and the extent to which they literally help keep the economy rolling down the track in East Texas is simply stunning."
Leading the tour was President of LT Resources Linda Thomas. LT Resources is a small business, which specializes in the supply of environmentally friendly composite products such as highway-rail grade crossings and railroad ties. LT Resources is American TieTek's exclusive distributor in the U.S., Canada and Mexico