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. ...
Gohmert: 'Premiums Will Come Down' With Healthcare Reform Freedom Caucus members had been concerned that the House healthcare reform bill did not actually repeal Obamacare and that the initial plan didn't reduce costs enough, but compromise changes that have been made will make it work, including coverage for adults to remain on their parents' insurance, Rep. Louie Gohmert said Thursday.
"Most important, I think, to a lot of our constituents, premiums will come down," the Texas Republican and Freedom Caucus member told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program. "There is no removal of the mandate about coverage for preexisting conditions and coverage. Twenty-six year olds can be on the parents' insurance."
Gohmert said he doesn't mind leaving the parents' insurance provision in the new plan.
"Heck, I would be for putting it at 50 or 60," he said. "I don't care, if you are living at home with your parents, heck yeah, be on their insurance."
Gohmert said the compromise that was reached allows mandates to come out that
Gohmert Introduces Armed Services Always Paid (ASAP) Act Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding his bill, the Armed Services Always Paid (ASAP) Act, which ensures that members of the United States Military get their paycheck on time in the event that Congress cannot pass a budget:
“Those who stand between us and loss of freedom –or even annihilation –deserve our utmost respect and honor. The heroic men and women of the U.S. Military risk life and limb daily to certify the safety and security of all Americans at home and abroad. If Congress cannot pass an appropriation, it’s not right for these valiant warriors and their families to suffer through a late paycheck.”
“In 2013, the Pay our Military Act was signed into law. That act, which allowed members of the armed forces to receive full pay and benefits during the shutdown, was passed unanimously by the House and Senate. However, the 2013 bill only exempted military pay for Fiscal Year 2014, not for any future years. We have the responsibi
LIMBAUGH LETTER: My Conversation with Congressman Louie Gohmert My Conversation with Congressman Louie Gohmert
What a great, frank discussion with one of the truly good guys, a longtime staunch conservative, Texas Congressman (since ’05) and member of the Freedom Caucus; Louie is one of those rare people you can always, always count on to speak the truth:
Rush: So, Louie, how are things?
Gohmert: [Laughs] Depends where. In Congress things stink pretty bad, but in the White House I think Trump’s doing a lot of good stuff. Once he gets the people he can actually trust around him, I think he’ll do great.
Rush: Well, let’s explore Congress stinking. I want to start with the status on health care, “repealing and replacing Obamacare” — that’s the Republican promise that was made for seven years. The bill was sent six times to Obama, knowing he would veto it. Nobody knows what happened to that bill. It has gone missing. Paul Ryan is predicting a new bill could take months. Then you go to tax reform: “We can’t do that this year
What Trump Has Done on Immigration in First 100 Days President Donald Trump’s dedication to enforcing immigration law is one of his significant accomplishments as he nears his 100th day in office Saturday, experts and lawmakers say.
Trump is “taking the handcuffs off of [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] and the Border Patrol because the immigration enforcement officers were prohibited from doing their job to a significant degree under [President Barack] Obama,” Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, told The Daily Signal in an interview.
The Trump administration highlighted its dedication to enforcing immigration law in a list, initially obtained by CNN, which specifies victories during the president’s first 100 days in office.
Included are executive orders issued by Trump on Jan. 25 that detail border security and immigration enforcement directives. These include instructions for a border wall, an order to withhold funding from sanctuary citi