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’s Statement on Speaker Ryan Caucus Vote Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement on the vote for House Speaker Paul Ryan today:
“Today we had a Republican Conference vote on nominating a candidate for Speaker of the House election which we will have in early January, 2017, in open session on the House floor. Several Members have pointed out that we had inadequate time to have a fair, true nomination process, having just elected last week the Members who would actually vote on the nomination.”
“We had discussed not voting ‘yes’ or ‘no,’ and have as of this writing confirmed with two other Members that they did not vote yes or no as there was no alternative. The Speaker had chosen yesterday not to make a speech and open himself to unlimited questions like most of the candidates.”
“Although some press has said that I ‘yelled’ at Speaker Ryan, I did not yell, but hopefully made my concerns with our Republican leaders’ actions crystal clear. I did not plan to and di
Vietnam Veteran Finally Receives Air Medal It was a moment Tommy Baxter had waited a long time to experience.
The ceremony was brief and quiet but at last the Air Medal was pinned over his heart.
The day was special for Baxter. A 1964 graduate of Rider High School, he was the first Rider basketball player to get a college scholarship. After two years at Midwestern State University, he joined the Navy in 1967.
"It was an unconventional assignment. Everybody thinks it's all ships," said Baxter taking a break from a camping trip. "When I in they gave me a battery of test and I wasn't sure what I was going to do. They sent me to language school."
After mastering Portuguese and time spent at security school Baxter found out he was going to be "an eavesdropper, a spook," an intelligence agent. What followed was return to language school for Vietnamese, readiness school and survival school.
Trained as a foreign language specialists attached to the Naval Security Group, Baxter arrived in Vietnam after the Tet Offensive. The missio
Gohmert on Selection of Senator Jeff Sessions as United States Attorney General Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today regarding President Elect Donald Trump’s announcement to appoint Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions to the post of U.S. Attorney General:
“The rule of law would gain a fierce defender with Sen. Jeff Sessions in the executive branch in the role of Attorney General. When I was supporting Ted Cruz, it gave me immense comfort to know that Jeff Sessions had the ear of Donald Trump and that they were working closely together. Having worked with Sen. Sessions on criminal justice issues, homeland security issues, matters of a judicial nature in addition to having facetime together on critical matters, I am simply smiling ear to ear on the realization that America’s truth and justice are actually going to finally make a comeback.”
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 Securit
Rep. Louie Gohmert’s Statement on Veterans Day Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement today in honor of Veterans Day:
“Today we commemorate those who served honorably in the United States Military. These brave men and women risked their lives to defend our liberties and preserve this great nation. It takes a real hero to answer the call to defend one’s country, and a true patriot to be willing to not only face but also fight an enemy that aims to destroy our way of life and the values we hold most dear.”
“Without the hard work and sacrifices of our men and women in uniform to protect our nation’s principles, liberties and homeland, this nation would not be what it is today.”
“Let us also remember today those who made the ultimate sacrifice with their lives. We are eternally grateful for their service and devotion to this country.”
“May God continue to bless our veterans and their families, and may their lives, memories and acts of valor live on in our hearts and truly drive our passion f