Louie Gohmert

Louie Gohmert

TEXAS' 1st DISTRICT

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Rep. Gohmert (TX-01) Introduces the Protect American IPR Act

2021/12/02

Congressman Gohmert (TX-01) released the following statement for his new bill stopping Chinese intellectual property theft:

“When the United States opened up trade with the People’s Republic of China under President Bill Clinton and agreed to their involvement in the World Trade Organization, Americans were promised that economic partnership with the country would be mutually beneficial: we would have access to the most populous economic market in the world, and China would be encouraged toward democracy and freedom.

“Now, over 20 years later, this naivete has cost American companies and innovators an estimated $225 billion to $600 billion per year in intellectual property revenue.

“This is why I am introducing the Protect American IPR Act. It is time that we start pulling the curtain back to expose China’s brazen and relentless intellectual property theft.

“The Protect American IPR Act commissions the United States Trade Representative to determine the amount of revenue lost each year due to violations by China or any governmental entity of China due to the sheer magnitude of their extensive, gross violations. The act would further impose duties on merchandise from China equivalent to loss of revenue in order to compensate Americans for intellectual property rights stolen.  This bill protects American industry and ingenuity from China’s unethical business practices.”

Thank you to the Cosponsors:

Rep. Maria Salazar (FL-27)

Rep. Dan Crenshaw (TX-02)

Rep. Rick Crawford (AR-01) Read More

Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01): America was #BetterBeforeBiden

2021/11/19

“Democrats just voted to fundamentally change this country from a free and prosperous society into a poor and progressive nightmare where people cannot afford to feed their families, pay their utility bills or afford gas. President Biden could not care less about Americans who are struggling to rebuild after a pandemic and months of inflation thanks to his “America last” economic policies.

“Families will suffer a bleak, cold holiday season while the rich get richer. Despite the significant gains the working poor made in wages and standard of living under the Trump administration, this bill will set them back yet again. Democrats have granted tax breaks to millionaires in this bill and will spend $80 billion to build an army of IRS agents to go after middle class Americans struggling to get by. To add insult to injury, small business taxes will increase by $412 billion.

“More than 150 new government programs are going to be created adding $3 trillion in spending, including $550 billion on the Green New Deal, that will devastate those on fixed income or low wages. So, the bill will trickle out money to the poor, while costing them a fortune in taxes, energy, inflation, and cost of living increases.

“This is the most expensive bill in American history, and Americans will not forget that Democrats added more burden to their backs while then abandoning them to benefit illegal immigrants, the rich, and the climate lobby. The economy, the military, the U.S. Border, all are in shambles only 10 months into Biden’s presidency. America was #BetterBeforeBiden.”

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The Tyrannical Treatment of Jan 6 Prisoners is a Threat to Our Democracy

2021/11/04

Since the founding of this great nation, a God-blessed America has offered the hope of liberty to the world. In more recent years, we have come to realize that should our experiment in self-governance fail, there would be no other nation on Earth that could fill the void left in its wake as defender of such freedom. Never before had any nation been founded to safeguard the rights of the individual, which changed the course of human history from brute force dictating propriety to recognition that every individual has value. Our Declaration of Independence enshrined the truth that individual rights come from the hand of our Creator, acknowledging them to be established by the Almighty and therefore not defined by the brute force realm of human power.

It took a Civil War and Civil Rights movement for America to grow into the profound commitments of its Declaration of Independence and Constitution. The Declaration has stood the test of time to ensure liberty for all in our nation and as the beacon of hope for the rest of the world. Our nation has continued to move to right the wrongs of fallible human beings and build upon the past.  We were getting exceedingly close.

Under Biden’s rule, for the first time in our history, normalizing the denial of civil rights and civil liberties based on ideology, not wrongdoing, is presented as a noble cause. Equal justice under the law for the Biden Department of Justice has taken a giant leap backwards in embracing the medieval notion of might makes right in glorifying the denial of civil rights for political opponents. It is shameful and dangerous.

For months, elected officials representing the citizens of this country have been seeking truthful, non-politicized answers from the government about the events that unfolded on January 6. We have been continually stonewalled, belittled, ignored, and even demonized by the Department of Justice, leadership at the Capitol Police, and the Bureau of Prisons. They each ignore requests and questions, refusing to allow oversight of their actions which gives every appearance of a cover-up of wrongdoing. Think of the legal doctrine of spoliation. In court, if one party holds evidence and destroys it or refuses to produce it, the judge may instruct the jury to infer that the evidence is completely against the party hiding it. This is exactly what they are doing.

Should ideology and abuse of power continue to drive this administration’s actions, the Rule of Law will cease to exist. The only safeguard against these obvious improprieties is transparency. Until recent times, our country protected our individual freedoms by dragging every ugly wart out into the light of day to examine the actions of our government. We gave deference to individual rights. By its actions, the Biden Administration is shredding the foundations of our legal system and the rights of the people’s representatives to protect them from government abuse.

A number of January 6 prisoners were held behind bars for months without ever being charged with a crime, and some without ever seeing evidence for or against them. Some have already accepted plea deals despite not having access to all of the evidence involving their cases, which is a civil rights violation and potential Brady violation. There have also been reports of heinous mental and physical abuses against these prisoners at the D.C. Central Detention Facility, although a recently released prisoner said things got better after four of members of Congress attempted to tour the facility.

Now, imagine the outrage from Democrats and their accomplices in the media had Antifa and Black Lives Matter rioters been prosecuted with a fraction of the vigor with which the DOJ has gone after the January 6 defendants. Undoubtedly, there would be Leftists, including elected officials, chomping at the bit to call on their supporters to donate funds to assist these terrorists, just as our now-Vice President did last year. For reference, the riots in the summer of 2020 were reported, based on insurance claims, to be the most destructive riots in U.S. history.

Those riotous individuals terrorized American cities for months, set fires to federal and law enforcement buildings and destroyed the livelihoods of innocent Americans. More than 2,000 law enforcement officers were injured during these “mostly peaceful” protests. These groups even attempted to breach the White House in May of 2020, creating a threat so serious that Secret Service agents were forced to rush then-President Trump into a secure bunker.

Of course, most of them will never face a day of judgment in court because, despite all of their criminal and terroristic actions, these rioters didn’t express their support for Donald Trump.  In the mind of their Democrat apologists including quite a number of Biden Administration officials, they are absolved no matter the statutory offenses because they worship at the altar of wokeness with the heartfelt belief that America is evil and must endlessly be punished for its transgressions.

The apparent political revenge and retaliation against some of the January 6 detainees by the Biden administration’s Department of Justice should chill every American to their core. Even the way many were arrested is more reminiscent of Gestapo tactics, than those of a once admired FBI.  Those on the Left have made one thing perfectly clear: if you are a Trump supporter facing prosecution, or even Donald Trump himself, you are guilty until proven innocent and are undeserving of the basic civil rights which all other Americans are supposed to be afforded under the Constitution.

It appears that at least some of those treated so vilely for suspected involvement in the January 6 events are political prisoners of the U.S. government. If we as a country continue to allow this abuse of power to unfold and turn this nation into a banana republic, there is nowhere left in the world to take refuge for lovers of liberty and freedom.

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Rep. Gohmert (TX-01) to Introduce the National Informed Consent Exemption (NICE) Act

2021/11/03

“President Biden is not an emperor or king. He cannot continue to limit the rights and freedoms of Americans in violation of the Constitution using executive orders or unclear OSHA rules that are not based upon a legislative directive.

“Biden is creating a two-tiered society that punishes the poor and vulnerable most of all. Americans fear losing their jobs, their homes, and their ability to send their children to public schools due to the tyranny of this administration's vaccine policies.

“The Biden administration is denying the rights of the American people to free exercise of religion, due process of law, and protection from religious discrimination. The NICE Act will address and correct these inequitable and devastating abuses. One size does not fit all.”

Read the text of the bill here.

NICE Act Original Cosponsors:

Rep. Jeff Duncan (SC-03)

Rep. Bob Good (VA-05)

Rep. Randy K. Weber (TX-14)

Rep. Doug LaMalfa (CA-01)

Rep. Brian Babin (TX-36)

Rep. Andy Biggs (AZ-05)

Rep. Ralph Norman (SC-05)

Rep. Brian Mast (FL-18)

Rep. Matt Gaetz (FL-01) Read More

The National Informed Consent Exemption (NICE) Act

2021/11/02

117TH CONGRESS 1st SESSION

H. R. ____

To prohibit the federal government, or State or local government or other entity receiving federal funding, from requiring any citizen to be vaccinated, including federal agencies from requiring its employees to take any vaccination, without the citizen being fully advised in writing of all known potential risks from the vaccine and consultation with a physician followed by the voluntary informed consent of the citizen, and for other purposes.

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IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Mr. GOHMERT, for himself and others submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on ______________________

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A BILL

To prohibit the federal government or State or local government or other entity receiving federal funding, from requiring any citizen to be vaccinated, including federal agencies from requiring its employees to take any vaccination, without the citizen being fully advised in writing of all potential known risks from the vaccine and consultation with a physician followed by the voluntary informed consent of the citizen, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

(1)   This Act may be cited as the National Informed Consent Exemption (NICE) Act

SECTION 2. FINDINGS.

The Congress finds the following:

(1)   The Constitution does not permit a vaccine mandate, including a mandate by the Executive Branch imposed on federal employees as a condition to maintain the employment they need to feed themselves or their families.

(2)   It is unconscionable for any entity to use force or coercion to compel individuals to take a vaccine without their informed consent, and even more egregiously unconscionable for a vaccine to be administered under emergency use authorization (EUA) without adequate warnings of known potential risks to that specific employee or patient. The rights of the American people to free exercise of religion, due process of law, and protection from religious discrimination, includes the fundamental right to decline vaccination and testing for infectious disease without penalty.

(3)   Mandating vaccines, including experimental vaccines, does not fall within any of the executive authorities, according to article II, section 2 of the United States Constitution.

(4)   According to the American Heritage Medical Dictionary, informed consent is the consent by a person to undergo a medical procedure after receiving all material information regarding risks, benefits, and alternatives.

(5)   Vaccines in America are licensed and regulated federally. 

(6)   Product inserts for vaccines approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) evidence that:

a.       Each vaccine on the routine vaccination schedules published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has never been clinically evaluated in humans for its long-term potential to cause cancer, impair fertility, and mutate genes.

b.      The pivotal clinical trial relied upon by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for approval of each vaccine on the CDC schedule did not evaluate the safety of the vaccine (1) for at least one year after the vaccine is administered, and (2) against a control group that received (A) a truly inert placebo, or (B) another vaccine approved based on a pivotal clinical trial that included a control group that received a truly inert placebo.

(7)   In 2018, the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published that it has no evidence that its Secretary completed any of the 16 required vaccine safety reports, bi-annually pursuant to U.S. Code § 300aa–27(c) (“Report Within 2 years after December 22, 1987, and periodically thereafter . . .”)

(8)   In 2018, the FDA published, “Until a vaccine is given to the general population, all potential adverse events cannot be anticipated." 

(9)   In 2020, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) published, “The ‘gold standard’ for testing interventions in people is the ‘randomized, placebo-controlled’ clinical trial, in which volunteers are randomly assigned to a test group receiving the experimental intervention or a control group receiving a placebo (an inactive substance that looks like the drug or treatment being tested). Comparing results from the two groups suggests whether changes in the test group result from the treatment or occur by chance.”

(10)                       The field of medicine and science is advancing at a rapid pace. The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has reported that it can take up to 17 years for a new best practice to reach the average physician and surgeon. It is prudent to recognize doctors’ discretion when applying all of their knowledge, training, expertise, and new developments in the care of their patients.

(11)                       Vaccine ingredients are commonly sourced from foreign nations. 

(12)                       America’s national security is directly impacted by mandatory vaccination.

SECTION 3. Prohibition on mandatory vaccination and infectious disease testing. 

(a)   The federal government, and persons receiving federal funding, are prohibited from requiring any citizen to be vaccinated or tested for an infectious disease without due process of law. Citizens have the fundamental right to decline vaccination for an infectious disease without penalty.

(b)   Vaccination shall henceforth be optional to citizens, except as provided in Section 5, for their participation in society, including but not limited to education, travel, employment, government service, housing, social welfare programs, access to courts, and medical care.

(c)   Any laws, regulations, or policies, purporting to authorize any form of discrimination against any citizen, whether in the form of denial of education, travel, employment, government service, housing, social welfare programs, access to courts, and medical care, which is based solely upon their refusal to consent to vaccination for an infectious disease, are repugnant to the United States Constitution and are therefore unenforceable, except as provided in Section 5. Nor shall any laws, regulations, or policies, require an individual to provide any “vaccine passport” or documentation, whether digital or otherwise, certifying vaccination or post-infection recovery to gain access to, entry upon, or service from an institution within the United States, except as provided in Section 5.

(d)   The exemption from vaccination for infectious disease provided by this Act shall be known as the National Informed Consent Exemption (“NICE”) and may be exercised by any individual, including on behalf of their child or dependent, without any precondition or requirement, except as provided in Section 5.

(e)   With the exception of emancipated minors, no child shall be vaccinated without (1) the consent of each parent or guardian for the child, or (2) the consent of one parent or guardian for the child and prior written 3-day notification to the other parent or guardian(s) for the child regarding the vaccination appointment.

SECTION 4. Enforcement.

(a)   Any person who has been the victim of a violation of this Act may bring a civil action for damages against any responsible party. The plaintiff may seek actual damages, compensatory damages, punitive damages, injunctive relief, any combination of those, or any other appropriate relief. A prevailing plaintiff may also be awarded attorney’s fees and court costs.

(b)   Anyone or any entity that provides false information intending to influence a person to be vaccinated shall be liable to the person vaccinated or that person’s heirs for any and all damages resulting from such vaccination, including actual damages, compensatory damages, punitive damages, as well as attorneys fees and court costs.

SECTION 5. Exceptions.

This Act shall not apply to the following:

(a)   Lawfully incarcerated and institutionalized individuals lacking the right or ability to meaningfully provide informed consent or informed refusal;

(b)   Courts of law issuing individualized court orders specific to one individual, provided the court order applies strict scrutiny following a hearing affording due process of law to the individual affected; or

(c)   Federal, State and local emergencies where the governing authority has first formally applied to the President of the United States of America for a NICE exception, and provided that the President in his discretion formally authorizes the requested exception based on the following criteria proven by the governing authority: (i) compliance with the procedure in section 5(b) would be materially impractical, (ii) the requested NICE exception would not materially interfere with National Security, and (iii) short-term and long-term side effects from the vaccination, including serious injuries and deaths, have been proven to occur in less than 1 in 200,000 individuals.

SECTION 6. Evaluation of Vaccinated Compared to Unvaccinated Americans.

 

(a)   The United States Surgeon General shall immediately commence an independent evaluation of the CDC vaccination schedule, and also an independent evaluation of Covid-19 vaccination.

(b)   The independent evaluations shall be performed by a Vaccine Safety Commission comprised of 30 physicians and scientists, appointed by the United States Surgeon General. Commission members shall not have any current or previous ownership interest, or any current or previous consulting or employment relationship, with any manufacturer of a vaccine. 

(c)   All evaluation details, communications, results, and analyses of the Commission shall be made publicly available.

(d)   The risk of permanent disability and death from the vaccine, alone and in combination with other vaccines, shall be measured objectively by review of biological studies and epidemiological surveys of completely unvaccinated persons who have received no vaccines in life, compared to persons who have received various vaccines under evaluation.  The risk of permanent disability and death caused by an infectious disease shall be measured objectively by national vital statistics for the 10-years before the first vaccine for that disease was first introduced for public use.

(e)   Independent evaluations shall be made of potential therapeutic medications for diseases for which vaccines have been produced, including consideration of studies done on such medications. 

(f)    At the completion of the evaluation on July 1, 2026, the Committee shall produce a report that shall be provided to each member of Congress.

 

 

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Gohmert: Rolling Stone Lied About My January 6 Riot Involvement, ‘Misgendered’ Me

2021/10/28

During a Wednesday interview on Newsmax TV’s “America’s Agenda,” Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) hit back at Rolling Stone for claiming he was involved in organizing rallies leading up to the riot at the U.S. Capitol.

Gohmert said he is “sick” of the “totally baseless” speculation about his involvement on January 6. He also mocked Rolling Stone reporter Hunter Walker for misgendering him in an email, joking that he was “totally triggered.”

“This goes back, Heather, to last year not long after January 6. I didn’t participate. I was asked to, but with all that was going on, I didn’t have time,” Gohmert advised. “I didn’t help plan, but afterward, there was a rumor going around through the lamestream media that, gee, there’s a rumor that the people that participated as leaders of January 6 events had a tour of the Capitol the night before, and everybody knows that Louie Gohmert leads more tours of the Capitol than anybody, ergo, Gohmert must have taken them on a tour. I mean, just total rank speculation, and there was nothing to it. I have not led a tour of the Capitol since COVID stuff started March a year and a half ago. So, it was totally baseless, it continues to be, and I’m sick of this stuff being … said out loud.”

He continued, “But also the Rolling Stone reporter referred to me using a feminine pronoun, and I was totally triggered. I’ve been looking for a safe space trying not to be harmed anymore from being misgendered. But anyway, it is what it is, but it’s bad enough just being accused of something I had nothing to do with.”

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Exclusive: Rep. Roy Memo Making Case for Mayorkas Impeachment Picks Up Support from Texas Republicans

2021/10/28

In the memo sent to the lawmakers this week, a copy of which was obtained by Fox News, Roy says Mayorkas "has failed to secure our borders and has endangered Americans in the process, and in so doing, has violated his oath to the Constitution, failing to defend it and failing to faithfully execute the laws of the United States."

The 13-page document makes the case for impeaching the Cabinet official, saying he has violated his oath by ignoring laws of the U.S. and instead "establishing a wide-open border to issue legal status to as many illegal migrants as possible."

He goes on to allege that the resultant crisis has harmed Americans economically, put their health at risk, empowered cartels and put citizens at risk of physical harm. Specifically it points to the ending of border wall construction, a refusal to expel most migrants under Title 42 and the ending of the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP).

Mayorkas has rejected such claims, saying the Biden DHS is seeking to balance enforcement with U.S. asylum laws – while denying Republican claims that the border is open.

"Our mission is to protect the American public and to administer the laws of our nation," he said in August. "Consistent with that, our efforts will uphold our laws and will uphold our values. That includes the laws of humanitarian relief, as well as the laws of enforcement."

"We will work relentlessly to thwart illegal immigration, and to adjudicate asylum claims fairly and efficiently. Both are embedded in the law and we are committed to upholding both. As we work to meet these long-standing challenges, we do not turn our backs on our values, our principles, our humanity, and our proudest traditions," he said.

But Republicans have been calling for the removal of Mayorkas for some time, occasionally including talk of impeachment.

The Roy memo says that "for the undeniable and unavoidable damages imposed to Texans and Americans as a whole, Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas should be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors in his role as the Secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security."

It’s a call that has found agreement and support from some of his Republican colleagues in Texas -- who have been some of the most vocal in their criticism of the Biden administration’s border policies.

Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas – who has previously signed onto an impeachment resolution -- told Fox News that the impeachment push was "appropriate" and said he believed that by allegedly inducing people to cross the border illegally, both Mayorkas and Biden could be impeached.

Read the full article on Fox News here. 

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Rep. Gohmert Responds to False January 6 Allegations

2021/10/26

Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) issued the following statement today in response to the false and unsourced reports regarding the events that unfolded on January 6th. 

"No one in my office, including me, participated in the planning of the rally or in any criminal activity on January 6. We did not attend or participate at all. However, I am extremely interested to find out who, besides the FBI operatives, did plan the events on January 6. For the purpose of a potential defamation lawsuit against those making baseless accusations of a crime, I need to know who these persons are who are alleging that I helped.”

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Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX-01) to Introduce the SWAMP Act

2021/10/25

“Today, I am introducing the Stop Wasting our Money on Palaces (SWAMP) Act to help protect present and future taxpayers from increasingly burdensome federal government spending.

“Our federal bureaucracy is so bloated that we have an estimated 120,000 to 400,000 buildings nationwide. Federal bureaucrats have no real idea how many buildings the American people own and that is obnoxious—it is unacceptable. Congress has a duty to reign this in.

“Thanks to Bidenflation, Americans across the country are cutting their costs to help cover the drastic rise in prices on essentials such as gasoline and basic food items. Families facing this budget crunch must make hard choices and it is well past time for Congress to do the same. We must address the wasteful federal spending and our budget deficits. The Democrats’ desire to raise taxes is not the answer but will make matters worse.

“Our debt is over 28 trillion dollars and continues to rise. The SWAMP Act is a commonsense proposal that would base federal agencies in areas where most of their work is located. Washington, D.C., is one of the most expensive areas in the country to and run a business. There is no viable reason these agencies need to be based in Washington. They could easily be moved to areas that are more cost efficient and closer to their work.

“For example, the Department of Agriculture should be in America’s heartland, near the farming areas the agency was created to serve. The Department of Energy should be close to the states where energy is actually created in this country. Centralizing these agencies in the Federal City does nothing but aid corruption, bloat the federal bureaucracy and enrich lobbyists. If some of these agencies are going to exist at all, they should be out in the communities they serve.”

 

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AG Garland Debunks Democrat 'Insurrection' Claims About January 6th

2021/10/21

In congressional testimony on Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland answered questions on a wide range of issues and crises in which the Biden administration is mired, but one answer in particular again debunked a key Democrat talking point about what happened at the Capitol on January 6th. 

Asked by Representative Louie Gohmert (R-TX) whether any of the individuals arrested in connection with the events of January 6th were charged with "insurrection," Garland answered "I don't believe so."

As Gohmert then points out, Democrats in Congress and throughout the federal government along with mainstream media figures at CNN, MSNBC, and across the internet continue to assert that what unfolded on January 6th was "an insurrection." But if January 6th was an insurrection, certainly some of the individuals being prosecuted by the government for their alleged role in the events of January 6th would be charged with the crime of insurrection? If not, then the logical conclusion is that January 6th did not, in fact, rise to the level of an insurrection.

Garland's admission that no insurrection charges are being brought in no way absolves those being charged with different crimes — mostly assault, entering a restricted building, disorderly conduct, and civil disorder — and those charged should be granted their constitutional right to a fair and speedy trip through the criminal justice system. The lack of insurrection charges also does not mean those who allegedly damaged property, illegally entered the Capitol, or assaulted law enforcement officers shouldn't face accountability for their actions — they should. But the kind and level of crimes committed shouldn't be exaggerated for political gamesmanship.

The Democrat-Media complex, through, is apparently not concerned with accuracy. For them, January 6th apparently needs to be made as scary as possible.

And as has been demonstrated by the likes of Chicago Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Democrats running for office, anything or anyone they don't like now is an insurrection or an insurrectionist. It's become a buzzword for the left, and their overuse and inaccurate use of the word means that now everything is insurrection, meaning nothing is an insurrection.

As Townhall reported in August, an FBI report concluded that the events of January 6th were not "the result of an organized plot to overturn the presidential election result" because the FBI "believes the violence was not centrally coordinated by far-right groups or prominent supporters of then-President Donald Trump."

But facts apparently don't matter to our liberal "know-better" leaders and pundits who, by overstating things, have ruined their own credibility — again.

Read the full article on Townhall here.

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Committee Assignments

Judiciary

Natural Resources

Serving his eighth term in the United States House of Representatives, Congressman Louie Gohmert was first sworn in on January 4, 2005. He proudly represents the First District of Texas which encompasses more than 12 counties stretching nearly 120 miles down the state’s eastern border with Louisiana.

As the recipient of numerous awards such as Endowment for Middle East Truth’s “Speaker of the Truth Award” and Freedom Works’ “Freedom Fighter Award,” Louie passionately speaks in Washington on the issues he and most of us hold dearest. He is an unapologetic warrior for our most cherished freedoms which are under attack and some are even being marginalized and diminished.

He has not only been sought as a key note speaker all over the U.S., but has been and invited speaker at Oxford and Cambridge Universities in England, as well as other countries. After the Obama administration condemned the largest peaceful demonstration in the history of the world in Egypt in June of 2013 which resulted in the ouster of Pres.Morsi who was maneuvering toward a dictatorship, some American leaders demanded the Muslim Brotherhood dictator be put back in office where he had seized so much power, but Louie became the first and most public elected US official to commend the Egyptians and making him an Egyptian populist hero, earning an award from the Chamber of Commerce in Cairo.

He is a staunch advocate for the U.S. being the best friend Israel could have in the world as an acknowledged friend of Prime Minister Netanyahu.

He is a tireless advocate on the House Floor, all over east Texas and the nation, as well as in the national and international media on many critical issues.  These include not only the necessity to fight terrorism from its most prominent source, radical Islam, but also promoting the preservation of U.S. Constitutional authority, freedoms of religion and speech, state’s rights, 2nd amendment rights, and all those rights most of us hold dearest.

Louie is a bold defender of America’s founding principles and is constantly coming up with big, innovative ideas solidly based on conservative principles and the ideals that has served as this nation’s bedrock since birth.

Congressman Gohmert serves on the House Judiciary Committee playing a vital role on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Subcommittee, as well as, the Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Subcommittee.  He is also a member of the House Natural Resources Committee serving on the National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands Subcommittee and is honored to have the title of Republican Leader on the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, Louie was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas. During his tenure on the bench, he gained national and international attention for some of his innovative rulings. He was later appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to complete a term as the Chief Justice of the 12th Court of Appeals.

Louie received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University where he acquired a four year active duty commitment to the Army from an Army scholarship, and where he was Brigade Commander in the Corps while also serving as Class President for both Corps and Civilian students. He later graduated from Baylor School of Law where he was also Class President, President of the Moot Court Society, and won a number of awards including an award for his Law Review Article on torts. He is also a veteran having served his country as a Captain in the U.S. Army.

He and his wife Kathy are the proud parents of three daughters. Their family attends Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler, where Louie has served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher for many years. He now frequently speaks or preaches at churches throughout his district and around the country.


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Dan Crenshaw

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Van Taylor

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Pat Fallon

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Lance Gooden

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Kevin Brady

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Michael McCaul

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August Pfluger

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Kay Granger

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Ronny Jackson

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Randy Weber

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Pete Sessions

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Jodey Arrington

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Chip Roy

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Troy Nehls

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Tony Gonzales

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Beth Van Duyne

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Roger Williams

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Michael Burgess

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Michael Cloud

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John Carter

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