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Louie Gohmert

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Louie Gohmert currently serves the First Congressional district of Texas

Louie Gohmert, a Republican, has represented the First Congressional District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives since 2005. (map)

Record and controversies

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Iraq War

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Pays wife for campaign work

In October 2006, the Sunlight Foundation, a Washington-based non-profit organization which advocates better transparency in government, reported that Gohmert’s campaign committee paid his wife $53,261 to serve as the campaign’s assistant manager during 2005-2006. [1]

DC voting rights

When the District of Columbia Fair and Equal Voting Rights Act of 2007 came under consideration of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Gohmert threatened to introduce up to 43 amendments to the bill to protest granting a House vote to a non-state. Members voted on only one of the Gohmert amendments, a measure which would have made certain military installations congressional districts (it failed).

Main article: District of Columbia Fair and Equal Voting Rights Act of 2007

Bio

Prior to being elected to serve in Congress, Gohmert was elected to three terms as District Judge in Smith County, Texas. He was later appointed by Texas Governor Rick Perry to complete a term as Chief Justice of the 12th Court of Appeals.

In 2004, he successfully defeated Democratic incumbent 1st District Congressman Max Sandlin for his seat in Congress; becoming the first Republican since Reconstruction to represent the 1st District of Texas. Representative Louie Gohmert was first sworn in January 4, 2005 by Speaker Dennis Hastert as representative for the First District of Texas.

Now into his second term in the House of Representatives, Gohmert is assigned to three key House committees: Judiciary, Resources and Small Business. Gohmert is the only former judge on the Judiciary Committee, which has jurisdiction over matters such as constitutional issues, immigration, the Federal courts, crime, and law enforcement. He was named Ranking Member on the Judiciary subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security and also returns to the Judiciary subcommittee on Immigration, Border Security and Claims.

Rep. Gohmert sits on the House Committee on Natural Resources. He serves on two subcommittees: Energy and Mineral Resources as well as National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands.

Gohmert received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University, where he was class president, and served as a Brigade Commander of the Corps of Cadets. He was also Class President while attending Baylor School of Law. He is a veteran, having served his country as captain in the U.S. Army as a result of an Army scholarship at Texas A&M.

Having grown up in Mt. Pleasant, Texas, where he was an Eagle Scout, Gohmert has been an active volunteer in numerous civic organizations in East Texas.

Congressional career

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Roger L. Owen to face Gohmert in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [2] Gohmert retained his seat.

Money in politics

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Louie Gohmert
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Louie Gohmert. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Committees and Affiliations

Committees

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

Contact

DC Office:
508 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-3035
Fax: 202-225-5866
Web Email
Website

District Office- Longview:
101 East Methvin, Suite 302
Longview, TX 75601
Phone: 903-236-8597
Fax:

District Office- Lufkin:
300 East Shepherd
Lufkin, TX 75901
Phone: 866-535-6302
Fax:

District Office- Marshall:
102 West Houston Street
Marshall, TX 75670
Phone: 866-535-6302
Fax:

District Office- Nacogdoches:
202 East Pilar, Suite 304
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Phone: 866-535-6302
Fax:

District Office- Tyler:
1121 ESE Loop 323, Suite 206
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone: 903-561-6349
TollFree: 866-535-6302
Fax: 903-561-7110

Campaign Address:
Post Office Box 8060
Tyler, TX 75711
Phone: 202-225-3035
Fax:

Articles and resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
Leadership Position:
Committees Chaired:
Committees,
Ranking Member On:

Caucuses:
Committees:
110th Congress
Leadership Position:
None
Committees Chaired:
Committees,
Ranking Member On:

House Committee on Small Business/Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight
Caucuses:
Committees: House Committee on the Judiciary, House Committee on the Judiciary/Subcommittee on Crime Terrorism and Homeland Security, House Committee on the Judiciary/Subcommittee on Immigration Citizenship Refugees Border Security and International Law, House Committee on Natural Resources, House Committee on Natural Resources/Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, House Committee on Natural Resources/Subcommittee on National Parks Forests and Public Lands, House Committee on Small Business, House Committee on Small Business/Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 2, 2004
First Took Current Office:
January 3, 2005
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
Chief Justice of the 12th Court of Appeals, Smith County District Judge
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 101 East Methvin, Suite 302 Longview, TX 75601
Phone: 903-236-8597 / Fax:
2. 300 East Shepherd Lufkin, TX 75901
Phone: 866-535-6302 / Fax:
3. 102 West Houston Street Marshall, TX 75670
Phone: 866-535-6302 / Fax:
4. 202 East Pilar, Suite 304 Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Phone: 866-535-6302 / Fax:
5. 1121 ESE Loop 323, Suite 206 Tyler, TX 75701
Phone: 903-561-6349 / Fax: 903-561-7110



Campaign Contact:

Website: http://www.gohmert.com/
Webform Email: / Email:

Campaign Offices:

1. Post Office Box 8060 Tyler, TX 75711
Phone: 202-225-3035 / Fax:



Zip Code Affiliations:
Misc:

Date of Birth: August 18, 1953