Bio: Serving his sixth term in the United States House of Representatives, Congressman Louie Gohmert was first sworn in January 4, 2005. He proudly represents the First District of Texas which encompasses over 12 counties stretching nearly 120 miles down the state’s eastern border.
A favorite among Tea Party groups, Louie speaks often as a fellow Tea Party advocate across Texas and the United States. He boldly stands on America’s founding principles and is constantly coming up with big, innovative ideas solidly based on Constitutional fundamentals.
Louie serves on numerous House committees and subcommittees. 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 Security.
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 Chief Justice of the 12th Court of Appeals.
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. Additionally, he frequently travels to churches throughout his district and preaches to their congregations.
Military Bio: Louie received his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M University and later graduated from Baylor School of Law. He is also a veteran having served his country as Captain in the U.S. Army.
R.5734 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
Veterans Transplant Coverage Act of 2016
Sponsor: Rep. Carter, John R. [R-TX-31] (Introduced 07/12/2016) Cosponsors: (69)
Committees: House – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: 07/14/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)
R.5620 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)
VA Accountability First and Appeals Modernization Act of 2016
Sponsor: Rep. Miller, Jeff [R-FL-1] (Introduced 07/05/2016) Cosponsors: (34)
Committees: House – Veterans’ Affairs, Oversight and Government Reform | Senate – Veterans’ Affairs
Latest Action: 09/15/2016 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. (All Actions)