Louie (Louie) B. Gohmert, Jr. (R-USH01)
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Capitol: 202.225.3035
FAX: 202.226.1230
District: 936.632.3180
District FAX: 903.561.7110
Room 2267 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-4301

Residence: Tyler, TX
Elected: 2004    Next Election: 2020
Spouse: Kathy   DOB: 8/18/1953
Committee Assignments
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Judicial Branch
ChairmanTea (Taxed Enough Already) Party Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Egypt Caucus
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
FC MemberFourth Amendment Caucus
FC MemberProperty Rights Action Caucus (PRAC)
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
FC MemberCongressional Creative Rights Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests, and Public Lands
FC MemberCongressional Correctional Officers Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Natural Resources
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention (IP)
FC MemberCongressional Scouting Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on the Judiciary
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
FC MemberCongressional Texas Maritime Caucus
FC Member10th Amendment Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Reclaim American Jobs Caucus
FC MemberHouse Military Depot and Industrial Facilities Caucus
FC MemberVictory in Iraq Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Library of Congress Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Immigration Reform Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Israel Allies Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Missile Defense Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Balanced Budget Amendment Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberCongressional United Kingdom (UK) Caucus
FC MemberHouse Freedom Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Prayer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberHouse Republican Israel Caucus
FC MemberNextGen 9-1-1 Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Working Forests Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
Counties Representing
Angelina / Gregg / Harrison / Nacogdoches / Panola / Rusk / Sabine / San Augustine / Shelby / Smith / Upshur / Wood


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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