Louie Gohmert, U.S. Representative for Texas

Louie Gohmert

U.S. Representative for Texas

Louis Butler Gohmert, Jr. was born in August 1953 in Pittsburg, Texas. He earned an undergraduate degree in history from Texas A&M University where he was part of the Corps of Cadets. He received a Juris Doctor from Baylor Law School.   

He entered the Judge Advocate General School at the University of Virginia and entered the U.S. Army JAG Corps. He served in JAG at Fort Benning, Georgia for four years, he was a defense attorney for most of that time.

Gohmert was elected as a state district judge serving Smith County, Texas, for ten years. He was appointed by Governor Rick Perry to a seat as Chief Justice on Texas’ 12th Court of Appeals.

He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, assuming office in January 2006.

He is married to Kathy and they have three daughters. He is a Southern Baptist.

In the News…

Representative Louie Gohmert of Texas said the intention of President Biden and many in Congress to tax the wealthy, as well as the energy provisions included in the “$3.5 trillion spending bill, will hurt the nation’s poor while barely affecting the country’s richest people.”

“When you hear people say we’re going to tax the ultra-wealthy, the mega-wealthy, then the middle class and the poor of America need to grab their wallets because they’re coming after you,” he said.

He stated the president’s tax plan to fund the $3.5 trillion social spending agenda has more concerning costs included in it. “They’re going to raise energy costs drastically, and they might as well call that the PPP, the penalty on poor people, because they’re the ones that get hammered. When you have stuff like this in this bill about climate change, that is going to skyrocket the price of energy. That’s inconvenient to the very wealthy, but it is devastating to the middle class and those on a fixed income,” Congressman Gohmert said

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Representative Gohmert today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Louie Gohmert
Representative for Texas
2243 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515


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