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Louie Gohmert Votes “NO” on Bill He Co-Sponsored…

U.S. House Representative Louie Gohmert votes “NO” on bill HR5759 which he co-sponsored
WATCH VIDEO BELOW of Rep. Louie Gohmert on the House Floor explaining why he had to vote against HR5759.

The immigration bill that the House passed yesterday would nullify Obama’s executive action on immigration, but it was criticized by many Republicans because it’s a bill the Senate doesn’t have to take up, and in fact, the Senate will not consider it. Many Republicans are still hoping that the House takes up a must-pass spending bill next week that prevents the administration from implementing Obama’s immigration plan.

But Republicans like Gohmert were also critical of the substance of the bill. Gohmert noted that the bill was re-written in the House Rules Committee to say the president cannot exempt whole classes of people from immigration laws, except if there are “humanitarian purposes where the aliens are at imminent risk of serious bodily harm or death.”

Gohmert said he cosponsored the original bill, but that he could not support this change. He said the exception language might even be used by Obama to justify Obama’s recent action if it ever became law.

“The bill that I was willing to cosponsor completely changed in the addition of that exception,” he said.

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Louie Gohmert says GOP leaders abused House procedures to quickly pass flawed defense, immigration bills
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Congressional Votes & Upcoming Bills as of 7/28/2014 from MegaVote

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July 28, 2014

In this MegaVote for Texas’ 1st Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Insourcing Incentives – Cloture
  • House: Higher Education Tax Credits – Passage

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • House: 21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act

Recent Senate Votes
Insourcing Incentives – Cloture – Vote Agreed to (93-7)
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The Senate voted to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to the bill that would give businesses a tax credit for up to 20 percent of the expenses incurred to bring work done in foreign countries back into the United States, if the business also increases its number of full-time employees. It also would prohibit tax deductions for expenses incurred when moving jobs outside the U.S.
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Sen. Ted Cruz voted YES
Sen. John Cornyn voted YES


Recent House Votes
Higher Education Tax Credits – Passage – Vote Passed (227-187, 18 Not Voting)
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The House passed a bill that would modify and make permanent the American Opportunity Tax Credit for tuition and higher-education expenses. It would eliminate the “above the line” higher-education tax deduction for qualified tuition and repeal the Hope Scholarship Tax Credit and the Lifetime Learning Tax Credit.
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Rep. Louie Gohmert voted NO


Upcoming Votes
21st Century Endangered Species Transparency Act – HR4315
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The House will consider a bill to amend the Endangered Species Act of 1973 to require publication on the Internet of the basis for determinations that species are endangered species or threatened species.
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Recent Congressional Votes From MegaVote as of June 30, 2014

 

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In this MegaVote Texas’ 1st Congressional District for June 30, 2014:

Recent Congressional Votes
• Senate: Workforce Training Reauthorization – Passage
• House: CFTC Reauthorization – Passage
• House: Trans-National Pipelines – Passage
• House: Liquefied Natural Gas Exports – Passage
• House: Oil and Gas Exploration – Passage

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Editor’s Note: Both chambers are in recess until the week of July 7.
Recent Senate Votes
Workforce Training Reauthorization – Passage – Vote Passed (95-3, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate passed a bill that would overhaul and reauthorize workforce training programs and make changes in the makeup of advisory boards. It also would set out specific authorized appropriations, which would increase annually, for each program through fiscal 2020.

Sen. Ted Cruz voted YES
Sen. John Cornyn voted YES
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Recent House Votes
CFTC Reauthorization – Passage – Vote Passed (265-144, 22 Not Voting)

The House passed a bill that would reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission through 2018 and would largely exempt end users or nonfinancial companies that use derivatives to hedge risks from tough rules on derivatives under the 2010 financial regulatory overhaul known as Dodd-Frank.

Rep. Louie Gohmert voted YES
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Trans-National Pipelines – Passage – Vote Passed (238-173, 20 Not Voting)

The House passed a bill that would require future oil and gas pipeline projects and power lines that cross international borders to be reviewed by the State or Energy secretary within 120 days of the environmental review, unless the agency finds the project is not in the public interest of the United States. It would eliminate the current system created by executive orders under which a presidential permit must be issued.

Rep. Louie Gohmert voted YES
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Liquefied Natural Gas Exports – Passage – Vote Passed (266-150, 16 Not Voting)

The House passed a bill that would require the Energy Department to expedite decisions on applications to export liquefied natural gas. It would require that all applications publicly disclose the specific nation or nations that would receive the proposed export of liquefied natural gas.

Rep. Louie Gohmert voted YES
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Oil and Gas Exploration – Passage – Vote Passed (229-185, 18 Not Voting)

The House passed a bill that would establish a five-year program for oil and gas leasing. The bill would double the cap for offshore oil and gas revenue sharing to $1 billion and require at least 25 percent of eligible federal land be made available each year to lease for oil and gas exploration.

Rep. Louie Gohmert voted YES
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Recent Congressional Votes from Mega Vote as of June 23, 2014

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In This MegaVote for Texas’ 1st Congressional District on June 23, 2014

Recent Congressional Votes
• Senate: Fiscal 2015 Appropriations Minibus ‘Shell’ – Cloture
• House: Fiscal 2015 Defense Appropriations – Passage

Upcoming Congressional Bills
•Senate: Workforce Investment Act Reauthorization
•House: CFTC Reauthorization

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Recent Senate Votes
Fiscal 2015 Appropriations Minibus ‘Shell’ – Cloture – Vote Agreed to (95-3, 2 Not Voting)

The Senate invoked cloture on the motion to proceed to the bill that would that would provide for $51.2 billion in discretionary spending in fiscal 2015 for the departments of Commerce and Justice and other science agencies such as NASA and the National Science Foundation. The bill is intended to serve as the legislative vehicle for the Senate’s Commerce-Justice-Science, Transportation-HUD and Agriculture spending bills for fiscal 2015.

Sen. Ted Cruz voted YES
Sen. John Cornyn voted YES

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Recent House Votes
Fiscal 2015 Defense Appropriations – Passage – Vote Passed (340-73, 18 Not Voting)

The House passed a bill that would provide $570.4 billion in non-war discretionary funding for the Defense Department in fiscal 2015. It also would provide $79.4 billion in fiscal 2015 for contingency funds to support operations in Afghanistan and the general war on terrorism.

Rep. Louie Gohmert voted YES

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Upcoming Votes
Workforce Investment Act Reauthorization – HR803

The Senate is expected to vote on this bill that would overhaul and reauthorize the 1998 Workforce Investment Act.

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CFTC Reauthorization – HR4413

The House is expected to vote on this bill that would reauthorize the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and shield nonfinancial companies from some of the rules on derivatives in the 2010 Dodd-Frank financial regulatory overhaul.

Recent Congressional Votes from MegaVote as of 4/14/2014

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April 14, 2014

In this MegaVote for Texas’ 1st Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Unemployment Benefits Extension ? Passage
  • Senate: Equal Pay ? Cloture
  • House: Budget Resolution ? Passage

Editor’s Note: Both the House and Senate are in recess until the week of April 28.

Recent Senate Votes
Unemployment Benefits Extension ? Passage – Vote Passed (59-38, 3 Not Voting)
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Senators passed a bill on Monday that, as amended, would extend unemployment benefits through May 31, 2014.
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Sen. Ted Cruz voted NO
Sen. John Cornyn voted NO


Equal Pay ? Cloture – Vote Rejected (53-44, 3 Not Voting)
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The Senate failed to invoke cloture on a bill that would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (PL 75-718), requiring employers to demonstrate that wage gaps between men and women with similar qualifications in similar jobs have a business justification. The bill would also prohibit employers from retaliating against employees seeking salary information to investigate gender discrimination in wages.
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Sen. Ted Cruz voted Not Voting
Sen. John Cornyn voted Not Voting


Recent House Votes
Budget Resolution ? Passage – Vote Passed (2019-205, 8 Not Voting)
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On Thursday, the House adopted a concurrent resolution that would provide $2.842 trillion to fund the federal government in fiscal 2015. The resolution assumes $5.1 trillion in spending reductions over 10 years and reductions in personal and corporate tax rates.
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Rep. Louie Gohmert voted YES

Exclusive: Ted Cruz’s 2014 Prediction

What a GOP Majority Should Do, and a Confession About His Boots

NEW ORLEANS — Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) came to the Big Easy to thank and encourage conservatives attending The Heritage Foundation’s Resource Bank meeting. After his remarks and a lengthy Q&A about a range of issues, he sat down with The Foundry’s Genevieve Wood for an exclusive interview about the upcoming elections, his thoughts on a Republican-led Senate and a confession about his boots. Watch the interview below.

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What If Hillary Does Not Run?

Call this a table-top political war game exercise. Everyone is assuming, myself included, that Hillary Clinton is, at minimum, running in 2016 and, perhaps likely, is a strong favorite for the nomination. That being said, what if she decides not to run, for health reasons or otherwise?

 

Call this a table-top political war game exercise. Everyone is assuming, myself included, that Hillary Clinton is, at minimum, running in 2016 and, perhaps likely, is a strong favorite for the nomination. That being said, what if she decides not to run, for health reasons or otherwise?
Read more at http://www.uspresidentialelectionnews.com/2014/03/what-if-hillary-clinton-doesnt-run/#trsC0FlkBwhDAKTG.99

MegaVote: Congressional Votes as of March 17, 2014

 

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March 17, 2014

In this MegaVote for Texas’ 1st Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Military Sexual Assault Prosecutions ? Passage
  • Senate: Child Care Block Grant Reauthorization ? Enzi Amendment
  • Senate: Flood Insurance Rates ? Passage
  • House: Ukraine Resolution ? Passage
  • House: Federal Water Rights ? Passage
  • House: Medicare Doc Fix ? Passage

Editor’s Note: The House and Senate are in recess until March 24.

Recent Senate Votes
Military Sexual Assault Prosecutions ? Passage – Vote Passed (97-0, 3 Not Voting)
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Senators finished work on reforming the military’s practices for reporting and prosecuting sexual assaults within its ranks on Monday, passing a bill written by Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-MO. The bill would amend the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 to require special victims’ counsels in sexual assault cases and forbid using the defendant?s military record in defense arguments. The bill would also require the evaluation of whether commanding officers have established a climate in which allegations of sexual assault are properly managed and fairly evaluated and a victim can report criminal activity without fear of retaliation or ostracism.
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Sen. Ted Cr uz voted YES
Sen. John Cornyn voted YES


Child Care Block Grant Reauthorization ? Enzi Amendment – Vote Agreed to (98-0, 2 Not Voting)
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On Wednesday, the Senate agreed to an amendment (S.AMDT.2812) offered by Senator Michael Enzi, R-Wy., to the reauthorization of child care block grant programs. The amendment requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services, in conjunction with the Secretary of Education, to conduct a review of Federal early learning and care programs and make recommendations for streamlining the various programs. The block grant program was reauthorized through Fiscal Year 2019 on Thursday.
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Sen. Ted Cruz voted YES
Sen. John Cornyn voted YES


Flood Insurance Rates ? Passage – Vote Passed (72-22, 6 Not Voting)
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Senators approved a bill to slow National Flood Insurance Program premium increases that are needed to achieve the program’s full actuarial rates. The measure would also require the Federal Emergency Management Agency to certify its flood mapping approach before raising insurance rates in the future.
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Sen. Ted Cruz voted YES
Sen. John Cornyn voted NO


Recent House Votes
Ukraine Resolution ? Passage – Vote Passed (402-7, 1 Present, 20 Not Voting)
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The House overwhelmingly passed a resolution Tuesday condemning the violation of Ukrainian sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity by military forces of the Russian Federation for their actions in Crimea.
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Rep. Louie Gohmert voted YES


Federal Water Rights ? Passage – Vote Passed (238-174, 19 Not Voting)
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On Thursday, House members passed a bill that would prohibit Secretaries of the Interior and Agriculture from making any transfer, relinquishment, or other impairment of any water right a condition of the issuance of any permit, lease, or other use agreement concerning federal lands. The law would apply to lands covered by interstate water rights compacts as well.
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Rep. Louie Gohmert voted YES


Medicare Doc Fix ? Passage – Vote Passed (238-181, 12 Not Voting)
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On Friday, the House agreed to repeal the sustainable growth rate model of physicians’ compensation rates under Medicare. The bill would establish a single conversion rate of cost increases for physicians’ services at .5 percent through 2018 and would completely freeze updates thereafter through 2023. The bill would also require certain federal agencies to perform studies of access to health care and cost controls for some procedures under Medicare.
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Rep. Louie Gohmert voted YES

 

Recent Congressional Votes and Upcoming Bills from MegaVote

February 10, 2014

In this MegaVote for Texas’ 1st Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Farm and Nutrition Programs Conference Report ? Passage
  • Senate: Unemployment Benefits ? Cloture
  • Senate: Baucus Nomination ? Confirmation
  • House: Recreational Shooting on Federal Lands ? Passage
  • House: California Water Resources ? Passage
  • House: Public Land Management ? Passage

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: Military Retirement Pay
  • House: Consumer Financial Protection and Soundness Improvement Act of 2013
Recent Senate Votes
Farm and Nutrition Programs Conference Report ? Passage – Vote Agreed to (68-32)
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On Tuesday, the Senate voted to adopt the conference report on the bill that would reauthorize most federal farm and nutrition programs through fiscal 2018, sending the measure to the president. Senators agreed to cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program by $8 billion over 10 years. The bill would also reauthorize sugar and dairy subsidy programs, replace $5 billion in direct payments to farmers with two new subsidies to cover losses. It also would create a new crop insurance program for producers that would cover losses over 14 percent.
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Sen. Ted Cruz voted NO
Sen. John Cornyn voted NO


Unemployment Benefits ? Cloture – Vote Rejected (58-40, 2 Not Voting)
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A motion to invoke cloture on a bill that would extend eligibility for unemployment benefits through March 31, 2014 failed on Thursday, the third such cloture vote to fail in the Senate. Four Republicans ? Sens. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, Susan Collins of Maine, Dean Heller of Nevada, and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska ? voted with Democrats and Independents to end debate on the bill.
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Sen. Ted Cruz voted NO
Sen. John Cornyn voted NO


Baucus Nomination ? Confirmation – Vote Confirmed (96-0, 1 Present, 3 Not Voting)
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The Senate confirmed overwhelmingly the nomination of Sen. Max Baucus of Montana to be the U.S. ambassador to the People?s Republic of China on Thursday. Baucus voted present on his own nomination.
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Sen. Ted Cruz voted YES
Sen. John Cornyn voted YES


Recent House Votes
Recreational Shooting on Federal Lands ? Passage – Vote Passed (268-154, 9 Not Voting)
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House members passed a slate of measures designed to make hunting, target shooting, and fishing easier on federally-managed lands. The Sportsmen?s Heritage and Recreation Enhancement Act would exempt ammunition and fishing equipment from the Toxic Substances Control Act, increase public funds for the construction of shooting ranges on federal lands, make permanent the electronic duck stamp licensing system, and allow firearms on water projects administered by the Army Corps of Engineers.
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Rep. Louie Gohmert voted YES


California Water Resources ? Passage – Vote Passed (229-191, 11 Not Voting)
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On Wednesday, the House passed a bill that would change the Interior Department?s water management practices around the San Joaquin Valley of California. The bill would require the department to increase the total water delivery capacity of the Central Valley Project by 800,000 acre-feet by September 30, 2018. It would also limit the enforcement and consideration of some environmental laws in completing this delivery.
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Rep. Louie Gohmert voted Not Voting


Public Land Management ? Passage – Vote Passed (220-194, 17 Not Voting)
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The House passed a bill Thursday that would exempt public land access, land conveyances, and land restoration activities from federal environmental review requirements. The bill would also extend the term of new grazing permits on federal lands from 10 to 20 years and allow currently expired or transferred permits to remain in effect until new ones are issued. It would prohibit the Bureau of Land Management from acquiring new land until it creates a website database that lists all BLM lands suitable for disposal. The bill also would require a comprehensive plan and budget for state and federal efforts to restore the Chesapeake Bay watershed and instruct the Agriculture Department to implement a lumber salvage program in California’s Stanislaus National Forrest.
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Rep. Louie Gohmert voted YES


Upcoming Votes
Military Retirement Pay – S.1963
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The Senate will vote Monday for cost-of-living increases to military pay.
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Consumer Financial Protection and Soundness Improvement Act of 2013 – H.R.3193
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Later this week, the House will consider a bill making changes to financial regulations for small capitalization firms.
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Steve Stockman files for U.S. Senator

Yesterday, Congressman Steve Stockman filed papers to challenge John Cornyn for the Republican nomination.  As a conservative Congressman with federal campaign experience, time in office and a track record, Stockman is considered by some to be a serious, credible threat to Cornyn in the Republican Primary

More on U.S. Senate Candidate Here…

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