Congressman Gooden takes oath of office Posted in: News Congressman Lance Gooden took the official Oath of Office on Thursday to join the 116th Congress along with 100 other newly elected representatives. Congress immediately took up votes to fund the government, with dispute over funding for a border wall at the center of the debate. Regarding funding for a border ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!