Speaking to current and former Lighthouse employees, 1st District U.S. House Representative Louie Gohmert thanked them for the progress they have made ard for helping the blind community find work.

"They have shown what the American dream is. Not to get rich and be famous, but to have a job," Gohmert said.

Horizon Industries, the largest employer of the blind in East Texas, says that through their partnership with the East Texas Lighthouse for the Blind, they will continue to grow.

"Not just the Tyler area but the entire 40 counties in East Texas," Huffman said.

Gohmert says job growth is a key issue on every American's mind heading into the Presidential election, including among the blind community.

"People are empowered. Just because you are blind, doesn't mean you can't work," Gohmert said.