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The Economy & Our Budget

America is on the brink of an economic boom. We are experiencing record highs in the stock market, historically low unemployment rates and extraordinary numbers of new jobs. Much of this is due to the hard work we have done in Congress, including passing the historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and dramatically reducing burdensome and duplicative regulations.

At this pivotal moment, we should be doing everything within our power to encourage additional business investments and production to create even more job growth, economic opportunity and mobility for all Americans. The best way to continue on this trajectory is to get government out of the way so the free market can flourish again, and entrepreneurs and small business owners can expand even further. Small businesses are the backbone of the economy in Louisiana’s Fourth Congressional District, as well as the country at large. 

Our constant challenge is the nation’s crushing debt, which has now surpassed $20 trillion and increases with each passing moment. If we do not address the debt crisis quickly and responsibly, continued economic growth will be hindered and we will create a problem for our children and grandchildren that is insurmountable.

We must put an end to the excessive and wasteful spending of Washington by passing a balanced budget amendment to ensure the federal government cannot spend more revenue than it takes in. American families make hard choices every day to ensure they live within their means, and government should be held to the same standard.

Our dramatically simplified federal tax code and drastic reductions in federal red tape have been important achievements in the 115th Congress so far, and we can accomplish much more if we will insist upon good stewardship of taxpayer resources and the application of common sense.  

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More on The Economy & Our Budget

March 25, 2020 Press Release

BOSSIER CITY, La. – U.S. Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today sent a letter to U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Jovita Corranza urging that she address long wait times, website crashes, and other inefficiencies preventing Louisiana small businesses impacted by the coronavirus from accessing federal disaster loans:

January 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, newly elected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi put H.R. 21 (Making Appropriations for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2019) on the House floor for a vote. The bill increases discretionary spending levels from the last fiscal year and repeals President Trump’s “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance” policy.

March 22, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C.  —  Rep. Mike Johnson (LA-04) released the following statement on the passage of H.R. 1625 - Consolidated Appropriations Act:

March 2, 2017 Video

Rep. Mike Johnson speaks about accomplishments made in the first months of the 115th Congress. He highlights the REINS Act, Midnight Rules Relief Act and the Regulatory Accountability Act.

February 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Rep. Mike Johnson (LA-04) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s first Joint Address to Congress:


February 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington D.C. – In his first district work week as a congressman, Rep. Mike Johnson (LA-04) and his staff traveled Louisiana's Fourth Congressional District holding more than 85 meetings with constituents, local elected officials and business leaders. Included in these meetings were trips to both Fort Polk and Barksdale Air Force Base, where the congressman was briefed on current issues facing our armed forces and the most pressing threats to our national security. 


February 14, 2017 Video

A bipartisan group of 47 freshman members of the 115th U.S. Congress released a document entitled the "Commitment to Civility."
The document, authored by Rep. Mike Johnson (R-La.), memorializes the members’ agreement to restore collegiality, trust and civility to the Congress, encourage productive dialogue, and work to build consensus and the public's trust in America’s institutions.

February 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington D.C. – On Tuesday, a bipartisan group of 50 freshman members of the 115th U.S. Congress—representing red and blue states from coast to coast—released a document entitled the "Commitment to Civility" and will address the issue on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.  


February 1, 2017 Press Release

Washington D.C. – Today, Congressman Mike Johnson (LA-04) was named one of only three freshmen members to chair a subcommittee in the U.S. House of Representatives. He will serve as Vice Chairman of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and will also sit on the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans.


Rep. Johnson released the following statement on his appointment:


January 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee welcomed Congressman Mike Johnson (R-La.) as a new member to the committee for the 115th Congress.


“I am delighted by this appointment because the Judiciary Committee handles some of the nation’s most important issues, and many that I have been working on my entire career,” said Johnson.