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Congressman Mike Johnson

Representing the 4th District of Louisiana

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December 14, 2017 In The News

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Vernon Parish resident Nina Todd still relives the day she was told her daughter had committed suicide last December. Amanda Brailer was 35-years-old and a mother of two.

"When I see a flag, the last flag I saw was on her casket," Todd said.

December 11, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-New Orleans, earned a shout-out from a Republican congressman when Roll Call asked 17 House freshmen to identify their closest colleagues from across the aisle. The kudos came from Rep.

December 5, 2017 In The News

House freshmen who signed a civility pledge say they’ve been able to live up to their agreement to “disagree without being disagreeable” and even strike up some friendships amid a rancorous Congress.

Rep. Mike Johnson, the author of the pledge that the lawmakers signed in January, said his model for civility is former President Ronald Reagan.

December 5, 2017 In The News

In January, Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., authored a pledge asking freshman members of Congress to be civil toward each other. Nearly every freshman lawmaker signed it. Almost one year later, Heard on the Hill reporter Alex Gangitano spoke to Johnson, and the members of Congress who signed it, about how their first year went.

December 5, 2017 In The News

I’ll take “Things that should never have been legal in the first place for $500,” Alex.

November 28, 2017 In The News

President Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, is facing a slew of charges, including failing to register as a foreign agent.

Now two GOP lawmakers have a bill they say can address problems with these federal lobbying rules. But one legal expert sees issues with this bill.

November 28, 2017 In The News

President Trump famously promised that, if elected president, he would “drain the swamp” — upending the culture in Washington that favors the well-connected.

It is special counsel Robert S. Mueller III whose work seems to be sending shock waves through the capital, by exposing the lucrative work lobbyists from both parties engage in on behalf of foreign interests.

November 28, 2017 In The News

After several months of imprisonment, a Louisiana native has returned home from Guatemala.

Zachary Wilson, of Keithville, had been detained since March after old hunting ammunition was found in his bag as he was getting ready to board a plane home. He was returning from a mission trip with the Word of God church, but was placed under arrest. 

November 20, 2017 In The News

Congressman Mike Johnson says the the tax cut passed by the U.S. House is a win for the 4th Congressional District. 

Republicans say the $1.5 trillion tax bill will slash tax rates on corporations and private businesses, overhaul the individual tax code and eliminate taxes on wealthy heirs.

November 20, 2017 In The News

For years, there’s been an open secret in Washington power circles: It’s highly profitable, if morally dubious, to secretly promote the interests of foreign governments, dictators, or oppressive regimes.   

Then came Paul Manafort’s indictment.