Johnson Defends Critical Funding for Louisiana, Gulf States
Washington D.C. – On Friday, Rep. Mike Johnson (LA-04) voted in favor of Rep. Bradley Bryne’s (AL-01) amendment to prohibit any efforts to redirect funds allocated under the Gulf of Mexico Security Act (GOMESA) of 2006. GOMESA creates a revenue sharing agreement between Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama where each state receives a percentage of federal oil revenue from the drilling off their coasts. The bill passed the House by voice vote.
Johnson released the following statement regarding the vote:
“Since coming to Congress, I have worked tirelessly to return investment to our great state whenever possible. The robust oil and gas industry in Louisiana is a huge economic driver for our country, and it is only right that some of those profits are returned to the state. I was proud to co-sponsor legislation to ensure GOMESA funding remains intact and is reinvested in Louisiana.”