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Congressman Mike Johnson

Representing the 4th District of Louisiana

MIKE JOHNSON NAMED REPUBLICAN STUDY COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN

November 16, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. House Representative Mike Johnson (R-La.) has been elected chairman of the Republican Study Committee (RSC) for the 116th Congress. The RSC membership voted via secret ballot during their meeting today. Currently composed of 150 members, the RSC is the largest caucus of conservatives in the Congress.

REP. JOHNSON RELEASED THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT:

“The Republican Study Committee faces one of the most important moments in its 45-year history. As we become the minority party in the next term, we have a vital responsibility to present practical ideas and effective policy initiatives, and to unify as a conference to vigorously defend and advance our core conservative principles. The American people need and deserve our clarity, conviction and consistency now more than ever.

“I am honored to have been chosen by my colleagues to serve in this critical role. We look forward to moving our cause forward over the next two years and to helping shape the future of the conservative movement.”

BACKGROUND

Since its founding in 1973, the RSC has served as the voice and "intellectual arsenal" of conservatism in the U.S. House of Representatives and as a leading influence in shaping the legislative agenda. Each RSC chairman is elected to serve a single, two-year term. Previous chairmen include Vice President Mike Pence and Republican Whip Steve Scalise.