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March 4, 2020
Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today released the following statement after voting in favor of an $8 billion emergency funding package that will go toward combatting the coronavirus:

“My top priority is ensuring our health care providers have the resources they need to keep Louisianians safe from the coronavirus. This robust, bipartisan funding package will go a long way toward accomplishing that, and it is our responsibility to do so. It is still possible for Congress to put politics aside and work together with President Trump and Vice President Pence to address a serious challenge facing our nation.

“We are grateful also for the detailed member briefing and update provided this afternoon by Vice President Pence and experts from the biopharmaceutical industry who are leading the production of new diagnostic tests and the development of a vaccine.”

To watch the full video of Rep. Johnson’s statement, click here.


  • On Feb. 28, 2020, Rep. Johnson sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi urging that she keep the House in session until Congress passed legislation to provide the resources necessary to mitigate the coronavirus threat. To read the full letter, click here.
  • On Feb. 26, 2020, Rep. Johnson called for unity in Congress amid coronavirus efforts. To read his full statement, click here.