Washington D.C. – On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee approved legislation to reform the asylum system by a vote of 19-11. The Asylum Reform and Border Protection Act (H.R. 391), introduced this week by Rep.
Washington D.C. – On Monday, Rep. Mike Johnson (LA-04) introduced legislation to stop government encroachment and return land claimed by the federal government back to its rightful, private land owners in Louisiana. Johnson’s legislation voids a 1967 survey being used by the Federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to claim the land surrounding Lake Bistineau in Bossier Parish.
Washington D.C. – This week, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration announced two grants totaling more than $1.2 million to the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources.
Washington D.C. – On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2810, the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act, to authorize military operations through 2018.
Washington D.C. – Late Wednesday evening, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted an amendment introduced by Rep. Mike Johnson (LA-04) to H.R. 2810, the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act.
Washington D.C. – This week, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced a grant totaling more than $1.6 million to the Louisiana Department of Public Safety (State Police).
Washington D.C. – On Wednesday, Rep. Mike Johnson (LA-04) introduced the Streamlining Environmental Approvals Act of 2017 (the SEA Act), to reduce excessive government regulations developed under the federal Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA).
Washington D.C. – On Wednesday, Rep. Mike Johnson (LA-04) introduced an amendment to H.R. 1096, the Judgement Fund Transparency Act.
Washington D.C. – On Tuesday, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Army and the Army Corps of Engineers released a proposed rule to rescind the Clean Water Rule and re-codify the regulatory text that existed prior to 2015 defining "waters of the United States" or WOTUS.
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Members of Congress say a Louisiana man has been detained in Guatemala since March after bullets were found in his luggage during an airport scan.
Sen. Bill Cassidy and Rep. Mike Johnson say Zachary Wilson of Shreveport was arrested following a church mission trip.
In the wake of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, Gulf Coast supporters of reforming the national flood insurance program are ramping up efforts to get Congress to act.
“It’s going to put more attention on" concerns about the flood insurance program, said Windell Curole, general manager for the South Lafourche Levee District Board of Commissioners.
Louisiana representatives in the U.S. House split 4-1 along party lines on a bill to expand the federal government's authority to deport or detain immigrants who are suspected of gang activity and, according to critics, to promote racial profiling and erode due process.
Deer season is quickly approaching and many deer hunters enjoy the sport while providing food for their families. But hunters have been prevented from hunting deer with dogs in national forests in our area.
Zack Wilson traveled to Guatemala to build a church kitchen and give Hot Wheels cars to children while spreading the word of God for his Shreveport church.
That was in March.
In a Capitol Hill battle over the financial industry's use of arbitration clauses in contracts to limit class-action lawsuits, a key undecided Republican has attracted the attention of bank lobbyists and consumer advocates.
In a Capitol Hill battle over the financial industry’s use of arbitration clauses in contracts to limit class-action lawsuits, a key undecided Republican has attracted the attention of bank lobbyists and consumer advocates.
U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana has secured more than 120 of his House colleagues' signatures on the "Commitment to Civility" pledge, but he'd like land President Trump.
"I would love for him to sign it," Johnson, R-Benton, said in an interview with The Times Editorial Board Tuesday.
For the third time since 2013 property taxes are going down in Webster Parish.
Tax Assessor Morris Guin announced Tuesday he’s returning $500,000 to taxpayers through reduced property assessments. That brings to $1.5 million the total amount of tax savings in the past four years.
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the airports in Leesville and Minden will receive federal grants totaling $4,355,800 that will go to airport improvements.