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Speaker Johnson, House GOP Vote to Impeach Secretary Mayorkas

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Speaker Johnson released the following statement after the House of Representatives approved articles of impeachment against Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas: “For nearly a year, the House Homeland Security Committee has taken a careful and methodical approach to this investigation and the results are clear: from his first day in office, Secretary Mayorkas has willfully...

PSA: Speaker Johnson’s Office to Host Passport Fair

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On Friday, Speaker Mike Johnson’s office – in coordination with the Bossier Clerk of Court – will host a passport fair for all Louisiana residents hoping to either renew or acquire a passport. Any Louisianian with upcoming plans to travel outside of the country is encouraged to attend and prevent future passport emergencies. Speaker Johnson’s office is hosting this event ahead of the summer travel...

Need a passport? Here's how Speaker Mike Johnson plans to help in Shreveport-Bossier

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Need a passport? U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson wants to help in his home district in Louisiana. Johnson, Louisiana's first ever House speaker, has scheduled a passport fair Friday at the Bossier Parish Courthouse to prevent future travel disasters for his constituents. The passport fair, a first for Johnson, is scheduled from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Johnson's entire 4th Congressional District staff will ...

Speaker Johnson Invites LA High School Students to Participate in Congressional Art Competition

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Speaker Mike Johnson is encouraging all Louisiana high school students with a passion for art, photography, or design to participate in the 2024 Congressional Art Competition. The annual competition showcases students’ artwork in our nation’s capital. The Congressional Art Competition is a nationwide, visual art contest for high school students, where one piece of artwork from each congressional d...

Speaker Johnson Statement on Senate’s Failure to Address the Most Critical Aspect of National Security Supplemental Legislation

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Speaker Johnson released the following statement this evening on the Senate’s foreign aid legislation which fails to address America’s border crisis, the most critical aspect of our national security: “House Republicans were crystal clear from the very beginning of discussions that any so-called national security supplemental legislation must recognize that national security begins at our own bord...

Speaker Johnson Statement on Biden Administration Decision to Pause Natural Gas Exports, Empower Putin

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WASHINGTON — Speaker Johnson released the following statement after the Biden Administration announced this morning they are placing a pause on pending natural gas export terminals: “This announcement by President Biden is as outrageous as it is subversive. Stalling LNG export terminals, like Calcasieu Pass 2 in Louisiana, not only prevents America’s economic growth, it empowers our adversaries li...

Speaker Johnson Announces Winners of the Congressional App Challenge

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WASHINGTON — Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) today announced the winners of the 2023 Congressional App Challenge for Louisiana’s 4th Congressional District. Since 2013, the Congressional App Challenge has encouraged tens of thousands of young Americans to explore STEM, coding, and computer science, and has connected members of Congress with emerging technologies. This year’s winners—all students from ...

Speaker Mike Johnson steered key wins for Barksdale in defense spending

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Louisiana military bases scored key wins in the annual defense spending bill, including a $7 million appropriation for a medical facility at Barksdale Air Force Base that media reports said was added for Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson in his home district. In all, Barksdale, Fort Johnson, Camp Beauregard, Camp Minden and Naval Air Station New Orleans secured $156 million in the National Def...

Speaker Johnson Congratulates Gov. Jeff Landry on Inauguration

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BATON ROUGE — This afternoon, Speaker Mike Johnson released the following statement after attending the inauguration of Governor Jeff Landry, the 57th Governor of Louisiana: “It is morning in Louisiana again. Governor Landry has been a longtime friend and champion for the people of Louisiana, and he will serve our state with dignity and a steadfast commitment as he tackles the many challenges we f...

Speaker Johnson and House Republicans Visit Southern Border to Highlight Biden Administration and Senate Democrat Refusal to Address Crisis

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EAGLE PASS — Speaker Johnson today led a delegation of over 60 Members of Congress to Eagle Pass, Texas to visit the U.S.-Mexico border. Following their visit, Speaker Johnson and House Republicans held a press conference highlighting the refusal of the Biden Administration to enforce border policy, their experience on the ground, and their discussions with federal, state, and local officials. Cli...

Johnson Advances Key Louisiana Defense Priorities in FY24 NDAA

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WASHINGTON — United States Representative Mike Johnson, Speaker of the House, today commended House passage of the Fiscal Year 2024 National Defense Authorization Act. The annual legislation includes major priorities for the Louisiana defense community, particularly Barksdale Air Force Base along with Air Force Global Strike Command and Fort Johnson along with the Joint Readiness Training Center. ...

Speaker Johnson Statement on Judge Lane Pittard’s Passing

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WASHINGTON —Speaker Mike Johnson released this statement following the news of Judge Lane Pittard’s tragic passing this morning: “We are saddened by the tragic news of Judge Lane Pittard’s passing. He was a humble leader and a dedicated jurist who served our area honorably. He was a longtime friend who will be sorely missed by us and countless many others. Kelly and I join everyone in praying for ...

PSA: Johnson to Host Veterans Resource Fair

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WASHINGTON — On Friday, November 17th, the staff of U.S. Congressman Mike Johnson (LA-04) will host a Veterans Resource Fair to connect Louisiana active-duty soldiers and veterans with the many services available to them. The event will feature representatives from veteran advocacy organizations focused on housing, healthcare, job opportunities, and family support. Louisiana’s 4th Congressional Di...

Johnson Releases Statement After Being Elected 56th Speaker of the House of Representatives

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"It is the honor of a lifetime to have been elected the 56th Speaker of the House. Thank you to my colleagues, friends, staff, and family for the unmatched support throughout this process. It has been an arduous few weeks, and a reminder that the House is as complicated and diverse as the people we represent. The urgency of this moment demands bold, decisive action to restore trust, advance our le...

Congressman Johnson Recognizes State Representative Chuck Owen as 2023 Angels in Adoption Honoree

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WASHINGTON —United States Representative Mike Johnson, along with the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI), recognized Louisiana State Representative Chuck Owen as a 2023 Angels in Adoption Honoree for his efforts to support the rights of adopted individuals to obtain their birth records. Every year, members of Congress nominate an individual, family, or organization to be recogniz...