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Congressman Johnson Statement on the Partisan Democrat Multi-Trillion Dollar Tax and Spending Bill

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WASHINGTON, November 18, 2021 — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) released the following statement after House Democrats passed trillions of dollars in new taxes and spending with no Republican support: “During what should be a period of sustained economic recovery, job growth has stalled, consumer prices are skyrocketing, and many shelves are empty thanks to supply chain chokepoin...

Vice Chairman Johnson Leads Series of 23 Republican Floor Speeches on the House Democrats’ Disastrous Tax and Spending Spree, and the Biden Administration’s Self-Inflicted Crises

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WASHINGTON, November 18, 2021 — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) led a series of Republican speeches Wednesday evening on the House floor regarding the House Democrats’ disastrous tax and spending spree and the myriad self-inflicted crises of the Biden Administration. “Whether it’s the most expensive Thanksgiving in history, inflation, skyrocketing gas prices, or our overwhelmed s...

Congressman Johnson Commends House Committee Passage of the Save the Liberty Theatre Act

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WASHINGTON, November 17, 2021 — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today commended the House Natural Resources Committee’s passage of the Save the Liberty Theatre Act—his legislation to give the City of Eunice, Louisiana, full ownership of the Liberty Theatre and its annex, so the community can move forward with its restoration efforts. “The Liberty Theatre has been a staple of Loui...

Rep. Johnson: “Did Attorney General Garland Mislead Congress or Does He Not Know What His Own Justice Department is Up To?”

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WASHINGTON, November 17, 2021 — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today demanded that Attorney General Merrick Garland immediately be called to testify again before Congress after whistleblower documents obtained by the House Judiciary Committee revealed that the FBI’s Criminal and Counterterrorism divisions are using a “threat tag” to track American parents who question local educ...

Johnson: Spiritual battle for future of the nation

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U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson, R-Benton, who represents the 4th Congressional District, was at the Evangeline Parish Courthouse on Nov. 11 for the Veterans Day. Following the ceremony, Johnson held a town hall meeting in Mamou where he discussed issues such as energy costs, the southern border, abortion and the vaccine mandate. “I love Mamou,” said Johnson. “The last time I was here in this facility was...

Liberty legislation passes committee

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U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson, R-Benton, announced that the House Natural Resources Committee’s passed the Save the Liberty Theatre Act — his legislation to give the City of Eunice full ownership of the Liberty Theatre and its annex, so the community can move forward with its restoration efforts. “The Liberty Theatre has been a staple of Louisiana’s Cajun community for nearly a century. It has hosted fam...

GOP Blasts AG Garland After FBI Whistleblower Exposes ‘Counterterrorism Tools’ Used Against Parents: ‘Disgrace’

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Following a whistleblower’s revelation that the FBI is utilizing counterterrorism tactics to investigate parents considered to be potential “domestic terrorists” for voicing concerns about education in their local school districts, Republicans blasted the “disgrace[ful]” move as well as Attorney General Merrick Garland, with many calling for his immediate resignation. The alarming allegations, whi...

Afghan Interpreter Escapes to US With Louisiana Buddy’s Help

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He waited 15 hours at Kabul International Airport, among thousands of people, hoping to escape Afghanistan with his life. Jostling for his place among a crowd of strangers, the Afghan, at least, had someone on his side: An ex-U.S. military contractor in Louisiana who stayed on the phone through the night with his tired, desperate friend and former interpreter. Finally, the Afghan made it through A...

Fort Polk brought nearly $10B in 2020 for Louisiana

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Over 200 Fort Polk Progress members got together at the Vernon Parish Fairgrounds Auditorium on November 10 to get an update on the economic impact Fort Polk has had on the local communities and Louisiana. It was revealed that in 2020, Fort Polk brought in $9.64 billion to the state’s economy. Added to that were 77,000 jobs and generating over $348 million in state and local taxes. Congressman Mik...

Military spending packs $10 billion punch in Louisiana: Here's the breakdown

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Military spending accounts for $9.64 billion of economic activity across Louisiana from Barksdale to Belle Chasse and Fort Polk to the Marine Forces Reserve in New Orleans, according to a study released by the state this week. "From the Battle of New Orleans to LSU’s founding as a military school to the modern-day contributions of Fort Polk, Barksdale Air Force Base and other stalwart facilities, ...

From despair to joy: Afghan interpreter escapes to U.S. with help of Louisiana buddy

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He waited 15 hours at Kabul International Airport, among thousands of people, hoping to escape Afghanistan with his life. Jostling for his place among a crowd of strangers, the Afghan, at least, had someone on his side: An ex-U.S. military contractor in Louisiana who stayed on the phone through the night with his tired, desperate friend and former interpreter. Finally, the Afghan made it through A...

Abortion access advocates repeatedly decline to say at House hearing whether procedure takes a human life

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Two advocates repeatedly declined to answer Rep. Mike Johnson's questions about abortion Thursday – underscoring the tension surrounding Texas' controversial law and the debate over when life begins. Johnson, R-La., had pressed Stephanie Loraine Piñeiro, the co-executive director of Florida Access Network, and Texas OB-GYN Dr. Ghazaleh Moayedi about whether abortion ended a human life. "Does abort...

‘Big government on steroids’: House Republicans line up against Biden’s vaccine mandate

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House Republicans on Friday railed against President Biden‘s vaccination mandate, saying the new workplace rules break constitutional norms and will force many to lose their jobs. In a show of force, more than 30 House Republicans gathered outside the Capitol to lambast the new mandate for workers at large companies to get COVID-19 shots. Rep. Kevin Hern of Oklahoma, who led the event, said the ma...

Congressman Johnson recognizes Elizabeth Carper as 2021 Angel in Adoption

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WASHINGTON, November 1, 2021 — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04), along with the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI), recognized Benton resident Elizabeth Carper as an “Angel in Adoption” honoree for her decades of devotion to children in Louisiana’s foster care system. Every year, members of Congress nominate an individual, family, or organization to be recognized...

GOP Leaders Fire Off Letter Demanding Garland Withdraw Memo To FBI About Schools

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On Monday, a group of GOP members of the House Judiciary Committee fired off a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, demanding he “fully and unequivocally withdraw” his memorandum that “target[ed] concerned parents at school board meetings” and was sent to FBI Director Christopher A. Wray and federal prosecutors. The group started by referring to Garland’s testimony before the Judiciary Comm...