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Senate Republicans demand a say in infrastructure legislation

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Senate Republicans are wary of posturing from President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats trying to get bipartisan support for the nearly $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan infrastructure proposal. The initial plan released by the White House was a nonstarter for Republicans. The vast majority of the spending was not initiatives traditionally considered infrastructure such as roads and bridges,... Read more »

Congressman visits, accepts artwork

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Zach Soileau, second from left, presented a drawing he did of the Liberty Theatre to U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson, third from left, on Friday morning. Also shown, from left, are Paul Feavel and Pat Dossman, both of the Liberty Theatre of Eunice Board. Johnson is authoring legislation to transfer ownership of the theater annex to the city of Eunice. Soileau, who works at LSUE, also presented Johnson artw... Read more »

Political theater: The future of the GOP

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The former president is ensconced at Mar-a-Lago, and everyone — on both sides of the aisle — is curious to know what his influence will be on the GOP. We turn to Rep. Mike Johnson, a Louisiana Republican who has risen fast in the party ranks since his 2016 election. He is a former lawyer, defends religious liberty and opposes same-sex marriage. He is vice chair of the House Republican Conference a... Read more »

Johnson Welcomes Acting Air Force Secretary John Roth to Barksdale Air Force Base

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BOSSIER, La., April 6, 2021 — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today joined Acting Air Force Secretary John Roth on his visit to Barksdale Air Force Base. Congressman Johnson and Acting Secretary Roth toured the installation and met with Airmen stationed there. Congressman Johnson and Acting Secretary Roth released the following statements: “It was an honor to welcome Acting Air F... Read more »

U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson welcomes Acting Air Force Secretary to BAFB

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U. S. Representative Mike Johnson and Acting Air Force Secretary John Roth pay a visit to Barksdale Air Force Base. On Tuesday Congressman Johnson and Acting Secretary Roth took a tour of the facility and met with some of the Airmen. Congressman Johnson and Acting Secretary Roth released the following statements: Johnson said, “It was an honor to welcome Acting Air Force Secretary Roth to Barksdal... Read more »

CQ Future: The GOP

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President Donald Trump is ensconced at Mar-a-Lago and everyone — on both sides of the aisle — is curious to know what his influence will be on the GOP. We turn to Rep. Mike Johnson, a Louisiana Republican who has risen fast in the party ranks since his 2016 election. He is a former lawyer, defends religious liberty and opposes same-sex marriage. He is vice chair of the House Republican Conference ... Read more »

Johnson Announces $5 Million in Federal Funding for Runway Rehabilitation at Shreveport Downtown Airport

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BOSSIER, La., March 29, 2021 — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today announced that the Shreveport Airport Authority will receive $5 million from the U.S. Department of Transportation to rehabilitate runways at the Shreveport Downtown Airport: “For our local airports to continue operating safely and efficiently for travelers, they need federal resources for infrastructure upgrade... Read more »

Winter Storm Uri spotlights gaps in military base preparedness

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One month after Texas’s power grid failed in the face of Winter Storm Uri, which unleashed deadly cold, ice and snow across several states, the U.S. military is still trying to address its effects and plan for the next natural disaster. Uri hit the Army hard, damaging nearly 700 facilities and more than 1,300 privatized military homes at four installations in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Louisiana.... Read more »

Johnson Advances Traditional Values in 117th Congress

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BOSSIER, La., March 26, 2021 — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) introduced three separate pieces of legislation today with the common objective of advancing traditional values in the 117th Congress. The Oath Act: A resolution to formally require witnesses before all House Committees be administered the standard courtroom oath when being sworn in to testify before Congress. As it s... Read more »

Johnson's three congressional bills would uphold traditional values

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WASHINGTON (LBM)—U.S. Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04), a member of the First Baptist Church in Bossier City, introduced three separate pieces of legislation, March 26, with the common objective of advancing traditional values in the 117th Congress. The Oath Act, History and Tradition Protection Act, and the Child Interstate Abortion Notification Act are each crafted to correct current legislat... Read more »