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Louisiana Congress members press Biden, Congress to do more for Hurricane Ida victims

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Members of Louisiana's congressional delegation are requesting President Biden and Congress provide additional assistance amid Hurricane Ida's "catastrophic" impact on the state. "Hurricane Ida moved slowly through Louisiana causing catastrophic wind damage and flooding in numerous parishes and leaving nearly 1,000,000 people statewide without electricity, which experts say it will take weeks to r...

$111 million set aside for Fort Polk in advancing defense legislation

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The Fiscal Year 2022 National Defense budget, which includes priorities for three Louisiana military bases, was passed by the House Armed Services Committee on Thursday. The legislation will now move on to the full House of Representatives for passage. If fully approved, the legislation will provide $56 million to Fort Polk for the construction of a new barracks housing building for service member...

Dems blasted by GOP lawmaker, Angel Mom over amnesty push: 'Alarms should be going off across this country'

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Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., criticized the 23 Democrats who voted down his amendment that would prohibit amnesty for illegal immigrants with 10 or more DUIs. Democrats are pushing forward with a $3.5 trillion spending bill, and making no room for Republican amendments. Rep. Johnson said on "Fox & Friends" that the proposed spending bill includes amnesty for as many as 10 million illegal immigrants. ...

Louisiana GOP urge Congress to pass Ida emergency assistance bill

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The Louisiana congressional delegation, including fiscally conservative Republicans, on Thursday called on Congress to pass emergency-funding legislation to help the state recover from Hurricane Ida and other recent storms. An Ida bill would add one more item to an already hectic September for Congress, which must avert a looming government shutdown and a debt default as well as contend with a pus...

Rep. Mike Johnson: Democrats are advancing socialism under the guise of ‘infrastructure’

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While the attention of our country is focused on the shocking disaster in Afghanistan, an open southern border collapsed into chaos, skyrocketing inflation, and a lingering pandemic, Democrats in Washington are working to enact the largest, most reckless spending package in America’s history—with a price tag of $4.7 trillion. It is a sad reality today that Congress no longer operates the way it wa...

House Armed Services GOP demand Biden plan to prevent terror groups from using Afghanistan as 'safe haven'

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Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee demanded President Biden provide Congress with a plan to prevent terror groups from using Afghanistan as a "safe haven" after the Taliban takeover, while criticizing his response to the worsening security and humanitarian situation unfolding. The top Republican on the committee, Rep. Mike Rogers, along with his GOP colleagues on the panel, wrote a ...

Biden Faces Intense Backlash Over Plans To Address Nation In ‘Next Few Days’: ‘25th Amendment Time’

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President Joe Biden faced widespread backlash online on Sunday evening and into Monday amid a report from CNN that indicated that he will not address the nation for a few days about the crisis that is unfolding on his watch. “Biden is expected to address the nation in the next few days about the crisis in Afghanistan,” CNN reported, citing a senior administration official. “One option under discus...

Congressman Johnson Statement on Afghanistan

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United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) released the following statement on Aug. 15 regarding Afghanistan: “After twenty years of American sacrifice, the ongoing takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban is a humanitarian and foreign policy disaster. As the Taliban takes over Kabul, not only are the citizens of Afghanistan in grave danger, but U.S. citizens and diplomats as well. “President...

Congressman Mike Johnson to visit DeRidder

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The Greater Beauregard Chamber of Commerce invites residents to come and see Congressman Mike Johnson speak when he visits DeRidder on Thursday August 19th. Johnson is set to give a "National Political Update" in a town hall meeting. The meeting will be held at noon at the War Memorial Civic Center in DeRidder. Johnson will be joined by State Senator Mike Reese. No topics or agenda has been set, a...

Johnson Announces $2.2 Million Federal Grant for Natchitoches Airport

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WASHINGTON— United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today announced that the City of Natchitoches will receive $2,222,222 to make structural improvements to the Natchitoches Regional Airport. “This grant from the Federal Aviation Administration will allow the City of Natchitoches to reconstruct 4,000 feet of existing runway pavement,” Johnson said. “I’m grateful for this investment, whic...