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House Republican Conference: IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Highlights From The Republican Roundtable On Law and Order

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Tomorrow marks one year of America under Far Left Democrat rule. Over the past few years, Democrats across the country have adopted policies that have weakened our police department, our border, and our nation. The results are tragic: a deadly crime wave, a worsening drug addiction epidemic, and a historic border crisis. That is why Leader Kevin McCarthy along with Representatives Pete Stauber, Au...

Supreme Court blocks policy creating COVID-19 vaccine requirements for U.S. businesses

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday blocked President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for large businesses but said a similar one may continue while challenges to the rules move through lower courts. The vote was 6-3 against the large business mandate and 5-4 i favor of a similar mandate for health care workers. Only health care workers at facilities that receive federal money through Medicare or Medic...

FAA gives $500,000 grant to SUSLA aimed at filling more aviation jobs

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Southern University at Shreveport is getting a $500,000 infusion aimed at helping generate interest and preparing students to pursue careers in aviation maintenance as part of a federal push to shore up a shortage of workers in the field. Rep. Mike Johnson announced the grant from the Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday. “It’s imperative that we have a dynamic workforce available to meet ...

Education Secretary Cardona facing calls to resign after email shows he solicited controversial NSBA letter

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Education Secretary Miguel Cardona is facing calls to resign after it was revealed Tuesday that, according to a National School Boards Association official, he had solicited the controversial letter from the NSBA last year that compared protesting parents to domestic terrorists. The NSBA's Oct. 22 letter, which it has since apologized for, called for federal action to address hostilities toward sc...

Barksdale, Fort Polk score big budget wins in the U.S. House passed defense spending bill

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Louisiana military installations led by Barksdale Air Force Base and Fort Polk are set to secure about $1 billion in construction funding in the defense spending bill passed by the U.S. House this week that also includes a 2.7% raise for all service members. "When it was all said and done Louisiana has more military construction dollars than anywhere else in the world," said U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson...

Town Hall meeting with Congressman Mike Johnson discusses hot button issues

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Congressman Mike Johnson, now in his third term of representing the 4th Congressional District of Louisiana, held a Town Hall meeting in Natchitoches on Nov. 29. “What a joy it was to have so many constituents join us for the gathering and discussion,” Johnson posted on Facebook after the event. “Thank you to everyone who attended…I look forward to seeing you all again soon!” He explained that the...

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...