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Johnson Advocates for Key Barksdale Projects at Hearing with United States Air Force Officials

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United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today discussed several issues of major importance to Barksdale Air Force Base with Air Force officials, including Acting Secretary John Roth, at today’s House Armed Services Committee hearing “Department of the Air Force Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Request.” Johnson used his time in the hearing to obtain confirmation from the officials that they are c...

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE INVESTS $1.6 MILLION IN CARES ACT RECOVERY ASSISTANCE TO BUILD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT RESOURCE CENTER IN BOSSIER CITY, LOUISIANA

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WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1.6 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the Coordinating and Development Corporation, Bossier City, Louisiana, to construct the Northwest Louisiana one-stop resource center, allowing for business development and growth. This EDA grant w...

GOP lawmakers take aim at Kamala Harris for absence at border

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Vice President Kamala Harris is coming under fire by Republicans for her remarks stating that visiting the U.S.-Mexico border would be nothing more than a “grand gesture,” with critics alleging she is opting against seeing the gravity of the situation as the United States grapples with how to best address the surge of migrants attempting to enter the country. Harris — who was appointed to serve as...

GOP reps say Biden admin downplaying border crisis only 'empowers bad actors'

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Republican members of the House of Representatives blasted the Biden administration for downplaying the crisis at the southern border, saying the decision "empowers bad actors." Rep. Young Kim of California -- one of the first Korean women to serve in Congress -- responded to a tweet from fellow Californian, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, which included a clip of Vice President Harris’ Tues...

Republican Reps Demand To Know How Journalists Can Be Protected From Antifa Rioters

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Five House Republicans submitted a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland calling on him to ensure the prosecution of Antifa rioters who assaulted journalist Andy Ngo. “The Biden Administration’s tacit acceptance of left-wing political violence in Portland and the accompanying attacks on journalists is unacceptable and dangerous,” North Carolina Rep. Dan Bishop, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, Arizona R...

Highlights from Congressman Mike Johnson’s Town Hall

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Congressman Mike Johnson visited Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College last Thursday to hold a Town Hall with the residents of Minden, where he provided an update on how things are going in Washington as well as opening the floor to questions from those in the audience. The Congressman spoke on a wide array of topics, including infrastructure, rural broadband, redistricting, and tax refo...

Memorial Day program honors fallen military personnel

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It was a beautiful Memorial Day Monday, May 31 on the downtown riverbank for the Natchitoches Parish Veterans and Memorial Park’s 2021 Memorial Day Program. The program was a memorial to those who died in the defense of the country and those whom have died since their service. Master of Ceremonies Jeremy Miller gave welcome remarks to the crowd and Ron Brown led the opening prayer. The Natchitoche...

House Republicans see 'political bias' in DOJ hire of outspoken Trump critic

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Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday demanded the Justice Department turn over information related to the hiring of former CNN analyst and Trump critic Susan Hennessey. Ms. Hennessey, a former National Security Agency staffer, joined the Justice Department’s National Security Division (NSD) last month. She previously worked at the Brookings Institution and the blog site Lawfare...

Rep. Mike Johnson holds town hall discussion with community members in Minden

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MINDEN, La. (KTAL/KMSS) — U.S. Republican Representative Mike Johnson hosted a town hall discussion at Northwest Louisiana Technical Community College for community members in Minden on Thursday. He brought a number of updates from Washington and took questions from the community. Johnson expressed his appreciation for towns halls being able to return with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions. He b...

Johnson Congratulates 2021 U.S. Service Academy Appointees

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BOSSIER, La., May 27, 2021 — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today congratulated Georgia Hilburn of Shreveport, and Jackson David Tinkis of Bossier City, for their appointments to United States Service Academies. The students were selected on their merits by a volunteer panel of retired military officers: Georgia Hilburn — United States Naval Academy Jackson David Tinkis — United...