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GOPs Call for Firing Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin over Vaccine Mandate — Dems and Cheney Opposed

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Republicans, led by Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA), on Wednesday called for Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to be fired if he does not repeal the Biden administration’s coronavirus vaccine mandate for troops. “My amendment is simple. It would require the Secretary to repeal his COVID vaccine mandate within 30 days. And if he does not comply with that directive, his waiver to serve as Secretary of Defense...

Rep. Mike Johnson to Newsmax: Biden Shows 'Disdain' for Rights Over Gun Ruling

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President Joe Biden, by announcing he's "deeply disappointed" in Thursday's Supreme Court ruling against New York's prohibition on carrying guns outside the home without a special permit, further shows that he has a "disdain" for Americans' constitutional rights and freedoms, Rep. Mike Johnson said on Newsmax. "They have a zeal, really, a quest, a goal to disarm the populace," the Louisiana Republ...

House Republicans press for domestic terrorism investigations into attacks on pro-life centers

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House Republicans are calling on the Department of Justice to investigate recent nationwide attacks on pro-life organizations as acts of domestic terrorism. In a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland, 122 lawmakers cited 14 attacks against pregnancy centers, pro-life advocacy organizations and churches across nine states and the District of Columbia since early May following the leak of a Sup...

Garland should investigate attacks on anti-abortion groups as domestic terrorism: GOP

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More than 100 House Republicans are calling on Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate the rash of attacks and vandalism targeting anti-abortion groups as acts of domestic terrorism. The letter was signed by at least 124 House Republicans and was co-authored by Reps. Scott Franklin (R-FL), Claudia Tenney (R-NY), and Mike Johnson (R-LA). “We write to express serious concerns over recent att...

Rep. Mike Johnson to Newsmax: Dems Sending Message on Justice Threats

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The nation's Supreme Court justices are facing an "outrageous and dangerous situation," as shown by the arrest of an armed man arrested outside the home of Justice Brett Kavanaugh, but House Democrats are sending would-be criminals a message by blocking legislation that would protect the members of the high court, Rep. Mike Johnson said on Newsmax on Thursday. "Every single person who is protestin...

GOP pushes for SCOTUS security bill after arrest near Kavanaugh’s house

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Republicans are calling on the House to pass a stalled bill aimed at expanding security protection to the families of Supreme Court justices after police arrested an armed man near the home of Justice Brett Kavanaugh early Wednesday morning. The bill passed the Senate by unanimous consent last month, soon after publication of a leaked draft opinion that would overturn Roe v. Wade. The leak sparked...

Rep. Mike Johnson: Honor Military Religious Waivers for Vaccine Mandate

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Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., has introduced a bill to protect service members seeking religious exemptions from President Joe Biden's military COVID-19 mandate. Under the bill, service members who are involuntary discharged based on their COVID-19 vaccine status would have their status designated as honorably discharged. It would also permit them to seek reinstatement and allow them to obtain retirem...

EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Johnson Vying To Get Biden Admin To Clear More Military Members Of Vaccine Mandate

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Republican Louisiana Rep. Mike Johnson introduced legislation Friday that would protect military servicemembers seeking religious exemptions from President Joe Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for the military. The Daily Caller first obtained the legislation, titled the AMERICANS Act. Despite the Biden administration announcing a process to allow military servicemembers to apply for...

As storm season begins, leaders looks at lessons learned

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Beauregard Parish leaders worked together this week to streamline evacuation procedures and other processes they believe the parish could benefit from in the event of another major storm event. Nearly 100 local and state leaders gathered on May 24 for the parish’s annual Hurricane Workshop. In attendance were leaders from Beauregard, Vernon and Calcasieu parishes as well as U.S. Congressman Mike J...

Supreme Court leak: Republicans introduce bill to imprison leakers

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Republican representatives introduced legislation that would make it a federal crime to leak confidential information from the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Rep. Mike Johnson, R-LA, introduced the bill alongside twelve other Republican sponsors Tuesday. The bill comes weeks after a Supreme Court draft opinion leaked to the press and revealed the court may soon overturn Roe v. Wade. The legislation wou...