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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 »

Johnson Announces Southern University at Shreveport to Receive $300K Award to Support Education and Skill Development for Technical Careers

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BOSSIER, March 24, 2021 — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today announced Southern University at Shreveport will receive nearly $300,000 from the National Science Foundation to help support education, skill development, and workforce-readiness for students going into technical careers. “Our country is facing a shortage of skilled workers,” Johnson said. “I am encouraged to see th... Read more »

U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson announces SUSLA to receive 300K award

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SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – U.S. Representative Mike Johnson announced Wednesday that Southern University at Shreveport will receive nearly $300,000 from the National Science Foundation. According Johnson, the award is to help support education, skill development, and workforce readiness for students going into technical careers. “Our country is facing a shortage of skilled workers,” Johnson sai... Read more »

Johnson Announces $35K Grant from U.S. Department of Transportation for Three Regional Airports

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BOSSIER, La., March 24, 2021 — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today announced that three airports in Louisiana’s Fourth Congressional District will receive $35,000 from the U.S. Department of Transportation for operational costs related to the coronavirus pandemic. “Our local airports have taken a significant hit from the coronavirus pandemic, so I am glad to see these funds fro... Read more »

Congressman Johnson on CDC school guideline revisions

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The CDC revises guidance for K-12 schools to three feet for physical distance between students in the classroom in addition to face masks. Congressman Mike Johnson said the previous recommendation of six feet placed 89-percent of school children across the nation in the most restrictive red zone category. “Which meant that it would severely limit in-person attendance for all elementary schools and... Read more »

Louisiana's congressional delegation blames Biden for surge of children at border

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Republican U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy and other members of the all-GOP Louisiana congressional delegation are blaming President Biden for a surge of unaccompanied migrant children at America's southern border that has overwhelmed facilities there. "There's a crisis," Cassidy said Tuesday on a conference call with reporters, a description the Biden administration has avoided. "It took awhile for Biden ... Read more »