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Johnson Introduces Amendment to Annual National Defense Legislation to Rescind Secretary Austin’s Waiver to Serve as Defense Secretary Unless the Department of Defense COVID Vaccine Mandate is Repealed Within 30 Days

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WASHINGTON, June 22, 2022 — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today introduced an amendment to the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act which would require Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to repeal the COVID vaccine mandate for servicemembers within 30 days. If Secretary Austin does not repeal the mandate, his waiver to serve as Secretary of Defense would be repealed. “There’s...

Reps. Johnson, Franklin, Tenney and Colleagues Demand Justice Department Investigation into Domestic Terrorist Attacks Against Pro-Life Organizations

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WASHINGTON, June 15, 2022 — United States Representatives Mike Johnson (LA-04), Scott Franklin (FL-15), and Claudia Tenney (NY-22) led a letter with more than 120 colleagues demanding the Department of Justice investigate recent attacks against several Pro-Life organizations as instances of domestic terrorism. In the last two months, there have been at least 15 documented terrorist attacks against...

Johnson Introduces Bill to Protect Servicemembers Seeking Religious Exemptions from Biden Administration’s Military COVID Vaccine Mandate

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WASHINGTON, June 3, 2022 — House Republican Conference Vice Chairman Mike Johnson (LA-04) today introduced the AMERICANS Act—legislation to protect military servicemembers seeking religious exemptions from the Biden Administration’s military COVID vaccine mandate. “President Biden’s military vaccine mandate is plainly unconstitutional and clearly unworkable,” Johnson said. “According to the data w...

House Republicans Introduce Bill to Make Leaking Draft Supreme Court Opinions a Federal Crime

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WASHINGTON, May 31, 2022 — 12 Republican Members of Congress led by House Republican Conference Vice Chairman Mike Johnson (LA-04) today introduced legislation to make the act of knowingly leaking draft Supreme Court opinions a federal crime. “The unauthorized leak of the draft opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health constitutes a grave breach of judicial ethics and a deliberate attack on the i...

Congressman Johnson Congratulates 2022 United States Service Academy Appointees

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BOSSIER CITY, La., May 25, 2022 — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today congratulated Caitlyn Burton of Shreveport, Terrence Carter of Leesville, Talmadge Hollowell of Benton, and Dillon McRae of Leesville for their appointments to United States Service Academies. Congressman Johnson nominated the students on their merits based on recommendations from a volunteer panel of active ...

Reps. Johnson and Lamborn to USAFA Superintendent: Uphold the Constitution, Let Them Graduate

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Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Mike Johnson joined Congressman Doug Lamborn in sending a letter to Superintendent of the United States Air Force Academy, Lieutenant General Richard Clark, regarding USAFA’s handling of COVID-19 vaccine exemption requests submitted by U.S. Air Force Academy cadets. In the letter, the Congressmen address their deep concerns that four cadets, scheduled to gradu...

House Republicans Introduce Resolution Condemning Intimidation Tactics of Pro-Abortion Activists

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WASHINGTON, May 12, 2022 — 40 Republican Members of Congress led by House Republican Conference Vice Chairman Mike Johnson (LA-04) today introduced a congressional resolution condemning the intimidation tactics used by pro-abortion activists. The resolution follows a recent nationwide spate of violence, property damage, threats, trespassing, and church service disruptions by radical pro-abortion a...

Rep. Johnson joins Sen. Cruz, Rep. Steel and 79 Colleagues Who Call on Supreme Court to End Discrimination Against Asian-American College Applicants

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Mike Johnson (LA-04) joined U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and U.S. Congresswoman Michelle Steel (R-Calif.) who led a bicameral group of 82 legislators filing an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief to the Supreme Court in the cases Students for Fair Admissions vs. Harvard and Students for Fair Admissions vs. University of North Carolina. At both schools, a...

Johnson Announces Winners of the 2022 Congressional Art Competition

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BOSSIER, La., May 4, 2022 — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today announced the winners of this year’s Congressional Art Competition for Louisiana’s 4th Congressional District: • 1st Place: Victoria Gaspard, Many, Louisiana • 2nd Place: Lily Ni, Shreveport, Louisiana • 3rd Place: Ashley Smith, Bernice, Louisiana • 4th Place: Raegan Campisi, Shreveport, Louisiana • 5th Place: Kris...

House Republicans Introduce Bill to Immediately Defund Biden Administration’s “Ministry of Truth”

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WASHINGTON, May 3, 2022 — Republican Members of Congress led by House Republican Conference Vice Chairman Mike Johnson (LA-04) today filed legislation to immediately defund the Biden Administration’s “Ministry of Truth.” The bill follows Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas’ announcement that DHS will convene a “Disinformation Governance Board.” “The Biden Administration’s ...