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Reps. Johnson and Nehls Call on Mayorkas to Rescind DHS “Public Charge” Rule

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WASHINGTON, September 21, 2022 — United States Representatives Mike Johnson (LA-04) and Troy Nehls (TX-22), today in a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas urged the secretary to withdraw his department’s recently announced public charge rule. The newly announced DHS policy will exclude several significant non-cash sources of federal funds—such as Medicaid—when…

Reps. Johnson and Nehls Introduce Legislation to Block Biden’s Public Charge Rule

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Mike Johnson (LA-04) and Congressman Troy Nehls (TX-22), along with 10 others, introduced a Resolution of Disapproval on President Biden’s newly announced “public charge” rule. The new rule would dramatically scale back the number of benefits immigrants can use that would be held against them when applying for permanent residency in the United…

Reps. Johnson, Roy and Senator Mike Lee demand Army reverse travel policy punishing unvaccinated soldiers

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WASHINGTON, September 16, 2022 — On Thursday, Rep. Mike Johnson (La-04), Rep. Chip Roy (TX-21), Senator Mike Lee (R-UT), and 48 of their colleagues demanded the Army immediately stop unfairly restricting unvaccinated soldiers from official travel and denying them vital career opportunities. "This new directive will unfairly deny soldiers – who simply followed the tenets of their…

Reps. Johnson, Roy, Massie, and Colleagues Demand Answers from Pentagon on Military COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate’s Effect on Military Readiness

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WASHINGTON, September 14, 2022 — 47 Republican Members of Congress led by United States Representatives Mike Johnson (LA-04), Chip Roy (TX-21), and Thomas Massie (KY-04) today sent a letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin demanding answers from the Pentagon regarding the effect of the Secretary’s military COVID-19 vaccine mandate on the readiness of America’s Armed Forces. “The Biden…

Vice Chairman Johnson Statement on House Democrats Passing $740 Billion in Higher Taxes and Additional Government Spending

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WASHINGTON, August 12, 2022 — House Republican Conference Vice Chairman Mike Johnson (LA-04) released the following statement today after House Democrats passed $740 billion in higher taxes and additional government spending with no Republican support: “Inflation is at record highs, the economy is in recession, and Congressional Democrats just passed an additional $740 billion in…

Congressman Johnson Commends Announcement that the Bipartisan Social Security Fairness Act will Receive a Vote on the House Floor

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WASHINGTON, July 28, 2022 — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today released the following statement after it was announced that the bipartisan Social Security Fairness Act will receive a vote on the House floor: “A floor vote on this bipartisan legislation is long overdue. This bill will restore the benefits to Louisiana teachers, firefighters, and other public…

Congressman Johnson Statement on Re-election to U.S. House of Representatives

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Bossier City, LA, July 22, 2022 — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today released the following statement on being elected unopposed to a fourth term in the United States House of Representatives: “I am truly grateful for the honor of serving the wonderful people of the Fourth Congressional District, and humbled to now be given a fourth term to do so. We have so much…

Rep. Johnson, Sen. Cramer Introduce Bicameral Legislation to Allow Pregnant Mothers to Receive Child Support

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WASHINGTON, July 13, 2022 — U.S. Representative Mike Johnson (R-LA) and U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) introduced bicameral legislation, the Unborn Child Support Act, to give mothers the ability to receive child support payments while they are pregnant. “Life begins at conception, and this bill is a straightforward first step towards updating our federal laws to reflect that fact.…

Johnson: The Biden Administration’s Military Vaccine Mandate is Harming Military Readiness by Creating Unnecessary Recruiting and Retention Shortfalls

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WASHINGTON, June 29, 2022 — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today said “the Biden Administration is harming the readiness of our Armed Forces by creating an unnecessary recruiting and retention shortfall and trying to make up the difference by reducing other crucial education and fitness standards.” The Army Reserve and Army National Guard deadline imposed by Defense…

Johnson Statement on Supreme Court Decision Overturning Roe vs. Wade

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WASHINGTON, June 24, 2022 — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today released the following statement on the Supreme Court decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization: “Today is an historic and joyful day. After nearly a half century, the Supreme Court has finally corrected its egregious error and returned the fateful policy decision over legalized abortion to…