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Johnson Advocates for Defense Community Projects

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WASHINGTON — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) submitted a community project authorizing request for Barksdale Air Force Base: Barksdale Air Force Base — New Entrance Road and Gate Complex Recipient: Department of the Air Force Recipient Address: 1690 Air Force Pentagon, Washington, DC 20330 Requested Amount: $36 million Explanation of Request: This project will dramatically increa...

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

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WASHINGTON, D.C., June 16, 2021 — 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 ...

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...

Johnson Announces Over $10 Million in Federal Funding for Allen Parish, Kinder, and Oakdale for Hurricane Laura Recovery Efforts

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WASHINGTON, May 18, 2021 — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today announced that Allen Parish and the towns of Kinder and Oakdale will receive a combined $10 million in further federal funding to assist with ongoing debris removal efforts related to Hurricane Laura, which made landfall in August 2020. “Hurricane Laura was the twelfth named storm, and the fourth and most damaging h...

Johnson Statement on the Passing of Governor Buddy Roemer

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BOSSIER, La., May 17, 2021 — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today released the following statement upon the passing of former Louisiana Governor, Buddy Roemer: "Kelly and I are saddened by the news of Governor Roemer’s passing. He was a unique political force in north Louisiana and around the state for much of our youth, and he made a real impact. Our prayers go out to the Roeme...

Conference Vice Chair Johnson Statement Welcoming Newly Elected Conference Chair Elise Stefanik

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WASHINGTON, May 14, 2021 — House Republican Conference Vice Chairman Mike Johnson (LA-04) today released the following statement on the election of Rep. Elise Stefanik (NY-21) to become the new House Republican Conference Chair: “Congratulations to Representative Stefanik on her election as Conference Chair and to our caucus for selecting such a capable Member to help lead our party in this critic...

Johnson Announces nearly $300,000 for Vivian Airport

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WASHINGTON, May 14, 2021 — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today announced that the town of Vivian will receive $298,000 to modernize its airport’s taxiways and make necessary design standard improvements. “This grant from the Federal Aviation Administration will allow the town of Vivian to construct new taxiway turnarounds, which will eliminate the need for aircrafts to back-tax...

Johnson Announces $500,000 for Springhill Airport

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WASHINGTON, May 14, 2021 — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today announced that the city of Springhill will receive $500,000 to construct a new 7,500 square foot, 6-unit hangar for the Springhill Airport. “This is a great day for Webster Parish,” Johnson said. “This award will help modernize the Springhill Airport and assist in its mission to become as self-sustaining as possible...

Johnson Announces Nearly $1.2 million for Natchitoches Airport

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WASHINGTON, May 14, 2021 — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today announced that the City of Natchitoches will receive $1.14 million from the Federal Aviation Administration to reconstruct 1,200 feet of taxiway pavement at the Natchitoches Regional Airport. “This award from the federal government is great for Natchitoches,” Johnson said. “These improvements made possible by the gr...

Johnson Announces nearly $550,000 for Desoto Parish Airport

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WASHINGTON, May 14, 2021 — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today announced that the DeSoto Parish Police Jury will receive $550,000 to rehabilitate and maintain 12,700 sq. yards of pavement at the CE ‘Rusty’ Williams Airport. “This is wonderful news for DeSoto Parish,” Johnson said. “This award will directly contribute to modernization efforts and keep the airport running safely....