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Johnson, Jordan and Steube Introduce Legislation to Consolidate Federal Antitrust Authority from Two Agencies into One

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WASHINGTON, April 30, 2021 — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04), House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Jim Jordan (OH-04) and Representative Greg Steube (FL-17) today introduced the One Agency Act which would consolidate the federal government’s antitrust enforcement authority from the two federal agencies which currently share jurisdiction—the Federal Trade Commission and the De... Read more »

Johnson Leads Series of Republican Floor Speeches on Biden’s Border Crisis and the Partisan Democrat Infrastructure Proposal

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WASHINGTON, April 22, 2021 — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) led a series of Republican speeches yesterday evening on the House floor on Biden’s Border Crisis and the partisan Democrat “infrastructure” proposal. “When President Biden was inaugurated, the American people will remember, he called for unity,” Johnson said. “He promised to work across the aisle, to work with Republic... Read more »

Johnson Joins Fox News to Discuss Democrat Court Packing Legislation and Biden’s Border Crisis

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WASHINGTON, April 19, 2021 — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) joined Fox News’ Fox Report with Jon Scott this weekend to discuss the Democrat court packing legislation and the ongoing humanitarian crisis at the border. Watch the full interview here, and see excerpts below: On Democrat court packing legislation: “I think it will backfire. I think the American people are widely oppo... 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: Pardon Power is Best Vested Solely in the President

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WASHINGTON, February 9, 2021 — At the first House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties hearing of the year, “Constitutional Means to Prevent Abuse of the Clemency Power,” Ranking Member Mike Johnson (LA-04) said that “pardon power is best vested solely in the president,” regarding recently introduced House Democrat proposals to curtail presidential pardon ... Read more »

37 Republican Members Release Statement Ahead of Electoral College Vote

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WASHINGTON, January 6, 2021 – 37 Republican members of Congress today issued the following statement in advance of the joint session of Congress at 1 p.m. today: *** In the joint session of Congress today, we will vote to sustain objections to slates of electors submitted by states we believe clearly violated the Constitution in the presidential election of 2020. This is our solemn duty, and our p... Read more »

Johnson Announces $150,000 to Reduce Crime in Shreveport

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BOSSIER, November 2, 2020 – U.S. Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today announced that Shreveport is receiving over $150,000 to help reduce crime in the city. The award is a part of the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Project Safe Neighborhoods, and funds can be used to address criminal gang activity, illegal possession and use of firearms, and to develop innovative solutions between federal, sta... Read more »

Johnson Applauds Senate Confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court

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BOSSIER, La. – U.S. Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today released the following statement after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to fill the vacancy in the U.S. Supreme Court: “What a joy it is to now be able to refer to my dear friend as ‘Justice Amy Coney Barrett’. As everyone now knows, she has all the qualities that America needs and deserves in a Supreme Court justice. ... Read more »

Johnson Announces North LA is Receiving $200,000 to Support State and Local Criminal Forensics

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BOSSIER, La. – U.S. Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today announced that the Department of Justice has awarded the North Louisiana Criminalistics Laboratory Commission a $200,000 grant. These funds will support local and state criminal forensics by increasing the processing capacity of DNA laboratories, thereby reducing the number of DNA samples awaiting analysis. “I thank the Trump Administra... Read more »

Johnson, Jordan Urge Ag Barr to Investigate Election Related Crimes in the 2020 Election

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U.S. Representatives Mike Johnson (LA-04), Ranking Member of House Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, and Jim Jordan (OH-04), Ranking Member of House Judiciary Committee, today sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr asking that the Department of Justice (DOJ) investigate possible election-related crimes that have already been reported in the 2020 ele... Read more »