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Johnson Introduces No Communist Countries Participating in Lobbying Act

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BOSSIER, La., May 7, 2021 — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today introduced the No Communist Countries Participating in Lobbying Act — legislation to make it illegal for former Members of Congress to lobby in the United States on behalf of communist governments or entities controlled by communist governments. “From targeting American companies with unfair trade practices to cont... Read more »

Johnson Welcomes Acting Air Force Secretary John Roth to Barksdale Air Force Base

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Congressman Johnson and Acting Secretary Roth tour Barksdale Air Force Base in Bossier Parish, Louisiana BOSSIER, La., April 6, 2021 — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today joined Acting Air Force Secretary John Roth on his visit to Barksdale Air Force Base. Congressman Johnson and Acting Secretary Roth toured the installation and met with Airmen stationed there. Congressman Joh... Read more »

Johnson Welcomes Acting Air Force Secretary John Roth to Barksdale Air Force Base

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BOSSIER, La., April 6, 2021 — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today joined Acting Air Force Secretary John Roth on his visit to Barksdale Air Force Base. Congressman Johnson and Acting Secretary Roth toured the installation and met with Airmen stationed there. Congressman Johnson and Acting Secretary Roth released the following statements: “It was an honor to welcome Acting Air F... Read more »

U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson welcomes Acting Air Force Secretary to BAFB

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U. S. Representative Mike Johnson and Acting Air Force Secretary John Roth pay a visit to Barksdale Air Force Base. On Tuesday Congressman Johnson and Acting Secretary Roth took a tour of the facility and met with some of the Airmen. Congressman Johnson and Acting Secretary Roth released the following statements: Johnson said, “It was an honor to welcome Acting Air Force Secretary Roth to Barksdal... 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 »

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 »

Johnson Introduces Bills to Strengthen Border Security

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WASHINGTON, February 3, 2021 — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today introduced two bills to strengthen border security and protection: The Securing Our Borders and Wilderness Act will close a Wilderness Act loophole which bars border security officials from entering certain designated “wilderness” areas. The loophole has left approximately 96 linear miles of our Southern border ... Read more »

Johnson to Serve on House Armed Services Committee for 117th Congress

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WASHINGTON, January 25, 2021 — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today issued the following statement on his appointment to the House Armed Services Committee: “Louisiana’s 4th Congressional District is home to Barksdale Air Force Base, headquarters of the Air Force Global Strike Command, and Ft. Polk and the Army's Joint Readiness Training Center, as well as the Louisiana National... Read more »

Johnson Urges Air Force Secretary Barrett to Upgrade Military Honors of Barksdale Airmen

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– U.S. Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) sent a letter to U.S. Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett requesting that the Air Force upgrade the medals awarded to Barksdale-based airmen who carried out one of the opening strikes of Operation Desert Storm. Congressman Johnson has asked that the B-52 crews’ Air Medals be upgraded to the Distinguished Flying Cross, which is awarded for heroism or extr... Read more »

Cassidy, Johnson Urge Defense Secretary Esper to Consider Barksdale for High-Tech Telecommunications Program

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BOSSIER, La. – U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and U.S. Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today sent a letter to Department of Defense Secretary Mark Esper encouraging the department to consider Barksdale AFB as a candidate for its newest high-tech telecommunications program to test fifth generation (5G) wireless defense applications. The letter goes on to state: “The development of 5G te... Read more »