Peace through Strength

Town hall meeting is held

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Two days after celebrating the country’s independence, Congressman Mike Johnson, who represents the state’s fourth district, held a town hall meeting in Pine Prairie. The congressman acknowledged all the bad news dominating the headlines today. “There’s a lot of bad things going on,” he said. “There’s some really bad news right now. We all feel it.” He went on to say our…

New focus on defense spending in Louisiana

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Last year’s annual defense bill authorized the U.S. Army and Air Force to spend more money in Louisiana than in any other state, and the strides are expected to continue as we march further into 2022.  The massive investments represent an important win for the Bayou State, where defense spending played a notable role even before the current boon. According to a report issued last…

GOP lawmaker warns that Biden's vaccine mandate is 'causing major damage' to Armed Forces

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Rep. Mike Johnson warned that Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin's vaccine mandate is "causing major damage" to America's Armed Forces. With the deadline to comply fast approaching, Johnson has called attention to the consequences enforcement of the mandate might have. "@SecDef's COVID vaccine mandate is causing major damage to the readiness of our Armed Forces," he wrote on Twitter,…

GOPs Call for Firing Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin over Vaccine Mandate — Dems and Cheney Opposed

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Republicans, led by Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA), on Wednesday called for Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to be fired if he does not repeal the Biden administration’s coronavirus vaccine mandate for troops. “My amendment is simple. It would require the Secretary to repeal his COVID vaccine mandate within 30 days. And if he does not comply with that directive, his waiver to serve as…

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…

Rep. Mike Johnson: Honor Military Religious Waivers for Vaccine Mandate

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Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., has introduced a bill to protect service members seeking religious exemptions from President Joe Biden's military COVID-19 mandate. Under the bill, service members who are involuntary discharged based on their COVID-19 vaccine status would have their status designated as honorably discharged. It would also permit them to seek reinstatement and allow them to…

EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Johnson Vying To Get Biden Admin To Clear More Military Members Of Vaccine Mandate

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Republican Louisiana Rep. Mike Johnson introduced legislation Friday that would protect military servicemembers seeking religious exemptions from President Joe Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for the military. The Daily Caller first obtained the legislation, titled the AMERICANS Act. Despite the Biden administration announcing a process to allow military servicemembers…

Congressman Johnson Congratulates 2022 United States Service Academy Appointees

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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 and retired military…

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…

Rep. Mike Johnson to Newsmax: Mayorkas 'Evasive Witness' in Hearings

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Department of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas was a "very evasive witness" and offered "non-answers" to lawmakers' vital questions during his three days of testimony about the situation at the U.S.-Mexico border, Rep. Mike Johnson said on Newsmax on Friday.  "We were not satisfied at all," the Louisiana Republican, a member of the House Judiciary Committee, told…