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Speaker Mike Johnson steered key wins for Barksdale in defense spending

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Louisiana military bases scored key wins in the annual defense spending bill, including a $7 million appropriation for a medical facility at Barksdale Air Force Base that media reports said was added for Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson in his home district. In all, Barksdale, Fort Johnson, Camp Beauregard, Camp Minden and Naval Air Station New Orleans secured $156 million in the…

Johnson Advances Key Louisiana Defense Priorities in FY24 NDAA

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WASHINGTON — United States Representative Mike Johnson, Speaker of the House, today commended House passage of the Fiscal Year 2024 National Defense Authorization Act. The annual legislation includes major priorities for the Louisiana defense community, particularly Barksdale Air Force Base along with Air Force Global Strike Command and Fort Johnson along with the Joint Readiness…

PSA: Johnson to Host Veterans Resource Fair

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WASHINGTON — On Friday, November 17th, the staff of U.S. Congressman Mike Johnson (LA-04) will host a Veterans Resource Fair to connect Louisiana active-duty soldiers and veterans with the many services available to them. The event will feature representatives from veteran advocacy organizations focused on housing, healthcare, job opportunities, and family support. Louisiana’s 4th…

ICYMI: Johnson-Backed Military Construction Project Set to Begin

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BL Harbert Wins $210M Contract for Air Force Nuclear Weapon Facility in Louisiana ENR News James Leggate 9/15/2023 The U.S. military selected BL Harbert International LLC to build a weapons generation facility at Barksdale Air Force Base outside Shreveport, La. The construction will need to meet security requirements for protecting nuclear-capable bombers. Naval Facilities…

Johnson Secures Major Wins For Louisiana, Fights Back on the Politicization of our Armed Forces

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WASHINGTON — Today, United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) commended the bipartisan passage of the Fiscal Year 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on the House floor. The annual legislation includes funding for major priorities for the Louisiana defense community, particularly Barksdale Air Force Base, Air Force Global Strike Command, Fort Johnson, and the Joint…

Reps. Johnson, Gallagher, Houlahan, Carter Introduce Counter-Drone Legislation to Protect Americans

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WASHINGTON — Today, Representatives Mike Johnson (R-LA), Mike Gallagher (R-WI), Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA), and Troy Carter (D-LA) announced the introduction of the Safeguarding the Homeland from the Threats Posed by Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Act of 2023. The bill will improve the federal government’s ability to safeguard Americans from threats posed by UAS by reauthorizing existing…

Building Upon Prior Successes, Johnson Secures Major Wins for Louisiana in Annual Defense Legislation

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WASHINGTON — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today commended House Armed Services Committee passage of the Fiscal Year 2024 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). It will soon be considered by the full House of Representatives.  The annual legislation includes major priorities for the Louisiana defense community, particularly Barksdale Air Force Base and Air…

Congressman Johnson Congratulates 2023 United States Service Academy Appointees

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BOSSIER CITY, LA — Today, United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) congratulated Abigail Anderson, Cole Weir, Warren Graves, Field Baber, and Christopher Bernard 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 officers. •…

Johnson Introduces Legislation to Permanently Classify Illicit Fentanyl as Schedule I Narcotic

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WASHINGTON, March 14, 2023 — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today reintroduced the CEASE Overdose Act to permanently classify illicit fentanyl as a Schedule I narcotic under the Controlled Substances Act. “Fentanyl overdose is now one of the leading causes of death for Americans,” Johnson said. “There is no reason why Congress should be required to reauthorize…

U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson talks border issues, Chinese balloons and more in Opelousas

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U.S. Congressman Mike Johnson delivered criticisms during a Monday St. Landry Parish town hall meeting regarding Biden administration's reaction to border control decisions, information about objects shot down over North America and federal government agencies he accused of becoming politicized. Johnson also told a large crowd that Chinese are apparently testing the ability of Biden…