Fiscal Responsibility

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 »

Senate Republicans demand a say in infrastructure legislation

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Senate Republicans are wary of posturing from President Joe Biden and congressional Democrats trying to get bipartisan support for the nearly $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan infrastructure proposal. The initial plan released by the White House was a nonstarter for Republicans. The vast majority of the spending was not initiatives traditionally considered infrastructure such as roads and bridges,... Read more »

Johnson Joins CQ Roll Call Podcast to Discuss Future of the GOP

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WASHINGTON, April 1, 2021 — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) joined CQ Roll Call’s “Future” podcast this week to discuss the future of the Republican Party, the House Democrat agenda, and other news of the day. Listen to the full episode here, and see excerpts below: On what the Republican Party needs to do to win in the future: “I think this is actually pretty simple. I think the... Read more »

Rep. Johnson and Stephen Waguespack: Democrat Blue State Tax Scheme is Unconstitutional

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WASHINGTON, March 12, 2021 – United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) and Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), today released the following statements regarding an unconstitutional provision that was included in the Democrats’ $1.9 trillion “COVID-19 relief bill” passed on Wednesday: Statement by Rep. Johnson: “In addition to ... Read more »

Johnson: If Democrats Are Going to Preach Unity, They Need to Practice It Too​

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WASHINGTON, February 3, 2021 — United States Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) today said “if Democrats are going to preach unity, they need to practice it too,” after voting against the $1.9 trillion budget resolution brought to a vote by Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats. The Democrat budget resolution establishes a legislative process that would allow Democrats to pass a laundry list o... Read more »

Video: Johnson: Partisan Messaging Bill Not a Serious Attempt to Solve Covid-19 Crisis

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U.S. Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04), a member of President Trump’s Task Force for Reopening America, today voted against a $3 trillion, partisan messaging bill brought to the floor by Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The bill, which is “dead on arrival” in the Senate and faces a veto threat from President Trump, includes a long list of provisions (click here to view) that would do nothing to lessen the... Read more »

RSC Budget Released, Restores Fiscal Sanity to the Congress

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Yesterday, the Republican Study Committee released its annual budget, which: includes more than 300 individual policy proposals and spending cuts; prioritizes the American people instead of Washington insiders and bureaucrats; reduces federal barriers that thwart innovation and free market forces; expands individual choice by removing government encroachment; and prepares generations to come for ... Read more »

Johnson, Banks Slam Democrat Plan to Raise Spending Caps

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Republican Study Committee (RSC) Chairman Mike Johnson (R-La.) and RSC Budget and Spending Task Force Chairman Jim Banks (R-Ind.) released the following statement after House Democrats’ decision to forgo producing a budget proposal and instead raise the discretionary spending caps to the tune of $2 trillion over 10 years: “Rather than focusing on our ballooning federal debt, currently $22 trillio... Read more »

Johnson Slams “Shameful” Pelosi Led Spending Bills

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Today, newly elected House Speaker Nancy Pelosi put H.R. 21 (Making Appropriations for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2019) on the House floor for a vote. The bill increases discretionary spending levels from the last fiscal year and repeals President Trump’s “Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance” policy. Additionally, Democrats also brought H.J. Res. 1 (Making further continuing appr... Read more »