Human Dignity

40 House Republicans call on Pentagon to rescind abortion travel payments

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Approximately 40 House Republicans have urged Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to rescind his policy of using government funds to cover travel expenses for abortions. Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX) spearheaded the letter, which was addressed to Austin and included Wednesday’s date, roughly a week after the “Ensuring Access to Reproductive Health Care” memo went out to department…

GOP bill ends federally funded drag queen story hour, other sexually explicit programs for kids under 10

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Dozens of House Republicans proposed new legislation this week that would prohibit the use of federal funds for sexually explicit programs, such as the wave of drag shows and drag queen story hour events that have popped up across the country. Rep. Mike Johnson’s "Stop the Sexualization of Children Act" is an attempt by the GOP to prevent taxpayers from funding events they say expose…

Reps. Jim Jordan, Mike Johnson Send Letter Calling Out Hypocrisy on FBI Raid of Pro-Life Activist

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Last month, as Sarah covered, the FBI raided the home of Mark Houck, a pro-life activist to arrest him in front of his wife and seven children. He's been charged with and has pled not guilty to allegedly violating the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances (FACE) Act when defending his son against a clinic escort that was harassing them. In response, Republican members of Congress…

Republicans push pro-family, pro-mother policies in wake of Dobbs ruling

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Republicans have pivoted to proposing a range of measures to provide a social safety net for women and families after endorsing the Supreme Court’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, which ended the national right to an abortion. While Democrats are hoping to downplay the state of the economy and make abortion a key issue going into the November midterm elections, Republicans are trying to…

Rep. Johnson Slams Dems For Saying Canada ‘Most Free’ Country

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Congressman Mike Johnson (R-La.) offered a fiery rebuttal to House Judiciary Democrats after they claimed that Canada is the most free country in the world. During a house hearing on Thursday, Johnson said that’s simply not true. “Mr. Cohen is wrong,” said Johnson. “Canada is not the most free country in the world young people. America is the greatest nation in the world. We are the…

Congressman Mike Johnson speaks at Republican Women of Bossier meeting

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The Republican Women of Bossier met Tuesday evening, June 28, at Silverstar Smokehouse in Bossier City. U.S. Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04) was the guest speaker for the meeting. “This week we’ve had a lot of good news. The Supreme Court alone in the last week overturned Roe v. Wade. The Court has affirmed our Second Amendment rights. We had a big decisive religious freedom…

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…

Garland should investigate attacks on anti-abortion groups as domestic terrorism: GOP

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More than 100 House Republicans are calling on Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate the rash of attacks and vandalism targeting anti-abortion groups as acts of domestic terrorism. The letter was signed by at least 124 House Republicans and was co-authored by Reps. Scott Franklin (R-FL), Claudia Tenney (R-NY), and Mike Johnson (R-LA). “We write to express serious concerns…

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…