The Liberty Letter

Notes from Mike's Desk for the Week of May 24 – 28, 2021


Hello, friends! Welcome back to my weekly newsletter highlighting what’s happening on Capitol Hill and in Louisiana’s 4th Congressional District. Thank you for subscribing and please consider recommending my newsletter to a friend.


This week, I was happyto announce that Georgia Hilburn of Shreveport and Jackson David Tinkis of Bossier City both received and accepted appointments to United States Service Academies for this fall. Georgia will be attending the U.S. Naval Academy, and Jackson will be attending the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

These two have bright futures ahead, and we wish them well in the days ahead. This is an exceptional honor, particularly because of the many outstanding applications we received from so many students who desire to serve our nation. We are so proud of them all.

If you are interested in learning more about attending a service academy, visit my website here.


I kicked off this week by joining Newsmax TV to provide a Washington update and discuss the importance of America standing strong with our ally, Israel. Watch our full conversation below.



Last week, three of my constituents were recognized as Volunteer Louisiana Champions of Service and were presented Certificates of Congressional Commendation by my office in recognition of their service to the community.

Our first honoree, Mary Alice Pea of DeSoto Parish, is a dedicated foster grandparent in Northwest Louisiana. She is always willing to go the extra mile, even for tasks outside her foster grandparent duties, such as providing meals to meet community needs.


Our second honoree, Laura Strahan of Natchitoches Parish, has served with the Louisiana 4-H Foundation and as a school club leader for the past 30 years. She has led fundraising efforts, served as a project mentor, and hosts workshops to ensure students stay involved and succeed in 4-H.


Last, but certainly not least, Ashini Modi is a student at Caddo Parish Magnet High School who founded “Reading Rainforest” – a library program at The Providence House Homeless Shelter – to give kids the tools they need to build their literacy skills. She later expanded this initiative to include a program called “Students to Scientists” to conduct science workshops at homeless shelters, public libraries, and online.


We want to thank all these exceptional people for their dedicated service to our communities, and congratulate them once again for theirextraordinary achievements.


This Memorial Day Weekend is also the 37th Mudbug Madness Festival at Festival Plaza in downtown Shreveport.(Learn more here.) It's so good to see people gathering together again, having fun, and, most important of all, honoring and reflecting upon the ultimate sacrifices that have been made to defend and preserve the freedoms that all Americans cherish.

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For freedom,


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