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U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson visits Plain Dealing

Bossier Press Tribune

Fourth Congressional District U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson highlighted local and
national issues Thursday during a stopover at Plain Dealing’s community center,
pointing to the area’s potential economic gain with the construction of a new
lumber mill.

“We are delighted to see the Teal Jones mill coming here. This will mean much to
the people of Plain Dealing and Bossier Parish,” he told a large crowd.

Rep. Johnson said he was very interested in efforts to expand broadband services
to rural areas, including Plain Dealing, and said his office was always open to
assist. He pointed to a pool of more than twenty billion federal dollars targeting
broadband availability in underserved areas.

Johnson’s district covers 14 northwest Louisiana parishes and includes the cities of
Shreveport, Bossier City, Minden, Natchitoches and DeRidder. In his district are
two facilities that provide a huge economic impact .

“In my district are Barksdale Air Force Base and Fort Polk. There’s more than nine
billion dollars in economic impact between the two for this district and the state,”
he said.

Johnson also said the Louisiana congressional delegation “…is a great team and
will have some very impressive power positions in the next Congress if this year’s
elections go the way we hope. The people of our state should benefit greatly.”

Johnson was first elected to the fourth district seat in 2016, gaining a runoff spot in
a field of eight candidates. He won the general election with just over 65 percent of
the vote. He was unopposed in this year’s election.