Johnson Responds to WalletHub List

Johnson Responds to WalletHub List

Representatives Mike Johnson and Ralph Abraham visited Leesville on Friday to hold a town hall meeting where they updated their constituents on national issues they and their colleagues are facing in Washington D.C.

During the Q&A portion of the meeting Johnson and Abraham responded to Wallethub.com’s recent list claiming that Louisiana was the “2nd Worst State to Live In.” The list cited unemployment, healthcare, and education among the many issues that contributed to Louisiana’s low rank.

Abraham responded to the question by citing similar lists put out by U.S. News and World Report annually. He noted that Louisiana placed at the very bottom of that list for three years running, which he said was “unacceptable.”

“We in Louisiana know we can do better,” Abraham said. “We have good people and a unique culture.”

He further stated that there is a lot more that Louisiana could be doing to perform better in comparison to other states.

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Lawmaker claims Dems are out to eliminate ‘so help me God’ from congressional oath

Lawmaker claims Dems are out to eliminate ‘so help me God’ from congressional oath

Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., is accusing Democrats of making a concerted effort to eliminate “so help me God” from the congressional oath.

Americans “need to know that there is a concerted effort now to change this tradition,” Johnson said on “The Todd Starnes Show.”

Fox News reported last month that the House Committee on Natural Resources was looking to remove the phrase from the oath, sparking outrage among conservatives. The phrase appeared in a rules proposal draft in brackets, with a red line through it.
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Grace Notes: In new Democratic Congress, Republican Mike Johnson makes his move

Grace Notes: In new Democratic Congress, Republican Mike Johnson makes his move

Once the newly elected Congress reconvenes in January, all eyes are going to be on House Democrats, whose big Election Night earlier this month positions them to take over control of the chamber and lead every committee. Among other things, that means that Louisiana’s best-known Republican, U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, will see his profile as his party’s chief vote-counter shrink.

There is one Louisiana Republican who may become more prominent, though. While much of the world was busy prepping for Thanksgiving, U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson of Benton won an all-GOP vote to head the Republican Study Committee…

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Louisiana congressman to chair conservative House group that boosted profile of Pence, Scalise

Louisiana congressman to chair conservative House group that boosted profile of Pence, Scalise

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson of Louisiana won a race to chair the Republican Study Committee, a large caucus of House conservatives that’s been a breeding ground for party leaders, including Vice President Mike Pence and Republican whip Steve Scalise of Jefferson Parish.

Johnson, a 46-year-old Republican from Benton, was picked for the post on a secret ballot Friday morning, edging out Rep. Tom McClintock, R-California.

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Congressman Mike Johnson sees more power for Louisiana delegation

Congressman Mike Johnson sees more power for Louisiana delegation

BATON ROUGE, La. – U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson, the Benton Republican who represents northwest Louisiana, is facing his first reelection with 60-times more money than his nearest rival.

Johnson has raised $1.1 million, according the Federal Elections Commission, and his Democratic opponent, Ryan Trundle of Shreveport, has raised $18,205.

Consequently, Johnson has spent much of his campaign holding town halls and chatting up newspaper editorial boards about how strong the state’s six relatively short-serving congressmen are.

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Congressman Mike Johnson says Louisiana positioned for great things in 2019

Congressman Mike Johnson says Louisiana positioned for great things in 2019

Ahead of the Nov. 6 elections, northwest Louisiana’s representative in Washington DC, Mike Johnson, said Americans are experiencing an “extraordinary time in the nation’s politics.”

Although Johnson (LA-04) is running for re-election in November, he looked ahead to when the dust settles in January 2019.

He noted that Louisiana is in position to have a large say in the direction of the country.
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