STORM DAMAGE INFORMATION

Citizens who have suffered storm damage should contact their parish's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (OHSEP). For a list of OHSEP contacts for each parish, click here.

As always, Rep. Johnson and his staff are also available to assist constituents who have been impacted by storms. If we can be of any help, please call (318) 840-0309 or stop by our Bossier City office between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT.

 

HAPPENING IN THE HOUSE

This week, the House will consider legislation related to impeachment, workplace regulations, and student loans.

Last week, Rep. Johnson voted against House Democrats' partisan resolution restricting President Trump's ability to respond to additional acts of war by Iran. Click here to read why he voted no.

 

ON THE AIRWAVES

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KTBS: Rep. Mike Johnson surveyed the damage at Benton Middle School following severe weather in Louisiana over the weekend. To watch the full story, click here.

Key Takeaway: "We'll get this thing repaired; we're a very resilient people in this community, and everybody knows that." - Rep. Mike Johnson

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CNN: Rep. Mike Johnson joined Jim Sciutto on CNN to discuss the latest on impeachment and the situation with Iran. To watch the full interview, click here.

Key Takeaway: "Rather than second-guessing and undermining our own president, we ought to stay united against what is a very serious, dangerous, and irrational adversary in Iran." - Rep. Mike Johnson

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KPLC: Rep. Mike Johnson and Sen. John Kennedy gave their reactions to Congress's intel briefing on the Soleimani strike. To watch the full story, click here.

Key Takeaway: "The risk of inaction really greatly outweighed taking action." - Rep. Mike Johnson

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Fox News: Rep. Mike Johnson joined Fox & Friends to discuss Hustler Magazine's 2019 Christmas Card depicting Trump's assassination. To watch the full interview, click here.

Key Takeaway: "I believe in free speech. I defended it for two decades in the the courts. I also believe in basic decency, civility, and the rule of law. The outrageous depiction of President Donald J. Trump's assassination mailed to our Congressional offices crosses the line. It ought to be investigated and condemned." - Rep. Mike Johnson

 

IN THE NEWS

KEEL: Rep. Mike Johnson surveyed the damage at Benton Middle School after this weekend's storm. To read the full article, click here.

Key Takeaway: Congressman Mike Johnson says: "This one hits home really closely for me. I have an eighth grader here. My son Jack attends, and he was up early this morning texting with his friends. They can't believe it."

Bossier Press-Tribune: Rep. Mike Johnson applauded the Trump administration's decision to modernize the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to facilitate more efficient, effective and timely environmental reviews. To read the full article, click here.

Key Takeaway: "Since his first day in office, President Trump has pledged to cut bureaucratic red tape, and this overhaul of NEPA is another promise kept,” Johnson said in a statement.

ArkLaTex:
Rep. Mike Johnson responded to the deployment of B-52 Stratofortress bombers from Barksdale to a base in the Indian Ocean. To read the full article, click here.

Key Takeaway: “Praying for our airmen from Barksdale Air Force Base and all others who are being deployed to the Middle East. God bless and protect the defenders of freedom,” said Louisiana Rep. Mike Johnson (R) said in a tweet early Tuesday afternoon.

KTBS: Rep. Mike Johnson reacted to the Soleimani strike. To read the full article, click here.

Key Takeaway: U.S. Congressman Mike Johnson called Soleimani a terrorist and said he's responsible for hundreds of Americans deaths. He said, "Because of the decisive action last night, no one else will die by his hand, and our nation, our citizens, and our allies are safer because of it."

The Washington Times: Rep. Mike Johnson reacted after Hustler Magazine sends him a Christmas card depicting Trump's assassination. To read the full article, click here.

Key Takeaway"Just imagine if a conservative had distributed such a disgusting and hateful piece about a Democrat. I hope this will be investigated by the @secretservice,” Republican Rep. Mike Johnson tweeted Thursday after one of his staffers found the card in a stack of mail addressed to the congressman’s office.

 

WEEKLY WRAP-UP 

War Powers Resolution: Rep. Johnson voted against a partisan resolution to prevent President Trump from responding to additional acts of war by Iran. To read more, click here.

Key takeaway: "This overly-restrictive resolution is counterproductive, dangerous and unprecedented in the aftermath of an act of war against the United States. These bad faith political games have to end. The safety and security of our nation are at stake." - Rep. Mike Johnson

Cutting Red Tape:
 Rep. Johnson applauded the Trump administration's decision to modernize the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to facilitate more efficient, effective and timely environmental reviews. To read more, click here.

Key Takeaway: "In our region specifically, excessive delays have stalled critical infrastructure projects like the I-49 Inner City Connector, which has been held up in the NEPA process for nearly eight years. I applaud the Trump administration for putting the American people first by streamlining these crippling policies.” - Rep. Mike Johnson


2019 Year in Review: 
Rep. Johnson released his 2019 constituent services report. To read more, click here.

Key Takeaway: "It is an honor to represent and serve you and ensure your voices are heard. I’m proud of all that we accomplished together in 2019, and I look forward to another productive year in 2020.” - Rep. Mike Johnson

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Soleimani Strike: Rep. Johnson applauded President Trump's decision to coordinate a U.S. military strike that killed Qassem Soleimani. To read more, click here.

Key Takeaway: "Qassem Soleimani was a terrorist and murderer responsible for the slaughter of thousands, including hundreds of Americans. Because of the decisive action last night, no one else will die by his hand, and our nation, our citizens and our allies are safer because of it." -Rep. Mike Johnson

 

POST OF THE WEEK

Praying for our airmen from Barksdale Air Force Base and all others who are being deployed to the Middle East. God bless and protect the defenders of freedom.

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LOUISIANA TRIVIA CHALLENGE

Louisiana has had five different capital cities throughout its history, including one in the Fourth  Congressional District. Can you name them all?

Please email your answers to la04newsletter@mail.house.gov. The first emailer to submit the right answer will get to submit next week's question. We will notify the winner of this week's trivia challenge by Friday.

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Washington, D.C.
418 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-2777

Bossier City
2250 Hospital Drive
Suite 248
Bossier City, LA 71111
Phone: 318-840-0309


Northwestern State University

444 Caspari Drive
South Hall Room 224
Natchitoches, LA 71497
Phone: 318-951-4316

Northwestern State University-Ft. Polk
3329 University Parkway
Building 552, Room 24
Leesville, LA 71446
Phone: 337-423-4232