HAPPENING IN THE HOUSE

This week, the House will consider legislation related to wilderness preservation and the Equal Rights Amendment. 

Last week, Rep. Johnson cosponsored and voted in favor of a resolution condemning Speaker Pelosi's disrespectful antics during President Trump's State of the Union address. Click here to read why he voted yes. 

 

 ON THE AIRWAVES

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Fox News: Rep. Mike Johnson joined Tucker Carlson on Fox News to discuss why he thinks Nancy Pelosi committed a crime by ripping up President Trump's State of the Union address. To watch the full interview, click here.

Key Takeaway: "When the president delivers the copies [of the State of the Union address] to...the two top legislative officers in that co-equal branch of government, those are the official documents of the House, and if you tear those up, you've violated a specific statute in the criminal code." - Rep. Mike Johnson

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Fox News: Rep. Mike Johnson joined Fox News' Shannon Bream right after the State of the Union to give his reaction. To watch the full interview, click here.

Key Takeaway: "It's as if some of the Democrats in Congress can't stand up for America literally or figuratively anymore." - Rep. Mike Johnson

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KSLA: Rep. Mike Johnson shared his support of President Trump's State of the Union address. To watch the full story, click here.

Key Takeaway: "The people of Louisiana are reaping the benefits of a booming economy, more jobs and higher wages, energy independence, new trade deals, key judicial appointments, and a revitalized military. This evening, President Trump began writing the next chapter in our ‘Great American Comeback’ story." - Rep. Mike Johnson

 

IN THE NEWS

KEEL: Rep. Mike Johnson predicted Democrats will continue trying to damage the president. To read the full story, click here.

Key Takeaway: Johnson tells KEEL listeners that despite the overwhelming dismissal of impeachment charges against Donald Trump, he anticipates more attempts by D.C. Democrats to attack the Republican Chief Executive.

The Advocate: President Trump praised Rep. Mike Johnson for his contributions in the impeachment fight. To read the full story, click here.

Key Takeaway: Trump said Johnson appeared to come from "central casting" for the role, using a showbiz phrase he often goes to when describing someone he thinks looks the part for the role they play.

The Daily Signal: Rep. Mike Johnson joined other members of the Republican Study Committee in releasing a new "playbook" that aims to bring more efficiency, effectiveness and accountability to the federal government. To read the full story, click here.

Key Takeaway: “We are producing a playbook that we intend to run when the Republicans return to the majority,” Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., chairman of the Republican Study Committee, said Thursday in unveiling the document in a press briefing on Capitol Hill.

NPR: Rep. Mike Johnson reacted to President Trump's acquittal. To read the full story, click here.

Key Takeaway: NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La. and a member of the White House defense team, following the President's acquittal in the Senate.

 

WEEKLY WRAP-UP 

Bureaucracy Reform: Rep. Mike Johnson, chairman of the Republican Study Committee, released a solutions-oriented plan to reform the federal bureaucracy and provide Americans with more efficient, effective and accountable government. To read more, click here.

Key Takeaway: “The federal government is too large; it does too many things; and what it does, it usually does not do very well. Congress created this problem. The Republican Study Committee has the resolve and the solutions to fix it,” said Chairman Johnson.

Did Pelosi Commit a Crime?: Rep. Mike Johnson released a point-by-point legal analysis outlining why he believes Speaker Pelosi committed a felony by tearing up President Trump's State of the Union address. To read more, click here.

Key Takeaway: “Her dramatic facial expressions and eye-rolling were enough to violate the rules of decorum and the traditions of civility in the House, but when she ripped up the written document on live television, she crossed a different line.” - Rep. Mike Johnson

Impeachment/SOTU: Rep. Mike Johnson joined House Republican Leadership to discuss President Trump's State of the Union address and the Senate impeachment vote. To read more, click here.

Key Takeaway: "...there are so many Democrats in Congress today that are unwilling to stand for American literally and figuratively. It is a very sad moment, I think, for the country." - Rep. Mike Johnson

 

POST OF THE WEEK

Just in case Speaker Pelosi is too torn up to hand out acquittal pens, I went ahead and picked some up for our exceptional #impeachment defense team. @Jim_Jordan @RepDLesko @RepRatcliffe @RepStefanik @RepMarkMeadows @RepLeeZeldin @RepDougCollins

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LOUISIANA TRIVIA CHALLENGE

Congratulations to Patty Hance for winning our most recent trivia challenge! Louisiana has had five different capital cities: New Orleans, Donaldsonville, Opelousas, Shreveport and Baton Rouge.

Patty asks, "Which President has given the shortest State of the Union address to date? Bonus question: How long was it?"

Please email your answers to la04.newsletter@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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