HAPPENING IN THE HOUSE

This week, the House will consider legislation regarding the coronavirus and TSA employees.

Last week, Rep. Johnson voted against legislation that failed to address youth vaping.

 

IN THE NEWS

ArkLaTex: Rep. Mike Johnson announced funding for local public housing safety improvements. To read more, click here.

Key Takeaway: "I am grateful to the Trump administration for prioritizing the safety and security of all Americans, particularly those who live in our public housing communities." - Rep. Mike Johnson

KPEL: There have been leaks about classified information that concerns Russian interference in the 2020 presidential election, and Louisiana Congressman Mike Johnson has sent a letter to Adam Schiff on what he is doing to stop this from happening. To read the full story, click here.

Key Takeaway: "The candidate-specific subject matter reported by the New York Times, coupled with additional reports that same day of Russian influence favoring Senator Bernie Sanders in the Democratic presidential primary, is enough to raise serious concerns surrounding to the possibility of selective leaking of information by your committee or an adjacent source." - Rep. Mike Johnson

KALB: Rep. Mike Johnson (LA-04) announced Wednesday the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $293,550 into the Kisatchie National Forest – located in Rep. Johnson’s district – for water quality improvement and cleanup. To read the full story, click here.

Key Takeaway: "These funds will allow the forest to remain productive for timber sales while increasing the quality of recreation for all Louisianians." - Rep. Mike Johnson

 

WEEKLY WRAP-UP

CoronavirusRep. Mike Johnson sent a letter to Nancy Pelosi urging her to keep the House in session until Congress has mitigated the coronavirus threat. To read more, click here.

Key Takeaway: "Recessing the House while state health officials continue to express concerns about limited resources, such as testing kits and protective gear, is unjustifiable." - Rep. Mike Johnson

Streamlining Water Infrastructure Projects: Rep. Mike Johnson introduced two bills that would help fast-track local water infrastructure projects, including a proposal plan to deepen and ultimately expand the Red River's navigation lanes from Shreveport to Arkansas. To read more, click here.

Key Takeaway: "I will fight tooth-and-nail to make sure any infrastructure package that passes through the House includes the restoration of these innovative and commonsense reforms." - Rep. Mike Johnson

Election Security: Rep. Mike Johnson sent a letter to Chairman Adam Schiff seeking answers on what he is doing to prevent further leaks of classified information out of his committee. To read more, click here.

Key Takeaway: "...I believe it is essential that the Congress take seriously the protection of classified information to avoid any and all unauthorized leaks to the media." - Rep. Mike Johnson


Public Housing Improvements: Rep. Mike Johnson announced the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is investing $205,740 into Shreveport public housing to purchase, install, repair, and replace carbon monoxide detectors. To read more, click here.

Key Takeaway: "I am grateful to the Trump administration for prioritizing the safety and security of all Americans, particularly those who live in our public housing communities." - Rep. Mike Johnson

Abraham Retirement: Rep. Mike Johnson honored Rep. Ralph Abraham for his six years of service in Congress. To read more, click here.

Key Takeaway: "Ralph has been an incredible colleague and friend, and it has been an honor to serve the people of Louisiana alongside him." - Rep. Mike Johnson

Kisatchie Forest Grant: Rep. Mike Johnson announced the the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $293,550 into the Kisatchie National Forest – located in Rep. Johnson’s district – for water quality improvement and cleanup. To read more, click here.

Key Takeaway: "These funds will allow the forest to remain productive for timber sales while increasing the quality of recreation for all Louisianians." - Rep. Mike Johnson

 

POST OF THE WEEK

Recessing the House while health officials express concerns about limited resources is unjustifiable. The Senate, @POTUS & - most importantly - the American people, are waiting on the House to act on a #coronavirus funding package. We ought to keep working until the job is done.

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LOUISIANA TRIVIA CHALLENGE

Congratulations Doug Smith for winning the last trivia challenge! George Washington has given the shortest State of the Union to date, containing only 1,089 words.

This week's trivia question is, "Which LA-04 parish has the highest summit in Louisiana?"

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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