Chamber members receive Congressional update 

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Congressman Mike Johnson delivered a Congressional update to attendees of the Natchitoches Chamber of Commerce luncheon Aug. 2. He represents nearly 760,000 residents of 15 parishes in the northwest and western regions of the state. Mike was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on Dec. 10, 2016, by the largest margin of victory in his region in more than 50 years. He was appointed to the powerful House Judiciary Committee and two of its subcommittees – the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security, and the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations. He also serves on the House Natural Resources Committee, and on the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations as the vice chairman. He was also appointed to the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans.

He listed the following highlights from the 115th Congress:
Billions saved by cutting waste
Huge regulatory reforms
Stock market at all time highs
Hundreds of thousands of new jobs
Consumer confidence hot 12 year high
Business confidence hit 10 year high
Billions added to rebuild US Armed Forces
Decisive military action deters tyrants and terrorists
Illegal border crossings down by over 60 percent
Life and religious liberty are being prioritized again
Justice Neil Gorsuch confirmed to US Supreme Court