Congressman discusses legislation at Town Hall meeting

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Congressman Mike Johnson delivered a Congressional update at a Town Hall meeting Aug. 2.

Questions from the public touched on social security, medicare, cancer research and tax cuts.

Johnson recently drafted a Commitment to Civility document, which was signed by the 55 freshmen members of Congress as of January. While the seed of this endeavor was small, there are now 120 signatures.

The house is passing the following major legislative priorities:
Landmark VA reform
Pay raise for our troops
Historic regulatory relief to rein in Washington DC
New tools to end human trafficking
Resources to fight the opioid epidemic
Sanctions on hostile regimes
Increased energy resources

Regarding Louisiana, Johnson said that while the state is relatively poor economically, it contributes a lot to the country. It has the most natural resources of any state and the port in New Orleans is a huge economic engine.


Johnson 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.

8 thoughts on “Congressman discusses legislation at Town Hall meeting

  1. And there it is! If you didn’t support Obama for whatever reason it might have been it’s always because he was in black!

    • Sorry you don’t read enough to remember Sen. Mitch McConnell bragging he was intending to prevent Obama from accomplishing anything, America be damned. “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.” Clearly, the Senate Majority leader is a true patriot, putting the country ahead of cheap partisan politics (did you catch the sarcasm?). The facts are there, or do people reject them as fake because they are too lazy/stupid to find out the truth contradicting their biases. “If you didn’t support Obama for whatever reason it might have been it’s always because he was in black!” Interesting sentence. Funny, I don’t recall saying that. Obama was as white as he was black (oops, fake news, I guess); and, no doubt, you can honestly admit (as a good Christian who never lies) you never heard any of your friends, acquaintances, or anyone else refer to President Obama (respect the office) by a racial slur.

      The sad thing is that so many supporters of Republicans in red states are the very people most screwed by Republican policies. Unless you are snugly part of the 1 percent, perhaps you better find out how the Republican agenda (over $32 Trillion money squirreled away in offshore accounts not taxed because of Congressional corporate loopholes–you pay more taxes than either the super-rich or Trump!), and remember Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Clean water, Clean air, Food inspections,etc. were all the result of LIBERAL DEMOCRATS. Learn history and stop listening to those whose desire is to manipulate you and couldn’t care less about you or your family.

      I love you, Mike; God loves you; Jesus, Buddha, Allah, Krishna all love you (same guy, you know), but He told me he wishes you were better informed. Have a good day.

    • Oh, Mike, you clever devil, let’s not forget former Speaker of the House, John Boehner, offering his plans for Obama’s agenda: “We’re going to do everything — and I mean everything we can do — to kill it, stop it, slow it down, whatever we can.” Fake news, again, I guess. Just like Fox News is “Fair and Balanced.”
      Can I interest you in land in Florida or purchasing the Brooklyn Bridge?

      Love you, man.

  2. Hey, Mike,
    Try remembering that the REPUBLICAN Tom Delay (a corrupt and generally nasty piece of work) engineered the current “lack of civility” in Congress. For REPUBLICANS, “working with our president” means “our way or the highway.” The hypocrisy of REPUBLICANS to demand Democrats do what the Trump wants while they admit their entire agenda for the last eight years was to prevent the last President from accomplishing absolutely anything is terribly dishonest. Respect the President when he is a Republican like Bush or Trump; insult and disrespect the President if he is a Democrat or African-American. Shame on you and those and those who agree with you. The poison in the current political atmosphere is traceable right now directly to the present occupant of the White House. How do you know when he is lying? His lips are moving.

    Have a good day.

  3. I was very high on Mr. Johnson and yes I did vote for him BUT I have been having all kinds of problems with the VA. All I was asking (yes I did contact him) was to be eligible for VA insurance because I am a “Honorably discharged Vet” from the Viet Nam era. I was fined by the IRS because I was told by the VA that I had insurance but then they said I was ineligible because supposedly I made too much money from my little retirement and my 401K. I know Vets that was given insurance that was dishonorably discharged. I guess all politicians are the same because he said he was going to look into it and that was the last I heard since the 1st of the year

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