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.