Mike Johnson, U.S. Representative for Louisiana

Mike Johnson

U.S. Representative for Louisiana

James Michael Johnson was born in January 1972 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He earned an undergraduate degree and a Juris Doctor from Louisiana State University. He became a constitutional lawyer, serving as senior counsel for the Alliance Defending Freedom prior to his political career.

Johnson founded a nonprofit legal ministry and served on the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. Johnson won the 8th District seat of the Louisiana House of Representatives unopposed.

He was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives, assuming office in January 2017. He has won reelection three times. He was voted Speaker of the House of Representatives in October 2023 after Kevin McCarthy was removed from the position. 

He is married to Kelly, and they have five children. He is a Baptist. 

In the News…

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, along with House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, met with President Biden regarding emergency aid for Ukraine and Israel as well as funding for the federal government.

The House of Representatives has not taken up legislation passed in the Senate that would provide $60 billion in assistance to Ukraine, $14 billion to Israel, $9 billion to Gaza humanitarian assistance, and almost $5 billion to the Indo-Pacific. No provisions were made for U.S. border security nor any spending offsets to address the increasing national debt.

Speaker Johnson said that his party “will continue to work in good faith and hope to reach an outcome as soon as possible, even as we continue to insist that our own border security must be addressed immediately.“ 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Representative Johnson today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Mike Johnson 
Representative for Louisiana 
568 Cannon House Office Building 
Washington, DC 20515 


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