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Louisiana representatives react to Mike Johnson making history as state's first speaker of the House of Representatives

Posted on AllSides October 26th, 2023

Louisiana's representatives reacted to Mike Johnson becoming the first speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives in the state's history. The 51-year-old Republican represents the state's 4th Congressional District, which includes the population hub of Shreveport and Bossier City in northwestern Louisiana. House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, a Republican who represents the southeastern part of the state in the 1st District, released a statement celebrating Johnson's election and referring to the three-week period after the removal of former Speaker Kevin McCarthy. “Well, this is a great day," Scalise said in...

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