Louisiana Congressman, Mike Johnson, Elected as 56th Speaker of the House

By Seraphina Frost
Published October 25, 2023

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Louisiana Congressman Mike Johnson was elected as the 56th Speaker of the House of the United States on October 25, 2023. He represents the northwest and western regions of Louisiana as a Congressman. Before joining Congress in 2016, Speaker Johnson had a background as an attorney and also served in the Louisiana State Legislature from 2015 to 2017.

Johnson released the following statement after being elected 56th Speaker of the House of Representatives:

“It is the honor of a lifetime to have been elected the 56th Speaker of the House.

Thank you to my colleagues, friends, staff, and family for the unmatched support throughout this process. It has been an arduous few weeks, and a reminder that the House is as complicated and diverse as the people we represent. The urgency of this moment demands bold, decisive action to restore trust, advance our legislative priorities, and demonstrate good governance.

Our House Republican Conference is united, and eager to work. As Speaker, I will ensure the House delivers results and inspires change for the American people. We will restore trust in this body. We will advance a comprehensive conservative policy agenda, combat the harmful policies of the Biden Administration, and support our allies abroad. And we will restore sanity to a government desperately in need of it.

Let’s get back to work.”