U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson, R-Benton,
Johnson moves up in House GOP leadership ranks
U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson, R-Benton, was elected as vice chairman of the House Republican Conference for the 117th Congress.
Johnson stated, “I am truly honored to have been elected by my colleagues to help lead the House Republicans this upcoming Congress. It has been troubling to see how far left Congressional Democrats have gone, and that is why we must be bold to advance our core conservative principles and policies. As vice chairman of the Republican Conference, I will work tirelessly alongside my colleagues to fight for these policies and ensure we uphold the values and freedoms the American people hold dear.”
Johnson explained the vice chairman is one of the seven elected leadership positions for Republicans in the House of Representatives. Congressman Johnson joins Minority Whip Steve Scalise, R-New Orleans, in Republican leadership for the 117th Congress.
For the 116th Congress, Johnson was elected by his colleagues to serve as chairman of the Republican Study Committee (RSC), the largest caucus of conservatives in the Congress. Since its founding in 1973, the RSC has served as the voice and “intellectual arsenal” of conservatism in the U.S. House of Representatives and as a leading influence in shaping the legislative agenda. Each RSC chairman is elected to serve a single, two-year term. Previous chairmen include Vice President Mike Pence and Scalise.