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Our history can safeguard our future

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Washington Examiner Published on July 13, 2020 “There shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude in the said territory.” With that simple sentence in the Northwest Ordinance, adopted 233 years ago today, slavery was outlawed in a territory the size of the original 13 colonies. A year later, that territory would be settled permanently by the pioneers of the Ohio Company at Marietta, Ohio. T... Read more »

Rep. Bill Johnson: This July 4th, America faces a crossroad over the future of our country

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Fox News Published on July 3, 2020 During the last few weeks, we’ve witnessed a burst of violence, destruction and the brazen flaunting of the rule of law unprecedented in modern American history. The fabric of our society – of our country – seems to be fraying. As a farm boy born in the 50’s into poverty on a rural farm, I saw how ugly racism was up close. As a 26-plus year Air Force officer, I s... Read more »

Rep. Bill Johnson: Impeachment Inquiry on Judge Sullivan

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Newsmax Published on May 19, 2020 The American system of government requires each of the three co-equal branches to check the powers of the others. One of the least used of these checks and balances is the oversight of Congress over the judicial branch, including the removal of a federal judge who has abused his power. Because Judge Emmet G. Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of ... Read more »

If Biden broke national security clearance law, don't let him get away with it

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Washington Examiner Published on May 15, 2020 If politicians were wiretapping your phone, you’d want to know. And if they were breaking the law by doing so, you’d want them to be held accountable. Official records released last week suggest that former Vice President Joe Biden and other high-level Obama administration political appointees may have broken the law. Before serving in Congress, I spen... Read more »

Protecting U.S. Energy Industry, American Workers

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Protecting U.S. Energy Industry, American Workers Wheeling Intelligencer Published on April 22, 2020 The hardworking men and women in America’s energy industry not only power our homes and fuel our cars and trucks across Ohio and the nation — they also play a powerful role in maintaining America’s leadership on the world stage. As the COVID-19 pandemic depresses economies around the world and infl... Read more »

March is ‘National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month’

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When you think of the most common cancers, skin, breast and lung cancers typically come to mind. But it may surprise you that colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed and second deadliest cancer (when men and women are combined) across the country. As a member of the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program, I want to share the following information as we observe National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Read more »

Immigrants on Our Border Treated Well

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Recently, I visited America’s southern border with Mexico at the El Paso crossing, which is the second busiest port of entry along our southern border. In every aspect, the reality on the ground is much different than how the national media and cable TV talking heads portray it. Read more »

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