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Bill Johnson: U.S. Microchip Production is Critical to National Security

| Posted in Press Releases

WASHINGTON – Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) today led 8 of his Ohio colleagues in sending a letter to Congressional leaders urging them to prioritize domestic semiconductor and microchip manufacturing in America. The letter specifically called on Congressional leaders to fully fund the CHIPS For America Act, legislation that would establish investments and incentives to support U.S. semicon...

Ohio lawmakers react to Taliban taking control

| Posted in Articles

Wheeling Intelligencer / Martins Ferry Times Leader By Shelley Hanson Published August 17, 2021 Ohio’s legislative leaders reacted Monday to the news of Afghanistan falling to the Taliban in recent days. U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, on Sunday blamed President Joe Biden for what is occurring there.The government has collapsed, and the Taliban seized control. “More than 26 years in the Air Force ...

The last defense against a completely open border

| Posted in Opinion Pieces

America no longer controls much of the southern border. Large swaths of the border are compromised by Mexican drug cartels enriching themselves through human trafficking and drug smuggling. Earlier this month, I traveled to the Rio Grande Valley sector of our southern border to see it for myself. It’s far worse than the liberal media report. It’s as bad as you think — and it’s getting even worse.

Johnson Introduces TRICARE Fairness for National Guard and Reserve Retirees Act

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WASHINGTON –Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) released the following statement after introducing H.R. 1997, the TRICARE Fairness for National Guard and Reserve Retirees Act, with Congressman Dean Phillips (D-MN): This commonsense legislation would permit Retired Reserve personnel (former National Guard and Reserve members) who are not yet age 60, but are receiving retirement pay, to purchase l...