Repub­li­cans put faith in Speak­er John­son with busy sched­ule ahead

Republicans put faith in Speaker Johnson with busy schedule ahead

Before Wednes­day, Speak­er Mike John­son (R‑LA) was a rel­a­tive­ly obscure mem­ber of Con­gress, even among some of his Demo­c­ra­t­ic col­leagues.
But with­in his con­fer­ence, he was known by many as a work­horse, hav­ing chaired both a sub­com­mit­tee and cau­cus and hav­ing been elect­ed to a junior lead­er­ship post, all with­in four terms.
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As a fresh­man law­mak­er, John­son found­ed the Civil­i­ty Cau­cus and authored the “Com­mit­ment to Civil­i­ty,” in which he, along with more than 50 oth­er fresh­man mem­bers, pledged to try and main­tain “col­le­gial­i­ty.”
Dur­ing his sec­ond term in Con­gress, John­son was elect­ed to serve as the chair­man of the Repub­li­can Study Com­mit­tee, the largest ide­o­log­i­cal cau­cus for House Repub­li­cans, and then in his third term, he became the vice chair­man of the Repub­li­can Con­fer­ence.

House Speak­er Mike John­son (R‑LA) speaks dur­ing a news con­fer­ence at the Capi­tol in Wash­ing­ton, Wednes­day, Oct. 25, 2023.
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