Today, Congressman Mike Johnson was named one of only three freshmen members to chair a subcommittee in the U.S. House of Representatives.

He will serve as Vice Chairman of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations and will also sit on the Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans.

Johnson released the following statement on his appointment:

“For too long, government bureaucracies have hindered the growth of businesses not only in Louisiana, but all across the United States. As Vice Chair of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation, I will work to rein in the continuous onslaught of excessive government overreach that has affected so many hardworking Americans. Oversight is one of the most important functions of the Congress, and I am honored to play such an integral role in this process. I look forward to supporting business by eliminating governmental red tape that stifles our economy and cripples our business owners.”

The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations is pursuing aggressive oversight of the federal agencies, programs and policies within the committee's jurisdiction. The Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans is responsible for matters concerning America’s water resources, federal irrigation projects, generation of electric power from federal water projects, interstate water issues and fisheries management.