U.S. Representative Mike Johnson (LA-04), a member of President Trump’s Task Force for Reopening America, today released the following statement in response to Governor Edwards’ announcement that Louisiana will enter Phase 2 of reopening the state’s economy on Friday, June 5:
“Louisiana has made real progress in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, and our increased testing capacity and declining new cases have convinced Governor Edwards to finally begin Phase 2 of the state’s reopening. This is welcomed news for workers, families, small businesses, churches and every aspect of our society. We have a long way to go to reverse the damage the coronavirus has caused here, but we are a resilient people, and we’ll get through it together.”
- On May 11, Governor John Bel Edwards announced Louisiana would begin Phase 1 of reopening the state’s economy on Friday, May 15.
- On May 8, Johnson joined President Trump at the White House for a discussion on returning the nation to greatness amid ongoing efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19. During the meeting Johnson discussed the need for Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards to implement a region-by-region plan to expedite the reopening of the state’s economy. Click here to watch video of the exchange.