Republicans push back against federal approval for changes in state voting laws

Rep. Mike Johnson calls DOJ’s suit against Georgia ‘outrageous’

By: - June 29, 2021 3:47 pm

In this file photo from December 2019, Representative Mike Johnson, sits during the House Judiciary Committee’s markup of Articles of Impeachment against President Donald Trump at the Longworth House Office Building in Washington, DC. Johnson argued to the same committee Tuesday that the federal government should not be telling states how to run their electoral processes. (Photo by Jonathan Newton-Pool/Getty Images)

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Ariana Figueroa
Ariana Figueroa

Ariana covers the nation's capital for States Newsroom. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections and campaign finance. Before joining States Newsroom, Ariana covered public health and chemical policy on Capitol Hill for E&E News. As a Florida native, she's worked for the Miami Herald and her hometown paper, the Tampa Bay Times. Her work has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and NPR. She is a graduate of the University of Florida.