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Congressman Hank Johnson

Representing the 4th District of Georgia

Votes and Legislation

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Below are 25 of Rep. Johnson's most recent 25 amendments & bills introduced in the House of Representatives under the 114th Congress. 

  1.         AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.1296   — 114th Congress (2015-2016)

    Description Amendment to ensure implementation of the EPA's Final Rule on the Disposal of Coal Combustion Residuals from Electric Utilities is consistent with Executive Order 12898.
    Amends Bill: H.R.5538
    Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] (Offered 07/12/2016)
    Latest Action: 07/12/16 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment (A017) Agreed to by voice vote.
  2. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.1276   — 114th Congress (2015-2016)

    Description Amendment sought to preserve judicial deference to agency expertise during the review of consumer safety rules issued by the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.
    Amends Bill: H.R.4768
    Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] (Offered 07/11/2016)
    Latest Action: 07/12/16 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment (A005) Failed by recorded vote: 181 - 235 (Roll no. 414).
  3. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.1275   — 114th Congress (2015-2016)

    Description Amendment sought to exempt from the bill rules issued pursuant to an express grant of authority from Congress.
    Amends Bill: H.R.4768
    Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] (Offered 07/11/2016)
    Latest Action: 07/12/16 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment (A004) Failed by recorded vote: 174 - 243 (Roll no. 413).
  4. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.1272   — 114th Congress (2015-2016)

    Description Amendment sought to exempt from the bill rules issued by the Environmental Protection Agency pertaining to regulation of lead or copper in drinking water.
    Amends Bill: H.R.4768
    Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] (Offered 07/11/2016)
    Latest Action: 07/12/16 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment (A001) Failed by recorded vote: 194 - 223 (Roll no. 411).
  5. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.1273   — 114th Congress (2015-2016)

    Description Amendment sought to exclude cases where rules are issued by the Department of Homeland Security and pertain to matters of national security.
    Amends Bill: H.R.4768
    Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] (Offered 07/11/2016)
    Latest Action: 07/11/16 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment (A002) Failed by voice vote.
  6. BILL

    H.R.5474 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)

    Berta Caceres Human Rights in Honduras Act

    Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] (Introduced 06/14/2016)
    Committees: House - Foreign Affairs, Financial Services
    Latest Action: 06/14/2016 Referred to House Financial Services (All Actions)
    Tracker:

    This bill has the status Introduced

    Here are the steps for Status of Legislation:

    1. Introduced
      Array ( [actionDate] => 2016-06-14 [displayText] => Introduced in House [externalActionCode] => 1000 [description] => Introduced )
    2. Passed House
    3. Passed Senate
    4. To President
    5. Became Law
  7. LAW

    H.R.3274 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)

    To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 4567 Rockbridge Road in Pine Lake, Georgia, as the "Francis Manuel Ortega Post Office".

    Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] (Introduced 07/29/2015)
    Committees: House - Oversight and Government Reform | Senate - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
    Latest Action: 06/13/2016 Became Public Law No: 114-172. (TXT | PDF) (All Actions)
    Tracker:

    This bill has the status Became Law

    Here are the steps for Status of Legislation:

    1. Introduced
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    2. Passed House
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    3. Passed Senate
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    4. To President
      Array ( [actionDate] => 2016-06-03 [displayText] => Presented to President. [externalActionCode] => 28000 [description] => To President )
    5. Became Law
      Array ( [actionDate] => 2016-06-13 [displayText] => Became Public Law No: 114-172. [externalActionCode] => 36000 [description] => Became Law )
  8. BILL

    H.R.5131 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)

    VOTE Act of 2016

    Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] (Introduced 04/29/2016)
    Committees: House - House Administration, Science, Space, and Technology
    Latest Action: 04/29/2016 Referred to House Science, Space, and Technology (All Actions)
    Tracker:

    This bill has the status Introduced

    Here are the steps for Status of Legislation:

    1. Introduced
      Array ( [actionDate] => 2016-04-29 [displayText] => Introduced in House [externalActionCode] => 1000 [description] => Introduced )
    2. Passed House
    3. Passed Senate
    4. To President
    5. Became Law
  9. BILL

    H.R.4899 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)

    Restoring Statutory Rights and Interests of the States Act of 2016

    Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] (Introduced 04/12/2016)
    Committees: House - Judiciary
    Latest Action: 04/28/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial And Antitrust Law. (All Actions)
    Tracker:

    This bill has the status Introduced

    Here are the steps for Status of Legislation:

    1. Introduced
      Array ( [actionDate] => 2016-04-12 [displayText] => Introduced in House [externalActionCode] => 1000 [description] => Introduced )
    2. Passed House
    3. Passed Senate
    4. To President
    5. Became Law
  10. BILL

    H.R.4827 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)

    Coal Ash Landfill Safety Act

    Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] (Introduced 03/22/2016)
    Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
    Latest Action: 03/25/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy. (All Actions)
    Tracker:

    This bill has the status Introduced

    Here are the steps for Status of Legislation:

    1. Introduced
      Array ( [actionDate] => 2016-03-22 [displayText] => Introduced in House [externalActionCode] => 1000 [description] => Introduced )
    2. Passed House
    3. Passed Senate
    4. To President
    5. Became Law
  11. BILL

    H.R.4517 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)

    APPS Act of 2016

    Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] (Introduced 02/10/2016)
    Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
    Latest Action: 02/12/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade. (All Actions)
    Tracker:

    This bill has the status Introduced

    Here are the steps for Status of Legislation:

    1. Introduced
      Array ( [actionDate] => 2016-02-10 [displayText] => Introduced in House [externalActionCode] => 1000 [description] => Introduced )
    2. Passed House
    3. Passed Senate
    4. To President
    5. Became Law
  12. BILL

    H.R.4516 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)

    Data Broker Accountability and Transparency Act of 2016

    Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] (Introduced 02/10/2016)
    Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
    Latest Action: 02/12/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade. (All Actions)
    Tracker:

    This bill has the status Introduced

    Here are the steps for Status of Legislation:

    1. Introduced
      Array ( [actionDate] => 2016-02-10 [displayText] => Introduced in House [externalActionCode] => 1000 [description] => Introduced )
    2. Passed House
    3. Passed Senate
    4. To President
    5. Became Law
  13. BILL

    H.R.4249 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)

    Police Agency Investigation Improvement Act of 2015

    Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] (Introduced 12/15/2015)
    Committees: House - Judiciary
    Latest Action: 01/15/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. (All Actions)
    Tracker:

    This bill has the status Introduced

    Here are the steps for Status of Legislation:

    1. Introduced
      Array ( [actionDate] => 2015-12-15 [displayText] => Introduced in House [externalActionCode] => 1000 [description] => Introduced )
    2. Passed House
    3. Passed Senate
    4. To President
    5. Became Law
  14. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.902   — 114th Congress (2015-2016)

    Description Amendment sought to remove the scope and economic loss language from the bill.
    Amends Bill: H.R.1927
    Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] (Offered 01/08/2016)
    Latest Action: 01/08/16 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment (A008) Failed by recorded vote: 177 - 223, 1 Present (Roll no. 29).
  15. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.893   — 114th Congress (2015-2016)

    Description Amendment sought to clarify that rule exceptions should take effect in the event that there is a threat to health or safety or other emergency and not only when such threat is imminent.
    Amends Bill: H.R.712
    Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] (Offered 01/07/2016)
    Latest Action: 01/07/16 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment (A006) Failed by recorded vote: 173 - 241 (Roll no. 10).
  16. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.889   — 114th Congress (2015-2016)

    Description Amendment sought to insert an exception for any rule, consent decree, or settlement agreement that the Director of the Office of Management and Budget determines would result in net job creation and whose benefits exceeds its costs.
    Amends Bill: H.R.712
    Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] (Offered 01/07/2016)
    Latest Action: 01/07/16 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment (A002) Failed by recorded vote: 175 - 242 (Roll no. 7).
  17. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.880   — 114th Congress (2015-2016)

    Description Amendment sought to strike title II of the bill, eliminating the legislation's "CutGo" process which requires that agencies eliminate rules identified by the Regulatory Retrospective Review Commission prior to issuing a new rule.
    Amends Bill: H.R.1155
    Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] (Offered 01/06/2016)
    Latest Action: 01/07/16 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment (A004) Failed by recorded vote: 174 - 239 (Roll no. 13). (consideration: CR H146)
  18. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.796 to H.Amdt.734   — 114th Congress (2015-2016)

    Description Amendment sought to strike language that sets up a new procedural criteria for an FMCSA study on minimum trucking insurance that is already underway.
    Amends Bill: H.R.22
    Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] (Offered 11/04/2015)
    Latest Action: 11/04/15 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment (A063) Failed by voice vote.
  19. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.707   — 114th Congress (2015-2016)

    Description Amendment sought to clarify that nothing in the bill would have the effect of changing or limiting any law or regulation requiring agencies to allow public comment or public participation in their decision-making process.
    Amends Bill: H.R.348
    Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] (Offered 09/25/2015)
    Latest Action: 09/25/15 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment (A010) Failed by recorded vote: 176 - 232 (Roll no. 516).
  20. BILL

    H.R.3536 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)

    Safe Roads Act of 2015

    Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] (Introduced 09/17/2015)
    Committees: House - Transportation and Infrastructure, Energy and Commerce
    Latest Action: 09/18/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade. (All Actions)
    Tracker:

    This bill has the status Introduced

    Here are the steps for Status of Legislation:

    1. Introduced
      Array ( [actionDate] => 2015-09-17 [displayText] => Introduced in House [externalActionCode] => 1000 [description] => Introduced )
    2. Passed House
    3. Passed Senate
    4. To President
    5. Became Law
  21. BILL

    H.R.1232 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)

    Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act

    Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] (Introduced 03/04/2015)
    Committees: House - Armed Services
    Latest Action: 08/13/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Readiness. (All Actions)
    Tracker:

    This bill has the status Introduced

    Here are the steps for Status of Legislation:

    1. Introduced
      Array ( [actionDate] => 2015-03-04 [displayText] => Introduced in House [externalActionCode] => 1000 [description] => Introduced )
    2. Passed House
    3. Passed Senate
    4. To President
    5. Became Law
  22. BILL

    H.R.1095 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)

    BEST Practices Act

    Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] (Introduced 02/26/2015)
    Committees: House - Armed Services
    Latest Action: 08/13/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Military Personnel. (All Actions)
    Tracker:

    This bill has the status Introduced

    Here are the steps for Status of Legislation:

    1. Introduced
      Array ( [actionDate] => 2015-02-26 [displayText] => Introduced in House [externalActionCode] => 1000 [description] => Introduced )
    2. Passed House
    3. Passed Senate
    4. To President
    5. Became Law
  23. AMENDMENT

    H.Amdt.686   — 114th Congress (2015-2016)

    Description Amendment sought to add an exception to the bill for rules that the Administrator of the Office of Management and Budget determines would result in net job growth.
    Amends Bill: H.R.427
    Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] (Offered 07/28/2015)
    Latest Action: 07/28/15 On agreeing to the Johnson (GA) amendment (A004) Failed by recorded vote: 163 - 246 (Roll no. 475).
  24. BILL

    H.R.2767 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)

    Airport Security Act of 2015

    Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] (Introduced 06/15/2015)
    Committees: House - Homeland Security, Judiciary
    Latest Action: 07/01/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. (All Actions)
    Tracker:

    This bill has the status Introduced

    Here are the steps for Status of Legislation:

    1. Introduced
      Array ( [actionDate] => 2015-06-15 [displayText] => Introduced in House [externalActionCode] => 1000 [description] => Introduced )
    2. Passed House
    3. Passed Senate
    4. To President
    5. Became Law
  25. BILL

    H.R.2897 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)

    Neglected Infections of Impoverished Americans Act of 2015

    Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Henry C. "Hank," Jr. [D-GA-4] (Introduced 06/25/2015)
    Committees: House - Energy and Commerce
    Latest Action: 06/26/2015 Referred to the Subcommittee on Health. (All Actions)

Recent Votes

Date Roll Call Bill Vote
2/16/2017 99 H.J.RES.43 No
2/16/2017 98 H.J.RES.69 Nay
2/15/2017 97 H.J.RES.42 Nay
2/15/2017 96 H.J.RES.66 Nay
2/15/2017 95 H.J.RES.67 Nay