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Congressman Hank Johnson

Representing the 4th District of Georgia


Armed Services and Veterans Affairs

What Hank believes: The U.S. military is the greatest fighting force in history, and the men and women who serve in it must be honored and amply rewarded -- never neglected.

Consumer Protection

What Hank has done: As Chairman of the Courts and Competition Policy Subcommittee during the 111th Congress, led Congressional efforts to crack down on anti-competitive business practices, monopolies, and cartels.

Economy and Jobs

What Hank has done: Introduced the Fair Employment Act of 2011 – H.R. 1113 – which would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to protect against discrimination on the basis of unemployment status.


What Hank has done: Cosponsored the College Student Relief Act of 2007, which cuts from 6.8% to 3.4% the interest rate charged undergraduate student borrowers under the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) and Direct Loan (DL) programs.


What Hank has done: Introduced the Resource Assessment of Rare Earths (RARE) Act of 2011, which directs the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to conduct a three-year, comprehensive global mineral assessment of rare earth elements (REEs) critical to high-tech clean-energy and defense manufacturing.


What Hank has done: Awarded 100% for his environmental voting record in 2010. The 2010 Scorecard – released amidst the greatest attack on the EPA’s budget in 30 years and current Congressional assaults on the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, wildlife and wild places.

Health Care

What Hank has done: As Southeast Regional Whip during the 111th Congress, helped lead passage of President Obama's historic health care reform legislation.

Justice, Civil Liberties, & Government Accountability

What Hank has done: Introduced the Effective Death Penalty Appeals Act in 2009, which would ensure that death row inmates have the opportunity to present newly discovered evidence of innocence.

National Security and Foreign Policy

What Hank has done: Played host to former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Thomas R. Pickering on Capitol Hill in April 2011 to discuss the path to a political settlement of the war in Afghanistan.

Raising the Debt Ceiling

There is no doubt that America’s mounting public debt threatens our long-term strength and prosperity.  But those who recklessly argue that the solution lies in a default on our financial obligations are dead wrong.  If Congress fails to raise the debt limit, we will face another financial crisis and shake the world’s faith in the United States. 

Seniors and Social Security

SOCIAL SECURITY SOLVENCY As it stands today, Social Security will be solvent through 2037. Those who advocate making huge cuts to Social Security to balance the budget are misguided. Social Security is an essential social safety net, providing critical income to more 53 million retirees, workers with disabilities, spouses and their children. Congress must not grant huge tax cuts to the wealthy and tax subsidies to large corporations, and then try to balance the budget on the backs of our seniors.