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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.
  • We should always seek diplomatic solutions first, but we must maintain our capacity to defeat any enemy.
  • American forces in harm’s way must receive all of the equipment necessary to safely achieve their objectives, regardless of legislators’ opposition to the broader war.
  • Veterans are owed the best services and compensation for their bravery that can be offered by the United States.
  • The House Armed Services Committee, on which I serve, must be accessible to all veterans and active duty personnel.

What Hank has done:

  • Hank helped more than 400 veterans, military personnel and their families received help at his 2011 Veterans and Armed Forces Expo at DeKalb Technical College in Clarkston in April 2011. Helping veterans and military personnel receive the benefits they deserve is one of the main reasons why Hank serves. Since 2007, Hank has helped hundreds of veterans receive the benefits owed them by the federal government.
  • Cosponsored the Dignified Treatment of Wounded Warriors Act, which passed both House and Senate. It will implement a comprehensive policy for the care and management of members of the Armed Forces who are undergoing treatment, recuperation, or therapy, are in medical hold or holdover status, or are otherwise on the temporary disability retired list for serious injury or illness.
  • Cosponsored the Veterans Guaranteed Bonus Act of 2007, which passed the House. It will prevent the Department of Defense from breaking its promise to provide bonuses for members of the Armed Forces who are retired or separated for disability due to a combat-related injury.
  • Cosponsored the SBA Veterans’ Programs Act of 2007, which passed the House. It expands the Small Business’ Administration outreach to and service of veteran entrepreneurs and business owners.
  • Condemned and investigated the shameful treatment of wounded veterans at Walter Reed. 

What Hank will do:

  • From his post on the Armed Services Committee, call for increased funding of veterans’ services to ensure the highest level of care for those who have sacrificed for this country.
  • Effectively oversee the activities of the Department of Defense and its contractors, as according to the Constitution's Congressional mandate.
  • Support the continued development of history’s finest military as it evolves to address future challenges.

More on Armed Services and Veterans Affairs

August 9, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) released the following statement after President Trump threatened the North Korean regime with "fire and fury like the world has never seen" during a photo opportunity at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey:

July 10, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON - Today, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee applauded the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for finalizing a rule to prohibit the use of pre-dispute, binding (“forced”) arbitration in contracts for consumer financial products such as checking or savings accounts, student loans, or credit cards. 

June 23, 2017 In The News

Congressman Hank Johnson honored both veterans who have served our country, and the young people who have committed to joining our armed services at his “Extending the Legacy” ceremony June 2. Read More

June 9, 2017 In The News

In less than two weeks, Maxwell Blackman will leave home to attend the U.S. Military Academy in hopes of continuing his family’s legacy as military corpsman. 

“I was surprised to find out I got in because the acceptance rate is so low,” said Maxwell, a 2017 Arabia Mountain High graduate.

June 5, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson recognized military veterans who served in the post-Korean War era, including those who served in the Vietnam War, on Friday.

Johnson held an “Extending the Legacy” program at the Lou Walker Senior Center in Lithonia as part of commemorations of the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. 

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June 5, 2017 In The News

"A Georgia congressman is honoring local residents who are committed to serving our community. Hank Johnson said it's a symbolic passing of the torch between vets and students in the U.S. Service Academy."

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June 5, 2017 In The News

"People from all over the Atlanta area came out to remember the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam war. Congressman Hank Johnson hosted the event to honor those who served in the war and this year he celebrated the students in Fourth Congressional District who are nominated to attend military schools such as West Point."

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June 2, 2017 Event

In Accordance With Public Law 110-181 SEC.598; the 2008 National Defense Authorization Act authorized the Secretary of Defense to conduct programs to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.  

The commemorative program will include activities and ceremonies to achieve the following objectives:

June 2, 2017 In The News

Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War at his “Extending the Legacy” program on Friday, June 2, 1 p.m., at the Lou Walker Senior Center in Lithonia.

The commemoration’s primary objective, as penned by Congress, is to thank and honor the Vietnam veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the nation. The commemoration recognizes all who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period of Nov. 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975 and their families.

May 31, 2017 Press Release

LITHONIA, GA – Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War at his “Extending the Legacy” program on June 2, 1 p.m. at the Lou Walker Senior Center in Lithonia.