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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

March 21, 2017 E-newsletters

Dear Friends, The month of March was busy to say the least. We accomplished great work both in D.C. and through a series of events at home in the district. In D.C., among introducing bills and speaking out against “TrumpCare,” I served as a ranking member in my first T&I subcommittee hearing on the issue of the country’s national preparedness system.

Although I have hosted five town halls to date, more work is necessary to ensure that the benefits and accomplishments of the past eight years for all Americans aren’t abolished with a stroke of the pen.

March 15, 2017 Press Release

 

 

 

 

 

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regulations to establish presumptions for the service connection of eight diseases associated with exposure to contaminants in the water supply at Camp Lejeune, N.C. are effective as of today.

March 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressmen Hank Johnson (GA-04), Tom Marino (PA-10), and Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) have teamed up to reintroduce a bipartisan, bicameral bill today that would require the military to phase out the use of live animals and instead use the advanced medical technology in combat trauma courses.

January 19, 2017 Press Release

CLARKSTON, G.A.—On Jan. 15, Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) co-hosted an event to take a stand against the GOP agenda and its budget.

The town hall was co-hosted by Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry.

The event was held to hold the GOP accountable for their budget that calls for drastic cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and dismantling the Affordable Care Act. Congressman Johnson praised the Obama administration at the event and echoed the voices of many guest speakers who have pledged to hold the GOP in Washington accountable.

January 19, 2017 Press Release
CLARKSTON, G.A.—On Jan. 15, Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) co-hosted an event to take a stand against the GOP agenda and its budget. The town hall was co-hosted by Clarkston Mayor Ted Terry. The event was held to hold the GOP accountable for their budget that calls for drastic cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and dismantling the Affordable Care Act. Congressman Johnson praised the Obama administration at the event and echoed the voices of many guest speakers who have pledged to hold the GOP in Washington accountable.
December 16, 2016 Speech

DeKalb County Veterans Day Program, Friday, 4 November 2016, 11 AM 

Thank you Lee for that kind introduction, and thank you to the DeKalb Veterans Advisory Board for inviting me here this morning.

Congratulations to our esteemed honoree today – Major General Maria Britt U.S. Army Retired. I look forward to your thoughts and hearing from all our speakers.

Today is a special day – or technically next Friday is a hallowed day – when we honored those who served.

This year’s theme is “Honoring Those Who Served: Excellence.”

November 18, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Hank Johnson held a telephone town hall from his Washington, D.C. office on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. He called 50,000 residents in the Fourth District to hear their thoughts on the results of the Nov. 8 General Election and to listen to what they would like to see him work on in the 115th Congress that begins Jan. 3, 2017. 

November 10, 2016 E-newsletters

Dear Friends,

I was honored to participate this year in DeKalb County’s Veterans Day celebration. The theme was “Honoring Those Who Served: Excellence.”

I can’t think of a more succinct, to-the-point title.

October 3, 2016 E-newsletters

Dear Friends,