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:

  • Hosted the “Extending the Legacy” program at the Lou Walker Senior Center in Lithonia on June 2, 2017, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War and veterans in the 4th District. 
  • Continues to advocate for The Gold Star Family Support and Installation Act of 2017 which would allow families of service members to maintain access to military installations, so they can receive support and have access to services if their loved ones pass during active duty.
  • Original cosponsor of H.R. 5741, the Military Research and Development Act, to require annual reporting on the on the research, development, test, and evaluation capabilities of the Department of Defense.
  • Cosponsored H.R.5467, the Purple Heart and Disabled Veterans Equal Access Act of 2018, to amend title 10, United States Code, to extend certain morale, welfare, and recreation privileges to certain veterans and their caregivers, to authorize the appropriation of funds for the purpose of improving the electronic physical access control system used by military commissaries and exchanges, and for other purposes.
  • Cosponsored H.R.5301, to amend title 38, United States Code, to prohibit the Secretary of Veterans Affairs from requiring a surviving spouse of a veteran to return certain payments for a month in which the veteran dies.


What Hank will do:

  • 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

May 14, 2019 Press Release

CLARKSTON, GA – On Monday, hundreds of residents attended Rep. Hank Johnson’s Resources Fair at Georgia Piedmont Technical College in Clarkston, which helped connect constituents with local, state and federal agencies that provided job-readiness training, information on the television/film industry and employment opportunities.

 

March 28, 2019 Press Release
Congressman Johnson is joined by 43 colleagues to introduce a bill that would suspend military aid to Honduras until the Honduran government investigates credible allegations of gross human rights violations by their security forces.
March 13, 2019 Press Release
Congressman seeks to reform Pentagon’s 1033 Program that gives military-grade weapons to local law enforcement departments for free
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) re-introduced the bipartisan Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act of 2019 – H.R. 1714 – that would place restrictions and transparency measures on the Department of Defense (DOD) Program that transfers excess military equipment to federal, tribal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
 
February 5, 2019 Press Release

STONE MOUNTAIN, G.A.– On February 4, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced his office nominated 35 students to attend a U.S. Service Academy: Military Academy (West Point), Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, Coast Guard Academy, the Merchant Marine Academy and the ROTC.

December 20, 2018 In The News

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - DeKalb County Officer Edgar Flores paid the ultimate price when he was shot and killed in the line of duty. Today, the community honored his sacrifice, one day after he would have turned 25.

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November 10, 2018 Press Release

I was honored to participate this year in the Art Institute of Atlanta’s Veteran’s Day Program, where we honored our military veterans, active personnel and of course those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. I was joined by USMC Sgt. Thomas H. P. Carroll, a Vietnam War veteran, and Chef Carl S.

September 7, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), delivered remarks of the Floor of the House of Representatives to honor the late Ron Dellums, Oakland Mayor and 13-term Bay Area Member of Congress. Below are the Congressman’s remarks:

August 16, 2018 E-newsletters

Dear Friends,

We held an informative and excellent public discussion on the issues that Fourth District residents are most concerned about during our August 7th telephone town hall. We called 100,000 constituents to discuss the issues of the day. To listen to the live, 1-hour event, click HERE. The good news is if you missed our previous telephone town halls, I’ll be hosting another live access event soon. To sign up for future events, click HERE.

July 20, 2018 In The News

Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) recently celebrated and recognized his staff – both in Washington, D.C. and the District – for being named finalist for the first-ever Democracy Awards, the Congressional Management Foundation’s new award recognizing non-legislative achievement and performance in congressional offices.

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Recent Votes

Date Roll Call Bill Vote
5/20/2019 219 H.RES.106 Yea
5/20/2019 218 H.R.1952 Yea
5/17/2019 217 H.R.5 Aye
5/17/2019 216 H.R.5 No