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.
- Introduced (with Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota) the Arbitration Fairness Act of 2011, which will protect consumers and stop business practices that require consumers to cede their rights to a jury trial as a condition of service. Hank first introduced this bill in 2007.
- Cosponsored the Consumer Product Safety Commission Reform Act, which passed House and Senate. It dramatically expands the CPSC’s capacity to oversee the consumer goods manufactured in and imported by the United States. This became obviously necessary, after the repeated introduction of toxic imported children’s toys and tainted pet food.
- Congressman Hank Johnson and community leaders hosted a Free File public briefing and demo on March 13, 2017, to highlight the federal and Georgia Free File programs that provide free online federal and state income tax preparation and e-filing services to low and moderate income taxpayers.
What Hank will do:
- From his post on the Judiciary Committee, continue to introduce legislation designed to level the bargaining and legal playing field between consumers and service and product providers.
- Support increased funding of and oversight on the part of the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
- Call for quality control and safety assurance mechanisms in any trade agreements.
More on Consumer Protection
Congressman Hank Johnson held a telephone town hall from his Washington, D.C. office on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. He called more than 50,000 residents in the Fourth District to hear their thoughts on a wide-range of issues such as what the Democratic Party is doing to make sure their voice is heard on Capitol Hill and the Trump Administrator’s immigration policies at our borders.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) blasted Republicans and the Trump Administration as their repeal of the vital Net Neutrality protections that safeguard the free and open Internet went into effect. This massive giveaway to big corporate interests will saddle Georgia consumers with higher costs and less choice, throttle competition and punish small businesses.
The bill is scheduled for mark up on Wednesday and expected to pass the House of Representatives fairly easily.
DECATUR, GA – Today, as Georgians file their 2017 taxes, Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) blasted the GOP tax scam’s massive giveaways to corporations and the wealthiest 1 percent delivered at the expense of Medicare, Medicaid, Socials Security and working families.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) today joined Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA), David Cicilline (D-RI), and 64 House Democrats calling for the immediate dismissal of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. In a letter to President Donald Trump, the Representatives raised Pruitt’s unethical behavior, wasteful use of taxpayer money, and numerous actions, which contravened the EPA’s mission.
To read the full letter, click HERE.
DECATUR, GA – On the eighth anniversary of President Obama’s signing of the Affordable Care Act, Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) called on Republicans to stop their sabotage and instead protect and improve Americans’ health care by working to lower Americans’ health care costs, including taking action on Democrats’ A Better Deal to Lower the Cost of Prescription Drugs proposal.
Rep. Johnson also highlighted new state-by-state data detailing the consequences of Trumpcare and the GOP sabotage effort for Georgians.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04), ranking member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, sent a letter to House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte urging that he call Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg to testify before the Committee regarding Facebook’s role in Cambridge Analytica’s collection and misuse of private user data:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Hank Johnson¬ (GA-04) – ranking member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet and author of the Arbitration Fairness Act – issued the following statement after signing on to the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) partisan decision on Net Neutrality:
Congressional Management Foundation Recognizes Rep. Johnson for Outstanding Achievement