What Hank has done:
- Introduced in 2019, the Opportunity Zone Fairness and Inclusion Act, H.R. 4999, to bring inclusion, diversity, and fairness to the administration’s development program.
- 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.
- Congressman Hank Johnson’s (D-GA) bipartisan FAIR Act: The Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act, reestablishing Americans’ 7th Amendment right to seek justice and accountability through the court system, passed the House of Representatives in Sept. 2019.
- Cosponsored H.R. 3975, the Cyber Breach Notification Act of 2017, to require covered entities to provide notification in the case of a breach of unsecured sensitive personally identifiable information in electronic or digital form, and for other purposes.
- Cosponsored H.R.1300 - United States Call Center Worker and Consumer Protection Act of 2017, to require the Secretary of Labor to maintain a publicly available list of all employers that relocate a call center overseas, to make such companies ineligible for Federal grants or guaranteed loans, and to require disclosure of the physical location of business agents engaging in customer service communications.
- Sponsored H.R.6547, APPS Act of 2018, to increase consumer privacy on mobile devices.
- Sponsored H.R.6548, the Data Broker Accountability and Transparency Act of 2018, to make it easier for consumers to correct and opt out of big data collection and use.
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.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) voted for critical legislation that would keep the federal government open, secure emergency funding to help communities devastated by natural disasters and help resettle Afghan refugees fleeing persecution and prevent a devastating debt default.
ATLANTA, GA -- Today, House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet Chairman Hank Johnson (GA-04) issued the following statement after a federal judge found that Apple had engaged in anticompetitive conduct but did not violate the federal antitrust laws:
ATLANTA, GA — Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), member of the House Committee on Oversight & Reform, released the following statement Thursday, Sept.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) along with U.S. Representatives Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), Ken Buck (R-Colo.), and David Cicilline (D-R.I.) introduced the Open App Markets Act to establish fair, clear, and enforceable rules to protect competition and strengthen consumer protections within the app market.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), Chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet and Congressman Ken Buck (CO-04), Ranking Member of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law, today introduced the Open App Markets Act, which would level the playing field for small app developers, strengthen consumer choice within the app marketplace, and ensure that antitrust laws are working properly in the digital ecosystem.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced today that four venues in his district will receive more than $542,000 in Shuttered Venue Operators Grants (SVOG).
The four venues receiving funds are:
• A.R.T. Station in Stone Mountain: $61,609
• Onstage Atlanta in Scottdale: $84,521
• J.D. Entertainment, LLC in Covington: $391,798
• Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts in Conyers: $4,291.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) defended consumers and businesses victimized by scams and fraud by voting for H.R. 2668, the Consumer Protection and Recovery Act. This legislation restores the authority of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to take lawbreakers to court and recover stolen funds for victims of scam, fraud and other illegal activities. The agency had exercised this power for more than 40 years before the Supreme Court stripped this authority in April.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Hank Johnson (Ga-04) voted for H.R. 1443, the LGBTQ Business Equal Credit Enforcement and Investment Act, which improves equal access to credit for LGBTQ-owned small businesses by taking steps to improve data collection by financial institutions. This important bill will improve transparency around lending practices at financial institutions so that communities, government agencies and lenders can advance fair and equal credit access for the LGBTQ business community.