What Hank has done:
- 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.
- 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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Congressman receives 100% on Humane Scorecard for 115th Congress
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), a senior member of the Judiciary Committee, announced Wednesday that he received a 100% from the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the Humane Society Legislative Fund for his voting record, co-sponsorship of legislation and leadership in helping prevent cruelty to animals.
Johnson named chair of House intellectual property subcommittee
U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., announced this past week that he will hold a leadership role in Congress over the next two years through a subcommittee chairmanship.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) voted for a new bipartisan package to re-open government and provide $1.6 billion for key border security initiatives. The bipartisan package is based on legislation previously negotiated between House and Senate Republicans and Democrats prior to the shutdown.
Congressman scores leadership post on Judiciary subcommittee charged with administration of federal courts, intellectual property and the internet
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced Wednesday that he was elected by his peers to lead the Judiciary Subcommittee – Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet.
“I am honored to be named chairman of the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet,” said Johnson.
Congressman ushers two bills – one to modernize the Federal Charter for the FFA and the other on overcriminalization – through House
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) managed two bills on the House floor that passed the House of Representatives by voice vote.
The first bill, H.R. 439, the “National FFA Organization’s Federal Charter Amendment’s Act,” is a bipartisan effort to update and modernize the Federal Charter for the National FFA Organization.
WASHINGTON, D.C.– Today, Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) joined House Democrats to pass the FY 2019 Department of the Treasury and IRS appropriations bill to remove all doubt that hard-working Georgians will receive their tax refunds in full and on time. Each year, about 3,644,655 households receive an average tax return of about $2,814 which will remain in jeopardy as long as the President and Senate Republicans refuse to end the Trump Shutdown and fully re-open IRS.
Under the government shutdown, more than 800,000 federal employees are working without pay, including:
More than 41,000 Federal Law Enforcement and Correctional Officers, Including:
13,709 FBI agents
3,600 deputy U.S. Marshals
4,399 DEA agents
Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) followed up on Jordan's line of questioning about whether Google had paid for such efforts. Pichai categorically denied that it provides any partisan election features.
Another issue likely to be top of mind for Democrats: Tougher mandates for companies to notify consumers when they are breached. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) asked Pichai how Americans can trust their personally identifiable information is safe with Google -- which announced on Monday it had a security bug on its Google service that may have affected the personal information of about 52 million people.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), the Ranking Member of the Judiciary Subcommittee Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet (IP), today questioned Google CEO Sundar Pichai on the importance of consumers’ digital privacy in the online ecosystem. The following is a transcript of his exchange in Judiciary Committee hearing: “Transparency & Accountability: Examining Google and its Data Collection, Use, and Filtering Practices.”
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