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. – Today, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee and Chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, announced he is returning as a senior whip for the 117th Congress.
This week, U.S. House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn, D-SC, announced that Rep. Johnson will serve as a senior whip, a role the Atlanta congressman had last year.
DECATUR, GA — On Wednesday, April 7, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) is holding a virtual “Teach-In” event to lift up the life-saving resources contained in the American Rescue Plan. The Teach-In will help people understand how they can benefit from the various provisions of the bill – connecting constituents with resources.
Deaths among nursing home staff and residents account for 25 percent of COVID-19 related deaths in GA
Recently, the White House announced changes they are making to ensure the smallest firms have access to the 2021 round of PPP funding. As many of you know, many of our small- and minority-owned businesses were passed over for these critical funds during the previous administration. I wanted to make everyone is aware that the Biden Administration, through the Small Business Administration (SBA), is proving a period through March 9 where only businesses with fewer than 20 employees are eligible to apply for PPP.
Congressman Joined By Reps. Schakowsky and Blunt Rochester To Introduce House Companion to Sen. Klobuchar Senate Bill
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced today the introduction of the Safe Recall Information Distributed Equitably Act (Safe RIDE Act), which would help improve passenger safety and the response rate to vehicle recall notices by ensuring vehicles used for ridesharing services get needed repairs when subject to a recall.
Statement of the Honorable Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr., Chair, Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
Hearing on “Justice Restored: Ending Forced Arbitration and Protecting Fundamental Rights” Before the Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law
Thursday, February 11, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. | 2141 Rayburn House Office Building
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Thursday, February 11, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, announced that he re-introduced the FAIR Act: The Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act, re-establishing Americans’ 7th Amendment right to seek justice and accountability through the court system. Rep.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Rep. Henry “Hank” Johnson has joined House Democrats in introducing H.R. 1, the Four the People Act, a sweeping anti-corruption package to clean up Washington, protect and expand voting rights, restore integrity to government and put the needs and priorities of the American people ahead of special interests.
H.R. 1 delivers on Democrats’ steadfast promise to clean up corruption and end the chaos in Washington. It offers the most transformational and comprehensive suite of anti-corruption reforms in a generation.
On Saturday, January 30 at 11 AM, I’m hosting a Zoom town hall on the COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Included on the call will be Dr. Sandra Elizabeth Ford, District Health Director of the DeKalb County Board of Health; Clint Odom, Vice President for Policy and Advocacy, Executive Director, Washington Bureau of National Urban League and Amanda Hollowell, Director of Strategic Campaigns for Georgia Budget and Policy Institute.
We will discuss: