Congressman Hank Johnson

Representing the 4th District of Georgia

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September 20, 2019 In The News

The FAIR Act would ban forced arbitration. That’s a big deal.

The FAIR Act, introduced by Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), would ban businesses from including mandatory arbitration clauses in contracts with employees and consumers. Read More.

 

September 20, 2019 Press Release

Congressman’s bipartisan FAIR Act – With 222 Cosponsors – Passes House of Representatives

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, 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.

Rep. Johnson has introduced a bill dealing with forced arbitration clauses since he first took office in 2007.

| Watch his floor speech here|

September 10, 2019 Press Release

Congressman’s FAIR Act – With 222 Cosponsors – Headed to Full House For Vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Hank Johnson’s (D-GA) bipartisan FAIR Act: The Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act, re-establishing Americans’ 7th Amendment right to seek justice and accountability through the court system, passed the House Judiciary Committee. 

| Rep. Johnson’s statement in Judiciary Committee |

August 22, 2019 In The News

COVINGTON – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) sent letters to the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the state Environmental Protection Division (EPD) Wednesday demanding answers as to why his constituents in Covington were not informed about a dangerous chemical being released into the community’s air and asking what the environmental protection agencies are doing to protect the people who live near the plant that is discharging the carcinogenic chemical.

August 22, 2019 In The News

More than a week after an investigation by Georgia Health News and WebMDuncovered toxic levels of ethylene oxide in parts of metro Atlanta, congressman Hank Johnson wants to know why people in the impacted regions were not notified. 

August 6, 2019 E-newsletters

Dear Friends,

 

I’m hosting a series of town halls throughout the Fourth District to hear your thoughts and concerns on the issues most important to you. All events will be held from 6 to 7:30 PM. I’m holding my first town hall of the series at the Lou Walker Senior Center on Tuesday, August 13th. On Thursday, September 5th I’ll be at Snellville City Hall. On Tuesday, October 8, I’ll be at the Rockdale Career Academy and on Thursday, October 10th I’ll be at the Newton County Courthouse.

 

August 2, 2019 In The News

The chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet in the House of Representatives, along with a Republican congresswoman from Alabama, proposed a bipartisan bill to amend the patent dance in the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA).

July 26, 2019 In The News

“I’d like to see independent air quality testing in the area around Covington that the EPD study says is impacted,” said U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, a Democrat who represents Georgia’s 4th District, which includes Covington and the BD Bard Plant. “The fact that state and federal agencies have known the dangers of ethylene oxide and have not informed residents is unacceptable. Federal, state, and local officials should work together to assess the dangers these emissions pose to our communities and determine next steps to protect the health and well-being of our citizens.”

July 26, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Seeking to make highways around the nation safer for drivers, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), along with his colleague, Rep. Jesús G. “Chuy” García of Illinois, introduced the “Safe Roads Act of 2019” (H.R. 3773), which would direct the Department of Transportation to require all new commercial motor vehicles to be equipped with an automatic emergency braking system.

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July 26, 2019 Press Release

Congressman works to streamline path for biosimilar drugs to make it to market, consumers with the Affordable Prescriptions for Patients Through Improvements to Patent Litigation Act

Congresswoman Roby of Alabama cosponsors bipartisan bill

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Recent Votes

Date Roll Call Bill Vote
9/27/2019 555 H.RES.603 Aye
9/27/2019 554 H.R.3722 Yea
9/27/2019 553 S.J.RES.54 Yea
9/26/2019 552 H.R.3525 Yea
9/26/2019 551 H.R.3525 Nay