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Representing the 4th District of Georgia

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April 15, 2019 In The News

Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) has been named by Goodwill Industries International as a 2019 Policymaker Leader.

Johnson is receiving the award for demonstrating tremendous support of Goodwill’s public policy and legislative agenda, including criminal justice reform and workforce development.

April 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) has been recognized by Goodwill Industries International (GII) as a 2019 Policymaker Leader.

Rep. Johnson is receiving the award for demonstrating tremendous support of Goodwill’s public policy and legislative agenda, including criminal justice reform and workforce development.

April 9, 2019 Press Release

DECATUR—On April 6, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) teamed up with the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) to inform residents about the Internal Revenue Service’s and state funded free tax preparation options available this tax season such as the Free File, Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA), and AARP Tax-Aide programs.

The event was held at Hillcrest Church of Christ in Decatur.

Congressman Johnson has participated in Free File awareness events throughout Georgia’s 4th district for the past several years.

March 26, 2019 Press Release

DECATUR, GA – Today, Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) issued the following statement after he learned that local small business Gresham Transportation Services was awarded a new contract by MARTA this month. Gresham Transportation had previously worked under Dallas-based MV Transportation as a subcontractor to provide paratransit and other services for elderly and disabled MARTA customers but was dropped by MV without cause. Rep. Johnson stood up for Gresham during the process to get reinstated:

March 13, 2019 Press Release
Congressman seeks to reform Pentagon’s 1033 Program that gives military-grade weapons to local law enforcement departments for free
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) re-introduced the bipartisan Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act of 2019 – H.R. 1714 – that would place restrictions and transparency measures on the Department of Defense (DOD) Program that transfers excess military equipment to federal, tribal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
 
February 28, 2019 Press Release

Sen. Blumenthal introduces Senate companion; Bills would remedy Supreme Court ruling, Restore consumers’ rights to justice through courts

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced the FAIR Act: The Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act, which would increase Americans’ rights to seek justice and accountability through the court system. 

January 30, 2019 Press Release

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.

January 30, 2019 In The News

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.

January 24, 2019 Press Release

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.

January 23, 2019 Press Release

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.