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.
More on Consumer Protection
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) highlighted a new report showing that Democrats’ Build Back Better Act would meaningfully lower costs and cut taxes for Georgia families, saving them thousands of dollars each year. According to the report, just four cost-cutting provisions of this landmark legislation alone will save the median Georgia family with two parents and two children at least $3,750 each year and save the median single-parent family with two children at least $16,450.
Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) delivered the following speech at the DeKalb & Dunwoody Perimeter Chambers Legislative Preview event on Tuesday, November 30 on "Rebuilding America."
Good morning everyone and thank you to the DeKalb and Dunwoody Perimeter Chambers of Commerce for inviting me to update you on where we are legislatively in Washington and how that impacts what's happening on the ground here in Georgia.
And most importantly, how that directly impacts you and your family and your small businesses.
LITHONIA, GA – Since taking office in 2007, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) has worked to help secure more than $70 million for constituents seeking help with federal agencies from his offices in Georgia’s 4th Congressional District, which encompasses parts of DeKalb, Gwinnett and Newton counties and all of Rockdale County.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) voted for the Build Back Better Act, which delivers once-in-a-generation action to bring down the everyday costs that burden Georgia families. This landmark legislation creates good paying jobs, cuts middle class taxes and lowers the costs of health care, childcare and family care. Importantly, this legislation is fully paid-for by asking the wealthiest few and biggest corporations pay their fair share, and so the Build Back Better Act will both grow the economy and fight inflation.
The House Judiciary Committee this week is marking up the Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act, which would prohibit forced arbitration in all forms. The measure previously passed the House in 2019 with bipartisan support but was not taken up by the Senate.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Hank Johnson’s (GA-04) bipartisan Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act — H.R. 963 — that re-establishes everyday Americans’ 7th Amendment right to seek justice and accountability through the court system, passed the House Judiciary Committee.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the bipartisan Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal (FAIR) Act — H.R. 963 — that re-establishes everyday Americans’ 7th Amendment right to seek justice and accountability through the court system — was marked up in the House Judiciary Committee. The following are opening remarks from Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet Subcommittee Chairman Congressman Hank Johnson — the original sponsor of the FAIR Act.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual property & the Internet, released the following statement on President Joe Biden nominating Kathi Vidal as Undersecretary for Intellectual Property & Director of the U.S. Patent & Trade Office:
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), Chairman of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, introduced the Cybersecurity Opportunity Act to fund a cybersecurity grant education program at Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving Institutions.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) voted for must-pass legislation to prevent a first-ever default on the federal debt, which would result in economic catastrophe for nearly every American family. This crucial bill – which Senate Democrats passed on October 7th, with all Senate Republicans present voting against – will keep the United States under the debt limit through at least December 3rd.