What Hank has done:
- As Chairman of the Courts and Competition Policy Subcommittee during the 111th Congress, led Congressional efforts to crack down on anti-competitive business practices, monopolies, and cartels.
- Introduced (with Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota) the Arbitration Fairness Act of 2011, which will protect consumers and stop business practices that require consumers to cede their rights to a jury trial as a condition of service. Hank first introduced this bill in 2007.
- Cosponsored the Consumer Product Safety Commission Reform Act, which passed House and Senate. It dramatically expands the CPSC’s capacity to oversee the consumer goods manufactured in and imported by the United States. This became obviously necessary, after the repeated introduction of toxic imported children’s toys and tainted pet food.
- 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.
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) – ranking member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet and author of the Arbitration Fairness Act – issued the following statement after signing on to the Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) partisan decision on Net Neutrality:
Congressional Management Foundation Recognizes Rep. Johnson for Outstanding Achievement
Congressman Hank Johnson held a telephone town hall from his Washington, D.C. office on Wednesday, January 31 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. He called 40,000 residents in the Fourth District to hear their thoughts on what they would like to see him work on in 2018.
Mr. Johnson spoke to residents for more than an hour and 20 minutes on such topics as the immigration, taxes, President Trump, assistance with federal agencies and help for veterans -- among many other important topics.
For 1st Time in Modern History, Party In Control of House, Senate & White House Shuts Down Government
DECATUR, GA – For the fifth time in 30 years, Republicans have shut down the federal government. As the nation braces for the Trump Shutdown, Rep. Johnson (GA-04) called out Republicans for failing to allow a bipartisan solution to keep government open and meet the needs of the American people.
LILBURN, GA – On Saturday, January 13 from 11 AM to 1 PM, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) is holding a tax teach-in as part of a nationwide effort to communicate to constituents what the GOP tax plan means to families, and what it means for jobs and economic growth. He’s invited academics, policymakers, the health care community and local governments to participate.
Congressman scores leadership post on Judiciary Subcommittee charged with administration of courts, intellectual property
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced Tuesday that he was elected by his peers to lead the Judiciary Subcommittee – Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet.
The subcommittee has jurisdiction over administration of U.S. Courts, federal rules of evidence, civil and appellate procedure, judicial ethics, patent, copyright and trademark law, information technology and the Internet.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) today released the following statement on the passage of the Republican tax bill:
Rep. Johnson's floor speech can be viewed HERE.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Henry C. “Hank” Johnson, Jr. (GA-04) today made the following statement today after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 to rollback rules on Net Neutrality.
“I condemn the FCC decision today to do away with Net Neutrality. U.S. taxpayers paid for the research and development of the World Wide Web, and we deserve for the Internet to remain a platform open to all content treated equally and without discrimination.
The Honorable Hank Johnson
Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management hearing on
“The Opioid Epidemic in Appalachia: Addressing Hurdles to Economic Development in the Region”
December 12, 2017
Good morning. I would like to thank the Chairman for holding this hearing on the opioid epidemic in Appalachia.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) today released the following statement in response to the decision by President Trump to end critical cost-sharing payments under the Affordable care Act -- $7 billion in annual subsidies to health insurers that allows more than 7 million low-income Americans to afford healthcare coverage: