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.
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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Congressman: It's critical all voices be included in film & media in front of and behind camera.
DECATUR, GA – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) cohosted a Twitter chat on the importance of diversity in film and media this week with BlackBloggersConnect (@JoinBBC).
Congressman: The Emoluments Clause isn’t in the Constitution for nothing.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Hank Johnson’s (GA-04) Resolution of Inquiry as Ranking Member of the T&I Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management was rejected by Republicans.
Johnson is seeking information on the lease agreement between the Trump Old Post Office LLC and the General Services Administration (GSA) for the redevelopment of the Old Post Office Building into the Trump International Hotel.
Democratic members of Congress sharply questioned President Trump’s interim chief of the General Services Administration, the agency that leases Trump his hotel, over why the lease has remained in place and why the agency has repeatedly failed to disclose information about the project.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) grilled the acting director of the General Services Administration (GSA), which is the civilian landlord of the federal government, over President Trump’s lease with the GSA for the Trump International Hotel in the Old Post Office building on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C.
THE HONORABLE HANK JOHNSON
RANKING MEMBER, SUBCOMMITTEE ON ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
HOUSE TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE
“IMPLEMENTING THE FEDERAL ASSETS SALE AND TRANSFER ACT (FASTA): MAXIMIZING TAXPAYER RETURNS AND REDUCING WASTE IN REAL ESTATE”
JULY 12, 2017
WASHINGTON - Today, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee applauded the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) for finalizing a rule to prohibit the use of pre-dispute, binding (“forced”) arbitration in contracts for consumer financial products such as checking or savings accounts, student loans, or credit cards.
WASHINGTON – Ranking Member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management Hank Johnson (D-GA) joined U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (D-RI), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, this week to call on U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to stop taking away the rights of working people to collectively hold their employers accountable for wage theft, employment discrimination, and other unlawful workplace conduct.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Continuing his efforts to make airports around the nation safer for the general public and the law enforcement officers who patrol them, Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04), has reintroduced the “Airport Security Act of 2017.” The Airport Security Act of 2017 makes it illegal to carry loaded guns onto airport property.
Following today’s markup, Congressman Hank Johnson’s bipartisan Mobile Workforce State Income Tax Simplification Act of 2017 passed the full House Judiciary Committee by a vote of 19-2.
Dear Friends, The month of March was busy to say the least. We accomplished great work both in D.C. and through a series of events at home in the district. In D.C., among introducing bills and speaking out against “TrumpCare,” I served as a ranking member in my first T&I subcommittee hearing on the issue of the country’s national preparedness system.
Although I have hosted five town halls to date, more work is necessary to ensure that the benefits and accomplishments of the past eight years for all Americans aren’t abolished with a stroke of the pen.