What Hank believes:
- High-quality education (like health care) must be a right of all Americans, not a privilege.
- Chronic underinvestment in education seriously threatens America’s future competitiveness and well-being.
- The single most important investment we can make is in the literacy, aptitude, productivity, and enlightenment of all Americans, young and old.
- We must strive to make college and higher education a possibility for all Americans who are eager to achieve that level of scholarship and post-secondary and training/re-training opportunities available to everyone.
- Teaching is among the noblest and most essential callings in society and should be rewarded accordingly.
- Massive inequality within our educational system effectively condemns Americans living in poor and under-served communities to economic hardship.
What Hank has done:
- Launched his 2020 AppChallenge competition and application process for Military Academies.
- Cosponsored H.R. 2475, the Rebuild America’s Schools Act of 2017, to allocate federal funds to the improvement of public school infrastructure.
- Cosponsored H.R. 137, the Stopping Abusive Student Loan Collection Practices in Bankruptcy Act of 2017, to amend title 11 of the United States Code to stop abusive student loan collection practices in bankruptcy cases.
- Cosponsored H.R. 6537, the Education Department Civil Rights Transparency Act, to require the Secretary of Education to annually report on the Federal civil rights violations of educational institutions, and for other purposes.
- Cosponsored H.R. 6525, the Higher Education Dream Act of 2018, To prohibit discrimination in higher education against certain undocumented students on the basis of immigration status, and for other purposes.
- Cosponsored H.R. 6184, the Patsy T. Mink and Louise M. Slaughter Gender Equity in Education Act of 2018, to support educational entities in fully implementing title IX and reducing and preventing sex discrimination in all areas of education.
- Cosponsored H.R. 6137, the Guarantee Access to Arts and Music Education Act of 2018 or the GAAME Act of 2018, to amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to expand access to school-wide arts and music programs, and for other purposes.
- Cosponsored H.R. 5814, Educators Expense Deduction Modernization Act, to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the deduction for certain expenses of elementary and secondary school teachers.
What Hank will do:
- Work to drive more funding to struggling public schools.
- Work to protect the futures of college students and other post-secondary students who have taken on debt to attend school.
- Support significant increases in funding for public education nationwide, including full funding of neglected No Child Left Behind mandates.
- Continue to insist that teaching is a vital profession and ought to be rewarded with dramatically higher pay; we must make teaching a career that will lure America’s best and brightest.
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DECATUR, GA — On Wednesday, April 7, 3p.m., Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) is holding an American Rescue Plan (ARP) “Teach-In” event to highlight the life-saving resources contained in the new law. The virtual event will help people understand how they can benefit from the various provisions of the bill by connecting constituents with resources under the plan.
DECATUR, GA — On Wednesday, April 7, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) is holding a virtual “Teach-In” event to lift up the life-saving resources contained in the American Rescue Plan. The Teach-In will help people understand how they can benefit from the various provisions of the bill – connecting constituents with resources.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) reintroduced a resolution to designate the ten years between January 1, 2015, to December 31, 2024, as the “International Decade for People of African Descent.”
As Congressional Black Caucus Whip, Rep. Johnson Encouraging Fourth District College Students to Apply for CBC Scholarships
DECATUR, GA — Today, Congressman Hank Johnson, (GA-04) announced that the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. is proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding African American college students.
The following scholarships are now open for applicants.
To say 2020 has been a challenging year is an understatement. Many of us have lost loved ones and all of us have faced hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic during this difficult and trying year.
The good news is vaccines are now being administered to frontline and healthcare workers – and will soon be available to senior citizens and people with underlying conditions. By the spring and summer, younger and healthier people should be able to get vaccinated as well.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, introduced a resolution this week calling on Congress to award the Freedom Riders the Congressional Gold Medal.
More than 40 members of Congress – including more than 20 members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) – joined Rep. Johnson to cosponsor the bill.
LITHONIA, GA – Since taking office in 2007, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) has worked to help secure more than $66 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.
Hank Johnson, the U.S. Rep. for Georgia’s 4th Congressional District, announced June 25 his 2019 Congressional App Challenge winners—three graduates from Arabia Mountain High School—in a virtual meeting.
According to Johnson’s staff, the “App Challenge” was designed to encourage student participation in computer science and coding. The challenge was launched by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2015 and is a nationwide effort in which students compete against peers by creating an application or “app,” for any device.