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Congressman Hank Johnson

Representing the 4th District of Georgia

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December 12, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, as Ranking Member of the Transportation & Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, & Emergency Management, Rep. Johnson examined impact of opioid crisis in Appalachia.   

Rep. Johnson focused on the importance of the Affordable Care Act in combating the opioid crisis and how economic development is effected by the explosive use of opioids in places such as North Georgia, Kentucky, West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

December 12, 2017 Speech

Statement of
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.

December 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) marked December 1st as World AIDS Day and recommitted to addressing the global HIV/AIDS epidemic. 

November 22, 2017 Press Release

Congressman Hank Johnson held a telephone town hall from his district office on Tuesday, Nov.21 at 6:30 p.m. He called about 40,000 residents in the Fourth District to hear their thoughts on the results of the GOP Tax bill. 

October 25, 2017 E-newsletters

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October 13, 2017 Press Release

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:

September 22, 2017 In The News

“We don’t want to go back. We want to go forward.” Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Lithonia.

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September 22, 2017 In The News

Democrats pounced on the last-minute timing with the stakes so high.

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Lithonia, said that the repeal bill was “the worst piece of legislation that has come down the pipe yet.” He said Congress would want to reauthorize the indigent hospital care and PeachCare programs. “Hopefully, Republicans in Congress can walk and chew bubble gum on that issue,” he said.

September 21, 2017 Press Release

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September 21, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Johnson highlighted a new report that shows that the radical Graham-Cassidy Trumpcare bill would explode premiums for Americans with pre-existing conditions by as much as tens of thousands of dollars.

September 20, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.– Today, Rep. Johnson highlighted a new state-by-state report showing Republicans’ latest Trumpcare legislation, which the Senate GOP hopes to rush to a vote next week, would be disastrous for Georgian’s health care in 2027 alone.

Federal funding for health coverage would be cut by $299 billion in that year alone, relative to projected spending on the Medicaid expansion, marketplace subsidies and the Medicaid program (outside of the expansion).