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April 14, 2021 In The News

Episode Summary

Cong. Hank Johnson of Georgia discusses his bill to end transfers of military-style equipment to law enforcement, and the new push for immediate action with an executive order. Joe Madison then continues the conversation with his listeners

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January 5, 2021 E-newsletters

Dear Friends,

 

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.

 

December 28, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) returned to Washington this week to vote on a stand-alone bill to increase economic impact payments to $2,000 for Americans struggling during the pandemic.

The bill passed the House 275-134 and now goes to the Senate.

“There’s a light at the end of the tunnel, but until we get there Americans struggling to pay rent, put food on the table and stay healthy need our help,” said Rep. Johnson. “This money will go a long way in helping make people whole during this difficult time.”

November 20, 2020 Press Release

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.

January 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Thursday, Rep. Johnson voted in favor of a War Powers Resolution to limit President Trump’s military actions regarding Iran.  This resolution reiterates that only Congress can declare war and affirms that Congress has not authorized the use of military force against Iran.  Hence, it states that if no further Congressional action is taken, the Administration’s military hostilities with regard to Iran must end.

December 18, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, released the following statement on the House floor in favor of passing Articles of Impeachment against President Trump in the full House for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress:

Watch here: https://youtu.be/tIGqFSfEn7c

December 11, 2019 Press Release

Congressman Urges Colleagues To Put ‘America First’

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, delivered the following statement at the first of two Judiciary Committee hearings marking up Articles of Impeachment against President Donald J. Trump:

Watch here: https://youtu.be/94QM_M93HtI  

Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

December 4, 2019 Press Release

Seven men who conducted murder of environmental & indigenous rights activist in 2016 sentenced to jail terms

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), along with Reps. Jan Schakowsky (IL) and Mark Pocan (WI) , sponsors of “The Berta Cáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act” that calls for the suspension of U.S. funding to the Republic of Honduras for its police and military operations, issued the following statement in response to news that some of those responsible for Berta’s murder received prison sentences:     

December 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As part of this next phase of the impeachment inquiry, the Judiciary Committee conducted a hearing on Wednesday, Dec. 4 with Constitutional experts to examine the framework of high crimes and misdemeanors in order to address President Trump’s abuses and understand how the law applies to the evidence uncovered. Rep. Johnson, a senior member of the Committee, released the following statement and questioning during the hearing.

Watch here: https://youtu.be/_uqs0PXUIo4

November 22, 2019 Press Release
Rep. Johnson, colleagues call on Trump administration to support human rights and restoration of constitutional order in Bolivia
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, Rep. Hank Johnson and 13 House members sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calling on the Trump Administration to support democracy and human rights in Bolivia. The nation’s death toll continues to climb, and the country has descended into political turmoil since its contested elections held on October 20, 2019.      
 

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