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September 2, 2021 Press Release

U.S. Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) issued the following statement denouncing Ghanaian member of Parliament Kennedy Agyapong’s assertion on Ghanaian TV’s Net 2 on Sept. 1 that he apologized to him for an inquiry he made to the State Department in 2019 calling for an investigation into the murder of a Ghanaian journalist who helped expose corruption in the Ghana Football (soccer) Association, and Mr.

August 27, 2021 Page

My office has received numerous calls by those concerned about family and friends in Afghanistan. We are working intensively with U.S. interagency and non-governmental partners regarding U.S. refugee admission programs for at-risk Afghan citizens and working to help people who have been airlifted.  

As the evacuation of Afghanistan has concluded, please utilize the following State Department websites for more information. Inquiries can be sent directly to the State Department, our office will do whatever possible to follow up on any specific inquiry. 

August 26, 2021 Press Release

ATLANTA, GA -- Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) released the following statement on the terrorist attack in Kabul:

“I deeply regret the loss of life due to the cowardly terrorist attack on American soldiers and innocent Afghans seeking refuge from terror. My prayers are with the victims and their families, and for the safe and complete evacuation of civilians and the long overdue withdrawal of remaining US military forces from Afghanistan.”   

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August 24, 2021 In The News

A delegation of six Congressmembers from the U.S. House of Representatives met today with President Geingob to encourage U.S.-Namibia partnership on global health, security, bilateral trade, climate change, racial justice, and other priorities that the two democracies share.

The delegation is led by Congressmember Karen Bass of California, who is the Chair of the House of Representatives’ Sub-Committee on Africa, Global Health, and Global Human Rights.  She and five other Congressmembers arrived in Namibia on Thursday during a visit to the region.

August 24, 2021 In The News

U.S. Reps. Carolyn Bourdeaux, a moderate, and Hank Johnson, whose anti-war streak is well-known, have been the most vocal Democrats from the state’s delegation on the issue. Bourdeaux, who lives in Suwanee, was one of the few members of her party nationwide to say Biden has room for improvement.

August 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) issued the following statement on Haiti after a 7.2 earthquake hit over the weekend:

August 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C -- Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) issued this statement on the situation in Afghanistan:

July 12, 2021 Editorial

Bipartisanship is one matter — supermajority rule is another. In the public discourse centered on filibuster reform, the two are commonly conflated. But they are distinct phenomena.

June 30, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) issued the following statement on the widespread flooding in Guyana and its disparate impact on people of color:

June 7, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee and Chair of the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland regarding the role of Department of Justice (DOJ) agents in Brazil’s “Lava Jato” (“Car Wash”) anti-corruption operation and what role, if any, DOJ played in the political persecution of former president of Brazil Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Rep. Johnson sent a letter to the Barr DOJ in August 2019 on the issue but never received an adequate response.

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8/24/2021 260 H.R.4 Yea
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8/24/2021 258 H.RES.601 Yea
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8/23/2021 256 S.272 Yea