Raising the Debt Ceiling
There is no doubt that America’s mounting public debt threatens our long-term strength and prosperity. But those who recklessly argue that the solution lies in a default on our financial obligations are dead wrong. If Congress fails to raise the debt limit, we will face another financial crisis and shake the world’s faith in the United States.
The politically motivated, reckless posturing of those who argue we could default on our debt – abandoning our obligations to our creditors – is duplicitous and irresponsible. They argue that America should skip paying its national credit card bill, as if that is somehow the fiscally responsible course. In fact, it would be the height of fiscal irresponsibility and all but guarantee a global financial crisis. Fiscal responsibility requires fair reductions in spending and forward-thinking investment in economic growth – not a childish abandonment of our financial obligations. America cannot, like a deadbeat, simply walk away from its commitments.
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Under the government shutdown, more than 800,000 federal employees are working without pay, including:
More than 41,000 Federal Law Enforcement and Correctional Officers, Including:
13,709 FBI agents
3,600 deputy U.S. Marshals
4,399 DEA agents
We held an informative and excellent public discussion on the issues that Fourth District residents are most concerned about during our August 7th telephone town hall. We called 100,000 constituents to discuss the issues of the day. To listen to the live, 1-hour event, click HERE. The good news is if you missed our previous telephone town halls, I’ll be hosting another live access event soon. To sign up for future events, click HERE.
Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) recently celebrated and recognized his staff – both in Washington, D.C. and the District – for being named finalist for the first-ever Democracy Awards, the Congressional Management Foundation’s new award recognizing non-legislative achievement and performance in congressional offices.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) celebrated and recognized his staff – both in Washington, D.C. and the District – for being named finalist for the first-ever Democracy Awards, the Congressional Management Foundation’s new award recognizing non-legislative achievement and performance in congressional offices.
Congressman Hank Johnson held a telephone town hall from his Washington, D.C. office on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. He called more than 50,000 residents in the Fourth District to hear their thoughts on a wide-range of issues such as what the Democratic Party is doing to make sure their voice is heard on Capitol Hill and the Trump Administrator’s immigration policies at our borders.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Wednesday, June 13 Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) congratulated four recent Redan High School graduates from the winning team for this year’s 2018 National SIFMA Capitol Hill Challenge’s Stock Market Game at his Washington, D.C. office.
“These young minds deserve to be recognized and celebrated,” said Congressman Johnson. “We must continue to foster all of our students’ interests in the financial market and support their efforts to become self-sufficient with their finances and their understanding of the global markets.”
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) today released the following statement on the passage of the Republican tax bill:
Rep. Johnson's floor speech can be viewed HERE.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) highlighted a new report showing the Ryan-McConnell tax framework unveiled by Republicans last week would dramatically increase the tax burdens of many families living in Georgia’s Fourth District -- many by an average of $9,158 through the elimination of the state and local tax deduction alone.
More than 44 million American households claim the state and local tax deduction each year.
CLARKSTON, GA -- On Sept. 18, Congressman Hank Johnson hosted his small business Think Tank to connect more than 100 small business owners with federal resources.
Held at Georgia Piedmont Technical College campus in Clarkston, the event included one-on-one sessions, panel discussions and a working lunch roundtable.
Congressman Hank Johnson hosted his small business Think Tank to connect more than 100 small business owners with federal resources.
Held at Georgia Piedmont Technical College campus in Clarkston, the Sept. 18 event included one-on-one sessions, panel discussions and a working lunch roundtable.