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Congressman Hank Johnson

Representing the 4th District of Georgia

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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July 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) has introduced the “Southeast Crescent Regional Commission Reauthorization Act of 2017.”

H.R. 3454 will reauthorize the Commission until 2023.


March 13, 2017 Event

Join Community Leaders for the Georgia Free File Briefing

Featuring Congressman Hank Johnson

On March 13, 11:30 a.m., please join Congressman Hank Johnson, along with community leaders, for a Free File public briefing and demo to highlight the federal and Georgia Free File programs that provide FREE online federal and state income tax preparation and e-filing services to lower and moderate income taxpayers.

November 18, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Hank Johnson held a telephone town hall from his Washington, D.C. office on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. He called 50,000 residents in the Fourth District to hear their thoughts on the results of the Nov. 8 General Election and to listen to what they would like to see him work on in the 115th Congress that begins Jan. 3, 2017. 

October 3, 2016 E-newsletters

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June 22, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the wake of the horrific act of hate and terror in Orlando last week, the deadliest mass shooting in American history, Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) today joined House Democrats’ sit-in on the House Floor to demand that Speaker Ryan and House Republicans allow a vote on bipartisan legislation to address gun violence.

March 1, 2016 Press Release

Congressman’s bill has support from entire Georgia House delegation; Resolution now goes to Senate for approval

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Johnson announced today that the bipartisan resolution to rename the Pine Lake Post Office at Rockbridge Road and Spring Drive in honor of fallen police officer Francis Manuel Ortega passed the U.S. House of Representatives.

February 16, 2016 E-newsletters

I’m very pleased to announce that I’m holding my 2016 Resources Fair on February 18, 2016, at Georgia Piedmont Technical College in Clarkston from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Fair will help connect constituents with local, state and federal agencies that will provide job-readiness training, information on the television & film industry and employment opportunities.

February 9, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the White House sent President Obama’s Fiscal Year 2017 budget request to Congress.  Rep. Johnson applauded the President for putting forward a budget that builds the foundation for a strong American future – investing in innovation for the 21st century, advancing a world-class education system, and empowering hard-working families. 
January 13, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA) today issued the following statement following President Obama’s State of the Union address.