Transportation & Infrastructure
- Introduced H.R. 3454, the Southeast Crescent Regional Commission Reauthorization Act of 2017, reauthorizing regional economic and infrastructure development programs.
- Cosponsored the Donate for Disaster Relief Act that allows taxpayers to designate that their tax overpayment to a Disaster Relief Fund.
- Cosponsored the H.R. 2258, the Active Duty Voluntary Acquisition of Necessary Credentials for Employment (ADVANCE) Act, which grants former service members with experience driving combat vehicles exemptions to the federal commercial motor vehicle driving test requirements.
- Is the highest-ranking Democrat on the T&I Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management.
His subcommittee promotes economic development in communities suffering economic distress, preside over programs addressing federal management of emergencies and natural disasters – including oversight of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – and manage some aspects of Homeland Security.
In addressing critical infrastructure needs of Georgia, he states that “Federal investments should include funds supporting state efforts to add additional standard and HOV lanes to major highways in the metro Atlanta region as well as other major causeways throughout the state.”
Wants to focus on transportation equity – which will ensure that low income Americans will have access to safe and reliable transportation.
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DECATUR, GA – Today, Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04) issued the following statement after he learned that local small business Gresham Transportation Services was awarded a new contract by MARTA this month. Gresham Transportation had previously worked under Dallas-based MV Transportation as a subcontractor to provide paratransit and other services for elderly and disabled MARTA customers but was dropped by MV without cause. Rep. Johnson stood up for Gresham during the process to get reinstated:
U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Lithonia, joined many of his Democratic colleagues in lambasting the move.
“With this declaration, Trump sets a dangerous precedent as he continues his march toward despotism,” he said. “I ask my Republican colleagues to work with me to prevent the destruction of the delicate balance of power that exists between the legislative and executive branches of government.”
The delays are not lost on two members of Georgia’s congressional delegation who serve on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Lithonia, blamed Trump for the standoff, in its fifth week and now the longest federal government shutdown in U.S. history. He said he feared the number of delayed road projects could double if the budget is not resolved.
WASHINGTON, D.C — Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced today that he hired Estefanía L. Rodriguez as his new Senior Legislative Assistant.
Had it passed, Rep. Hank Johnson’s Safe Road Act of 2015 would have forced federal regulators to write a rule requiring automatic emergency braking systems on all heavy trucks.
But U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Lithonia, said federal funding for MARTA could be in jeopardy if the FTA finds the agency acted improperly.
"We're expanding our transit system," Johnson told Channel 2 Action News Tuesday. "It's very important for Georgia's economic future, and it should not be jeopardized by failure to comply with federal law."
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.