It’s been a busy August work period here in Atlanta and in Washington, D.C.
I want to wish everyone a safe and Happy Fourth of July!
THIS WEEK IN WASHINGTON: This week, I will be voting on a series of bills related to the opioid crisis. According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, “overdose deaths, particularly from prescription drugs and heroin, have reached epidemic levels.” Nearly half of all opioid overdose deaths in 2016 involved prescription opioids.
Today, many in our nation feel divided, angry and uncertain.
But this Memorial Day weekend it’s important to remember that soldiers are not divided between Democrats and Republicans or liberals and conservatives — soldiers are American — as we are all Americans.
They put their country before themselves and if necessary give their lives in the name of our freedom.
I want to wish all mothers out there a very Happy Mother’s Day!
Congressman Johnson speaks from the House floor this week in support of Equal Pay Day.
Congressman Johnson speaks at the Let Freedom Ring! 50th Anniversary Commemoration of Dr. King’s Death at Stone Mountain, Ga., Wednesday, April 4, 2018. For video of his remarks, visit Facebook.