Congressman Hank Johnson's E-Newsletter for February 15, 2019
Every February, millions of Americans come together to highlight the achievements and talents of African Americans by celebrating Black History Month. That’s why I am pleased to reintroduce a resolution recognizing the International Decade for People of African Descent. For more, click HERE.
BORDER/FUNDING VOTE: While I supported the spending plan to avert another government shutdown, the President’s move to declare a national emergency on the southern border when none exists is a new low point in this administration. For more, click HERE.
GUN REFORM IN JUDICIARY: As a senior member of the Judiciary Committee, I’m pleased to report that this week the committee passed the Bipartisan Background Checks Act and the Enhanced Background Checks Act. The measures would require background checks for all gun sales and most gun transfers within the United States, the most significant gun-control legislation to advance this far in Congress in years. I think it was particularly significant coming on the 1-year anniversary of the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. For more, click HERE.
THE WEEK AHEAD: I am looking forward to heading back to the district the week of Presidents’ Day to participate in several events, including my second Twitter Town Hall. Join the discussion Friday, Feb. 22 on my Twitter page: @RepHankJohnson. I’ll also be attending other events throughout the community to discuss voting rights, local businesses and more.
HONORING THE LIFE OF CONGRESSMAN DINGELL: On Feb.14, I was honored to join colleagues from both sides of the aisle to honor the longest-serving congressman in U.S. history. Rep. John Dingell of Michigan, 92, served in Congress for nearly 60 years and was an unforgettable and irreplaceable force in the House of Representatives. His wife, Debbie, continues their family’s legacy by representing the district in Dearborn, Michigan.
CELEBRATING U.S. SERVICE ACADEMY NOMINATIONS: Each year, I have the privilege to nominate our best and brightest students to attend our esteemed military academies. This year, we nominated 35 deserving students – the most ever in my more than 12 years serving the people of Georgia’s Fourth Congressional District. For more, click HERE.
BALANCING THE SCALES OF JUSTICE: On Feb.7, I introduced the Supreme Court Ethics Act (H.R. 1057) requiring the Judicial Conference of the United States to create a code of ethical conduct for the Supreme Court. For more, click HERE.
A+ RANKING WITH THE HUMANE SOCIETY: I am proud to own a 100% voting score from the Humane Society and was honored recently as the only representative from Georgia to receive those top marks. For more, click HERE.
As always, I appreciate your time and feedback. Please remember you can reach me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as well as e-mails, phone calls and letters. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to represent you in Congress.