Congressman Hank Johnson's E-Newsletter for January 17, 2019
As we enter day 27, the Trump Shutdown is creating uncertainty for more than 800,000 federal employees and other workers who serve the public, including members of the Coast Guard and Transportation Security Administration. President Trump continues to hold the nation hostage over a campaign promise to build a wall along the Southern border. One that Mexico was supposed to pay for. Too many hard-working federal employees across the nation are missing mortgages, rent, car payments and other bills. These hard-working Americans shouldn’t have to choose between medications, feeding their families or keeping a roof over their heads. I have voted more than a half-dozen times to re-open the government since the 116th Congress convened on Jan. 3. I’m imploring my colleagues in the House and Senate to join me and re-open the government now.
WHAT THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN MEANS: Under the government shutdown, more than 800,000 federal employees are working without pay and several agencies are closed. For more information, click HERE.
FOOD PANTRY FOR FURLOUGHED FEDERAL WORKERS: Furloughed federal workers are invited to get food for their families at Springfield Baptist Church on Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., 1875 Iris Drive SE, Conyers. For more, click HERE.
MLK DAY: A DAY ON, NOT A DAY OFF: On Jan. 21, I urge you to join me in honoring the legacy of the late civil rights legend by volunteering in your community and helping those who need it the most. I will start the day by attending the Martin Luther King, Jr. annual commemorative service at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church and will continue by celebrating his life and work at several events throughout Georgia’s Fourth District.
NEW MEDICARE CARD MAILING COMPLETE: CMS has finished mailing new Medicare cards to people throughout the country. If you did not receive your card, call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) or visit MyMedicare.gov.
CONGRATS TO DEKALB LIBRARY: Congratulations to the DeKalb County Public Library System for being named Georgia’s Public Library of the Year. Your dedicated work in promoting meaningful engagement makes a huge impact in the Fourth Congressional District. For more, click HERE.
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to represent you in Congress, and I look forward to seeing you soon. Please have a safe and prosperous New Year.