Congressman Hank Johnson's E-Newsletter for June 28, 2019
This week in Washington, I voted to pass a $4.6 billion emergency border supplemental appropriations bill to address the urgent humanitarian situation at our Southern border. The bill provides funds for vulnerable children, including food, water, medical services, legal assistance, support services for unaccompanied children, alternatives to detention and refugee services. While I’m disappointed the stronger border bill I voted for earlier this week was not the final version, I will continue my work in Judiciary Committee to hold the Administration accountable and to insist they protect the rights of immigrants. But the heartbreaking and grave humanitarian situation on our Southern border demands immediate action. For more, click HERE.
SECURING OUR ELECTIONS
I also voted to pass H.R. 2722, the Securing America’s Federal Elections (SAFE) Act, which builds on the important election reforms in H.R. 1, implementing many key, specific measures to block foreign interference by protecting our voting systems. In building on the important election reforms in H.R. 1, the SAFE Act provides funding to states to replace outdated and vulnerable voting equipment, mandates paper ballot voting systems and post-election risk-limiting audits, and mandates strict cybersecurity requirements for both election technology vendors and for voting systems. The Mueller Report showed us that our election infrastructure was attacked repeatedly and systemically by Russia during the 2016 elections. We must act now to protect and strengthen our election systems ahead of the 2020 elections. For more, click HERE.
TWITTER TOWN HALL
I want to thank everyone who participated in my June 14 Twitter Town Hall. We discussed a wide-range of issues, and I was able to answer more than 15 questions. I enjoyed interacting with everyone, and I’ll hold another Twitter forum soon. I’m also holding an in-person town hall this summer. As details come together, I’ll be sure to let everyone know.
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.