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.
Congressman Johnson speaks to students at Flat Shoals Elementary School in Conyers on March 1, 2018, before giving them books to add to their library as part of the Library of Congress Surplus Book Program.
By now many of us have had the opportunity to digest the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Fla. on Valentine’s Day.
No matter where you stand on the gun violence reform debate, we can all agree that something must be done to prevent not just mass shootings at schools but daily gun violence in communities across the country.
I’m holding my second Tax Teach In – this time at the Lou Walker Senior Center – on Monday, February 12 from 6-8 PM.
It’s part of a nationwide effort to communicate to constituents what the GOP tax plan means to families, jobs and economic growth. We’ve invited academics, policymakers, the health care community and local governments to participate.