POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Johnson named chair of House intellectual property subcommittee

January 30, 2019
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Johnson named chair of House intellectual property subcommittee

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., announced this past week that he will hold a leadership role in Congress over the next two years through a subcommittee chairmanship.

Johnson’s office said he has been picked to serve as the chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet. The committee deals with bills that involve internet and intellectual property law issues as well as administration of federal courts, federal rules of evidence, civil and appellate procedure, judicial ethics and the Legal Services Corporation.

“The internet is a ubiquitous tool in our lives, and as the Trump Administration tries to kill net neutrality, I am eager to take on the challenge of ensuring that the internet remains open to all content regardless of source,” Johnson said in a statement. “Content must be available without discrimination and accessible to all.”

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