Press Releases

February 5, 2010 Press Release

To kick off Black History Month, Congressman congratulates U.S. Navy for naming a supply ship after civil rights leader:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Hank Johnson’s (D-GA) H. Res. 1022, a resolution honoring the life and achievements of civil rights hero Medgar W. Evers (1925-1963), passed the House today 426 to 0.

February 3, 2010 Press Release

Congressman: ‘Corporations are not citizens’ when it comes to elections: 
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Hank Johnson, Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy, voiced serious concerns Wednesday regarding the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.

February 3, 2010 Press Release

LITHONIA, GA – Today, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) commended the progress achieved in the first year of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. The law was an important part of this Congress’ pledge to fight for middle-class families and rebuild our economy in a way that gives every American the chance to succeed. Today marks one year since President Obama signed the bill into law.

February 1, 2010 Press Release

19 colleagues join Congressman in call for humanitarian policy:

 WASHINGTON – On Friday morning, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) urged Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to allow Haitian immigration applicants with family members who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents to enter the United States while processing of their immigration applications is completed.

January 27, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) issued the following statement following President Obama’s first State of the Union Address on Jan. 27, 2010.

January 20, 2010 Press Release

Recovery Act funding to help residents land green jobs:

WASHINGTON – Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) is pleased to announce that Goodwill Industries will partner with local DeKalb County entities to train south DeKalb residents for green jobs.

January 20, 2010 Press Release

Supreme Court decision could affect antitrust, competitive policies:

WASHINGTON – House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy Chairman Hank Johnson (D-GA) will hold a hearing Wednesday, January 20, 2010, on the competitive implications of the National Football League’s position of American Needle v. NFL that went before the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 13. 

January 17, 2010 Press Release

Congressman attends ceremony at historic Ebenezer Church, parade in Stone Mountain:

 LITHONIA – Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) honored the memory and legacy of The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by attending services for the civil rights icon at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta and the NAACP MLK parade in Stone Mountain, Ga.

January 15, 2010 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Wednesday, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) released the following statement regarding a magnitude 7.0 earthquake (on the Richter scale) that occurred in Haiti on Tuesday. The earthquake’s epicenter was 14 miles outside of Port-au-Prince, Haiti’s capital city:   

January 13, 2010 Press Release

PARTNERSHIP ALLIANCE LEARNING SERIES (PALS) – Today (Friday, Feb 19), Congressman Johnson's small business initiative will help local small businesses navigate Small Business Administration resources, learn how to partner with financial institutions, and procure government contracts.


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