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November 20, 2020 Press Release

LITHONIA, GA – Since taking office in 2007, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) has worked to help secure more than $66 million for constituents seeking help with federal agencies from his offices in Georgia’s 4th Congressional District, which encompasses parts of DeKalb, Gwinnett and Newton counties and all of Rockdale County.

November 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chair Karen Bass (D-CA) and CBC Secretary Hank Johnson (D-GA) sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr urging him to put an immediate stay in the upcoming scheduled federal executions of Orlando Hall (November 19), Lisa Montgomery (December 8), and Brandon Bernard (December 10).

October 22, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, and Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (OH-03), chair of the Financial Services Subcommittee on Diversity and Inclusion, introduced the House companion bill to the Senate’s “Fair Access to Financial Services Act.”

September 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, participated in a Judiciary Committee hearing on Copyright and the Internet in 2020: Reactions to the Copyright Office’s Report on the Efficacy of 17 U.S.C. 512 After Two Decades.

September 26, 2020 Press Release

ATLANTA, GA – Today, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, participated in a Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and House Judiciary Committee oversight visit to investigate Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Irwin County Detention Center in Ocilla, Georgia, where multiple immigrant women have been subje

September 18, 2020 Press Release

Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04), chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, released the following statement on the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

Ruth Bader Ginsburg: “real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time.”

September 15, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, today announced he introduced The Open Courts Act of 2020, H.R. 8235, which would modernize the federal judiciary’s court records system (called CM/ECF) and make court records freely available to the public (PACER).

September 15, 2020 Blog Post

Section-by-Section Explanation of H.R. 8235 Open Courts Act

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November 22, 2019 In The News

Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) and Congressman Rob Woodall (GA-07) have introduced the bipartisan H. Res. 706, which designates Nov. 9 as “Gold Star Father’s Day” nationally.

November 21, 2019 In The News

The Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement Act is the first comprehensive national legalization bill to pass a congressional committee.

“We have been absolutely shut out of this business,” Rep. Hank Johnson of Georgia said Wednesday.

November 21, 2019 In The News

Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Lithonia, spoke with the staff of TMZ Sports on Tuesday about his frustration with the NFL and its treatment of Kaepernick, and the politician suggests Congress may get involved if Kaepernick is not selected by a team soon.

November 21, 2019 In The News

Georgia Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson described the testimony as a “smoking gun,” and Michigan Democrat Dan Kildee called it a “game changer.”

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November 18, 2019 In The News

As President Trump traveled to Atlanta last week to, in part, tout his tax break program called Opportunity Zones, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) was introducing the Opportunity Zone Fairness and Inclusion Act, H.R. 4999, to bring inclusion, diversity, and fairness to the administration’s development program.

November 13, 2019 In The News

The Rockdale County Board of Commissioners paid their respects to service members at the Walk of Heroes Veterans War Memorial Park.

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November 7, 2019 In The News

More than 200 members of congress, clergy and lay leaders celebrated the historic launch of the Congressional Caucus on Black-Jewish Relations Oct. 23.

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November 6, 2019 In The News

Georgia Democrats touted a recent federal ruling that said the House Judiciary Committee was entitled to view grand jury materials from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe, effectively ruling that the impeachment inquiry was legal.

November 6, 2019 In The News

DECATUR — Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) has commissioned more than 30 local officials and representatives to serve as a Complete Count Committee to help spread the word about the importance of the 2020 U.S. Census.

November 6, 2019 In The News

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on three DACA cases on November 12th and could determine whether Dreamers lose the ability to live and work in the United States in early 2020. In Georgia, there are over 21,000 DACA recipients whose lives would be thrown into chaos if the DACA program ends.

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Date Roll Call Bill Vote
4/15/2021 116 H.R.1490 Yea
4/15/2021 115 H.R.1487 Not Voting
4/15/2021 114 H.R.1502 Yea
4/15/2021 113 H.R.1899 Yea
4/15/2021 112 H.R.1002 Yea