What Hank believes:
- We cannot achieve or maintain a high standard of living if our environment is severely degraded or damaged.
- The window of opportunity to secure our natural environment against existential threats produced by human activity is rapidly closing.
- Humans are in large part responsible for climate change, a potentially devastating threat to our security and health that must immediately be addressed.
- Clean water is becoming increasingly scarce, and efforts must begin now to secure safe, clean drinking water for all Americans, today and in the future.
- We must immediately work to reduce U.S. dependence upon and consumption of oil, a scarce resource that is approaching its "peak," or the moment after which production will continually fall.
- If it continues to proceed so recklessly without international cooperation and coordination, unregulated human economic activity will destroy our planet's delicately-balanced ecological equilibrium
What Hank has done:
- Awarded 100% for his environmental voting record in 2018.
- Cosponsored H.R. 2696, Executive Office of Environmental Justice Act of 2017, which establishes an Office of Environmental Justice in the White House to address impacts of climate change on minority and low-income populations.
- Cosponsored H.R. 2695, the Environmental Justice Small Grants Program Act, which establishes a small grants program for educational programs, research initiatives, and engagement with frontline communities.
- Cosponsored H.R. 1664, the Investing in America: A Penny for Progress Act, which requires an increase in federal taxes on gasoline, diesel fuel, and kerosene after 2017. The revenue from these taxes would contribute to the improvement of highways, bridges, and mass transit systems.
- Cosponsored H.R. 558, the Kennesaw Mountain National Battle Field Park Boundary Adjustment Act, which expands the park to include 8 new acres of land, currently known as Wallis House and Harriston Hill.
- Original cosponsor of H.R. 494, the Fort Frederica National Monument Boundary Expansion Act, to increase the maximum monument size to 205 acres.
- Cosponsored H.R.5264, the Clean Water Partnership Act, To direct the Secretary of the Interior, in consultation with the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, provide grants to States to facilitate the acquisition of land, water, and interests therein, made to substantially improve, preserve, or maintain water quality for an area in perpetuity, and for other purposes.
What Hank will do:
- Never compromise my commitment to the defense of non-renewable resources, healthy ecosystems, wildlife, clean air and water, and pristine national parks.
- Make energy independence a central cause of my service.
- Demand stringent environmental regulation of industry by the EPA, no matter who is the president.
- Continue to introduce legislation that aims to reduce our overall negative environmental impact, in broad strokes and bit by bit.
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We held an informative and excellent public discussion on the issues that Fourth District residents are most concerned about during our August 7th telephone town hall. We called 100,000 constituents to discuss the issues of the day. To listen to the live, 1-hour event, click HERE. The good news is if you missed our previous telephone town halls, I’ll be hosting another live access event soon. To sign up for future events, click HERE.
Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) recently celebrated and recognized his staff – both in Washington, D.C. and the District – for being named finalist for the first-ever Democracy Awards, the Congressional Management Foundation’s new award recognizing non-legislative achievement and performance in congressional offices.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) celebrated and recognized his staff – both in Washington, D.C. and the District – for being named finalist for the first-ever Democracy Awards, the Congressional Management Foundation’s new award recognizing non-legislative achievement and performance in congressional offices.
Congressman Hank Johnson held a telephone town hall from his Washington, D.C. office on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. He called more than 50,000 residents in the Fourth District to hear their thoughts on a wide-range of issues such as what the Democratic Party is doing to make sure their voice is heard on Capitol Hill and the Trump Administrator’s immigration policies at our borders.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) today joined Reps. Don Beyer (D-VA), David Cicilline (D-RI), and 64 House Democrats calling for the immediate dismissal of EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. In a letter to President Donald Trump, the Representatives raised Pruitt’s unethical behavior, wasteful use of taxpayer money, and numerous actions, which contravened the EPA’s mission.
To read the full letter, click HERE.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced today he earned a 97 percent from The League of Conservation Voters (LCV) on their 2017 National Environmental Scorecard, which tallies the performance of every member of Congress every year on key environmental votes.
Congressional Management Foundation Recognizes Rep. Johnson for Outstanding Achievement
Congressman Hank Johnson held a telephone town hall from his Washington, D.C. office on Wednesday, January 31 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. He called 40,000 residents in the Fourth District to hear their thoughts on what they would like to see him work on in 2018.
Mr. Johnson spoke to residents for more than an hour and 20 minutes on such topics as the immigration, taxes, President Trump, assistance with federal agencies and help for veterans -- among many other important topics.