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2018 Constituent Service Democracy Award Finalist

Congressman Hank Johnson

Representing the 4th District of Georgia

Raising the Debt Ceiling

There is no doubt that America’s mounting public debt threatens our long-term strength and prosperity.  But those who recklessly argue that the solution lies in a default on our financial obligations are dead wrong.  If Congress fails to raise the debt limit, we will face another financial crisis and shake the world’s faith in the United States. 

The politically motivated, reckless posturing of those who argue we could default on our debt – abandoning our obligations to our creditors – is duplicitous and irresponsible. They argue that America should skip paying its national credit card bill, as if that is somehow the fiscally responsible course.  In fact, it would be the height of fiscal irresponsibility and all but guarantee a global financial crisis.  Fiscal responsibility requires fair reductions in spending and forward-thinking investment in economic growth – not a childish abandonment of our financial obligations.  America cannot, like a deadbeat, simply walk away from its commitments.

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July 16, 2018 Press Release

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.

June 14, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Wednesday, June 13 Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) congratulated four recent Redan High School graduates from the winning team for this year’s 2018 National SIFMA Capitol Hill Challenge’s Stock Market Game at his Washington, D.C. office.  

“These young minds deserve to be recognized and celebrated,” said Congressman Johnson. “We must continue to foster all of our students’ interests in the financial market and support their efforts to become self-sufficient with their finances and their understanding of the global markets.”

December 19, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) today released the following statement on the passage of the Republican tax bill:

Rep. Johnson's floor speech can be viewed HERE.

October 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) highlighted a new report showing the Ryan-McConnell tax framework unveiled by Republicans last week would dramatically increase the tax burdens of many families living in Georgia’s Fourth District -- many by an average of $9,158 through the elimination of the state and local tax deduction alone. 

More than 44 million American households claim the state and local tax deduction each year.

September 19, 2017 Press Release

CLARKSTON, GA -- On Sept. 18, Congressman Hank Johnson hosted his small business Think Tank to connect more than 100 small business owners with federal resources.

Held at Georgia Piedmont Technical College campus in Clarkston, the event included one-on-one sessions, panel discussions and a working lunch roundtable.

September 19, 2017 In The News

Congressman Hank Johnson hosted his small business Think Tank to connect more than 100 small business owners with federal resources.

Held at Georgia Piedmont Technical College campus in Clarkston, the Sept. 18 event included one-on-one sessions, panel discussions and a working lunch roundtable.

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September 19, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson will hold a think tank designed to help small business owners find federal resources this week.

July 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) has introduced the “Southeast Crescent Regional Commission Reauthorization Act of 2017.”

H.R. 3454 will reauthorize the Commission until 2023.

 

March 13, 2017 Event

Join Community Leaders for the Georgia Free File Briefing

Featuring Congressman Hank Johnson

On March 13, 11:30 a.m., please join Congressman Hank Johnson, along with community leaders, for a Free File public briefing and demo to highlight the federal and Georgia Free File programs that provide FREE online federal and state income tax preparation and e-filing services to lower and moderate income taxpayers.

November 18, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Hank Johnson held a telephone town hall from his Washington, D.C. office on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. He called 50,000 residents in the Fourth District to hear their thoughts on the results of the Nov. 8 General Election and to listen to what they would like to see him work on in the 115th Congress that begins Jan. 3, 2017.