Hank (Hank) C. Johnson, Jr. (D-USH04)
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Capitol: 202.225.1605
FAX: 202.226.0691
District: 770.987.2291
District FAX: 770.987.8721
United States House of Representatives
Room 2240 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-1004

Residence: Lithonia, GA
Elected: 2006    Next Election: 2020
Spouse: Mereda Davis   DOB: 10/2/1954
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairHouse Rare Earth Caucus
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
Co-ChairCongressional Hepatitis Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Caucus for Advancement of Studio, Talent (CAST), and Film Diversity
FC MemberCongressional Spectrum Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional State Medicaid Expansion Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law
FC MemberCongressional Courthouse Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Philippines Friendship Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Sickle Cell Disease
FC MemberCarbonated and Non-alcoholic (CAN) Caucus
SecretaryCongressional Black Caucus
FC MemberHouse Special Operations Forces (SOF) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Men's Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Refugee Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
FC MemberCongressional Deaf Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Responsible Hospitality Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Freethought Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Finland Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to Cure Blood Cancers and Other Blood Disorders
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Internet of Things
FC MemberCongressional Peace Corps Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on the Judiciary
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Vietnam
FC MemberHouse Aerospace Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Azerbaijan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caribbean Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Neuroscience Caucus
FC MemberNational Heritage Area Caucus
FC MemberAmerican Sikh Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Entertainment Industries Caucus
Co-ChairBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Creative Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Full Employment Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Aviation
FC MemberCongressional Navy and Marine Corps Caucus
FC MemberPopulist Caucus
FC MemberGerman-American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Human Trafficking
FC MemberMalaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Caucus
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lupus Caucus
FC MemberCongressional STEAM Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Allergy and Asthma Caucus
FC MemberCrohn's and Colitis Caucus
FC MemberOut of Iraq Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention (IP)
FC MemberCongressional Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children's Caucus
FC MemberGreen Schools Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
FC MemberCongressional Small Business Caucus
FC MemberHouse Trade Working Group [HTWG]
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Task Force on Seniors
FC MemberPublic Broadcasting Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional JOBS NOW! Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberCongressional Urban Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare and Neglected Diseases Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Humanities Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberOut of Poverty Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Safe Climate Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberCongressional Nursing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Equality Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
Counties Representing
DeKalb / Gwinnett / Newton / Rockdale


Now serving his seventh term in the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia's Fourth Congressional District - which encompasses parts of DeKalb, Gwinnett and Newton counties and all of Rockdale County - Congressman Hank Johnson has distinguished himself as a substantive, effective lawmaker and a leading national progressive voice.

Named one of the most effective Democrats in Congress by a University of Virginia and University of Vanderbilt study, Rep. Johnson has proven his ability to get things done.

From his seat on the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Johnson has introduced, co-sponsored and passed legislation to level the playing field for everyday Americans. His bills that protect consumers and citizens' civil liberties include the Arbitration Fairness Act (AFA) and the Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act.

As a champion for digital inclusion and an open Internet, Rep. Johnson has pushed to empower low-income and minority communities through digital rights, broadband access, and equality of opportunity online as ranking member of the subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law (RRCAL). In 2019, Rep. Johnson was elected by his peers to lead the Judiciary Subcommittee - Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet. The subcommittee has jurisdiction over administration of U.S. Courts, federal rules of evidence, civil and appellate procedure, judicial ethics, patent, copyright and trademark law, information technology and the Internet. Congressman Johnson, a longtime member of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), was elected Secretary of the CBC. His term began January 3, 2019 and lasts through the 116th Congress - ending Dec. 31, 2020.

In 2017 at the launch of the 115th Congress, Rep. Johnson landed a coveted seat on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee (T&I) and serves on the Aviation, Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management and Highways & Transit subcommittees. As a former member of the House Armed Services Committee, Rep. Johnson became a leading national voice for the demilitarization of local law enforcement agencies in 2014 after police donned camouflage tactical gear and climbed aboard heavily armored vehicles to confront peaceful protestors in the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, in the aftermath of the shooting death of an unarmed teenager. To help restore trust between law enforcement and the communities they serve, he filed the Police Accountability Act and the Grand Jury Reform Act in the wake of police shooting deaths of unarmed black men across the country.

In 2010, Rep. Johnson was a member of the prosecution team in the impeachment trial of New Orleans U.S. District Judge G. Thomas Porteous Jr., resulting in the first impeachment and conviction of a federal judge in more than two decades. In 2016, Rep. Johnson earned an honorary doctorate from his beloved alma mater Clark Atlanta University.

Prior to taking his seat in Congress in 2006, Rep. Johnson practiced criminal defense law in Georgia for twenty-seven (27) years. He served twelve (12) years as a magistrate judge, and five (5) years as a county commissioner.

Rep. Johnson is married to DeKalb County Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson and has two adult children.

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