Hank (Hank) Johnson, Jr. (D-USH04)
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Capitol: 202.225.1605
FAX: 202.226.0691
District: 770.987.2291
Representative
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: 2022
Spouse: Mereda Davis   DOB: 10/2/1954
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairHouse Rare Earth Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Hepatitis Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Caucus for Advancement of Studio, Talent (CAST), and Film Diversity
Co-ChairCongressional State Medicaid Expansion Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Spectrum Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Courthouse Caucus
SecretaryCongressional Black Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Philippines Friendship Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Sickle Cell Disease
FC MemberCarbonated and Non-alcoholic (CAN) Caucus
FC MemberHouse Special Operations Forces (SOF) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Men's Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Freethought Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Responsible Hospitality Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to Cure Blood Cancers and Other Blood Disorders
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Internet of Things
FC MemberCongressional Azerbaijan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caribbean Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Full Employment Caucus
FC MemberHouse Aerospace Caucus
Co-ChairBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Vietnam
FC MemberPopulist Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Finland Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Peace Corps Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Creative Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Neuroscience Caucus
FC MemberAmerican Sikh Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Entertainment Industries Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Deaf Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Refugee Caucus
FC MemberNational Heritage Area Caucus
FC MemberGerman-American Caucus
FC MemberOut of Iraq Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Navy and Marine Corps Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lupus Caucus
FC MemberMalaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Human Trafficking
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention (IP)
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Allergy and Asthma Caucus
FC MemberHouse Trade Working Group [HTWG]
FC MemberCongressional Small Business Caucus
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberCrohn's and Colitis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional STEAM Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberGreen Schools Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Task Force on Seniors
FC MemberCongressional JOBS NOW! Caucus
FC MemberFuture of Transportation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cut Flower Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Australia Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Urban Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberPublic Broadcasting Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Rare and Neglected Diseases Caucus
FC MemberOut of Poverty Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Humanities Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Safe Climate Caucus
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nursing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberUSO Congressional 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 Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Equality Caucus
Counties Representing
DeKalb / Gwinnett / Newton / Rockdale


State Legislators with Overlapping Districts - 31
Last NameFirstNameDistrictCity
AndersonTonyaSS 43Lithonia
AuMichelleSS 48Johns Creek
BennettKarenSH 094Stone Mountain
ButlerGloriaSS 55Stone Mountain
CarterDoreenSH 092Lithonia
DavisViolaSH 087Stone Mountain
DrennerKarlaSH 085Avondale Estates
EvansBeckySH 083Atlanta
HarrellSallySS 40Atlanta
HolcombScottSH 081Atlanta
JacksonKimSS 41Pine Lake
JonesEmanuelSS 10Decatur
KendrickDar'shunSH 093Lithonia
KennardGreggSH 102Lawrenceville
LimMarvinSH 099Norcross
LopezZulmaSH 086Atlanta
MarinPedroSH 096Duluth
McClainDeweySH 100Lawrenceville
McLaurinJoshSH 051Atlanta
MitchellBillySH 088Stone Mountain
MooreBethSH 095Peachtree Corners
NguyenBeeSH 089Atlanta
OliverMarySH 082Decatur
ParentElenaSS 42Atlanta
RahmanSheikhSS 05Lawrenceville
SchofieldKimSH 060Atlanta
ShannonRenittaSH 084Decatur
StricklandBrianSS 17McDonough
TaylorRhondaSH 091Conyers
Vacant SH 090Atlanta
WilsonMatthewSH 080Brookhaven

Bio

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.