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-ChairCongressional Caucus on Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan Americans
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
Co-ChairHouse Rare Earth Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Hepatitis Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Caucus for Advancement of Studio, Talent (CAST), and Film Diversity
FC MemberCongressional Spectrum Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Sickle Cell Disease
Co-ChairCongressional State Medicaid Expansion Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Courthouse Caucus
FC MemberHouse Special Operations Forces (SOF) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Global Road Safety
FC MemberU.S.-Philippines Friendship Caucus
FC MemberCarbonated and Non-alcoholic (CAN) Caucus
FC MemberTuberculosis Elimination Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on National Security
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
FC MemberCongressional Cloud Computing Caucus
WhipCongressional Black Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Long Range Strike
FC MemberAnti-Terrorism and Proliferation Financing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Men's Health Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
FC MemberCongressional Responsible Hospitality Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Freethought Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Ethylene Oxide (EtO) Task Force
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy
FC MemberCongressional Inventions Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Peace Corps Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Full Employment Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to Cure Blood Cancers and Other Blood Disorders
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Internet of Things
MemberHouse Committee on the Judiciary
FC MemberCongressional Azerbaijan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caribbean Caucus
FC MemberHouse Aerospace Caucus
FC MemberPopulist Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Entertainment Industries Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Neuroscience Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Aviation
FC MemberVietnam Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Finland Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Adult Literacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Deaf Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Creative Rights Caucus
FC MemberOut of Iraq Caucus
FC MemberMalaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Caucus
FC MemberNational Heritage Area Caucus
FC MemberGerman-American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Refugee Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Navy and Marine Corps Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Human Trafficking
FC MemberHouse Trade Working Group [HTWG]
FC MemberCongressional Lupus Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
FC MemberCongressional Allergy and Asthma Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Youth Sports
FC MemberAmerican Sikh Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Task Force on Seniors
FC MemberBicameral Task Force on Climate Change
FC MemberCrohn's and Colitis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional JOBS NOW! Caucus
FC MemberGreen Schools Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention (IP)
FC MemberCongressional Urban Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Small Business Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law
FC MemberCongressional STEAM Caucus
FC MemberAuto Care Caucus
FC MemberFuture of Transportation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cut Flower Caucus
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
FC MemberFriends of Australia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Artificial Intelligence (AI) Caucus
FC MemberPublic Broadcasting Caucus
FC MemberOut of Poverty Caucus
Co-ChairBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberVision Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Smart Cities
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Humanities Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Oversight and Reform
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Kidney Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Safe Climate Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
FC MemberIndia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberUSO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nursing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Assisting Caregivers Today (ACT) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
Counties Representing
DeKalb / Gwinnett / Newton / Rockdale


State Legislators with Overlapping Districts - 31
Last NameFirstNameDistrictCity
AndersonTonyaSS 43Lithonia
AuMichelleSS 48Atlanta
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 100Lilburn
McLaurinJoshSH 051Atlanta
MitchellBillySH 088Stone Mountain
MooreAngelaSH 090Decatur
MooreBethSH 095Peachtree Corners
NguyenBeeSH 089Atlanta
OliverMarySH 082Decatur
ParentElenaSS 42Atlanta
RahmanSheikhSS 05Lawrenceville
SchofieldKimSH 060Atlanta
ShannonRenittaSH 084Decatur
StricklandBrianSS 17McDonough
TaylorRhondaSH 091Conyers
WilsonMatthewSH 080Brookhaven

Bio

In his eighth 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.

A senior member of 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 FAIR Act and the Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act (SMLEA). SMLEA is part of the historic George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which was the Congressional Black Caucus's response to police and vigilante violence against African Americans across the country. 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 when he was ranking member of the subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law (RRCAL now known as ACAL). In January 2021, Rep. Johnson was named as a member to the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, the main investigative committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. 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.

In 2017 at the launch of the 115th Congress, Rep. Johnson landed a coveted seat on the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee (T&I). 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.