Hank (Hank) Johnson, Jr. (D-04)

US Representative Hank Johnson

Hank (Hank) Johnson, Jr. (D-04)
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Capitol: 202.225.1605
FAX: 202.226.0691
District: 770.987.2291
United States House of Representatives
Room 2240 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-1004
5240 Snapfinger Park Drive
Decatur, GA 30035
Residence:Lithonia, GA

Committee Assignments

FC MemberCongressional Courthouse Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Sri Lanka and Sri Lankan Americans
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
Co-ChairCongressional Hepatitis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Spectrum Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Caucus for Advancement of Studio, Talent (CAST), and Film Diversity
FC MemberCarbonated and Non-alcoholic (CAN) Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional State Medicaid Expansion Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on the Administrative State, Regulatory Reform, and Antitrust
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Aviation
FC MemberHouse Special Operations Forces (SOF) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to Cure Blood Cancers and Other Blood Disorders
FC MemberCongressional Responsible Hospitality Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Sickle Cell Disease
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on the Internet of Things
FC MemberHouse Trade Working Group [HTWG]
FC MemberNational Heritage Area Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Philippines Friendship Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Human Trafficking
FC MemberOut of Iraq Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on the Judiciary
FC MemberCongressional Neuroscience Caucus
FC MemberMalaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Azerbaijan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Creative Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Trademark Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Full Employment Caucus
FC MemberPopulist Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Crime and Federal Government Surveillance
FC MemberCongressional Men's Health Caucus
FC MemberCrohn's and Colitis Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on the Constitution and Limited Government
MemberHouse Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
FC MemberGreen Schools Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children's Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Finland Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Freethought Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Deaf Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Navy and Marine Corps Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention (IP)
Co-ChairBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberGerman-American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional JOBS NOW! Caucus
FC MemberHouse Aerospace Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caribbean Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Refugee Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Allergy and Asthma Caucus
FC MemberOut of Poverty Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Peace Corps Caucus
FC MemberEndangered Species Act (ESA) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Urban Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
FC MemberCongressional Lupus Caucus
FC MemberCongressional STEAM Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Task Force on Seniors
FC MemberPublic Broadcasting Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Small Business Caucus
FC MemberAmerican Sikh Congressional Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Australia Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCongressional Safe Climate Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Voting Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nursing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bipartisan Rural Health Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberIndia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Humanities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Black Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus


In his ninth term in the U.S. House of Representatives from Georgia's Fourth Congressional District - which encompasses parts of DeKalb 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 the former chair and now ranking member of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, Congressman Johnson is the leading voice in the House on court reform -- particularly the Supreme Court. Even before the 6-3 right-wing supermajority took control of the court, Rep. Johnson proposed legislation to expand the court (Judiciary Act), require that the justices follow a code of ethics, transparency and recusal standards (SCERT) and establish term limits (TERM Act). Rep. Johnson's other court reform legislation includes transparency measures for amicus briefs (AMICUS Act), modernizing the federal courts' record systems (21st Century Courts & Open Courts Act), expanding district courtships (District Courts Judgeships Act) and requiring the courts to protect their employees from workplace harassment (Judicial Accountability 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 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.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2006    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Mereda Davis   DOB: 10/2/1954
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