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The So-Called 'Midnight Rules Relief Act' Is A Sweeping GOP Bill That Addresses A Non-Existent Problem

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 11.18.2016 | Politics
Rep. Hank Johnson

It represents yet another unfounded and reckless attempt to prevent the implementation of critical laws by Federal agencies.

Obama, Heeding Close House Vote, Should Press Saudis to End Yemen War

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.16.2016 | Home
Robert Naiman

President Obama is meeting Friday with Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with the conflict in Yemen among the topics of discussion. The President should take a signal from the House vote, and pressure Saudi Arabia to end its war in Yemen.

Toxic Coal Ash Could Be Coming to Landfill Near You -- Here's Why It Matters

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 03.23.2017 | Politics
Rep. Hank Johnson

Coal ash contains known carcinogens such as arsenic, lead and mercury. This is why the EPA is now regulating coal ash. As power companies shut down or upgrade their facilities, the need to permanently dispose of this hazardous byproduct is growing. So far, these companies have dumped millions of tons of coal ash into unlined landfills across America -- putting our water supply at risk.

Every Member of Congress Should Sign On To My Bills That Enhance Consumers' Privacy & Ensure Digital Inclusion

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 02.16.2017 | Technology
Rep. Hank Johnson

Privacy is an issue that should unite us, not drive us apart. We have fully entered the era of big data, and consumers access the internet through mobile devices now more than ever. It's past time for our laws to reflect this reality.

You're Getting Ripped Off By Forced Mandatory Arbitration -- Here's How to Stop It

Al Franken | Posted 11.09.2016 | Politics
Al Franken

If you've ever opened a credit card, rented a car or engaged in any number of other routine interactions with big corporations, you've probably had to sign away your right to go to court or band together in a class action with other customers.

Congressman Calls For Georgia Official To Resign After Racist Post

The Huffington Post | Igor Bobic | Posted 07.26.2015 | Politics

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) is calling for the resignation of a local county commissioner after the Republican official went on a racist rant on Faceboo...

Rep. Hank Johnson Rips Racist 'Shoot To Kill' Police Culture

Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics

So that happened. On this week's podcast we hear from Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) about his bill to pursue police demilitarization, discuss the Confeder...

Democratic Congressman: 'It Feels Like Open Season On Black Men In America'

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 04.14.2015 | Politics

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) made it clear just how fed up he is with Congress' inaction on police accountability on the House floor on Monday. "It fe...

Rep. Hank Johnson: It's Not Just About Bibi Dissing Our Black President

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.13.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

I had the opportunity to interact at some length with Georgia Rep. Hank Johnson not so long ago. I'm going to hazard a guess that at some point in his life, Rep. Hank Johnson had the opportunity to study Cicero.

VIDEO: #ICantBreathe Poem on House Floor

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 02.03.2015 | Black Voices
Rep. Hank Johnson

Men and boys killed by police. I can't breathe. Impunity for the killers -- no justice, no peace. I can't breathe.

Zach Carter

Republicans Are Blocking The Only Congressional Response To Ferguson | Zach Carter | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The only Congressional response to this summer's brutal police crackdown in Ferguson, Missouri appears to be dead, with the House GOP le...

Hank Johnson Re-Elected In Midterm Election

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.05.2014 | Politics

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) won his re-election bid to represent Georgia's 4th congressional district. Johnson, who ran unopposed this year, was firs...

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 12.09.2014 | Black Voices
Rep. Hank Johnson

People think that because we have a black president race is no longer an issue. That people are no longer suppressed and that all is well with the world. This creates a type of complacency, a type of message that extra efforts don't need to be made to level the playing field and I've had enough.

Friday Talking Points -- Dog Days

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Welcome to the 'Dog Days' of summer, at the height of the political Silly Season. This year, one dog did indeed have his day in August, as 7-year-old 'Duke' just won a rather bizarre election to become mayor of Cormorant, Minnesota.

Gaza Blockade Hangs Fire in Cairo: Where Is the Anti-War Left?

Robert Naiman | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The greatest struggle facing the anti-war movement in the United States is the struggle to get people who come to anti-war demonstrations after a war starts to engage politically to prevent the same wars in the future.

Jennifer Bendery

House Democrat Readies Bill To Demilitarize Local Police | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) announced Thursday that he plans to file legislation aimed at stemming the militarization of local police -- s...

GOP Senator Apologizes For Midget Comment

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 06.06.2014 | Politics

Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) apologized Thursday for describing some of his fellow senators and their referencing of Congressional Budget Office (CBO) sc...

Jennifer Bendery

Democratic Critics Of Obama Judicial Nominee Unmoved By Peace Offering | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama has been fighting with members of his own party for months over a controversial judicial pick. But he appeared to...

Michael McAuliff

WATCH: Black Congressmen Reveal Daily Struggle With Discrimination | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Addressing the Trayvon Martin killing last week, President Barack Obama revealed a fact that apparently startled many Americans: Deep, p...

Jennifer Bendery

Congressman Calls Clarence Thomas 'Worse' Than Edward Snowden | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) said Wednesday that the fact that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas voted this week to gut the Voting Righ...

Martha Stewart Served Time for Perjury; Should the Same Standard Be Applied to Our Elected Officials and Appointees?

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Wendy N. Powell

Many believe that Martha Stewart went to prison due to insider trading. To the contrary, Martha went to jail for committing the felony acts of perjury...

Jennifer Bendery

House Democrat: 'Imagine A World Without Balloons' (VIDEO) | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.26.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was weird enough that the House spent days debating a bill about helium. But then came Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), who gave a floor sp...

Social Security Is Not the Problem

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics
Rep. Hank Johnson

Now is the right time for a discussion about the deficit and debt, but Social Security does not contribute to either, and so cuts to the program should be off the table. Any discussion of Social Security's finances should take place separately from discussions of the federal debt.

Michael McAuliff

'Weaponized' Debt Limit Should Be Repealed, Dems Say | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congressional Democrats on Wednesday accused their counterparts across the aisle of employing war-like tactics against their own country...

AppRights: A Mobile Privacy Initiative

Rep. Hank Johnson | Posted 10.13.2012 | Technology
Rep. Hank Johnson

Pointing to SOPA and CISPA as cautionary tales, Congressman launches open legislative project at Last month, I launched, a...