Known to be one of the nation's most effective lawmakers, progressive champion Hank Johnson has represented Dekalb, Newton and Rockdale counties in the House since 2007.
A senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, Rep. Johnson has introduced, co-sponsored and passed legislation that protects consumers and citizens' civil liberties, including the FAIR Act and the Stop Militarizing Law Enforcement Act (SMLEA). SMLEA is part of the historic George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, a legislative priority of the Congressional Black Caucus in response to police violence against African Americans.
Johnson serves on the Judiciary Committee, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Committee on Oversight and Reform.
Rep. Johnson is a strong supporter of J Street.
Johnson has traveled to Israel and the Palestinian Territory and has supported nearly all recent J Street-endorsed House measures. He was one of the earliest co-sponsors of H.R. 326, which reaffirmed Congress’s commitment to the two-state solution and opposed settlement expansion and annexation.