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CCEFA Profile: Rep. Hank Johnson

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See below for our latest Congressional Caucus for Effective Foreign Assistance (CCEFA) profile of the Congressman from Georgia, Hank Johnson. We’ve already profiled the Co-Chairs Ander Crenshaw and Adam Smith, as well as Representatives Keith EllisonDenny RehbergLaura RichardsonDennis RossAaron Schock, and Lynn Woolsey. Stay tuned for more!

Hank Johnson (D)

District: Georgia’s 4th

Twitter: @RepHankJohnson

Committees:

  • Committee on Armed Services
    • Subcommittee on Sea Power and Projection F
    • Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities
  • Committee on the Judiciary
    • Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law
    • Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
    • Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy (Chairman, 111th Congress 2009-10)

Congressman Johnson comes to the CCEFA with extensive experience in the realm of military and judicial affairs and an equally firm commitment to aiding and empowering the developing world.  As a member of both the Armed Services and Judiciary Committees, he will serve as an important complement to many of his CCEFA colleagues, who focus their committee work more on social and humanitarian affairs.

Through his legislative efforts, Rep. Johnson has proven himself to be a champion of foreign development.  He cosponsored the African Investment and Diaspora Act, which is expected to facilitate broadened socio-economic relations between the U.S. and the African continent in the months and years to come, and which—at its heart—embraces the idea of helping African countries help themselves.  Recognizing the inherent contradiction between development and violence, Rep. Johnson was one of the leading voices in Congress to appeal to the warring parties of Uganda; he introduced and passed a resolution on behalf of the U.S. Federal Government and international community imploring the factions at odds to resolve their civil conflict.  Additionally, like other members of the CCEFA, Rep. Johnson cosponsored the Global Sexual and Reproductive Health Act of 2011.  As a proponent of each of the three distinct, yet crucial measures, the Congressman has demonstrated his understanding of the need to address development with a holistic approach.  Along with a clear voting record that reflects his support for U.S. foreign assistance programs, this philosophy will be much appreciated on the CCEFA.

 

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