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U.S. CONGRESSMAN BILL JOHNSON Proudly Representing Eastern and Southeastern Ohio

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On December 19, 2014, Bill Johnson spoke to students and parents at the Carroll County Christian Academy, and presented the kindergarten class with an American flag flown in Afghanistan.

Opinion Pieces
Budget bill reflects the reality of divided government
December 21, 2014
Steubenville Herald-Star By Bill Johnson Published December 21, 2014 There's been much written and discussed about the recently passed "Omnibus" spending bill - legislation that funds each of the federal agencies - approved by bipartisan majorities in both the House and Senate. Some of the criticism has been pointed and off-base. While far from perfect, the legislation reflects the reality of divided government, and takes positive steps toward making our federal government more fiscally responsi... More
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Ohio GOP Delegation Releases Obamacare Horror Stories From Ohio
December 17, 2014
Speaker John Boehner (OH-08) and Representatives Bill Johnson( R-Marietta), Steve Chabot (OH-01), Brad Wenstrup (OH-02), Jim Jordan (OH-04), Bob Latta (OH-05), Bob Gibbs (OH-07), Mike Turner (OH-10), Pat Tiberi (OH-12), Dave Joyce (OH-14), Steve Stivers (OH-15), and Jim Renacci (OH-16) today released the following statement reacting to their constituents’ experiences with open enrollment and the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) downgrade of projected enrollees. The delegation is en... More
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Johnson & Tonko Statement on House and Senate Passage of the Anti-Doping Agency Reauthorization Act
December 15, 2014
Representative Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) & Representative Paul Tonko (D-NY) issued the following statement after the House and Senate passed S. 2338, the United States Anti-Doping Agency Reauthorization Act. Both Representative Johnson and Representative Tonko introduced the companion bill (H.R.5614) in the House. “I’m thankful to have worked on this bipartisan legislation with Rep. Tonko. It’s important that the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) be reauthorized to ensure a level playing ... More
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Bill Johnson Statement on the Ohio Sales Tax Holiday
December 15, 2014
I was pleased to learn that the Ohio General Assembly passed legislation establishing a sales tax holiday for three days next August geared towards consumers doing back-to-school shopping. It is my understanding Gov. Kasich will sign the measure into law. Before I was elected to Congress, I built a grassroots coalition called the Ohio Sales Tax Reform Incentive (OSTRI), that first advocated for this legislation back in 2009. In my current position, I hear from constituents every day who are stil... More
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Bill Johnson Statement on Passage of Omnibus Appropriations Bill
December 11, 2014
Representative Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) issued the following statement after voting to pass H.R. 83 (the Omnibus Appropriations Bill), legislation that fully funds 11 of 12 annual Appropriations bills through September 30, 2015. Notably, H.R. 83 only funds the Department of Homeland Security through February 27, 2015, which provides Republicans a chance to respond to President Obama’s executive order on amnesty after the new Republican-controlled Senate takes office in January: “The bipartisan ... More
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