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Rep. Bill Johnson at Essex of Salem on March 11. Johnson visited with residents there who are also U.S. military veterans.

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Johnson-Matsui DXM Abuse Prevention Act Passes as Part of Energy & Commerce Committee Action on Opioid and Substance Abuse Crisis
April 28, 2016
Bipartisan legislation authored by Reps. Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) and Doris Matsui (D-CA), the DXM Abuse Prevention Act, passed the full House Energy and Commerce Committee. This legislation builds on momentum and advocacy efforts by states and stakeholders to curb teen abuse of over-the-counter cough medicines containing the cough suppressant dextromethorphan, commonly referred to as DXM. The bill would establish a national age 18 requirement for the purchase of medicines containing DXM. This ... More
Opinion Pieces
Respect America’s police
April 25, 2016
Marietta Times Published April 25, 2016 There are very few professions that demand the willingness to sacrifice one's own life in order to protect the safety and security of others. The brave men and women of our Armed Forces sent into combat certainly understand this sacrifice. Firefighters who rush into burning buildings as others run away to safety also know this. Police officers understand and accept this sacrifice as well. They kiss their loved ones goodbye before each shift, believing they... More
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Johnson gets tour of JMHA sites, Section 8 housing
April 23, 2016
Steubenville Herald-Star By Dave Gossett Published April 23, 2016 U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, said he is seeing progress in public housing and Section 8 rental units in Steubenville but noted there is still work to be done to improve neighborhoods in the city. Johnson was accompanied by city and Jefferson County officials as well as representatives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Cleveland field house during a one-hour driving tour of the city's hilltop neighbor... More
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Ohio project takes advantage of untapped hydro potential
April 22, 2016
Midwest Energy News By Douglas J. Guth Published April 22, 2016 A series of six small hydroelectric projects along the Muskingum River in southeastern Ohio point to hydropower's potential as a robust, if underused, energy source for the state, supporters say. FFP New Hydro LLC, a developer of hydroelectric ventures on existing dams, and its partner group AECOM Capital obtained their last Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) license in March to convert a half-dozen Muskingum dams to hydrop... More
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Johnson and Lujan Grisham Urge President to Discuss Art Restitution for Holocaust Survivors during Trip to Europe
April 21, 2016
U.S. Reps. Michelle Lujan Grisham, of New Mexico and Bill Johnson, of Ohio, enlisted the support of 50 members of Congress for a letter urging President Obama to raise the issue of art restitution for Holocaust survivors during his trip to Europe next week. “While we acknowledge and commend the German government’s progress on restitution of property, the last generation of Holocaust Survivors is passing away, and we believe that this process must be expedited and more transparent,” Reps. Johnson... More
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