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


On March 12, Bill Johnson presented an American flag that he requested be flown over the U.S. Capitol to Boy Scout Troop 101 in Warren. The flag is in honor of former Scoutmaster Jim Potjunas.

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Johnson: Study Confirms Advantages of Regional Shale Play
March 20, 2018
Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) released the following statement after an IHS Markit study highlighted the significant financial advantage of petrochemical manufacturing in the local “Shale Crescent” region when compared to the U.S. Gulf Coast: “There is little doubt that due to this natural resource below our feet, Eastern and Southeastern Ohio, and the surrounding area, sits at the center of America’s energy renaissance,” Bill Johnson said. “We have an abundant natural gas supply, access... More
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Bill Johnson Statement on President Trump’s Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand
March 19, 2018
Congressman Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) released the following statement after President Trump revealed his Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse and Reduce Drug Supply and Demand this afternoon in New Hampshire: “President Trump has recognized this crisis since before he was elected, and as a member of his Presidential Task Force on Opioids, I’ve witnessed firsthand his dedication to this important issue. I certainly agreed with the President’s decision to declare the opioid epidemic a national emergen... More
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Representatives Bill Johnson and Paul Tonko Introduce the TEACH to Combat Addiction Act
March 13, 2018
Today, Congressmen Bill Johnson (R-OH) and Paul Tonko (D-NY) introduced the Training, Education, and Community Help (TEACH) to Combat Addiction Act, a bill that establishes a competitive process to designate institutions that are educating current and future health care professionals on substance use disorder (SUD) treatment, prevention, and recovery as Centers of Excellence in Substance Use Disorder Education: With the opioid epidemic claiming the lives of 115 Americans on a daily basis, it is ... More
Flag flown over U.S. Capitol honors scoutmaster from Warren
March 12, 2018
WFMJ Published March 13, 2018 A United States flag was flown over the U.S. Capitol Monday evening in honor of a local scoutmaster killed in a car accident in 2017. Congressman Bill Johnson presented the flag to honor Troop 101 Scoutmaster Jim Potjunas of Warren, Ohio. Potjunas and some scouts were involved in the August crash in Gustavus Township as they were on their way to a camping trip in Canada. The flag was given to Potjunas's wife in front of scout members, family, and friends. Congressma... More
Local Korean War veteran honored on a national scale
March 10, 2018
WTAP Published March 10, 2018 A local Korean War veteran was surprised when a ceremony in Marietta was held in his honor. Leonard Starkey lost his medals he earned in the Korean War. But with the help from Gloria Husk, the Parkersburg Veteran’s Museum and Congressman Bill Johnson, his lost medals were presented to him Saturday in front of his friends and family at the Quality Inn in Marietta. Starkey's son Mike says Leonard thought he was just going to a Korean War display Saturday morning. Anot... More
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