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

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  • Providing SUPPORT against the opioid addiction scourge
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on October 22, 2019 | Preview rr

    As a member of the Presidential Task Force on Opioids, I’ve witnessed firsthand President Trump’s commitment to address and eliminate the scourge of opioid addiction. Read more

  • Let's "do something" about gun crime that works
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on September 25, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Second Amendment

    In the tragic wake of mass shootings like the one in Dayton, people look to elected officials to do something. A crowd that gathered near that shooting site a few weeks ago chanted those exact words: “Do something!” Read more

  • Immigrants on Our Border Treated Well
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on September 14, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Recently, I visited America’s southern border with Mexico at the El Paso crossing, which is the second busiest port of entry along our southern border. In every aspect, the reality on the ground is much different than how the national media and cable TV talking heads portray it. Read more

  • Americans in 2019 must still strive to earn D-Day troops’ sacrifice
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on June 22, 2019 | Preview rr

    On June 6, along with much of the free world, Americans observed the 75th anniversary of D-Day – the day American and Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy to begin the liberation of Western Europe from Nazi control. I was privileged to join a few dozen of my colleagues, both Republicans and Democrats, in Normandy to commemorate the day and pay tribute to some of the men who returned 75 years later. These are the Americans who ran up the bluffs of Normandy’s beaches through a wall of Nazi machine-gun fire and dropped from the skies above to defeat an historic evil and save the world. Read more

  • A failure to budget is a failure to govern
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on April 7, 2019 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget

    If we don’t take action, on our current path, during the next decade, the national debt will rise to nearly $34 trillion, and the share of debt held by the American people will reach 93 percent of GDP — the highest debt level since World War II. Read more

  • Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on January 17, 2019 | Preview rr

    As a member of the bipartisan Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program of the Prevent Cancer Foundation, I want to share the following information as we observe Cervical Health Awareness Month this January. Read more

  • Company right to hire veterans
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on November 23, 2018 | Preview rr

    When it comes to taking care of our veterans, Mid-Ohio Valley communities may already be a notch above some others. But there is always room for improvement. It is no secret that employers are having difficulty finding enough qualified, capable, sober people to fill the jobs that will keep our local economy churning forward. Help wanted signs are everywhere. Read more

  • Bipartisan support for LNG export certainty
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on September 6, 2018 | Preview rr

    With U.S. natural gas reserves as large as they are, and with new technological advancements allowing our producers to access an increasing amount of natural gas each and every day, it’s imperative that the U.S. takes full advantage of this important and abundant energy resource. H.R. 4606 is a step in that direction, and it will strengthen U.S. geopolitical ties, increase job creation, and promote domestic economic growth as a result. Read more

  • Tax Cut Misinformation Campaign Continues
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on August 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    As we speak, Congress is working on “Tax Cuts 2.0,” which would make many of the reforms in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) permanent, and extend tax relief to millions more Americans. Read more

  • How SpaceX embodies the importance of the free market
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on February 27, 2018 | Preview rr

    After the successful launch of Falcon Heavy, SpaceX gained credibility as the owner of the world’s most powerful commercial rocket. Founded with the mission to make space travel more affordable and attainable, Elon Musk and his team are dominating the market. Read more