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  • Put politics aside and fund children's health insurance
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on November 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Amid all the national media noise alleging an unproductive Congress, the House did something substantial on Friday, November 3. My colleagues and I passed legislation that reauthorizes the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Community Health Centers (CHCs), and several other important public health programs - all while reducing deficits for future generations of Americans. Read more

  • Giving Counties a Share of Bounty
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on October 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    One reason many Americans are upset with how federal lands are administered in Washington is that when there is money to be made from them, little or none of it goes to local communities. A bill introduced by U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, is aimed at changing that. Read more

  • Time for Congress to turn to tax cuts, and dispel myths about their plan
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on August 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    With the August District Work Period coming to a close, it's time for Congress to focus on pro-growth tax cuts. Unfortunately, inaccuracies about the Republicans' tax plan have spread, undermining the common-sense policies the American economy needs to grow. These myths need to be dispelled. Read more

  • Internet access is essential
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on August 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    There are currently several barriers to high-speed internet access in many parts of our Appalachian region. Many of you know this unfortunate fact all too well. Read more

  • Bill Johnson Statement Regarding President Trump’s Address on Afghanistan
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on August 21, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Homeland Security/National Defense

    Representative Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) released the following statement after President Donald Trump addressed the nation regarding his plan forward in Afghanistan and the surrounding region: Read more

  • Unleash energy-fueled economic growth: FERC must act!
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on August 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    With smart policies, we are gradually getting various sectors of the economy, such as energy, back on track to create jobs and contribute to our continued economic growth. Read more

  • Trump takes aim at Obama's harmful anti-coal policies
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on March 31, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Coal

    American consumers should not be punished in the form of higher electricity bills for using energy derived from fossil fuels. And job creators should not be punished for responsibly harvesting our natural energy resources. President Trump’s executive action will allow American workers to compete – and succeed – on a level playing field in both the domestic and global economy. Read more

  • Time to address infrastructure
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on December 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy, Jobs & The Economy

    With a historic election behind us, it’s time to put aside the partisan rhetoric and move forward on rebuilding America. Among the first issues Congress and President-elect Trump should address is our aging national infrastructure. Quick action is needed to rebuild and expand roads, bridges, pipelines and other systems that will help secure a prosperous American future. Read more

  • Europe's energy policies wrong for America and Ohio
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on November 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy

    Cleveland Plain Dealer By Rep. Bill Johnson Published November 27, 2016 Now that the dust has settled after the election, we must address some critical policy issues facing our country -- one of which is the regulatory and tax policy around energy. Will the United States put American families first, or look toward the European Union's (EU) regulatory regime as a model instead? To help understand what is at stake, last year I joined a bipartisan group of members from the House Energy and Commerce... Read more

  • Ohio Valley: Poised to be Epicenter of American Manufacturing Resurgence
    Posted in Opinion Pieces on October 17, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs & The Economy

    The Ohio Valley is poised to be the epicenter of a great resurgence in American manufacturing. Read more