Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) was named Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law this week, a post he also held in the 113th Congress.
"As the former Chairman of the Subcommittee on Courts and Competition Policy, I have long supported competition, consumer welfare, and workers' rights," said Johnson. "I look forward to building on these issues and working in new areas as Ranking Member of the Regulatory Reform, Commercial & Antitrust Law Subcommittee."
As Ranking Member of the Subcommittee last Congress, Rep. Johnson served as the Subcommittee's top Democrat during hearings on net neutrality, the proposed mergers of Comcast and Time Warner Cable, and worked across the aisle to pass legislation to update the nation's bankruptcy laws.
In the 114th Congress, Congressman Johnson will serve on two subcommittees: Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Antitrust Law, where he will pursue his Arbitration Fairness Act; and the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet, where he will fight for his bipartisan Application Privacy, Protection and Security (APPS) Act, a bill to increase consumer privacy on mobile devices.
Rep. Johnson also serves as a senior member of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC).