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06 May 2010

Hank Johnson Wins Seat On Influential House Transportation Committee

Transportation is one of the key issues that remains on the plate of Georgia lawmakers at all levels of government. Now the Peach State has one of its own as a member of an influential congressional committee that helps set transportation policy for the nation.

The office of 4th district Congressman Hank Johnson announced today that U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D - California) named him to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

Johnson said part of his focus will be to upgrade transportation along the I-20 East corridor through the heart of the Fourth District.

"This means jobs. This means serious federal investment in our transportation infrastructure, in roads, bridges, and rail," said Rep. Johnson. "Metro Atlanta needs a seat at this table. Now we have one."

Johnson is the only Georgia Democrat on the House Transportation Committee.