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Congressman Bill Johnson enters sixth term in office

Published: Jan. 3, 2021 at 7:20 PM EST
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MARIETTA, Ohio (WTAP) - Congressman Bill Johnson was sworn-in to his sixth term in the House of Representatives Sunday afternoon. He was among hundreds of other lawmakers taking the oath of office for the 117th Congress.

According to a news release, he will again serve on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Johnson has represented Ohio’s Sixth Congressional District since 2010, which includes Marietta and other parts of Southeastern Ohio.

“I am extremely honored and humbled to have been chosen by the hardworking people of Eastern and Southeastern Ohio to represent them in Congress, especially as we embark on tackling the many difficult issues ahead,” said Johnson. “From the day I was first elected in 2010, I’ve always said that I work for you – it’s not the other way around. That is still true today. Because, I didn’t run for office to have a title or sit in a big office. Rather, I chose to serve in order to improve the lives of the American people, and to ensure that our children and grandchildren have the same or better opportunities than the generations before us. And I will remain a proud resident of Marietta, Ohio, not the Washington D.C. Beltway.”

Johnson says he will focus on America’s energy independence and telecommunications issues, which includes bringing high speed internet access to rural Americans.

He also hopes to bring economic opportunities to the Sixth District.

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