One of his best ideas when first elected Mayor of Belpre was to purchase 12 gauge shotgun shells for the police department, so they could kill the Canadian Geese that run riot at the Civitan park. I thought is was a great idea, but some in Belpre didn't, so that came to a quick close.
Bill Johnson is an enigma to me. Fairly conservative on social issues, which lines up with this district. However, he supports never ending war funding and excessive, non-Constitutional spending.
Also, his votes to are local police departments with military equipment is concerning..... again, unconstitutional.
Previous posts on Bill Johnson
Here are some of the votes that are concerning to me.
Supports trace deals like NAFTA, this one just happens to be TPA. We've already killed most of our manufacturing jobs, might as well kill them all!
|H R 1314: Trade Act of 2015|
|Vote Date: June 12, 2015||Vote: AYE||Bad Vote.|
|Trade Promotion Authority.|
The House held separate roll call votes on the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) and Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) sections of H.R. 1314. The TPA portion of the bill would renew the on-again-offagain "fast track authority" that Congress has often awarded to the president over the past several decades. The essential features of TPA are: (1) Congress unconstitutionally delegates its constitutional authority "to regulate commerce with foreign nations" to the Executive Branch; and (2) Congress dramatically increases the probability of approval of foreign trade agreements by restricting itself to voting up or down by simple majority on the agreements, as negotiated and submitted by the president, with no ability to amend the agreements and with no possibility of filibusters in the Senate.
So-called free-trade agreements that have already been passed under previously awarded "fast track authority," such as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), and the currently proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), have in common a structure and purpose that would create supranational political entities that would supersede the national independence of the United States. Genuine free trade would mean the absence of government involvement, but these agreements entail more than just trade and put the United States on a trajectory to regional governance similar to Europe's trajectory from a Common Market to the EU.
The House agreed to the TPA section of H.R. 1314 on June 12, 2015 by a vote of 219 to 211 (Roll Call 362). We have assigned pluses to the nays because TPA would facilitate the subordination of the national independence of the United States to regional trading blocs.
Is completely wrong on Ukraine. He has drank the CIA/State Department Cool-Aid. We sponsored a coup in Ukraine to poke a stick at Russia, then blamed Russia for it. And our politicians are 100% on board with messing around on the other side of the world, apparently wanting a war with Russia.
Then voting to put the US taxpayer on the hook for loans to Ukraine, which, wouldn't have been needed if the US hadn't stage a coup in that country to begin with!
Voted against "country of origin" labeling on food products. WHY?
OK with the government spying on you
|H R 1731: National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act of 2015|
|Vote Date: April 23, 2015||Vote: AYE||Bad Vote.|
|Cyberspace Intelligence Sharing.|
The proposed National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act (NCPA) of 2015 (H.R. 1731) would amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to expand the role of the Department of Homeland Security's National Cybersecurity and Communication Integration Center, designating it the principal federal entity to receive and disseminate information about cyberspace threats from and to private companies and other federal agencies.
Expressing opposition to both H.R. 1731 and H.R. 1560, another related cybersecurity intelligence bill, Congressman Justin Amash (R-Mich.) said, "As drafted, these bills violate the Fourth Amendment, override privacy laws, and give the government unwarranted access to the personal information of potentially millions of Americans."
The House passed H.R. 1731 on April 23, 2015 by a vote of 355 to 63 (Roll Call 173). We have assigned pluses to the nays because this bill would further empower the unconstitutional Department of Homeland Security, erode the privacy protections enshrined in the Constitution, and gradually move the United States closer to becoming a police state.
|H R 4870: On Agreeing to the Amendment 69 to H R 4870|
|Vote Date: June 19, 2014||Vote: NAY||Bad Vote.|
During consideration of the Defense Appropriations bill, Representative Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) introduced an amendment to prevent defense funds from being used to allow U.S. intelligence agencies to sift through electronic metadata that contains the personal information of U.S. citizens or legal residents. Massie's amendment would also prohibit funds from being used by the NSA for "backdoor" surveillance - requiring or requesting the redesign of a product to facilitate the electronic surveillance of a person who uses it.
As Massie said during debate on his amendment, "The American people are sick of being spied on. Our Founding Fathers wrote an important provision into the Bill of Rights - the Fourth Amendment - and that requires probable cause and a warrant before the government and government agents can snoop on any American."
The House adopted Massie's amendment on June 19, 2014 by a vote of 293-123 (Roll Call 327). We have assigned pluses to the yeas because Massie's amendment seeks to uphold the Constitution and its protection of privacy rights. Any attempt to curtail the surveillance state and restore constitutional protections to Americans is good.
Use of Military force, how long are we, the citizens, through our elected Representatives going to give the Executive a blank check to conduct war? Apparently, Bill Johnson wants endless wars. Even if that's not the case, this Authorization needs to expire and have a debate in Congress on whether to keep bombing people on the other side of the globe.
|H R 4909: Use of Military Force|
|Vote Date: May 18, 2016||Vote: NAY||Bad Vote.|
|During consideration of the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 4909), Representative Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) introduced an amendment to repeal the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) that was enacted in 2001 for the purpose of authorizing U.S. military intervention in Afghanistan in the wake of the 9/11 terror attacks. Since then, however, the AUMF has been invoked numerous times by the executive branch for U.S. military intervention not only in Afghanistan but elsewhere.|