17 bills signed into law

17 bills signed into law

Since being elected to represent Eastern and Southeastern Ohio, Bill Johnson has seen 17 bills signed into law by presidents of both parties. That’s a record of achievement. Below is the bill number, title and a brief description.


  • H.R. 3434, Tracing Back and Catching Unlawful Robocallers Act of 2019 (included in S. 151, Pallone-Thune Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act)
    • This legislation requires the Federal Communications Commission to track and report on the telephone industry’s effort to trace, track, and stop illegal roboballs.
  • Division B, Section 102- of H.R. 6074 – Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2020
    • As part of the coronavirus relief bills passed on Congress, this legislation authorized the Secretary of Health and Human Services to cut red tape for telehealth services, an especially important move as hospitals and doctors sought to limit patient exposure to COVID-19.


  • H.J.Res. 38 – Disapproving the rule submitted by the Department of the Interior known as the Stream Protection Rule. With this measure, Congress cut red tape and reduced onerous regulations adopted in the waning days of the Obama Administration intended to permanently cripple the coal industry.
  • TEACH to Combat Addiction – Included in opioid package legislation.  This legislation advanced an all-hands-on-deck approach to the opioid crisis by combining the expertise of health care professionals and community partnerships to establish and improve substance use disorder (SUD) prevention, treatment, and recovery education. 
  • H.R. 2636 – To establish an independent IG for the FCC. (Included in FCC Reauthorization RAY BAUMS Act)
    • Requires the FCC to establish an independent inspector general position, rather than having one appointed and also reporting to the FCC Chairman.
  • H.R. 4810, the MAPPING NOW Act – majority of it included an Omnibus bill
    • Directs National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to resume the National Broadband Map to accurately identify areas that lack broadband coverage
  • H.R. 6531, the Advancing U.S. Civil Nuclear Competitiveness & Jobs Act – (Part of this legislation was incorporated into the NDAA)
  • H.R. 5603, the Access to Telehealth – Services for Substance Use Disorder Act
  • H.R. 5587, the Peer Support Communities of Recovery Act – (included in a major opioid package)
  • H.R. 4841, the Standardizing Electronic Prior Authorization for Safe prescribing Act – (included in the opioid package mentioned above)


  • HR 555 – BLM Live Internet Auctions Act – signed into law under HR 3979 (NDAA) 
    • Modernizes the way onshore oil & gas leases on public lands are purchased; allowed for online auctions
  • HR 2175 –WWII Memorial Prayer Act – signed into law under S. 1044
    • Approved an inscription with the words that President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s prayed with the nation on June 6, 1944, the morning of D-Day, to be placed on the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC.
  • HR 3548 – Improving Trauma Care Act
    • modernized the federal definition of ‘trauma’ to clearly include burn injuries
  • HR 3588 – Community Fire Safety Act
    • struck down a dangerous Obama EPA reg that would have banned the construction of new fire hydrants by exemption hydrants from the Safe Drinking Water Act
  • S. 2338 – (introduced in House as H.R. 5614) 
    • The bill reauthorized the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency to ensure a level playing field for America’s athletes


  • HR 2646 – Veterans Health Care Facilities Capital Improvement Act of 2011
    • Authorized funding for major VA hospital construction projects and medical facility leases for Fiscal Year 2012, and extended special at-need programs for homeless veterans.
  • HR 2383 – Modernizing Notice to Claimants Act – signed into law under H.R. 1627
    • Allows the VA to email benefits claimants as a way to expedite communication.