July 28, 2016 - 2:19pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio - Congressman Bill Johnson discusses his support for small business in Muskingum County.

The National Federation of Independent Business invited Congressman Johnson to Zanesville to discuss federal issues impacting small businesses. Congressman Johnson said small businesses account for 60 percent of the jobs in America and right now businesses are hurting from over regulation.

"Today regulations take about 2 trillion dollars out of our...

June 17, 2016 - 3:53pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

ZANESVILLE, Ohio – Congressman Bill Johnson has pledged to volunteer 100 hours each year to veteran groups around Ohio. Friday, he stopped at American Legions Post 29 to serve food and talk with veterans about concerns they have.

Congressman Johnson represents Ohio’s sixth congressional district, which covers more territory than any other in Ohio. Congressman Johnson says this is just a small way to show his appreciation.

“We’ve got...

March 8, 2016 - 4:10pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

Congressman Bill Johnson made two stops in Zanesville Tuesday.

The lawmaker first stopped by the chamber of commerce. He then spoke to the Zanesville Noon Rotary Club. Johnson shared his thoughts on the 2016 presidential race and which candidate has his support.

"I'm strong supporter of our governor right now. I think he is the one on the platform that has demonstrated by a proven track record, he has the credentials to do the job. He has balanced the budget at the federal...

February 8, 2016 - 6:24pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

U.S. Congressman Bill Johnson visited the Muskingum County Business Incubator Monday.

The Congressman represents eastern and southeastern region of Ohio and said one thing he continues to fight for is job and business growth in the area and he's proud to see a program like MCBI helping small business owners get off the ground in the local community.

"Having an entity like this makes it a lot easier and so there's comfort in numbers so if you've got folks that have done it...

February 3, 2016 - 5:11pm
29 weeks 8 hours ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation and Muskingum County have been awarded a grant of more than a half million dollars for a bridge replacement project.

Congressman Bill Johnson announced Wednesday that the $557,600 grant from the Federal Highway Administration will be used to replace the bridge on County Road 7/Cannelville Road.

Johnson said the money will be used to fix the problematic bridge and make the area more accessible for residents and travelers.

He said its a...

September 16, 2015 - 12:13pm
48 weeks 6 days ago

Army veteran Wayne Shelton of Norwich has waited 45 years to receive his Purple Heart.

Shelton was awarded the Purple Heart for his service in Vietnam, but never received a medal. He served in Vietnam for a little over 11 months.

Shelton is among many veterans who wait years to receive the medals they so bravely earned. It was an emotional Wednesday morning as Congressman Bill Johnson presented him with the honorable award in a special ceremony.

"It means a lot, it...

June 19, 2015 - 4:46pm
1 year 9 weeks ago

Ohio Congressman Bill Johnson made a stop in Zanesville Friday to talk about what's happening in the district.

Johnson said the growing oil and gas industry in our region is contributing to a healthy economy and could potentially create many job opportunities.

"I have a bill called the LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act, it has passed the house, and that's designed to get the Department of Energy to make a decision, a timely decision on LNG export permits,"...

December 15, 2014 - 1:45am
1 year 36 weeks ago

This weekend Congressman Bill Johnson gave us an exclusive interview about his personal thoughts on the spending bill which the house passed earlier this week.

The $1.1 trillion bill will fund nearly the entire government through September. Congressman Johnson represents Ohio's 6th District. He gave us his thoughts on it Saturday.

"There is no such thing as a perfect spending bill, there are things in it that I would have taken out, there are things in it that I probably...

August 13, 2014 - 9:04am
2 years 1 week ago

A side effect of the Affordable Care Act a $200 billion cut to Medicare Advantage.

Medicare Advantage is a type of Medicare health plan offered by a private company that contracts with Medicare to provide consumers with all Part A and Part B benefits.

"We don't get to say very often that a federal program is working well," said 6th District Congressman Bill Johnson. "Medicare Advantage is one of those programs that is actually working well and has in excess of...

August 13, 2014 - 8:25am
2 years 1 week ago

A side effect on the Affordable Care Act was a $200 billion cut to Medicare Advantage. 

Medicare Advantage is a type of Medicare health plan offered by a private company that contracts with Medicare to provide consumers with all Part A and Part B benefits. 

"We don't get to say very often that a federal program is working well," said 6th District Congressman Bill Johnson. "Medicare Advantage is one of those programs that is...

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