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Fawn Johnson is a correspondent for National Journal, covering domestic policy issues such as gun control, transportation, and education. She is an expert on immigration, having covered it since the Clinton administration. Johnson is a long-time student of Washington D.C. policy and politics, with more than decade of experience covering Congress and the administration. She previously reported for Dow Jones Newswires and the Wall Street Journal where she covered financial regulation and telecommunications. She is an alumnus of CongressDaily, where she covered health care, labor, and immigration. Johnson first covered Congress at BNA Inc., where she wrote about labor, welfare, immigration, and employment law. She has an M.A. from the Annenberg School for Communication at University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Bates College.

Latest From Fawn Johnson

It’s Not Just About Roads Anymore

Public views on transportation have shifted away from a singular focus on roads toward multi-use pathways.

Building the Political Demand for Early Education

Public education for toddlers is a public-policy no-brainer, but funding issues and questions of quality hamper the advocacy efforts.

The Universal Pre-K Debate Is Already Too Narrow

Expanding access to preschool is only one piece—and a late one at that—of what we should be doing to assist kids' development.

These Companies Know How to Treat Employees Right

It's possible to make workers' lives easier without losing money—even in industries with shift workers or manual laborers.

The App That Gives Control Back to Shift Workers

WellStar's online scheduling system allows nurses to sign themselves up for the shifts they want.

A Year-End Gas Tax Hike? Why Not?

There has never been a better time for lawmakers to "clear the decks" of the gnawing highway funding problem.

Did Obama Screw Up Common Core?

Former Alabama Gov. Bob Riley says the governor-approved standards should not have been part of federal grantmaking.

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