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Dallas, TX – (Sunday, January 15, 2017) – Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement in support of the nationwide movement of rallies “Our First Stand.” These rallies are in protest of the Republican’s decision to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
President Barack Obama is joined on stage for the signing of the 21st Century Cures Act
Congresswoman Johnson spoke on the need for passage of the 21st century Cares Act in the Senate with Senator (l to r) Cornyn, Rep. Murphy, Senator Cassidy, Senator Murphy, Senator Alexander, and Rep. Upton
Washington, DC - (Thursday, June 16, 2016) - Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 5293, which will provide $576.3 billion for national security purposes, readiness programs, and health programs for service members, veterans, and military families.
Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson hosted a special edition of the “Eddie Bernice Johnson Math & Science Lecture Series” at the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Magnet Center. Students from the School for the Talented and Gifted, along with students from the Dallas ISD, Lancaster ISD, DeSoto ISD, Grand Prairie ISD, Cedar Hill ISD, and Duncanville ISD took part in a live NASA downlink. The student had an opportunity to speak directly with astronauts currently living and working on the International Space Station.
Washington, DC - (Friday, April 15, 2016) - Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) and Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) led an eight-member delegation of Texas Congressional Democrats in petitioning Speaker Paul Ryan and Congressional Appropriators to provide emergency supplemental funding that will be used to combat the Zika virus. The Zika virus originated in Brazil in 2015 and now presents an imminent public health threat to the rest of the Western hemisphere, especially for pregnant women in the affected regions.
Summer should be a time for families to relax, perhaps take a trip to a favorite vacation spot — but all too often, summer means a trip to the emergency room.
For people living with asthma, and their families, summer’s heat means ozone pollution can make it unsafe to be outside.
Breathing ozone, often called smog, can send people with asthma to the emergency room, and it can shorten people’s lives. In Dallas-Fort Worth, dangerous ozone episodes frequently occur from now through September.
WASHINGTON, DC - (Friday, July 10th, 2015) - Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act:
Washington, DC – (Friday, February 13th, 2015) – On Thursday, February 12th , 2015, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) and Congressman Tim Murphy (R-PA) co-hosted a bipartisan briefing titled “Confusion as an Obstacle to Treatment: A Briefing on the HIPAA Privacy Rule” in conjunction with the Treatment Advocacy Center. The Health Insurance and Portability and Accountability Act was passed in 1996 in order to improve the continuity of insurance coverage and to combat waste, fraud, and abuse within healthcare.