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Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

Representing the 30th District of TEXAS

Press Releases

Feb 3, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today introduced the Mercury Emissions Reduction Act, which will amend the Clean Air Act to make coal-fired electric power plants subject to meet the most rigorous mercury emissions standard under the Clean Air Act, commonly referred to as the Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT) standard.
Jan 28, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today introduced the National Financial Literacy Act of 2009, which will provide incentives to financial institutions, small businesses and corporations to provide financial education to their customers and employees. Original co-sponsors of the bill include Representatives Steve Cohen, Elijah Cummings, Bob Filner, Phil Hare and Jim McGovern.
Jan 28, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today voted in favor of H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, which was approved by a vote of 244-188 in the House. Developed with the Obama administration, the economic recovery package will create and save three to four million jobs, give 95 percent of American workers an immediate tax cut and invest quickly in the economy.
Jan 28, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today introduced the Community Assistance for Persons with Mental Illness Act, which strengthens the safety net for people who are homeless and mentally ill by providing them with housing and financial counseling upon their release from inpatient or residential institutions.
Jan 22, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson was today named to two subcommittees of the House Committee on Science and Technology: the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education and the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment. Congresswoman Johnson served on the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education in the 110th Congress, and she has served on the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment in the past.
Jan 21, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today voted for H.R. 384, the TARP Reform and Accountability Act, showing her support for legislation that will overhaul and improve the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP) provisions of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. The measure passed the House by a vote of 260-166.
Jan 16, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson submitted the following statement to the Congressional Record on Tuesday, January 13, in support of H.Res. 43, which passed the House unanimously. The resolution recognizes Martin Luther King Day and promotes it as a day of service. Martin Luther King Day will be observed Monday, January 19.
Jan 14, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson was today elected chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment for the 111th Congress, by unanimous consent of the entire Transportation and Infrastructure Democratic caucus. She also held the position in the 110th Congress.
Jan 14, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today voted for H.R. 2, the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Reauthorization bill, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 289-139. The legislation reauthorizes the SCHIP program through fiscal year 2013 and preserves coverage for the 7 million children currently covered by SCHIP, including 710,690 in Texas. It also extends coverage to 4 million uninsured children.
Jan 9, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC– Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today voted for passage of two key pieces of pay equity legislation, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, HR 11, passed by a vote of 247-171 and the Paycheck Fairness Act, HR 12, passed by a vote of 256-163.

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