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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, Representing the 30th District of Texas

Health care

One of the highest callings of Congress is to properly provide for the health and wellbeing of the American people.  As a non-practicing registered nurse, providing the most advanced, efficient, and affordable healthcare possible for our community has always been a priority of mine.  In my twenty five years in Congress, I have used my professional experience in the medical field to expand access to quality healthcare for all Americans.

In that vein, I fully supported President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, as well as Medicaid and Medicare, which provides care and support to majority of Americans.  I have also authored and co-sponsored bills that better support our hardworking nurses, provide greater choice for women, and assist families dealing with difficult mental health issues. Further, I have continued to fight for increased funding for the medical science community that will improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of our treatment plans.

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May 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON –  Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) and Congressman Marc Veasey (TX-33) led a letter with Texas members of the U.S. House of Representatives to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services urging the establishment of provider type designation for local and regional health departments within the Texas managed care environment.

May 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) and Congressman Dave Joyce (OH-14) introduced a bipartisan resolution recognizing National Nurses Week. This annually observed week highlights the important contributions nurses make every day in the administration of health care for millions of Americans and the promotion of healthy lifestyles that improve the country’s overall public health.

Apr 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Tim Scott (R-S.C.), along with Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) and Congressman J.

Apr 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DCThe U.S. House of Representatives voted on Thursday to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, with an amendment by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson.

“In my home state of Texas and my city of Dallas, we are unfortunately deeply familiar with the tragedies involved in domestic violence,” said Congresswoman Johnson, who serves as Co-Chair of the Congressional Homelessness Caucus. “Families have been broken apart, and people have lost their lives to the scourge of domestic violence. We have the duty to do more to protect our communities.”

Mar 26, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DCCongresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Chair of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, today cosponsored sweeping new health care legislation that will lower Texans health insurance premiums, strengthen protections for people with pre-existing conditions, and undo the harm the Trump Administration has caused to health care.

Mar 14, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson yesterday introduced legislation to protect the health care benefits of federal employees during a government shutdown. The bill, H.R. 1719, also named the Securing Dental and Vision Protection for Federal Employees Act, contains specific provisions that, once enacted, would ensure that federal employees remain eligible to receive dental and vision coverage in the event of a lapse of government funding. 

Mar 7, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today introduced the National Nurse Act of 2019. This bill, H.R. 1597, will designate the Chief Nurse Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service as the “National Nurse for Public Health.” The responsibilities of the position would task the National Nurse for Public Health with identifying and addressing national health priorities.

Jan 11, 2019 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Chairwoman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, yesterday introduced the National Gun Violence Research Act, a bill designed to authorize research programs that examine policies that reduce gun violence and lower death totals. The legislation, also referred to as H.R.

Dec 31, 2018 Press Release

Dallas, TX – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that the Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Clinic and UT Southwestern Medical Center have been awarded more than $4.4 million in grant funding by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The two medical facilities received $4,166,624 and $243,000, respectively.

Dec 14, 2018 Press Release

Dallas, TX – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services awarded Children’s Medical Center Dallas with a $2,887,257 grant. The funding will enhance the Children’s Graduate Medical Education Payment Program.