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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Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that Head Start of Greater Dallas and UT Southwestern Medical Center have been awarded more than $20 million in grants to support new and existing projects run by the two institutions. The grants awarded to Head Start of Greater Dallas, bolstering programs benefiting children and families, and UT Southwestern, supporting studies of diabetes, neurological disorders and alternative medicine, total $19,402,870 and $1,738,761 respectively.
Washington, DC – Tomorrow, as oral arguments begin in Texas v. United States, a Republican-led lawsuit to strike down the Affordable Care Act’s protections for Americans living with pre-existing conditions, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson voiced her firm opposition to the Republican assault on people with pre-existing conditions.
Dallas, TX – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that UT Southwestern Medical Center has received $50,000 in grant funding from the National Science Foundation to support research at the medical center.
DALLAS, TX – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today attended the ribbon cutting ceremony of the Dallas VA Medical Center Emergency Department. The new department provides 27 Main Emergency Department beds, each in its own individual, private room.
Dallas, TX – Fifty three years after President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law on July 30, 1965, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson highlighted a new study from House Democrats’ Seniors Task Force co-chairs, Congresswomen Jan Schakowsky and Doris Matsui, detailing years of efforts from House Republicans to attack seniors’ Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson highlighted a new study from the Center for American Progress showing that Republican efforts to undermine existing health care laws
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today secured the passage of H.R. 2345, the National Suicide Hotline Improvement Act, in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill proposes meaningful changes to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Veterans Crisis Line. Co-authoring the bill with Congresswoman Johnson is Congressman Chris Stewart (R-UT).
The bill passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 379-1 and received overwhelming, bi-partisan support. It now goes to the U.S. Senate for consideration.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement in response to President Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court:
Dallas, TX – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement today regarding the upcoming nomination of a Justice by President Trump to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court:
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson and Congressman John Culberson today attended a presentation of the Hearing Voices of Support Perception Changing Art Installation created by the Schizophrenia and Related Disorders Alliance of America (SARDAA).