Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson currently serves on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. She also serves on the Highways and Transit, Aviation, and Water Resources and Environment Subcommittees. In 2007, Congresswoman Johnson was appointed by then-House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman James L. Oberstar (D-Minn.) to serve as chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment during the 110th and 111th Congresses. She was the first African-American and female in Congress to hold this position of subcommittee chair. As the highest ranking Texan on the Committee, Congresswoman Johnson continues to support legislation that enables the growth and maintenance of critical U.S. transportation infrastructure, such as highways, bridges, airports, and waterways.
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DALLAS, TX – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Chair of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, today announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers received funding to complete the Dallas Floodway Projects. The key infrastructure project was first authorized by Congress in 1965 and the latest funding will be directed to the Cadillac Heights Levee.
DALLAS, TX – National and local leaders gathered in Downtown Dallas Saturday for the dedication of Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station. The ceremony for the historic train station, which was built in 1916 while segregation was still prevalent, was attended by more than 200 individuals, including family, friends, and colleagues of Congresswoman Johnson.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Colin Allred (TX-32) and Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) led a bipartisan letter with Texas members of the U.S. House to the U.S. Surface Transportation Board urging support for Texas Central’s Dallas to Houston high-speed rail project.
Dallas, TX – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has received $2 million in grant funding from the Federal Transit Authority for the Red and Blue Line Platform Extension Project. The funding adds to the $58 million awarded this year as part of the authority’s Capital Investment Grant.
Dallas, TX – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today released the following statement marking the commemoration of Labor Day:
“Labor Day provides us an opportunity to celebrate those who create America’s success: the working men and women of this great country. Every time our country has invested in our workers, our faith in them has been rewarded. As a non-practicing registered nurse and dues paying union member, I know the value good-paying jobs bring, not just the financial stability they provide but a sense of dignity.
Dallas, TX – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and Dallas Love Field Airport have received $10,421,358 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation. DART and Love Field received $9,516,358 and $905,000 respectively.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Friday introduced legislation designed to expand the training and tools available to the transportation workforce in order to proactively combat rapid changes in the American economy. The bill, known as the Transportation Workforce Modernization Act, tasks the Department of Transportation to create a new $25 million grant program, which would provide job training for workers displaced by the adoption of autonomous vehicles.
DALLAS, TX – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement after President Trump released his budget plan that provides devastating cuts to domestic health, education and economic initiatives for working and middle class families:
WASHINGTON, DC –Congresswoman Johnson released the following statement after announcing that the Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport would be awarded $52 million in grant funding through the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP):
WASHINGTON, DC – On Friday, September 8, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed legislation for emergency supplemental funding. The Senate amendment to H.R. 601. provides $15.25 billion in emergency supplemental funding immediately in response to damage caused by federally declared disasters, including Hurricane Harvey and the incoming Hurricane Irma: