Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson is the first nurse to be elected to Congress. She became the Chief Psychiatric Nurse at the Veterans Affairs hospital in Dallas before entering elected office. Since that time, Congresswoman Johnson has worked tirelessly to bring real accountability to the VA healthcare system so that our veterans can receive the care and benefits that they have rightfully earned through military service. Congresswoman Johnson has been a granddaughter, daughter, niece, wife, and sister of a veteran and has remained committed to serving the veteran population her entire life.
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Dallas, TX – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Chair of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, today announced that the Dallas VA Medical Center has been awarded a research grant designed to develop new methods to better serve veterans and their health care needs. The funding, totaling $624,000 over a 4-year period, is allocated to address the rates and determinants of decreased bone health among HIV-infected individuals.
Dallas, TX – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson issued the following statement in commemoration of Veterans Day:
“One hundred years after the United States and our allies triumphed in World War I, we continue to recognize and celebrate those who have donned the uniform of our nation’s military in defense of Americans everywhere. As we honor the men and women who have fought to protect America, we express our deep gratitude for the sacrifices that our veterans have made.
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 – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson announced the Department of Defense is beginning to notify veterans who are eligible to receive a refund on taxes that may have been wrongly collected on their Disability Severance Payments by the IRS. Disability Severance Pay is not taxable as long as it is paid for combat-related injuries or the Veteran is also eligible for disability compensation from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Dallas, Texas – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement today to mark Memorial Day, which will be observed on Monday, May 28:
“On Monday, we continue the 47-year history of observing Memorial Day and honoring our country’s servicemen and servicewomen and those who made the ultimate sacrifice. The legacy of our remembrance traces back to the Civil War, when fellow soldiers and family members in the North and South decorated the graves of fallen soldiers with flowers.
DALLAS, TX – Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement discussing mental health services and protections for veterans that were reflected in the Fiscal Year 2018 spending legislation signed by President Trump on Friday, March 23, 2018:
Last week, Congress passed a funding that bill that increased funding services and care for veterans across the country, including Dallas. The following are a few major policies that Congresswoman Johnson proudly supported and is hopeful that it will positively impact veterans and their families:
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Johnson released the following statement in honor of veterans in our community and across the country as we prepare to celebrate Veterans Day. This Saturday, November 11, is Veterans Day when Congresswoman Johnson will co-host a veterans appreciation event:
During the event there will be an unveiling of a military monument for Veterans Day, November 11th. The event will include several activities, opportunities to speak with a VA Benefit Representative, and additional resources will be provided for veterans of the community.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Johnson released the following statement in response to the canceled vote on the GOP Healthcare Plan.