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


Mar 11, 2009
Press Release

President Obama signs Executive Order creating White House Council on Women and Girls

Washington, DC –  Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today joined President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House as he signed an Executive Order creating the White House Council on Women and Girls.  Congresswoman Johnson attended the signing at the invitation of the White House.

“I was honored to attend today’s signing of the Executive Order creating the White House Council on Women and Girls,” Congresswoman Johnson said.  “The creation of the White House Council on Women and Girls is further proof that the Obama administration is committed to ensuring that the 154.7 million women and girls in our country are able to achieve their full potential.

“March is Women’s History Month, so today’s signing carried a special significance,” Congresswoman Johnson continued.  “Women’s History Month gives us the opportunity to recognize and celebrate the contributions that women and girls have made to our country.  It is also an opportunity to recognize that women continue to earn less than men do, face unique economic and professional obstacles, and are more likely to live in poverty than are men.  Now is the time for the federal government to recommit to putting an end to these inequities, and I trust that the White House Council on Women and Girls will work to address them effectively.”


U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson is the highest-ranking Texan on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure and a senior member of the Science Committee. She represents the 30th Congressional District of Texas, which, includes Downtown Dallas, Fair Park, Oak Lawn, Old East Dallas, Pleasant Grove, & South Oak Cliff; all of Balch Springs, DeSoto, Hutchins, Lancaster & Wilmer and parts of Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Ferris, Glenn Heights and Ovilla.