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


May 10, 2011
Press Release



President of the American Nurses Association, Marla Weston and Congresswoman Johnson share a laugh at the 112th Congressional Nursing Caucus.

Washington, DC  (Tuesday, May 10, 2011) - “As the first elected nurse to be elected to U.S. Congress, I know firsthand the importance of the work our healthcare professionals do every day. Outstanding men and women nurses, who work hard to save lives and maintain the health of millions of individuals, will celebrate National Nurses Week from May 6-12, 2011. I believe that any American who has ever been cared for by a nurse should join in the celebration of National Nurses Week,” said Congresswoman Johnson.  “From the school nurse we visited as a child, to the caregiver for our elderly parents, nurses have made an immeasurable contribution to our society.”

National Nurses Week is celebrated annually beginning on May 6th, the birthday of Florence Nightingale and founder of modern nursing. The week is a time to acknowledge the tremendous service of nurses throughout the country. National Nurses Week is sponsored by the American Nurses Association (ANA).

U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson is Ranking Member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. She is also the highest-ranking Texan on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. She represents the 30th Congressional District of Texas that includes Downtown Dallas, Fair Park, Oak Lawn, Turtle Creek, 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.