Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson is Sworn in with the Largest Congressional Black Caucus in History
Congresswoman Johnson joins the 48 other members of the CBC at the ceremonial swearing-in at Warner Theatre in Washington D.C.
Washington, DC - (Tuesday, January 3, 2017) - Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson joined the 48 other Members of the Congressional Black Caucus for the ceremonial swearing- in for the 115th Congress. The 49 member caucus is the largest Congressional Black Caucus ever. The incoming chair of the Congressional Black Caucus is Congressman Cedric L. Richmond of the Louisiana’s 2nd district.
“I am grateful to the people of Texas’ 30th congressional district for sending me back to Capitol Hill to represent them in the 115th session of Congress,” said Representative Johnson. “I am proud to serve with my colleagues in the Congressional Black Caucus. I look forward to following the lead of our chair, Congressman Richmond, as we set out in these challenging times ahead. As a former chair of the Caucus, I know the work and focus that it takes to lead the CBC. I am also extremely proud to serve in the largest caucus we have ever had. The size of today’s Black Caucus is a realization of the vision our founding members had more than 40 years ago.”
U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson is the ranking member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology and the highest-ranking Texan on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. She represents the 30th Congressional District of Texas, which includes Downtown Dallas, Fair Park, Kessler Park, Old East Dallas, Pleasant Grove, South Dallas & South Oak Cliff; all of Cedar Hill, DeSoto, Duncanville, Hutchins, Lancaster & Wilmer and parts of Ferris, Glenn Heights, South Grand Prairie, Oak Lawn, Ovilla, Uptown/Victory Park and West Dallas.