CONGRESSWOMAN EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON RECEIVES FINANCIAL LITERACY AWARD
Jump$tart Coalition names Congresswoman Johnson “Federal Legislator of the Year”
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson last night received the 2009 “Federal Legislator of the Year” award from the Jump$tart Coalition at the not-for-profit organization’s annual awards dinner. The dinner was held at the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel.
“Education focusing on basic budgeting, money management and predatory lending is a necessity, particularly now, when our economy is faltering,” Congresswoman Johnson said at the dinner. “So many people get into debt without really knowing how they got there. You, the members and partners of Jump$tart, know that it is crucial to start educating our young people about their finances early, and I applaud the work you are doing. Thank you for your recognition of my efforts in Congress.”
The Jump$tart Coalition works to improve the personal financial literacy of students in kindergarten through college. It has more than 180 national partners and 48 affiliated state coalitions.
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.