Washington, DC (Thursday, June 03, 2010) The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) responsibility is to ensure that 15 million Texans breathe clean air, and that the Texas air permitting program fully complies with the federal Clean Air Act. Governor Rick Perry expressed opposition to this decision, a decision that could affect dozens of major refiners, power plants and chemical facilities in the state.
Jun 2, 2010 Press Release
Dallas, TX (Wednesday, June 02, 2010) Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson will join the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Deputy Secretary, Ron Sims and the Dallas Housing Authority's Board of Commissions and its President and CEO, MaryAnn Russ tomorrow at a press conference announcing the HOPE VI grant for the revitalization of the Turner Courts Development.
Washington, D.C. (Friday, May 28, 2010) The bold new bill, H.R. 5116 the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010, which makes significant investments in science, innovation, and education, passed the House of Representatives by a 262 to 150 vote today. This bill will strengthen the U.S. scientific and economic leadership, support employers, and create jobs in the short-, mid-, and long-term. It will help to prepare thousands of new teachers and provide current teachers with better materials and skills. It makes concerted efforts to increase the number of Advanced Placement teachers in high-need schools and provides students in high-need communities with access to laboratory experiences. This legislation includes important programs drafted by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's hand.
May 28, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC (Friday, May 28, 2010) Each year on Memorial Day, Americans come together to remember those who have sacrificed their lives on behalf of our country in the name of freedom and democracy. The debt owed to them is immeasurable. Their sacrifices and those of their military families are freedom's foundation. Without the brave efforts of all the soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen and their families, our country would not live so freely.
Washington, DC (Friday, May 28, 2010) The House passed legislation today (H.R. 4213) that ends a dispute over current year federal highway funding to states. Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson led the effort of her colleagues on the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee to reverse an inequitable distribution of these funds.
Washington, DC (Friday, May 28, 2010) A new piece of legislation, H.R. 4213, encourages private investment through the use of tax exempt bonds for public purpose water infrastructure projects. Specifically, the bill exempts Private Activity Bonds (PABs) for water and wastewater facilities from federally-mandated state volume caps. PABs are a form of tax-exempt financing that allows a government entity to meet a public need. Other infrastructure projects, such as airports, intercity high-speed rail, and solid waste disposal sites, are already exempt from these bond caps.
May 19, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC (Wednesday, May 19, 2010) Today, Congresswoman Johnson, Chairwoman of the subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment, shows concern for the people living on the Gulf Coast. "I shudder to even entertain the idea that companies have become so greed-oriented that people and the environment simply do not matter," says Congresswoman Johnson. "Tell me this isn't so. Convince me this isn't so."
May 17, 2010 Press Release
Dallas, TX (Monday, May 17, 2010) Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's cable show has a new look and a new name.
Washington, DC (Friday, May 14, 2010) Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson announced a Letter of Intent (LOI) agreed to between the Federal Aviation Administration and Dallas Love Field that will provide the airport with $56.3 million for needed improvements.
May 13, 2010 Press Release
Balch Springs, TX (Thursday, May 13, 2010) Today Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson held her annual Economic Development Summit for local municipalities. More than 50 people attended the summit that took place at the Civic Center in Balch Springs, TX. Various speakers presented information on a range of topics focused on growing economic opportunities for local governments.