Dallas, Texas – (Thursday, March 17, 2011) – "At a time when our national news is driven more and more by commercial interests and obsession with viewing ratings; it's more important than ever for Americans to have an objective and unbiased news source and national commentary that National Public Radio (NPR) has provided since the 1970's. Hundreds of my constituents have called my offices, sent emails and faxes to express how important (NPR) is to them. Smaller radio stations in rural America that have limited news exposure, rely heavily on NPR's unbiased news sources. Low- income families, families living in rural areas, and minorities would be especially hurt by this legislation as these communities depend on NPR for access to news and information on public safety."
Mar 15, 2011 Press Release
Washington, DC (March 15, 2011) – Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson was honored by the South West Transit Association (SWTA) with the organization's 2011 Legislator of the Year Award. The SWTA Legislator of the Year award recognizes a member of the U.S. House or Senate who has significantly advanced the interest of public transportation in the previous year.
Dallas, Texas (Monday, March 14, 2011) – Today, Congresswoman Johnson announced that DART will receive a $700,000 grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the Alternatives Analysis (AA) Program for possible alternatives for a second downtown Dallas light rail line.
Mar 11, 2011 Press Release
Dallas, Texas (Friday, March 11, 2011) – Today, Congresswoman Johnson announced that Wilmer Fire Department has received $323,000 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency under the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program.
Washington, DC (Friday, March 11, 2011) - "An 8.9 magnitude earthquake struck Japan today with devastating consequences. Several hundred have died, hundreds are still missing and thousands of people are being evacuated from their homes.
Washington, DC (Thursday, March 10, 2011) – Today, Congresswoman Johnson announced the FAA's first grant payment of $7.9 million towards the rehabilitation of existing apron pavement that has reached the end of its useful life at Dallas Love Field Airport.
Dallas, Texas (Wednesday, March 09, 2011) – Congresswoman Johnson urges high school students residing in the 30th Congressional District to enter their artwork in the 2011 Congressional Art Competition. The winning piece will be displayed in the United States Capitol for one year along with winners from other Congressional districts.
Dallas, Texas – (Thursday, February 24, 2011) – Today, Congresswoman Johnson hosted her 16th Annual Prayer Breakfast at the Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute at Juanita J. Craft Recreation Center – an affiliate of Baylor Health Care System.
Feb 24, 2011 Press Release
Washington, DC – (Thursday, February 24, 2011) Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson was awarded the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering's (AIMBE) Public Policy Award for her excellent record on advancing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) issues.
Wednesday, February, 2, 2011 - Oncor, the electric transmission and distribution company serving most of North Texas, is in the process of temporarily turning off power across its service territory to compensate for unexpected generation loss in the areas of the state served by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas. Oncor, which does not own any generation, along with other transmission and distribution utilities across Texas are taking direction from ERCOT to manage the situation. By temporarily turning off power in a controlled manner, ERCOT is attempting to prevent uncontrolled outages from occurring across the state.