Jul 7, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC (Thursday, July1, 2010) – Starting today, July 1st, children of soldiers who died in Iraq and Afghanistan conflict will be eligible for a full Pell Grant award under the Department of Education's Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants. In 2008, Congresswoman Johnson, in conjunction with Congressman Don Young of Alaska, introduced and passed this legislative provision as part of H.R. 4137, the College Opportunity and Affordability Act of 2007.
Jul 6, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC (Tuesday, July 6, 2010) – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson voted for and the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4899, the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2010. Included in the bill are key provisions such as protecting an existing Senate amendment that exempts the Corps of Engineering and the Federal Highway Administration from having to determine if the Trinity River Levees are historic. Without these exemptions, Dallas residents would almost certainly be burdened with having to purchase flood insurance.
Jul 6, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC (Tuesday, July 6, 2010) – Congresswoman Johnson and Chairman James Oberstar have introduced H.R. 5629, the Oil Spill Accountability and Environmental Protection Act of 2010 on June 29, 2010. This bill comes after several hearings investigating the potential cause of the devastating April 20th explosion that caused on-going release of oil in the Gulf of Mexico.
Jun 30, 2010 Press Release
Dallas, TX (Wednesday, June 30, 2010) – In her continuing efforts to help North Texas' public transportation structure, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today helped secure $84 million in federal funds from the Department of Transportation (DOT) for the construction of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) NW/SE Green Line.
Jun 29, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC (Tuesday, June 29, 2010) – Congresswoman Johnson invites all constituents to partake in a telephone town hall meeting.
Jun 23, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC (Tuesday, June 22, 2010) – Congresswoman Johnson announced today that drivers in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area will soon experience less traffic jams because of a $1,465 billion loan from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The funding for the loan is broken into two sources: the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) is loaning $850 million to go towards the reconstruction of I-635 (commonly referred to as the LBJ Freeway) and the addition of new toll lanes. This is the second largest loan in history given by TIFIA. The remaining $615 million loan will come from tax-exempt private activity bonds.
Jun 16, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC (Wednesday, June 16, 2010) – I stand behind President Obama's position to hold BP accountable for this horrific environmental catastrophe. Our administration is committed to containing the damage from the BP oil spill and providing the people of the Gulf the help they need for as long as they need it.
Jun 15, 2010 Press Release
Dallas, TX (Tuesday, June 15, 2010) Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson has announced that the City of Dallas will receive $186 thousand to provide training for employment in the logistics industry to support the developing International Inland Port of Dallas (IIPOD). IIPOD is a joint project of the City of Dallas, Dallas County and the cities of Balch Springs, Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Desoto, Hutchins, Lancaster, Mesquite and Seagoville.
Jun 11, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC (Friday, June 11, 2010) – As Congress begins to implement health care reform, Texas seniors who have fallen victim to the Medicare Part D "donut hole" will soon see help in the mail. Congresswoman Johnson announced that this week Medicare began mailing $250 rebate checks to help seniors manage health care costs and ultimately eliminate the "donut hole" gap in prescription drug coverage.
Jun 10, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC (Thursday, June 10, 2010) LaShaun Steward, a junior at North Dallas High School, has finished the Congressional Page Program.