Dallas, TX– (Friday, November 5, 2010) – Congresswoman Johnson announced today that Dallas and Dallas County will receive $32,446,583 over two years to weatherize 3,748 low-income family homes.
Washington, DC – (Friday, October 15, 2010) – Congresswoman Johnson announced today that House Democrats will move ahead with legislation to provide Social Security recipients with a one-time $250 payment. The Social Security Administration is expected to announce that there will be no automatic Cost-of-Living-Adjustment for 2011. That means that for the first time ever, 2011 will be the second consecutive year that Social Security retirees, veterans, and people with disabilities will see no increase in their monthly Social Security, SSI, VA Pension and Compensation, and Railroad Retirement benefits. This unprecedented situation is a result of economic conditions, not the result of Congressional or Presidential action or inaction.
Dallas, TX (Friday, October 08, 2010) -- Today, Congresswoman Johnson announced that $465,538,790 is being allocated for lending in Texas for small businesses by the Treasury Department, in a key step of implementing the just-passed Small Business Jobs Act. States can now apply for their allocation. This effort will spread $15 billion in new small business lending through innovative local programs that help entrepreneurs expand their businesses and create new jobs.
Oct 5, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC – (Tuesday, October 5, 2010) – Today, the White House hosted a summit on community colleges. Congresswoman Johnson released the following statement:
Sep 30, 2010 Press Release
Dallas, TX – (Thursday, September 30, 2010) Congresswoman Johnson welcomed news that Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) will receive $5 million from the Federal Transit Administration through the State of Good Repair Grant Program to purchase greener buses.
Sep 29, 2010 Press Release
Washington, D.C.– (Wednesday, September 29, 2010) - Today, Congresswoman Johnson voted to provide 9/11 first responders and survivors with long-term, comprehensive health care and fair economic compensation. Thousands of those who responded to the tragedy at Ground Zero–firefighters, police officers, and other rescue workers–were exposed to dangerous toxins, leaving them with chronic, deadly diseases. The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act ensures that these heroes receive the medical care that they deserve.
Washington, DC – (Wednesday, September 29, 2010) Today, Congresswoman Johnson voted in favor of the H.R. 3421 "Medical Debt Relief Act" that amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act to prohibit paid-off or settled medical debt from appearing on a consumer's credit report.
Sep 28, 2010 Press Release
Dallas, TX – (Tuesday, September 28, 2010) – Today, Congresswoman Johnson announced that El Centro College was awarded $637,207 under the Strengthening Institutions - Hispanic Serving Institution Program. This grant will be for a total of 5 years.
Sep 24, 2010 Press Release
Dallas, TX – (Friday, September 24, 2010) – Today, Congresswoman Johnson announced that Paul Quinn College has been selected to receive $500,000.00 in funding under the Historically Black College University (HBCU) Institutional Aid Program. It is anticipated that the grant will be for a total of 5 years.
Sep 23, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC (Thursday, September 23, 2010) –Today, Congresswoman Johnson voted to spur economic growth and create 500,000 new jobs by encouraging the development of American small businesses. The Small Business Jobs Act increases much-needed lending to millions of small businesses, and offers 8 new tax incentives to companies, so that they may expand, hire, and fuel our economy. It also keeps jobs in America by closing tax loopholes that reward corporations that ship jobs overseas.