Congresswoman Johnson was in attendance when officials from the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) Program within the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) signed documents that will loan more than $418 million to the North Texas Tollway (NTTA) for the final phase of construction of State Highway 161 in Dallas County. The NTTA will use the loan to repay bond notes issued to finance the construction.
"The Republican budget is the wrong choice for the American people: it is unfair; it doesn't create jobs; it doesn't strengthen the middle class; and it doesn't grow the economy..."
Apr 8, 2011 Press Release
"I am pleased that the government did not shut down. I am also pleased that we have at least taken the necessary steps towards saving existing jobs...."
Mar 31, 2011 Press Release
Congresswoman Johnson is marking the anniversary of the historic college aid package, which is the largest investment in college aid in our nation's history – at no cost to America's taxpayers. Instead this investment is paid for by eliminating taxpayer subsidies to banks.
Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement after news that her long time legislative aide, Christopher Crowe, passed away this afternoon.
Today, Congresswoman Johnson sat down with "Our World with Black Enterprise" television to discuss the importance of investing in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines and what programs that encourage these studies mean the nation's future.
Today, Congresswoman Johnson announced the FAA will award DFW International airport a grant of $4,053,823 that will go towards the rehabilitation of one of the airport's primary runways.
Exactly one year ago today, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law – making health care a right, not a privilege, for all Americans. This historic health reform provides several provisions that have begun to take effect for residents in Texas-30 and around the United States. Immediate benefits in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area are as follows:
"There have been unsubstantiated reports in the media about my alleged lack of support for Sarah Saldana for the position of the United States Attorney in the Northern District of Texas."
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."