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Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

Representing the 30th District of TEXAS

Press Releases

Jul 16, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today introduced the Community-Based Health Care Retraining Act, legislation that would fund programs to retrain displaced workers for careers in health care jobs. The Community-Based Health Care Retraining Act would amend the Workforce Investment Act to provide $25 million in funding for qualifying community partnerships to create retraining programs or expand those already in existence.
Jul 15, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, a former nurse, joined other members of the American Nurses Association at the White House today, where President Barack Obama gave a Rose Garden speech on health care. In the speech, President Obama emphasized the important role nurses play in the delivery of quality health care.
Jul 14, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today released the following statement on the "America's Affordable Health Choices Act":
Jul 9, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – The House today passed H.R. 3081, the State Foreign Operations Appropriations Act, an appropriations bill that funds diplomatic and development agencies for fiscal year 2010. The legislation included an amendment offered by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson to increase funding for the Democracy Fund from $120 million to $130 million. Democracy Fund money is used by the United States Department of State (State Department) for its Human Rights and Democracy Fund and by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for its Office of Democracy and Governance.
Jul 8, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today voted in favor of H.R. 2965, the Enhancing Small Business Innovation and Research Act, legislation that will reauthorize and modernize the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The bill passed the House by a vote of 386-41.
Jun 26, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement on the American Clean Energy and Security Act, which passed the House tonight by a vote of 219-212:
Jun 25, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – The House today passed H.R. 2647, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, with an amendment by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson. H.R. 2647 is a bill that funds military personnel and military activities of the Department of Defense, for fiscal year 2010.
Jun 19, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – The House yesterday passed H.R. 2847, the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (CJS Appropriations Act), with an amendment by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson. The CJS Appropriations Act funds the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice and federal scientific research and programs, for fiscal year 2010.
Jun 16, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will grant $950,000 to Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). DART will use the funding to purchase supplemental DART buses.
Jun 12, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that the City of Dallas and Dallas County can access a total of $54,080,000 in low-interest financing under the Recovery Zone Bonds program. Recovery Zone Bonds enable local governments in areas particularly affected by job loss to borrow money for economic development projects.

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