Jan 15, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, third in seniority on the House Committee on Science and Technology and a member of the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, today called on Fox News and other conservative media outlets to report accurately on climate scientist Mojib Latif's scientific research on climate change. In recent days, some conservative commentators have argued that a study by Dr. Latif found that the earth is on the verge of a "mini ice age." Dr. Latif has stated repeatedly that this understanding of his work is in error.
Jan 13, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement on the earthquake that occurred yesterday in Haiti:
Jan 12, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that the Housing Authority of the City of Dallas will receive a $54,796 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Family Self-Sufficiency Program. The funding is to be used to hire a program coordinator to connect housing assistance recipients with training opportunities, job placement organizations and local employers.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today commended the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which released draft rules to tighten air quality standards this morning. The rules proposed by the Obama administration would lower the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ground-level ozone to 0.060-0.070 parts per million (ppm), down from the Bush administration's standard of 0.075 ppm.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson welcomed news she received today from Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood that Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has been selected to receive a $2.3 million grant in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funds.
Dec 11, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today voted in support of H.R. 4173, the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, legislation that will overhaul the financial system and shield the American economy from the risks it was exposed to during last year's financial crisis. H.R. 4173 passed the House by a vote of 223-202.
Nov 30, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today released the following statement for World AIDS Day, which is observed tomorrow, December 1:
Nov 23, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today joined President Obama for an event at the White House celebrating science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives. The event emphasized the importance of investing in programs for students in minority and underserved communities.
Nov 19, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that Head Start of Greater Dallas and the Child Care Group will receive a total of more than $3 million in Early Head Start Expansion grants under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, economic recovery legislation that President Obama signed into law in February.
Nov 19, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today voted for H.R. 3961, the Medicare Physician Payment Reform Act. The Medicare Physician Payment Reform Act will prevent the 21 percent cut in Medicare physician payment rates scheduled for January 2010. It will also replace the formula currently used to calculate payment rates, the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula, with a new system that is permanent and sustainable. The House passed the bill by a vote of 243-183.