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Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

Representing the 30th District of TEXAS

Press Releases

Mar 17, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today introduced legislation to name the American Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the "Mickey Leland United States Embassy Building." Congressman Leland represented the 18th Congressional District of Texas from 1979 until 1989, when he died in a plane crash in Ethiopia. During his six terms, he found the House Select Committee on Hunger, served as Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and participated in humanitarian missions around the world.
Mar 11, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today joined President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House as he signed an Executive Order creating the White House Council on Women and Girls. Congresswoman Johnson attended the signing at the invitation of the White House.
Mar 10, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson was a keynote speaker at today's Bosnian Women's Day on Capitol Hill, which was hosted by the Bosniak-American Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina. The theme of this year's event was "Women's Empowerment through Art: The BosFam Weavers for Hope."
Feb 24, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that she has introduced H.R. 1144, the Fulfilling the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Act, which she also introduced in the 110th Congress. The legislation promotes gender parity in the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at the university faculty level. The provisions of H.R. 1144 are derived from recommendations of the National Academies report "Beyond Bias and Barriers: Fulfilling the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering," which found that women are under-represented in the STEM fields, in part due to gender bias.
Feb 24, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson made the following statement about President Obama's address to a joint session of Congress.
Feb 23, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that she is an original cosponsor of H.R. 1135, the Bus Uniform Standards and Enhanced Safety (BUSES) Act of 2009. The BUSES Act of 2009 directs the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to perform a study to determine which motorcoach safety requirements need to be improved.
Feb 20, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today partnered with Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas (CCCS Dallas) to hold a workshop on "Surviving a Financial Crisis." The workshop featured a panel discussion hosted by Congresswoman Johnson and Todd Mark, vice president of education for CCCS Dallas, followed by a one hour class covering topics including handling the loss of a job, creating a budget and finding ways to save money. More than 40 people attended the event, which was held at the offices of CCCS Dallas.
Feb 20, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration has awarded the Dallas Love Field Airport a grant for $3,387,010. The money will be used to construct a taxiway and to rehabilitate runway lighting.
Feb 12, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today introduced a concurrent resolution recognizing that African Americans have achieved parity in computer science bachelor's degrees. In 2006, African Americans constituted 12.4 percent of computer science bachelor's degree recipients, roughly equivalent to the percentage of African Americans in the United States population, 12.8.
Feb 10, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today submitted the following statement to the Congressional record, in honor of the 100th anniversary of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

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