Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson introduced H.R. 2663, the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) of 2009, last night. The legislation would increase the share of overall project cost that can come from the TIFIA program, from 33 percent to 49 percent of the anticipated eligible project cost, and authorizes $285 million in budget authority per year over the life of the bill.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, a senior member of the House Committee on Science and Technology, today released the following statement on President Obama's nomination of General Charles Bolden as Administrator of NASA:
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today released the following statement on President Obama's nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court of the United States:
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has released $35,990,660 in funding to Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). The money, part of the 2009 appropriations to DART, will fund a 21-mile, two-segment extension of DART's Green Line and the building of an operating facility for vehicle maintenance and storage.
Washington, DC – Today, during debate on H.R. 915, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson urged the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to grant priority consideration to Dallas Love Field Airport for a project that would link the airport to the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) system. H.R. 915, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009, provides for the creation of an Intermodal Ground Access Project Pilot Program at no more than five airports nationwide. In a colloquy with House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman James L. Oberstar, Congresswoman Johnson urged the FAA to consider Love Field as one of the selected airports.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today introduced a resolution honoring the historic election to the Kuwait parliament on May 16, 2009, of four female candidates: Dr. Massouma al-Mubarak, Dr. Rola Dashti, Dr. Salwa al-Jassar, and Dr. Aseel al-Awadhi. Women in Kuwait received the right to vote and run for office in 2005, and the recent election marks the first time that women were elected to national office in the nation's history.
May 21, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today introduced the Home Buying Credit Expansion Act, which will make all homebuyers eligible for the tax credit currently available to first-time homebuyers.
May 15, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will receive a $1 million grant from the Federal Highway Administration for the construction of a 2.6 mile project in Tarrant County. The project will consist of a six-lane road from State Highway 114 to Dove Road and a four-lane road from Dove Road to Randol Mill Road. The funding was allocated by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA), the economic recovery package that Congress passed and President Obama signed in February. Congresswoman Johnson was the only Member of Congress from North Texas to vote for ARRA.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today released the following statement about the status of funding for Dallas Independent School District (ISD) Learning Centers and Magnet Schools:
May 14, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today voted for H.R. 2187, the 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act. H.R. 2187 authorizes $6.4 billion for fiscal year 2010 for the modernization, renovation and repair of school facilities, guaranteeing each district a minimum of $5,000. The legislation passed the House by a vote of 275-155.