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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, Representing the 30th District of Texas

Press Releases

Jul 6, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC (Tuesday, July 6, 2010) – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson voted for and the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4899, the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2010. Included in the bill are key provisions such as protecting an existing Senate amendment that exempts the Corps of Engineering and the Federal Highway Administration from having to determine if the Trinity River Levees are historic. Without these exemptions, Dallas residents would almost certainly be burdened with having to purchase flood insurance.
Jul 6, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC (Tuesday, July 6, 2010) – Congresswoman Johnson and Chairman James Oberstar have introduced H.R. 5629, the Oil Spill Accountability and Environmental Protection Act of 2010 on June 29, 2010. This bill comes after several hearings investigating the potential cause of the devastating April 20th explosion that caused on-going release of oil in the Gulf of Mexico.
Jun 30, 2010 Press Release
Dallas, TX (Wednesday, June 30, 2010) – In her continuing efforts to help North Texas' public transportation structure, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today helped secure $84 million in federal funds from the Department of Transportation (DOT) for the construction of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) NW/SE Green Line.
Jun 29, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC (Tuesday, June 29, 2010) – Congresswoman Johnson invites all constituents to partake in a telephone town hall meeting.
Jun 23, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC (Tuesday, June 22, 2010) – Congresswoman Johnson announced today that drivers in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area will soon experience less traffic jams because of a $1,465 billion loan from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The funding for the loan is broken into two sources: the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) is loaning $850 million to go towards the reconstruction of I-635 (commonly referred to as the LBJ Freeway) and the addition of new toll lanes. This is the second largest loan in history given by TIFIA. The remaining $615 million loan will come from tax-exempt private activity bonds.
Jun 16, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC (Wednesday, June 16, 2010) – I stand behind President Obama's position to hold BP accountable for this horrific environmental catastrophe. Our administration is committed to containing the damage from the BP oil spill and providing the people of the Gulf the help they need for as long as they need it.
Jun 15, 2010 Press Release
Dallas, TX (Tuesday, June 15, 2010) Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson has announced that the City of Dallas will receive $186 thousand to provide training for employment in the logistics industry to support the developing International Inland Port of Dallas (IIPOD). IIPOD is a joint project of the City of Dallas, Dallas County and the cities of Balch Springs, Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Desoto, Hutchins, Lancaster, Mesquite and Seagoville.
Jun 11, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC (Friday, June 11, 2010) – As Congress begins to implement health care reform, Texas seniors who have fallen victim to the Medicare Part D "donut hole" will soon see help in the mail. Congresswoman Johnson announced that this week Medicare began mailing $250 rebate checks to help seniors manage health care costs and ultimately eliminate the "donut hole" gap in prescription drug coverage.
Jun 10, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC (Thursday, June 10, 2010) LaShaun Steward, a junior at North Dallas High School, has finished the Congressional Page Program.
Jun 10, 2010 Press Release
Dallas, TX (Thursday, June 10, 2010) The Dallas County College District (DCCCD) is the largest undergraduate institution in the state of Texas. The DCCCD, which consists of seven colleges – Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland, plus the R. Jan LeCroy Center for Educational Telecommunications, will receive funding in the amount of $300,000 for the period August 1, 2010 through July 31, 2011. Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson secured this funding for DCCCD within the fiscal year 2010 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations bill.