Dallas, TX (Friday, October 08, 2010) -- Today, Congresswoman Johnson announced that $465,538,790 is being allocated for lending in Texas for small businesses by the Treasury Department, in a key step of implementing the just-passed Small Business Jobs Act. States can now apply for their allocation. This effort will spread $15 billion in new small business lending through innovative local programs that help entrepreneurs expand their businesses and create new jobs.
Oct 5, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC – (Tuesday, October 5, 2010) – Today, the White House hosted a summit on community colleges. Congresswoman Johnson released the following statement:
Sep 30, 2010 Press Release
Dallas, TX – (Thursday, September 30, 2010) Congresswoman Johnson welcomed news that Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) will receive $5 million from the Federal Transit Administration through the State of Good Repair Grant Program to purchase greener buses.
Sep 29, 2010 Press Release
Washington, D.C.– (Wednesday, September 29, 2010) - Today, Congresswoman Johnson voted to provide 9/11 first responders and survivors with long-term, comprehensive health care and fair economic compensation. Thousands of those who responded to the tragedy at Ground Zero–firefighters, police officers, and other rescue workers–were exposed to dangerous toxins, leaving them with chronic, deadly diseases. The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act ensures that these heroes receive the medical care that they deserve.
Washington, DC – (Wednesday, September 29, 2010) Today, Congresswoman Johnson voted in favor of the H.R. 3421 "Medical Debt Relief Act" that amends the Fair Credit Reporting Act to prohibit paid-off or settled medical debt from appearing on a consumer's credit report.
Sep 28, 2010 Press Release
Dallas, TX – (Tuesday, September 28, 2010) – Today, Congresswoman Johnson announced that El Centro College was awarded $637,207 under the Strengthening Institutions - Hispanic Serving Institution Program. This grant will be for a total of 5 years.
Sep 24, 2010 Press Release
Dallas, TX – (Friday, September 24, 2010) – Today, Congresswoman Johnson announced that Paul Quinn College has been selected to receive $500,000.00 in funding under the Historically Black College University (HBCU) Institutional Aid Program. It is anticipated that the grant will be for a total of 5 years.
Sep 23, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC (Thursday, September 23, 2010) –Today, Congresswoman Johnson voted to spur economic growth and create 500,000 new jobs by encouraging the development of American small businesses. The Small Business Jobs Act increases much-needed lending to millions of small businesses, and offers 8 new tax incentives to companies, so that they may expand, hire, and fuel our economy. It also keeps jobs in America by closing tax loopholes that reward corporations that ship jobs overseas.
Dallas, TX – (Tuesday, September 21, 2010) The U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will be awarding Dallas County with a $2,342,611 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), a $93,098 Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) and a $773,694 HOME grant.
Washington, DC – (Tuesday, September 21, 2010) Congresswoman Johnson's recent 2010 Science and Technology Braintrust brought nine leaders in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields together to share their personal stories of triumphs and tribulations with approximately 300 students. This year's theme was "Believing by Seeing" and focused on closing the achievement gap of minorities in STEM fields.