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

Press Releases

Dec 16, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC – (December 16, 2010) – Congresswoman Johnson responds today to her confirmed nomination as Ranking Member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology:
Nov 18, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC – (Thursday, November 18, 2010) –On yesterday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued new rules for Medicare-and-Medicaid-participating hospitals that protect patients' right to choose their own visitors during a hospital stay, including a visitor who is a same-sex domestic partner.
Nov 18, 2010 Press Release
Washington DC – (Thursday, November 18, 2010) – The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, a coalition charged by its diverse membership to promote and protect the rights of all persons in the United States, has given Congresswoman Johnson a perfect score of 100 percent for supporting legislation relating to important civil rights protections like hate crimes and numerous other issues in the 111th Congress.
Nov 16, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC – (Tuesday 16, 2010) – Congresswoman Johnson congratulated engineers, scientists, psychologists and staff of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) today on the House floor for helping to successfully rescue 33 trapped Chilean miners from a collapsed mine near Copiapo, Chile.
Nov 10, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC – (Wednesday, November 10, 2010) - Congresswoman Johnson issued the following statement today regarding her intention to run as Ranking Member for the Committee on Science and Technology in the 112th Congress.
Nov 5, 2010 Press Release
Dallas, TX– (Friday, November 5, 2010) – Congresswoman Johnson announced today that Dallas and Dallas County will receive $32,446,583 over two years to weatherize 3,748 low-income family homes.
Oct 15, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC – (Friday, October 15, 2010) – Congresswoman Johnson announced today that House Democrats will move ahead with legislation to provide Social Security recipients with a one-time $250 payment. The Social Security Administration is expected to announce that there will be no automatic Cost-of-Living-Adjustment for 2011. That means that for the first time ever, 2011 will be the second consecutive year that Social Security retirees, veterans, and people with disabilities will see no increase in their monthly Social Security, SSI, VA Pension and Compensation, and Railroad Retirement benefits. This unprecedented situation is a result of economic conditions, not the result of Congressional or Presidential action or inaction.
Oct 8, 2010 Press Release
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.