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.
Sep 20, 2010 Press Release
Dallas, TX – (Monday, September 20, 2010) - Congresswoman Johnson today welcomed news that the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is receiving $14 million in grant funds from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for phase two of the rehabilitation and construction of its Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF) Training Facility. The $14 million is in addition to the $3 million awarded in August for phase one and will be used towards furthering improvements of ARFF.
Sep 16, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC – (Thursday, September 16, 2010) Today, Congresswoman Johnson issued the following statement in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, which runs from September 15 through October 15 every year.
Washington, DC – (Tuesday, September 14, 2010) Congresswoman Johnson's theme for the 2010 Science and Technology Braintrust "Believing by Seeing" focuses specifically on the achievement gap for minorities that continues to widen despite significant strides made to level the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) playing fields. Congresswoman Johnson's Braintrust will foster more tangible relationships and positive interaction between influential African-American role models in these fields and African-American youth.