Washington, DC (Tuesday, March 30, 2010) Congresswoman Johnson today congratulated National Math and Science Initiative, Inc. for receiving $2,252,355 for a new five-year Teacher Quality Partnership grant aimed at raising student achievement by improving instruction in our schools. This grant, which was one of only 12 funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will be used to reform traditional university teacher preparation programs as well as create teacher residency programs for professionals from other fields entering the teaching profession. Congresswoman Johnson is the only member of Congress in North Texas region to have voted in favor of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Mar 30, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC - Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson joined President Obama at today's bill signing ceremony at Northern Virginia Community College for the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. This bill includes numerous reforms for the federal student aid system.
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Johnson voted to pass key improvements to our historic health care reform law. The reconciliation bill, which now goes to the President for his signature, makes health care even more affordable for the middle class, lowers prescription drug costs for seniors by closing the "donut hole" over time, and reduces the deficit even more than the original bill. The package of improvements, which passed the House and Senate today, stripped out special deals that favored one state over another. This bill also makes an historic investment in student aid to help American families and students pay for college.
Washington, DC - Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today voted for and applauded passage of the Small Business and Infrastructure Jobs Tax Act (H.R. 4849), which passed by a vote of 246 to178.
Mar 23, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson encouraged all residents in the 30th District to take advantage of numerous tax cuts in the Recovery Act. With only half of taxpayers having filed thus far, tax refunds are already up nearly 10% from last year – thanks to a broad array of tax cuts in the Recovery Act.
Mar 23, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC - Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today attended the signing ceremony for the health care reform bill at the White House. Congresswoman Johnson, the first registered nurse elected to the House of Representatives, was invited by President Barack Obama in recognition for her strong support for the reform package and her dedication to the health and well being of all Americans.
Mar 22, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC - Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson welcomed today's international focus on clean water and water resources as part of World Water Day. This year's theme as chosen by the United Nations is "Clean Water for a Healthy World."
Mar 21, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC - Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement on the Senate Amendments to H.R. 3590 – the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and H.R. 4872 – the Reconciliation Act of 2010, which passed the House today by a vote of 219 to 212.
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Johnson voted for the single largest investment in college aid in history. The Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act will expand access to an affordable college education to more American students and build a world-class community college system – all at no cost to the taxpayers.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson paid tribute to the extraordinary number of African Americans who have broken significant barriers to enhance our country through scientific innovation, by authoring House Resolution 1133.