Jan 27, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement on President Obama's State of the Union address tonight:
Washington, DC – The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Community Reinvestment Taskforce, which Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson chairs with Congressman Danny Davis of Illinois, today hosted a briefing on community service initiatives. The speakers were Sonal Shah, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation; Jean Yavis Jones, Senior Policy and Research Counsel for Feeding America; and Stacey D. Stewart, Executive Vice President of Community Impact Leadership and Learning at United Way Worldwide.
Jan 22, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that REACH has received a five-year, $415,547 grant from the U.S. Department of Education, under the Centers for Independent Living (CILs) Recovery Act Program. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) provided significant new funding for the CILs program, which funds independent living centers that serve individuals with disabilities.
Jan 21, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC – The House today passed H. Res. 1021, a bipartisan resolution expressing solidarity with Haitians, Haitian-Americans and all others who have lost loved ones or been affected by the January 12 earthquake near Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson co-sponsored the resolution, which passed the House by a vote of 411-1.
Jan 15, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today released the following statement about the 2010 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, which is celebrated on Monday, January 18:
Jan 15, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, third in seniority on the House Committee on Science and Technology and a member of the Subcommittee on Energy and Environment, today called on Fox News and other conservative media outlets to report accurately on climate scientist Mojib Latif's scientific research on climate change. In recent days, some conservative commentators have argued that a study by Dr. Latif found that the earth is on the verge of a "mini ice age." Dr. Latif has stated repeatedly that this understanding of his work is in error.
Jan 13, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement on the earthquake that occurred yesterday in Haiti:
Jan 12, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that the Housing Authority of the City of Dallas will receive a $54,796 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development's Family Self-Sufficiency Program. The funding is to be used to hire a program coordinator to connect housing assistance recipients with training opportunities, job placement organizations and local employers.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today commended the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), which released draft rules to tighten air quality standards this morning. The rules proposed by the Obama administration would lower the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for ground-level ozone to 0.060-0.070 parts per million (ppm), down from the Bush administration's standard of 0.075 ppm.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson welcomed news she received today from Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood that Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has been selected to receive a $2.3 million grant in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) funds.