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

Press Releases

Jun 10, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC (Thursday, June 10, 2010) LaShaun Steward, a junior at North Dallas High School, has finished the Congressional Page Program.
Jun 10, 2010 Press Release
Dallas, TX (Thursday, June 10, 2010) The Dallas County College District (DCCCD) is the largest undergraduate institution in the state of Texas. The DCCCD, which consists of seven colleges – Brookhaven, Cedar Valley, Eastfield, El Centro, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland, plus the R. Jan LeCroy Center for Educational Telecommunications, will receive funding in the amount of $300,000 for the period August 1, 2010 through July 31, 2011. Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson secured this funding for DCCCD within the fiscal year 2010 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations bill.
Jun 7, 2010 Press Release
Dallas, Texas (Monday, June 7, 2010) The impact of diabetes in the Dallas/Fort Worth area presents serious public health concerns for the North Texas community. It is estimated by the Baylor Healthcare system that 250,000 residents are currently living with diabetes, however it is estimated that 30% of the population is currently diagnosed. It is in response to these statistics that Baylor has committed $15 million over 5 years to create the Diabetes Health & Wellness Institute at the Juanita J. Craft Recreation Center in the Frazier community of South Dallas.
Jun 3, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC (Thursday, June 03, 2010) The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) responsibility is to ensure that 15 million Texans breathe clean air, and that the Texas air permitting program fully complies with the federal Clean Air Act. Governor Rick Perry expressed opposition to this decision, a decision that could affect dozens of major refiners, power plants and chemical facilities in the state.
Jun 2, 2010 Press Release
Dallas, TX (Wednesday, June 02, 2010) Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson will join the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Deputy Secretary, Ron Sims and the Dallas Housing Authority's Board of Commissions and its President and CEO, MaryAnn Russ tomorrow at a press conference announcing the HOPE VI grant for the revitalization of the Turner Courts Development.
May 28, 2010 Press Release
Washington, D.C. (Friday, May 28, 2010) The bold new bill, H.R. 5116 the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010, which makes significant investments in science, innovation, and education, passed the House of Representatives by a 262 to 150 vote today. This bill will strengthen the U.S. scientific and economic leadership, support employers, and create jobs in the short-, mid-, and long-term. It will help to prepare thousands of new teachers and provide current teachers with better materials and skills. It makes concerted efforts to increase the number of Advanced Placement teachers in high-need schools and provides students in high-need communities with access to laboratory experiences. This legislation includes important programs drafted by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's hand.
May 28, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC (Friday, May 28, 2010) Each year on Memorial Day, Americans come together to remember those who have sacrificed their lives on behalf of our country in the name of freedom and democracy. The debt owed to them is immeasurable. Their sacrifices and those of their military families are freedom's foundation. Without the brave efforts of all the soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen and their families, our country would not live so freely.
May 28, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC (Friday, May 28, 2010) The House passed legislation today (H.R. 4213) that ends a dispute over current year federal highway funding to states. Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson led the effort of her colleagues on the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee to reverse an inequitable distribution of these funds.
May 28, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC (Friday, May 28, 2010) A new piece of legislation, H.R. 4213, encourages private investment through the use of tax exempt bonds for public purpose water infrastructure projects. Specifically, the bill exempts Private Activity Bonds (PABs) for water and wastewater facilities from federally-mandated state volume caps. PABs are a form of tax-exempt financing that allows a government entity to meet a public need. Other infrastructure projects, such as airports, intercity high-speed rail, and solid waste disposal sites, are already exempt from these bond caps.
May 19, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC (Wednesday, May 19, 2010) Today, Congresswoman Johnson, Chairwoman of the subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment, shows concern for the people living on the Gulf Coast. "I shudder to even entertain the idea that companies have become so greed-oriented that people and the environment simply do not matter," says Congresswoman Johnson. "Tell me this isn't so. Convince me this isn't so."