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

Press Releases

Jul 14, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC(Wednesday, July 14, 2010) – Today, Congresswoman Johnson applauded the new regulations issued by the Obama Administration to help make prevention affordable by requiring new health plans to cover recommended preventive services at no cost to the patient. The regulations, based off of provisions in the Affordable Care Act, will keep Americans healthier and help save money over the long term by increasing access to preventive care.
Jul 8, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC (Thursday, July 8, 2010) – Dallas, Texas will soon have additional streetcars thanks to the Federal Transit Administration's Urban Circulator Grant Program. Congresswoman Johnson and other officials will announce the $4.9 million grant to the 30th Congressional District at a press conference on Monday, July 12, 2010 (media advisory forthcoming).
Jul 7, 2010 Press Release
This Website, Required by Health Reform Statute, Will Help Put Americans in Charge of Their Health Care
Jul 7, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC (Thursday, July1, 2010) – Starting today, July 1st, children of soldiers who died in Iraq and Afghanistan conflict will be eligible for a full Pell Grant award under the Department of Education's Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants. In 2008, Congresswoman Johnson, in conjunction with Congressman Don Young of Alaska, introduced and passed this legislative provision as part of H.R. 4137, the College Opportunity and Affordability Act of 2007.
Jul 6, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC (Tuesday, July 6, 2010) – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson voted for and the House of Representatives passed H.R. 4899, the Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2010. Included in the bill are key provisions such as protecting an existing Senate amendment that exempts the Corps of Engineering and the Federal Highway Administration from having to determine if the Trinity River Levees are historic. Without these exemptions, Dallas residents would almost certainly be burdened with having to purchase flood insurance.
Jul 6, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC (Tuesday, July 6, 2010) – Congresswoman Johnson and Chairman James Oberstar have introduced H.R. 5629, the Oil Spill Accountability and Environmental Protection Act of 2010 on June 29, 2010. This bill comes after several hearings investigating the potential cause of the devastating April 20th explosion that caused on-going release of oil in the Gulf of Mexico.
Jun 30, 2010 Press Release
Dallas, TX (Wednesday, June 30, 2010) – In her continuing efforts to help North Texas' public transportation structure, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today helped secure $84 million in federal funds from the Department of Transportation (DOT) for the construction of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) NW/SE Green Line.
Jun 29, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC (Tuesday, June 29, 2010) – Congresswoman Johnson invites all constituents to partake in a telephone town hall meeting.
Jun 23, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC (Tuesday, June 22, 2010) – Congresswoman Johnson announced today that drivers in the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area will soon experience less traffic jams because of a $1,465 billion loan from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The funding for the loan is broken into two sources: the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) is loaning $850 million to go towards the reconstruction of I-635 (commonly referred to as the LBJ Freeway) and the addition of new toll lanes. This is the second largest loan in history given by TIFIA. The remaining $615 million loan will come from tax-exempt private activity bonds.
Jun 16, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC (Wednesday, June 16, 2010) – I stand behind President Obama's position to hold BP accountable for this horrific environmental catastrophe. Our administration is committed to containing the damage from the BP oil spill and providing the people of the Gulf the help they need for as long as they need it.