Nov 23, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today joined President Obama for an event at the White House celebrating science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives. The event emphasized the importance of investing in programs for students in minority and underserved communities.
Nov 19, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that Head Start of Greater Dallas and the Child Care Group will receive a total of more than $3 million in Early Head Start Expansion grants under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, economic recovery legislation that President Obama signed into law in February.
Nov 19, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today voted for H.R. 3961, the Medicare Physician Payment Reform Act. The Medicare Physician Payment Reform Act will prevent the 21 percent cut in Medicare physician payment rates scheduled for January 2010. It will also replace the formula currently used to calculate payment rates, the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula, with a new system that is permanent and sustainable. The House passed the bill by a vote of 243-183.
Nov 18, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed H.R. 3791, the Fire Grants Reauthorization Act, which reauthorizes the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program and the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program for the next five years. The bill includes language inserted by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson that enhances mental health support for firefighters in the wellness and fitness programs established by the bill. The Fire Grants Reauthorization Act passed by a vote of 395-31.
Nov 10, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement for Veterans Day, which is observed tomorrow:
Nov 7, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement on the Affordable Health Care for America Act, which passed the House today by a vote of 220-215.
Nov 6, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – The House today passed H.R. 2868, the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Act of 2009, which will make the country's drinking and wastewater facilities and approximately 6,000 high-risk chemical facilities safer. The bill passed the House by a vote of 230-193. Title III of the bill, the Wastewater Treatment Works Security Act of 2009, was originally introduced as a stand-alone bill by Congresswoman Johnson on June 16.
Washington, DC - Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today released the following statement on H.R. 3548, the Worker, Homeownership and Business Assistance Act of 2009, which passed the House of Representatives today by a vote of 403-12. In Texas, unemployment benefits will be extended fourteen additional weeks.
Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson announced that the Dallas Independent School District will receive $7,982,680 in funding under the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA). The funding will be used to continue the Teacher Incentive Fund for one year.
Oct 29, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson announced that the Texas Mezzanine Fund and the Dallas Development Fund will receive a total of $80,000,000 in tax credits from the U.S. Department of Treasury. The Texas Mezzanine Fund will receive $25,000,000 under the Treasury Department's New Markets Tax Program, and the Dallas Development fund will receive $55,000,000 under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).