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

Press Releases

Jul 28, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC – (Wednesday, July 28, 2010) Congresswoman Johnson voted today to support our troops and veterans by ensuring critical funding for veterans health services and the construction of key facilities for training and housing our military. As our troops return home from Iraq, the funding is a 7.4 percent increase over the previous year for veterans' health care and benefits, including funding more than 4,000 additional permanent claims processors. The funding also continues this Congress's first-ever advance appropriations, ensuring timely and reliable funding for veterans' services.
Jul 28, 2010 Press Release
Washington, D.C. (Wednesday, July 28, 2010) Congresswoman Johnson voted today in support of Democrats "Make it in America" strategy by supporting three bills that will rebuild the American manufacturing base, put the American people back to work, and grow our economy. With an emphasis on creating the high-skill, high-wage jobs of the future, "Make it in America" promotes American competitiveness, innovation, and exports.
Jul 27, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC (Tuesday, July 27, 2010) – Texans with disabilities can now receive care in the comfort of their own homes instead of in long-term institutional care facilities through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Grant. This grant, which is being issued to states this week, encourages states that are not part of the Money Follows the Person (MFP) Rebalancing Demonstration to apply for grant funding.
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.