Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has released more than $158 million in emergency education funds for school districts in the 30th Congressional District of Texas. The Cedar Hill, Dallas, DeSoto, Duncanville, Ferris, Irving, Lancaster and Mesquite Independent School Districts will receive a total of $96,188,334 in Title I funds and $62,069,000 in IDEA funds. Please see below for school district-specific numbers.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today urged faith leaders and other residents of the 30th Congressional District of Texas to participate in a conference call with Joshua DuBois, Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Paul Monteiro, the Deputy Director, will also participate in the call. The Outreach Taskforce of the Congressional Black Caucus organized the call, and it will be led by Congressman Elijah Cummings, Chair of the Outreach Taskforce.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic and Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Clinic, both community health centers in Dallas, will receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic will receive $522,803 and Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Clinic will receive $238,685. The grants are for expanding services at existing community health centers.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that the cities of Cedar Hill, Dallas, DeSoto, Duncanville and Lancaster will receive a total of $13,443,500 in grants from the United States Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program. The money was allocated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the economic recovery package that Congress passed and President Obama signed in February.
Mar 25, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today offered three amendments to two bills being marked up in the House Committee on Science and Technology. Congresswoman Johnson offered two amendments to H.R. 1580, the Electronic Waste Research and Development Act, and one amendment to H.R. 1145, the National Water Research and Development Initiative Act of 2009. All three amendments passed.
Mar 19, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that Dallas County will receive $4,405,482 in Neighborhood Stabilization Program funding. The Neighborhood Stabilization Program provides emergency assistance to state and local governments to acquire and redevelop foreclosed properties that might otherwise become sources of abandonment and blight within their communities.
Mar 17, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today introduced legislation to name the American Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the "Mickey Leland United States Embassy Building." Congressman Leland represented the 18th Congressional District of Texas from 1979 until 1989, when he died in a plane crash in Ethiopia. During his six terms, he found the House Select Committee on Hunger, served as Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and participated in humanitarian missions around the world.
Mar 11, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today joined President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House as he signed an Executive Order creating the White House Council on Women and Girls. Congresswoman Johnson attended the signing at the invitation of the White House.
Mar 10, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson was a keynote speaker at today's Bosnian Women's Day on Capitol Hill, which was hosted by the Bosniak-American Advisory Council for Bosnia and Herzegovina. The theme of this year's event was "Women's Empowerment through Art: The BosFam Weavers for Hope."
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that she has introduced H.R. 1144, the Fulfilling the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering Act, which she also introduced in the 110th Congress. The legislation promotes gender parity in the academic disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at the university faculty level. The provisions of H.R. 1144 are derived from recommendations of the National Academies report "Beyond Bias and Barriers: Fulfilling the Potential of Women in Academic Science and Engineering," which found that women are under-represented in the STEM fields, in part due to gender bias.