Mar 31, 2011 Press Release
Congresswoman Johnson is marking the anniversary of the historic college aid package, which is the largest investment in college aid in our nation's history – at no cost to America's taxpayers. Instead this investment is paid for by eliminating taxpayer subsidies to banks.
Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement after news that her long time legislative aide, Christopher Crowe, passed away this afternoon.
Today, Congresswoman Johnson sat down with "Our World with Black Enterprise" television to discuss the importance of investing in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines and what programs that encourage these studies mean the nation's future.
Today, Congresswoman Johnson announced the FAA will award DFW International airport a grant of $4,053,823 that will go towards the rehabilitation of one of the airport's primary runways.
Exactly one year ago today, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act into law – making health care a right, not a privilege, for all Americans. This historic health reform provides several provisions that have begun to take effect for residents in Texas-30 and around the United States. Immediate benefits in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area are as follows:
"There have been unsubstantiated reports in the media about my alleged lack of support for Sarah Saldana for the position of the United States Attorney in the Northern District of Texas."
Dallas, Texas – (Thursday, March 17, 2011) – "At a time when our national news is driven more and more by commercial interests and obsession with viewing ratings; it's more important than ever for Americans to have an objective and unbiased news source and national commentary that National Public Radio (NPR) has provided since the 1970's. Hundreds of my constituents have called my offices, sent emails and faxes to express how important (NPR) is to them. Smaller radio stations in rural America that have limited news exposure, rely heavily on NPR's unbiased news sources. Low- income families, families living in rural areas, and minorities would be especially hurt by this legislation as these communities depend on NPR for access to news and information on public safety."
Mar 15, 2011 Press Release
Washington, DC (March 15, 2011) – Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson was honored by the South West Transit Association (SWTA) with the organization's 2011 Legislator of the Year Award. The SWTA Legislator of the Year award recognizes a member of the U.S. House or Senate who has significantly advanced the interest of public transportation in the previous year.
Dallas, Texas (Monday, March 14, 2011) – Today, Congresswoman Johnson announced that DART will receive a $700,000 grant from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for the Alternatives Analysis (AA) Program for possible alternatives for a second downtown Dallas light rail line.
Mar 11, 2011 Press Release
Dallas, Texas (Friday, March 11, 2011) – Today, Congresswoman Johnson announced that Wilmer Fire Department has received $323,000 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency under the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program.