Washington, DC (Friday, May 28, 2010) A new piece of legislation, H.R. 4213, encourages private investment through the use of tax exempt bonds for public purpose water infrastructure projects. Specifically, the bill exempts Private Activity Bonds (PABs) for water and wastewater facilities from federally-mandated state volume caps. PABs are a form of tax-exempt financing that allows a government entity to meet a public need. Other infrastructure projects, such as airports, intercity high-speed rail, and solid waste disposal sites, are already exempt from these bond caps.
May 19, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC (Wednesday, May 19, 2010) Today, Congresswoman Johnson, Chairwoman of the subcommittee on Water Resources and the Environment, shows concern for the people living on the Gulf Coast. "I shudder to even entertain the idea that companies have become so greed-oriented that people and the environment simply do not matter," says Congresswoman Johnson. "Tell me this isn't so. Convince me this isn't so."
May 17, 2010 Press Release
Dallas, TX (Monday, May 17, 2010) Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's cable show has a new look and a new name.
Washington, DC (Friday, May 14, 2010) Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson announced a Letter of Intent (LOI) agreed to between the Federal Aviation Administration and Dallas Love Field that will provide the airport with $56.3 million for needed improvements.
May 13, 2010 Press Release
Balch Springs, TX (Thursday, May 13, 2010) Today Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson held her annual Economic Development Summit for local municipalities. More than 50 people attended the summit that took place at the Civic Center in Balch Springs, TX. Various speakers presented information on a range of topics focused on growing economic opportunities for local governments.
May 12, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC (Wednesday, May 12, 2010) Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's resolution to recognize National Nurse Week, which will be celebrated annually May 6th through May 12th, passed by the House of Representatives by voice vote today.
May 6, 2010 Press Release
Dallas, TX (Thursday, May 06, 2010) Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson hosts her annual art competition and exhibit in Dallas, TX to recognize the importance of the arts in schools. The competition is open to all the 30th Congressional District high school students.
May 5, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC (Wednesday, May 5, 2010) Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson joined millions of Americans in celebrating Cinco de Mayo. This day marks the historic triumph of the Mexican people over the French Army in the battle of Puebla in 1862.
May 5, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC – May 5, 2010, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson commended the President for signing the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act into law. The new law ensures that veterans and their families get the care and support they need and deserve after they put their lives on the line defending our country.
Apr 30, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC (Friday, April 30, 2010) – Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed H. Res. 375, a resolution written by Congresswoman Johnson that supported the goals and ideals of Workers' Memorial Day in order to honor and remember the workers who have been killed or injured in the workplace. The resolution, which passed unanimously, revealed that at least 2.3 million people around the globe die each year from work-related causes. In the United States in 2008 there were 5,214 workers killed on the job, 50 thousand died of occupational diseases and 4.6 million were injured at work.