Feb 26, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC – The Senate's failure to overcome the objections of a single Republican Senator means funding for federal highway, transit and highway safety programs will run out at midnight Sunday night, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson announced today. The expiration may also force employee layoffs at the Department of Transportation, including the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Feb 25, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson this morning gave remarks at the Seventh Annual NSF ITEST Summit, a two-day event focused this year on "STEM Career Development: Nurturing Interest, Persistence & STEM Self-Efficacy." The Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program is administered by the National Science Foundation (NSF), and it supports research and projects to prepare K-12 students to enter the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.
Feb 24, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed H.R. 4626, the Health Insurance Industry Fair Competition Act, legislation that will eliminate the antitrust exemption for health insurance companies. Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson co-sponsored the legislation, which passed the House by a vote of 406-19.
Feb 17, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation will award two transportation projects in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex a total of $43 million. The North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) will receive $20 million for the Texas State Highway 161 Project, and the North Central Texas Council of Governments will receive $23 million to expand the downtown Dallas Streetcar system.
Feb 12, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today welcomed NBA basketball players, coaches, and staff, as well as basketball fans from around the country, to the Greater Dallas Metroplex. The Metroplex will host the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, February 14; events will be held at both the new Cowboys Stadium and the American Airlines Center, home of the Mavericks. Congresswoman Johnson introduced a resolution recognizing the NBA All-Star Game on February 2.
Feb 8, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement on the death of Congressman John Murtha:
Feb 4, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today backed H.R. 4061, the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2009, which passed the House by a vote of 422-5. The legislation will improve cybersecurity within both the public and private sectors by investing in programs to develop a skilled cybersecurity workforce and by promoting cybersecurity education for the general public. The legislation was developed from recommendations by the Administration's Cyberspace Policy Review and four hearings on cybersecurity that the House Science and Technology Committee held in 2009. Congresswoman Johnson has been a member of the Science Committee since she first came to Congress in 1993.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson gave remarks at this morning's dedication of the Distinguished Sailors collectible postal stamps, which honor four American sailors who served with distinction in the 20th century: William S. Sims, Arleigh A. Burke, John McCloy and Doris "Dorie" Miller. Congresswoman Johnson has been working to honor Petty Officer Miller with the Congressional Medal of Honor since she first came to Congress in 1993.
Jan 27, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement on President Obama's State of the Union address tonight:
Washington, DC – The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Community Reinvestment Taskforce, which Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson chairs with Congressman Danny Davis of Illinois, today hosted a briefing on community service initiatives. The speakers were Sonal Shah, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation; Jean Yavis Jones, Senior Policy and Research Counsel for Feeding America; and Stacey D. Stewart, Executive Vice President of Community Impact Leadership and Learning at United Way Worldwide.