Jun 12, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that the City of Dallas and Dallas County can access a total of $54,080,000 in low-interest financing under the Recovery Zone Bonds program. Recovery Zone Bonds enable local governments in areas particularly affected by job loss to borrow money for economic development projects.
Jun 11, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has released $624,509 to the Dallas VA Medical Center. The Dallas VA Medical Center will use the money to design a project to relocate Specialty Care Clinics. The funding is a portion of the amount allocated to minor project construction under the Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Appropriations Act of 2009.
Jun 10, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – The House today passed HR 2410, the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, by a vote of 235-187, with two amendments offered by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson. The Foreign Relations Authorization Act implements President Obama's foreign policy vision, which emphasizes diplomacy and development in addition to defense.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today submitted a statement to the record recognizing Dallas Independent School District's School for the Talented and Gifted and School for Science and Engineering. The School for the Talented and Gifted and the School for Science and Engineering were ranked first and second, respectively, in Newsweek's list of the best 1,500 public high schools in the United States. Both schools are part of the Yvonne A. Ewell Townview Center, which is located in the 30th Congressional District of Texas.
Jun 7, 2009 Press Release
Kingston, TN – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson held a townhall meeting today at the Kingston Community Center in Kingston, TN. During the meeting, Congresswoman Johnson heard personal stories from residents of Kingston who have been affected by the December 2008 coal ash spill. Congresswoman Johnson is Chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment, which has jurisdiction over water conservation, water infrastructure, pollution control and hazardous waste cleanup.
Jun 3, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today submitted the following statement for the record in support of H. Con. Res. 109, in recognition of the 20th anniversary of the Susan G. Komen National Race for the Cure in Washington, DC, which has recently been renamed the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure. Susan G. Komen for the Cure is based in Dallas, and the first Race for the Cure was held in Dallas in 1983.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson introduced H.R. 2663, the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) of 2009, last night. The legislation would increase the share of overall project cost that can come from the TIFIA program, from 33 percent to 49 percent of the anticipated eligible project cost, and authorizes $285 million in budget authority per year over the life of the bill.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, a senior member of the House Committee on Science and Technology, today released the following statement on President Obama's nomination of General Charles Bolden as Administrator of NASA:
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today released the following statement on President Obama's nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court of the United States:
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has released $35,990,660 in funding to Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). The money, part of the 2009 appropriations to DART, will fund a 21-mile, two-segment extension of DART's Green Line and the building of an operating facility for vehicle maintenance and storage.