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.
Washington, DC (Thursday, April 29, 2010) Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement today after the House Science and Technology Committee voted last night to update and reauthorize the America COMPETES Act that seeks to boost America's competitiveness by strengthening the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.
Apr 2, 2010 Press Release
Dallas, Texas - Building on the theme and momentum for April's National Financial Literacy Month, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced 65 free webinars being offered by the Consumer Credit Counseling Service (CCCS) of Greater Dallas - a nonprofit provider of credit and housing counseling.
Apr 2, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC - Today the Department of Education announced nearly $338 million in School Improvement Grants available for the State of Texas to turn around its persistently lowest achieving schools. The School Improvement Grant (SIG) program is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) of 2009. Congresswoman Johnson is the only North Texas Member of Congress to have voted for ARRA.
Washington, DC (Tuesday, March 30, 2010) Congresswoman Johnson today congratulated National Math and Science Initiative, Inc. for receiving $2,252,355 for a new five-year Teacher Quality Partnership grant aimed at raising student achievement by improving instruction in our schools. This grant, which was one of only 12 funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, will be used to reform traditional university teacher preparation programs as well as create teacher residency programs for professionals from other fields entering the teaching profession. Congresswoman Johnson is the only member of Congress in North Texas region to have voted in favor of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Mar 30, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC - Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson joined President Obama at today's bill signing ceremony at Northern Virginia Community College for the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010. This bill includes numerous reforms for the federal student aid system.
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Johnson voted to pass key improvements to our historic health care reform law. The reconciliation bill, which now goes to the President for his signature, makes health care even more affordable for the middle class, lowers prescription drug costs for seniors by closing the "donut hole" over time, and reduces the deficit even more than the original bill. The package of improvements, which passed the House and Senate today, stripped out special deals that favored one state over another. This bill also makes an historic investment in student aid to help American families and students pay for college.
Washington, DC - Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today voted for and applauded passage of the Small Business and Infrastructure Jobs Tax Act (H.R. 4849), which passed by a vote of 246 to178.
Mar 23, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson encouraged all residents in the 30th District to take advantage of numerous tax cuts in the Recovery Act. With only half of taxpayers having filed thus far, tax refunds are already up nearly 10% from last year – thanks to a broad array of tax cuts in the Recovery Act.