Aug 24, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson was joined by Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert, State Senator Royce West and representatives from the United States Postal Service (USPS) for a townhall on proposed changes to mail processing in North Texas this evening. More than 200 people attended the townhall, which Congresswoman Johnson organized in response to concerns about a USPS study that recommended moving outgoing mail processing operations from the Dallas Main Post Office to a postal facility in Coppell, TX.
Jul 30, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today introduced the "Hate Crimes Against the Homeless Statistics Act." The legislation will include hate crimes against homeless people in the uniform hate crimes statistics collected by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Jul 27, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson held a telephone townhall for constituents of the 30th Congressional District of Texas tonight from 7:10 p.m. to 8:10 p.m. CST. The telephone townhall focused on health care reform, and constituents were able to ask Congresswoman Johnson questions about the health care system and Congressional efforts to improve it.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson secured more than $87 million in transportation funding for North Texas in the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2010, which passed the House today by a vote of 256-168. Congresswoman Johnson secured $86,249,717 for Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and $1,000,000 for the I-30 Trinity River Bridge.
Jul 23, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – The national minimum wage will increase from $6.55 per hour to $7.25 per hour tomorrow. This 70-cent increase is the last of three increases to take effect under the Fair Minimum Wage Act, which the House passed in 2007 to increase the minimum wage from $5.15 per hour to $7.25 per hour. Texas is one of 31 states that will be affected by the increase in the national minimum wage.
Jul 21, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has awarded a grant of $721,000 to the City of Dallas, through the Housing Opportunities for People with AIDS (HOPWA) Program. The grant is a permanent supportive housing renewal grant that will continue providing 28 units of permanent housing for post-incarcerated people who are living with HIV/AIDS.
Jul 16, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today introduced the Community-Based Health Care Retraining Act, legislation that would fund programs to retrain displaced workers for careers in health care jobs. The Community-Based Health Care Retraining Act would amend the Workforce Investment Act to provide $25 million in funding for qualifying community partnerships to create retraining programs or expand those already in existence.
Jul 15, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, a former nurse, joined other members of the American Nurses Association at the White House today, where President Barack Obama gave a Rose Garden speech on health care. In the speech, President Obama emphasized the important role nurses play in the delivery of quality health care.
Jul 14, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today released the following statement on the "America's Affordable Health Choices Act":
Jul 9, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – The House today passed H.R. 3081, the State Foreign Operations Appropriations Act, an appropriations bill that funds diplomatic and development agencies for fiscal year 2010. The legislation included an amendment offered by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson to increase funding for the Democracy Fund from $120 million to $130 million. Democracy Fund money is used by the United States Department of State (State Department) for its Human Rights and Democracy Fund and by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for its Office of Democracy and Governance.