Washington, DC – Today, during debate on H.R. 915, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson urged the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to grant priority consideration to Dallas Love Field Airport for a project that would link the airport to the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) system. H.R. 915, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009, provides for the creation of an Intermodal Ground Access Project Pilot Program at no more than five airports nationwide. In a colloquy with House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman James L. Oberstar, Congresswoman Johnson urged the FAA to consider Love Field as one of the selected airports.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today introduced a resolution honoring the historic election to the Kuwait parliament on May 16, 2009, of four female candidates: Dr. Massouma al-Mubarak, Dr. Rola Dashti, Dr. Salwa al-Jassar, and Dr. Aseel al-Awadhi. Women in Kuwait received the right to vote and run for office in 2005, and the recent election marks the first time that women were elected to national office in the nation's history.
May 21, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today introduced the Home Buying Credit Expansion Act, which will make all homebuyers eligible for the tax credit currently available to first-time homebuyers.
May 15, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will receive a $1 million grant from the Federal Highway Administration for the construction of a 2.6 mile project in Tarrant County. The project will consist of a six-lane road from State Highway 114 to Dove Road and a four-lane road from Dove Road to Randol Mill Road. The funding was allocated by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA), the economic recovery package that Congress passed and President Obama signed in February. Congresswoman Johnson was the only Member of Congress from North Texas to vote for ARRA.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today released the following statement about the status of funding for Dallas Independent School District (ISD) Learning Centers and Magnet Schools:
May 14, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today voted for H.R. 2187, the 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act. H.R. 2187 authorizes $6.4 billion for fiscal year 2010 for the modernization, renovation and repair of school facilities, guaranteeing each district a minimum of $5,000. The legislation passed the House by a vote of 275-155.
May 13, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson announced the winners of the 2009 Congressional Art Competition in the 30th Congressional District of Texas on Friday, May 8. High school students from 10 high schools in the 30th District submitted a total of 51 entries. All three winners attend Booker T. Washington High School.
May 12, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson's resolution honoring National Nurses Week, which she introduced February 25, today passed the House by voice vote. The resolution, H. Res. 192, recognizes National Nurses Week, which began on May 6 and ends today. Congresswoman Johnson began her career as a registered nurse, and she was the first nurse elected to the U.S. Congress.
May 7, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today voted in favor of H.R. 1728, the Mortgage Reform and Anti-Predatory Lending Act of 2009, bipartisan legislation that will bring common sense reform to mortgage lending practices and provide consumers with stronger protections. The bill passed the House by a vote of 300-114.
May 7, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) will receive $78.4 million in federal money a year ahead of schedule. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) provided for expediting the funds, which DART would otherwise have received in Fiscal Year 2010 as part of its "full funding grant agreement" with the Federal Transit Administration.