Mar 23, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC - Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today attended the signing ceremony for the health care reform bill at the White House. Congresswoman Johnson, the first registered nurse elected to the House of Representatives, was invited by President Barack Obama in recognition for her strong support for the reform package and her dedication to the health and well being of all Americans.
Mar 22, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC - Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson welcomed today's international focus on clean water and water resources as part of World Water Day. This year's theme as chosen by the United Nations is "Clean Water for a Healthy World."
Mar 21, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC - Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement on the Senate Amendments to H.R. 3590 – the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and H.R. 4872 – the Reconciliation Act of 2010, which passed the House today by a vote of 219 to 212.
Washington, DC – Today, Congresswoman Johnson voted for the single largest investment in college aid in history. The Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act will expand access to an affordable college education to more American students and build a world-class community college system – all at no cost to the taxpayers.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson paid tribute to the extraordinary number of African Americans who have broken significant barriers to enhance our country through scientific innovation, by authoring House Resolution 1133.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that she will be holding a telephone town hall meeting regarding health care reform on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. central daylight time. Congresswoman Johnson will be listening and commenting on her constituents questions regarding the health care reform bill pending in the U.S. House.
Mar 17, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced specific benefits that health insurance reform will bring to constituents of the 30th District of Texas. The plan will put Americans and small businesses back in charge of their health care choices. It will make coverage more affordable for everyone and hold insurance companies accountable, stopping the worst practices such as the denial of coverage due to pre-existing conditions, the dropping of coverage when a person becomes sick, or arbitrarily hiking up a person's premiums.
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement about the Congressional Black Caucus meeting with President Obama at the White House today:
Mar 3, 2010 Press Release
Washington, DC – The House of Representatives today passed H. Res. 1082, a resolution Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson introduced in support of the fourth annual America Saves Week. The Consumer Federation of America established America Saves, an annual nationwide campaign to encourage financial literacy and personal savings, nine years ago, and the fourth annual America Saves Week was February 21 through February 28, 2010.
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.