Jul 8, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today voted in favor of H.R. 2965, the Enhancing Small Business Innovation and Research Act, legislation that will reauthorize and modernize the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. The bill passed the House by a vote of 386-41.
Jun 26, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement on the American Clean Energy and Security Act, which passed the House tonight by a vote of 219-212:
Jun 25, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – The House today passed H.R. 2647, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, with an amendment by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson. H.R. 2647 is a bill that funds military personnel and military activities of the Department of Defense, for fiscal year 2010.
Jun 19, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – The House yesterday passed H.R. 2847, the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (CJS Appropriations Act), with an amendment by Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson. The CJS Appropriations Act funds the Department of Commerce, the Department of Justice and federal scientific research and programs, for fiscal year 2010.
Jun 16, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) will grant $950,000 to Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). DART will use the funding to purchase supplemental DART buses.
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.