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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, Representing the 30th District of Texas

Press Releases

Apr 18, 2009 Press Release
Dallas, TX – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today brought together international activists and authorities on peace-building and peace-keeping for her annual peace conference. The peace conference, themed "Women's Unique Perspectives on Waging Peace," was held at Thanks-giving Square in downtown Dallas. Congresswoman Johnson hosts the peace conference each year as part of her peace initiative, A World of Women for World Peace. More than 100 people attended the event.
Apr 15, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) will receive a grant of $5,847,400 from the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration. The grant will fund the purchase and installation of bus shelters, route signs, trash cans and other items to improve existing bus facilities.
Apr 9, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that the Dallas, Collin and Denton Counties will receive $1,028,893 in grant money from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The funds are for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP), and were allocated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the economic recovery package that Congress passed and President Obama signed in February.
Apr 8, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today encouraged Texas students to apply for positions with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Summer Employment Program 2009. TxDOT will hire approximately 340 students this summer, for salaried positions in the administrative, information technology, engineering and maintenance fields. Positions are open to students aged 17 or older and are available from May 1 through August 15, at Austin headquarters and statewide.
Apr 8, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (D/FW) will receive a $2 million grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The money was allocated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the economic recovery package that Congress passed and President Obama signed in February. D/FW will use the money for runway rehabilitation.
Apr 8, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today commended the more than 90 percent of Texans who use seat belts. A study conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's National Center for Statistics and Analysis and released Monday found that seat belt use in Texas was 91.2 percent in 2008.
Apr 3, 2009 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that she has completely overhauled her Congressional website. The new website has the same URL as the old website and can be accessed at http://ebjohnson.house.gov/.
Apr 2, 2009 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson last night received the 2009 "Federal Legislator of the Year" award from the Jump$tart Coalition at the not-for-profit organization's annual awards dinner. The dinner was held at the Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel.
Apr 1, 2009 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that the U.S. Department of Education has released more than $158 million in emergency education funds for school districts in the 30th Congressional District of Texas. The Cedar Hill, Dallas, DeSoto, Duncanville, Ferris, Irving, Lancaster and Mesquite Independent School Districts will receive a total of $96,188,334 in Title I funds and $62,069,000 in IDEA funds. Please see below for school district-specific numbers.
Mar 31, 2009 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today urged faith leaders and other residents of the 30th Congressional District of Texas to participate in a conference call with Joshua DuBois, Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. Paul Monteiro, the Deputy Director, will also participate in the call. The Outreach Taskforce of the Congressional Black Caucus organized the call, and it will be led by Congressman Elijah Cummings, Chair of the Outreach Taskforce.

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