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

Press Releases

Apr 29, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today voted for H.R. 1913, the Local Law Enforcement Hate Crimes Prevention Act, which passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 249-175.
Apr 28, 2009 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today introduced a resolution honoring Workers' Memorial Day. Workers' Memorial Day is observed each year on April 28 to commemorate workers who have been killed or injured on the job.
Apr 23, 2009 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today introduced the Naturalized Citizens Assistance Act, a bill that will amend the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 by adding newly-naturalized citizens to the list of participants eligible for financial education programs offered under the law. The bill will be referred to the House Committee on Financial Services and the House Committee on Homeland Security.
Apr 21, 2009 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement in recognition of Earth Day, which is observed tomorrow, April 22:
Apr 20, 2009 Press Release
Dallas, TX – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today hosted two economic recovery workshops in Dallas. The first workshop, the "Roadmap to Recovery" workshop, was designed to educate North Texans on how to access economic recovery funding. Representatives of financial organizations and federal and state agencies discussed funding opportunities and answered attendees' questions. The second workshop, the "EBJ Highway to Recovery" workshop, was targeted to female, minority and veteran small business owners and focused on state transportation economic recovery projects. More than 900 North Texans attended the workshops.
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.

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