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.
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.
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.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic and Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Clinic, both community health centers in Dallas, will receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic will receive $522,803 and Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Clinic will receive $238,685. The grants are for expanding services at existing community health centers.
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that the cities of Cedar Hill, Dallas, DeSoto, Duncanville and Lancaster will receive a total of $13,443,500 in grants from the United States Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program. The money was allocated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the economic recovery package that Congress passed and President Obama signed in February.
Mar 25, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today offered three amendments to two bills being marked up in the House Committee on Science and Technology. Congresswoman Johnson offered two amendments to H.R. 1580, the Electronic Waste Research and Development Act, and one amendment to H.R. 1145, the National Water Research and Development Initiative Act of 2009. All three amendments passed.
Mar 19, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that Dallas County will receive $4,405,482 in Neighborhood Stabilization Program funding. The Neighborhood Stabilization Program provides emergency assistance to state and local governments to acquire and redevelop foreclosed properties that might otherwise become sources of abandonment and blight within their communities.
Mar 17, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today introduced legislation to name the American Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the "Mickey Leland United States Embassy Building." Congressman Leland represented the 18th Congressional District of Texas from 1979 until 1989, when he died in a plane crash in Ethiopia. During his six terms, he found the House Select Committee on Hunger, served as Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus and participated in humanitarian missions around the world.