Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson of Dallas, TX, and Congresswoman Diana DeGette of Denver, CO, today made a friendly wager on the upcoming Dallas-Denver Western Conference Semifinals series in the NBA Playoffs.
Apr 30, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today highlighted the Woodall Rodgers Deck Park, a project that was partially funded with money allocated by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA), the economic recovery package that Congress passed and President Obama signed in February. Congresswoman Johnson was the only Member of Congress from North Texas to vote for ARRA.
Apr 30, 2009 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today voted in favor of H.R. 627, the Credit Cardholders' Bill of Rights, which passed the U.S. House of Representatives today by a vote of 357-70.
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.