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  • Sam Johnson on President Obama’s Last Budget Proposal
    Posted in Press Release on February 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Fiscal Responsibility

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today President Obama released his budget proposal for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. In response, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) made the following statement: “The one good thing I can say about President Obama’s budget proposal is that it will be his LAST budget proposal,” said Johnson. “Unfortunately, it comes as no shock to see that Obama proposes more of the same: more spending, more taxes, and more debt. This is WRONG. At a time when our debt is over $19 trillion, Obama ne... Read more

    Posted in Press Release on February 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – On February 5, 2016 U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) returned to Texas’ southern border in response to the Department of Homeland Security’s recent report, which shows a 30% increase in border crossings compared to the previous year. Johnson and fellow Border Security Caucus members were briefed by the Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol as well as the Texas Department of Public Safety. In addition, Johnson toured the Rio Grande River by boat to see the security challen... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Introduces Water Bill to Bypass EPA, Allow Local Reservoir to Proceed Immediately
    Posted in Press Release on February 4, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – To coincide with Texas Water Day, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) introduced the North Texas Reservoir Approval Act (H.R. 4466). This bill would provide additional water that is in demand due to significant population growth in North Texas. Specifically, H.R. 4466 would exempt the Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir from the Clean Water Act so that the project can proceed immediately. At the current rate of projected population growth, by 2020 Collin County will not have eno... Read more

  • 2016 Valentines for Vets: Sam Johnson Encourages Area School Participation
    Posted in Press Release on February 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, D.C. – To coincide with the National Salute to Veteran Patients (the week of Valentine’s Day), U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is holding his annual “Valentines for Vets” outreach program. Teachers and students in Collin County are encouraged to create Valentines that will then be picked up by staff between February 8th and February 12th. Congressman Johnson will hand-deliver the heart-felt messages to veterans at the Dallas VA Medical Center. “Across the country, thousands of v... Read more

  • February 9th: Sam Johnson Staff Offer Federal Agency Assistance
    Posted in Press Release on February 2, 2016 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, February 9th the staff of U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) will host their monthly “Mobile Office Hours.” This outreach program works to better help constituents with federal agency assistance by meeting Collin County folks at convenient locations across the district. February’s Mobile Offices will be located in Plano West, McKinney, Lucas, and Wylie (times and specific locations listed below). Appointments are not necessary. “Dealing with a federal agency can ... Read more

  • 2016 Congressional Art Competition for High School Students Now Underway
    Posted in Press Release on February 1, 2016 | Preview rr

    Plano, TX – U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is pleased to announce that the 34th annual Congressional Art Competition is now underway. This is an annual art competition for high school students to showcase their talent and artwork. First place winners in each of the congressional districts across the nation will have their artwork displayed at the United States Capitol. Congressman Johnson encourages all Collin County high school student artists to participate. “Our community is blessed wit... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Provides Free IRS Tax Return Publication at Local Libraries
    Posted in Press Release on January 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – To help Collin County constituents during this tax season, Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is providing local libraries with paper copies of the IRS’s “Tax Guide 2015 for Individuals” (IRS publication 17). This 288-page publication provides critical information for individuals doing their 2015 tax returns. “As a fiscal conservative, I want to do everything I can to help my constituents save money – particularly during what can be a stressful and confusing tax season,” said Joh... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Congratulates Service Academy Nominees, Class of 2020
    Posted in Press Release on January 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, National Security

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is proud to nominate 47 Collin County students to the U.S. Service Academies for the Class of 2020. Each service academy will make formal offers of appointment this spring. “Second to God, serving our Great Nation is the worthiest calling of my life, which is why I find nominating students to America’s service academies to be one of the most rewarding parts of my job as Collin County’s U.S. Representative,” said Johnson. “These 36 young men... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Announces New VA Specialty Clinic in Conjunction with CBOC
    Posted in Press Release on January 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans

    PLANO, TX – Today, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) announced that the VA has approved a new specialty clinic to be built in conjunction with the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic (CBOC) that will open in the spring of 2016. Johnson’s work to see a new VA clinic open in the North Texas area has spanned several years. The announcement regarding this new specialty clinic comes just three months after the location decision for the CBOC. “As a 29-year Air Force veteran and POW for nearly seve... Read more

  • Sam Johnson: Fair Savings Treatment for Guard and Reserve Forces
    Posted in Press Release on January 13, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) introduced his 29th piece of legislation in the 114th Congress and his first for 2016, the Service Member Retirement Improvement Act (H.R. 4381). This bill would stop the IRS from stifling Guard or Reserve service members’ ability to save for their retirement. “Ensuring our troops and veterans receive fair treatment is top priority of mine, particularly as a 29-year Air Force veteran and POW for nearly seven years,” said Johnson. “So ... Read more