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  • Sam Johnson Unveils Plan to Permanently Save Social Security
    Posted in Press Release on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (TX-03) introduced legislation that will permanently save Social Security, ensuring this vital program continues to work for today’s workers and beneficiaries and future generations. For years, the Social Security Board of Trustees has cautioned the program is on an unsustainable path. This year, the Trustees Report warned workers will face a 21 percent benefit cut starting in 2034 if Congress does not ref... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Amendment to Expedite Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir in House-Passed WIIN Act
    Posted in Press Release on December 8, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act (S. 612), which included a modified bipartisan amendment introduced by Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) that will expedite the federal permitting process for the Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir in North Texas. Specifically, this amendment would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to finalize their review of t... Read more

  • House Unanimously Passes Johnson-Larson Bill Extending Special Tax Refund Deadline for Wrongfully Convicted Individuals
    Posted in Press Release on December 6, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the House passed by unanimous consent legislation to help wrongfully convicted individuals. Specifically, H.R. 6438 – introduced by Congressmen Sam Johnson (TX-03) and John Larson (CT-01) – temporarily extends the deadline for these innocent folks to apply for tax relief on their restitution. This extension is vital because the original one-year deadline to apply for refunds on taxes unfairly paid years ago was effectively cut short due to the IRS’s slow implementation ... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Announces 10 Local Veterans to be Honored at Annual Veterans Event this Saturday
    Posted in Article on December 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, D.C. – As Americans prepare to celebrate the holiday season and all we have to be thankful for as Americans, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is pleased to announce the ten Collin County veterans to be honored at his annual Congressional Veterans Commendation (CVC) Ceremony on December 10th at Collin College. The honorees were nominated by local Collin County constituents for their outstanding wartime sacrifices and peacetime community involvement. In addition, this year’s keynot... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Announces 10 Local Veterans to be Honored at Annual Veterans Event this Saturday
    Posted in Press Release on December 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, D.C. – As Americans prepare to celebrate the holiday season and all we have to be thankful for as Americans, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is pleased to announce the ten Collin County veterans to be honored at his annual Congressional Veterans Commendation (CVC) Ceremony on December 10th at Collin College. The honorees were nominated by local Collin County constituents for their outstanding wartime sacrifices and peacetime community involvement. In addition, this year’s keynot... Read more

  • Rep. Sam Johnson: Major General James L. Williams, USMC (retired) to be Keynote Speaker for Annual Event Honoring Collin County Veterans
    Posted in Press Release on November 16, 2016 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – With the annual Congressional Veterans Commendation (CVC) ceremony less than a month away, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is pleased to announce this year’s keynote speaker will be Major General James L. Williams, United States Marine Corps (retired). Maj. Gen. Williams served in the United States military for over 35 years, and he has commanded Marines at every level, both in and out of combat. Notably, during the Carter and Reagan presidencies from 1979-1981, Williams ... Read more

  • Rep. Sam Johnson Offers Free Medicare Open Enrollment Info Sessions
    Posted in Press Release on October 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    Washington, D.C. – In an effort to prepare seniors for the 2017 Medicare program, on October 20th and October 25th U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) will host his annual information sessions covering Medicare Open Enrollment. These informative presentations are free and open to the public. Please note that these sessions are held in different locations in order to provide constituents convenient options. “Medicare serves millions of older Americans in our country, but most folks are unaware o... Read more

  • October 12th: Sam Johnson Staff Offer Federal Agency Assistance (Frisco, Richardson, Anna, and Fairview)
    Posted in Press Release on October 11, 2016 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 the staff of U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) will host their monthly “Mobile Office Hours.” Folks living in the Third District who need assistance in dealing with a federal agency are encouraged to attend. October’s Mobile Offices will be located in Frisco, Richardson, Anna, and Fairview (times and specific locations listed below). Appointments are not necessary. “Dealing with federal agencies can be frustrating, whether it’s getting veter... Read more

  • NOW LAW: Sam Johnson Bill to Honor Korean War Veterans with Wall of Remembrance
    Posted in Press Release on October 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson’s (TX-03) bill, the Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall of Remembrance Act (H.R. 1475), was signed into law. This law will permit a Wall of Remembrance to be added to the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Wall will list the names of all members of the U.S. Armed Forces who gave their lives in support of Freedom during the Korean War. It would also list the total number of all American POWs and MIAs from the Korean War. Addit... Read more

  • Sam Johnson, North Texas U.S. Representatives Get Lower Bois d'Arc Creek Reservoir Amendment to Pass House
    Posted in Press Release on September 28, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment to H.R. 5303, the Water Resources Development Act, which would expedite a vitally needed new reservoir for North Texas citizens. The bipartisan amendment was introduced by Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) along with Representatives Pete Sessions (TX-32), John Ratcliffe (TX-04), and Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30). Specifically, this amendment would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps... Read more