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  • Sam Johnson Reintroduces Bill to Stop Taxpayer-Funded Bonuses to Delinquent IRS Workers
    Posted in Press Release on March 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington, D.C. – As Americans across the country are finishing up filing their tax returns, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX), a senior member of the tax-writing Ways and Means Committee, reintroduced the No Bonuses for Tax Delinquent IRS Employees Act (H.R. 1599). The two-page bill does just as it sounds – it would prohibit the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from handing out bonuses to IRS employees who owe back taxes. “The fact that the IRS has given out bonuses and other rewards to its em... Read more

  • SAM JOHNSON: Preserve YOUR Local Veteran Stories with Library of Congress
    Posted in Press Release on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    PLANO, TX – In order to help local veterans and their families preserve stories of heroism, patriotism, and sacrifice, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) invites North Texas folks to attend a training workshop on the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project (VHP) on Saturday, April 8th. Congress created the Veterans History Project (VHP) in 2000 as part of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. The VHP’s mission is to “collect, preserve, and make accessible the personal ... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Statement on Committee Passage of Obamacare Repeal and Replace Bill
    Posted in Press Release on March 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Early this morning, the Ways and Means Committee concluded its Markup on five budget reconciliation recommendations that make up part of the American Healthcare Reform Act – the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. Once joined with the reconciliation recommendations from the Energy and Commerce Committee, these bills will make up the American Healthcare Reform Act. (To read the full bill, visit readthebill.gop.) The American Healthcare Reform Act is a reconciliatio... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Bill to Expand Health Care Coverage, Lower Costs for Small Businesses Passes Committee
    Posted in Press Release on March 8, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson’s (TX-03) bill, the Small Business Health Fairness Act (H.R. 1101) was passed by the Education and Workforce Committee. This bill is part of a step-by-step process to replace the failed health care law with patient-centered solutions. It would do so by empowering small businesses to join together through association health plans (AHPs) to provide their employees greater access to affordable health care. “Due to Obamacare’s burdensome and expe... Read more

  • Sam Johnson, John Cornyn Reintroduce Bill to Ensure Fair Retirement Savings Treatment for Guard, Reserve Forces
    Posted in Press Release on March 2, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) reintroduced the Servicemember Retirement Improvement Act (H.R. 1317). This bill would stop the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from limiting the ability of Guard and Reserve service members to save for their retirement. Senator John Cornyn (TX-R) likewise introduced companion legislation in the Senate. “Ensuring our troops and veterans receive fair treatment is a top priority of mine, particularly as a 29-year Air Force veteran and PO... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Responds to President Trump’s Joint Session of Congress
    Posted in Press Release on March 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to President Donald Trump’s address at the first Joint Session of the 115th Congress, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) released the following statement: “After eight long years of Obama’s liberal, big government agenda, it was refreshing to hear President Trump's patriotic words and love of country tonight as he discussed solutions that will actually get our country back on track and help American families. Our country is facing many challenges when it comes to... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Reintroduces Bill to Increase Access to High Quality Health Care
    Posted in Press Release on February 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINTGON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) introduced H.R. 1156, the Patient Access to Higher Quality Health Care Act of 2017. This bill would repeal Obamacare’s ban on new construction of physician-owned hospitals. It also repeals a part of Obamacare that in essence bans the ability of physician-owned hospitals to expand. Physician-owned hospitals are frequently cited for their quality care. Over half the top 100 hospitals in the country are physician-owned. Additionally... Read more

  • Johnson, Walberg Introduce Legislation to Expand Health Care Coverage, Lower Costs for Small Businesses
    Posted in Press Release on February 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Sam Johnson (R-TX), chairman of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security, and Rep. Tim Walberg (R-MI), chairman of the Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor, and Pensions, today introduced the Small Business Health Fairness Act (H.R. 1101). Part of a step-by-step process to replace the failed health care law with patient-centered solutions, the legislation would empower small businesses to join together through association health ... Read more

  • On “Returniversary,” Hanoi Hilton POWs Johnson, McCain Call for Intensified Efforts to Account for 83,000 MIAs
    Posted in Press Release on February 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week marks the 44th Anniversary of “Operation Homecoming” when U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) and U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) returned from North Vietnam back to the United States, along with almost 600 American Prisoners of War (POWs). In memory of their fellow POWs and those Missing in Action (MIAs) who never made it home, Johnson and McCain introduced identical resolutions in the House and Senate calling for intensified efforts to investigate, recover, and ide... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Reintroduces Bill to Cut EPA Waste, Save Over $7.5 Billion
    Posted in Press Release on February 9, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington, D.C. – To save American taxpayers’ dollars, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) reintroduced the Wasteful EPA Programs Elimination Act. This bill would terminate or eliminate federal funding for 13 wasteful Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) programs, would close all EPA field offices, and require the EPA to lease or sell all underutilized properties. The Heritage Foundation estimates this bill would save taxpayers more than $7.5 billion over 10 years. “As a fiscal conservative,... Read more