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  • 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

  • Sam Johnson to Provide FREE “Paying for College” Workshop
    Posted in Press Release on September 21, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy

    PLANO, TX – On Saturday, October 8th at 10:00 am, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) will provide a FREE workshop on how to finance education beyond high school. This event will be held in conjunction with the Collin College Office of Financial Aid. “Education means opportunity, and I’m proud to say that our Third District schools are top-notch,” said Johnson. “But as our high school students and their parents look beyond graduation day, I know that paying for post-secondary education can seem... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Calls for Intensified Efforts to Return America’s POWs & MIAs
    Posted in Press Release on September 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day this Friday, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) introduced H. Res. 871 calling on the United States government to intensify efforts to account for the 83,000 American service members who are still unaccounted for around the world. Johnson’s resolution also calls on foreign nations to fully assist in search and recovery efforts. “This is a particularly meaningful day for me and my fellow POW buddies as well as our Great Nation’s mi... Read more

  • September 14th: Sam Johnson Staff Offer Federal Agency Assistance
    Posted in Press Release on September 12, 2016 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, September 14th, 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. September’s Mobile Offices will be located in Allen, McKinney, Murphy, and Princeton (times and specific locations listed below). Appointments are not necessary. “Dealing with federal agencies can be frustrating, whether it’s getting v... Read more

  • 9/11/01 and the Threat of Terror 15 Years Later
    Posted in Op-Ed on September 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, National Security

    *As seen on House Republican Conference's 9/11 Guest Blog Series. It’s a day Americans have said they will never forget. I was at the Pentagon when Flight 77 hit the building on September 11th, 2001. Tensions were already high after the first two planes hit the World Trade Center less than an hour earlier. By the grace of God, I wasn’t on the Pentagon’s side of impact – though I should have been. The terrorists missed the front where I was and deviated from their target. I remember rushing outsi... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Announces Free Annual U.S. Academy Information Forum
    Posted in Press Release on September 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    PLANO, TX – On Saturday, September 24th, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) invites Collin County students and their families to attend the annual U.S. Service Academy Information Forum. Nomination and evaluation procedures will be explained and representatives from the Military, Naval, Air Force, and Merchant Marine Academies will be present. Afterwards, there will be a break out session for students and parents to meet Liaison Officers and learn more about Academy life. This is a FREE inform... Read more

  • DEADLINE EXTENDED for High School Students: 13th Annual Congressional Youth Advisory Council (CYAC)
    Posted in Press Release on September 7, 2016 | Preview rr

    PLANO, TX – With the schoolyear in full swing, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) encourages Third District High School students to take advantage of the Congressional Youth Advisory Council (CYAC) program, the first of its kind and now in its 13th year. CYAC is ideal for students interested in: Learning more about the development of public policy; Exploring roles of citizens and leaders in American democracy; Developing leadership skills; Serving their community; and Bolstering their college ... Read more

  • DEADLINE EXTENDED: Nominate Local Veterans for the Prestigious Congressional Veterans Commendation (CVC) Ceremony
    Posted in Press Release on September 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    PLANO, TX – To help honor Collin County’s local veterans, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is extending the nomination deadline for the prestigious Congressional Veteran Commendation (CVC) award to September 16th, 2016. This annual program is designed to publicly recognize the wartime sacrifices and peacetime community involvement of Collin County’s military veterans. Veteran honorees will be recognized at a community-wide ceremony with special guest speakers, local community leaders, and Bo... Read more

  • Congressman Sam Johnson Hosts Grand Opening of Plano’s NEW VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic
    Posted in Press Release on September 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Plano, TX – On Friday, September 16th, 2016, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) invites North Texans to join him at the Grand Opening of Plano’s NEW VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic. The 10,000 square foot clinic opens access to the fast-growing North Texas population and will be equipped to serve 6,000 veterans per year. The CBOC will house five Patient-Aligned Care Teams (PACT) and will be able to provide primary care, mental health, telemedicine, laboratory, and x-ray services. The VA ... Read more

  • On Upcoming Presidential Visit to Laos, Sam Johnson Calls for Greater Access for U.S. MIA Recovery Teams in Laos
    Posted in Press Release on August 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, DC -- In preparation for President Obama's upcoming state visit to Laos in September, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is calling on the President to discuss ongoing U.S. efforts in Laos to repatriate the remains of American personnel still Missing in Action (MIA) in that country from the Vietnam War, and to ask that the Lao government lift certain restrictions that have hampered U.S. recovery efforts. Congressman Johnson is widely known for his longstanding efforts to account fo... Read more