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  • House passes Johnson-based anti-fraud protection measure
    Posted in Article on July 25, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) issued the following statement in response to the House passing H.R. 4935, the Child Tax Credit Improvement Act of 2014 which included his commonsense measure to require a Social Security Number when claiming the $1,000 refundable child tax credit. According to the Treasury Inspector General (IG) for Tax Administration, the refundable child tax credit can serve as an incentive for individuals to come illegally into the United States. The Johnson-based provisio... Read more

  • Roll Call: House GOP says Child Migrant Crisis Demands Action against Tax Fraud
    Posted in Article on July 23, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    By Alan K. Ota House Republicans will move the debate over the child migrant crisis into tax territory this week by calling for new action to stop alleged tax fraud by low-income families, including undocumented aliens. Senior Republicans said they will push for a requirement for taxpayers applying for the refundable child tax credit to provide a Social Security number. They said the provision would be folded into a proposal (HR 4935) by Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan., for a permanent extension of a more ... Read more

  • Politico: Politician and ex-prisoner of war slams Bowe Bergdahl deal
    Posted in Article on June 9, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Politico: Politician and ex-prisoner of war slams Bowe Bergdahl deal By JONATHAN TOPAZ | 6/9/14 2:04 PM EDT Rep. Sam Johnson, a prisoner of war in Vietnam for seven years, slammed President Barack Obama on Monday for his “ill-advised, inappropriate and immature actions” to recover Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. “From here on out, every single American, both military and civilian, has a right to be fearful,” the Texas Republican said in an open letter to his Hill colleagues. “The president failed us mi... Read more

  • Johnson: Veterans deserve the highest standard of medical care available
    Posted in Article on May 21, 2014 | Preview rr

    Washington, DC - Today, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) delivered the following remarks on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives demanding answers from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on behalf of veterans. Click Here to Play Remarks as prepared for delivery: “I rise today not only as a Member of Congress, but as a veteran and former Prisoner of War demanding answers on behalf of my fellow veterans. Recently, reports surfaced that regional VA employees had secret lists to hi... Read more

  • Congressman: No more bonuses for IRS tax delinquents
    Posted in Article on May 1, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    By: Gregory Korte A report by Treasury inspectors last week found that 1,146 Internal Revenue Service employees received more than $1 million in bonuses — despite being delinquent on their own taxes. That revelation drew immediate outrage from Congress. Rep. Sam Johnson, R-Texas, called it “outrageous,” and has now introduced the No Bonuses for Tax Delinquent IRS Employees Act of 2014. STORY: IRS workers who didn’t pay taxes got bonuses “IRS employees are failing to comply with the very laws th... Read more

  • Johnson announces Mobile Office Hours for Wednesday, April 30
    Posted in Article on April 23, 2014 | Preview rr

    PLANO, TX – On Wednesday, April 30, the staff of U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) will host their monthly Mobile Office Hours in Allen, Frisco, Prosper, and Richardson. Times and locations are listed below. On this day, Johnson’s staff visits different communities across North Texas to assist Third District residents with federal issues or government agencies - such as Medicare, Veterans Affairs (VA), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Social Security, or the Internal Revenue Service ... Read more

  • Johnson demands Department of Justice to hold ex-IRS official accountable for targeting Americans
    Posted in Article on April 9, 2014 | Preview rr

    Today U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) issued the following statement on the Ways and Means Committee’s criminal referral of Lois Lerner, former IRS Director of the Exempt Organization Division to the Department of Justice (DOJ). “Today we took a critical step toward holding those responsible accountable for targeting Americans for their beliefs. A long and thorough investigation has revealed that Lois Lerner led the targeting of Americans, mislead investigators, and also risked exposing and ... Read more

  • Johnson mourns passing of fellow POW Adm. Jeremiah Denton
    Posted in Article on March 28, 2014 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON–Rep. Sam Johnson remarked on the passing of friend and fellow Prisoner of War retired Admiral Jeremiah “Jerry” A. Denton, who died earlier today of a heart condition at age 89. Denton served in Vietnam with Johnson and the two were held in the same Hanoi prison as POWs– Johnson for almost seven years, and Denton for eight. The two were part of a group of prisoners known as “The Alcatraz Gang,” who were held separately from fellow POWs due to their defiance of their captors. “I will al... Read more

  • Lawmakers say 'GBU' to fellow Vietnam POW
    Posted in Article on March 28, 2014 | Preview rr

    The Alcatraz Gang has lost one of its own. From 1967 to 1969, 11 American prisoners of war in Vietnam were held in solitary confinement away from the infamous “Hanoi Hilton.” Their North Vietnamese captors considered these Americans leaders of the POW resistance. Jeremiah Denton, a former Alabama senator who died Friday, was one of the 11 Americans held in the place dubbed by one of their own as Alcatraz. Also in the group: Rep. Sam Johnson, an Air Force pilot shot down over North Vietnam in 196... Read more

  • Dedication of Capitol monument honoring Texas Vietnam veterans set for Saturday
    Posted in Article on March 25, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    U.S. Rep. Sam Johnson Posted: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 4:00 pm Forty-one years to the day after the last American combat troops left Vietnam, and nine years after the effort began, the Texas Capitol Vietnam Veterans Monument will be dedicated in a 10 a.m. ceremony Saturday at the Texas State Capitol. Gov. Rick Perry is expected to accept the monument on behalf of the state. The event is free and open to the public. The ceremony will include the participation of veterans, family members, active-d... Read more