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  • Sam Johnson Reintroduces Bill to Stop Illegal Immigrants from Claiming Refundable Child Tax Credit
    Posted in Press Release on April 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) reintroduced his Refundable Child Tax Credit Eligibility Verification Reform Act. The bill seeks to prevent illegal immigrants from claiming the $1,000 refundable child tax credit. “I’m pleased that, unlike former President Obama, President Trump takes our immigration laws seriously and is working to make our borders more secure,” said Johnson. “In fact, Homeland Security Secretary Kelly announced in March that illegal immigration ac... Read more

  • Reps. Johnson and Johnson Introduce SIGN Act to Address Roadway Safety
    Posted in Press Release on April 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Sam Johnson (TX-03) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) introduced the Safe Innovative Guide signs for the Nation (SIGN) Act. This bill would allow states the flexibility to use the Clearview font on road signs – an innovative font that research shows increases roadway safety. “Millions of Americans use roadways every day, and road signs play an important role in keeping folks safe,” said Congressman Sam Johnson. “It’s common sense that the clearer a ... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Announces 35th Annual Congressional Art Competition for High School Students
    Posted in Press Release on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Plano, TX – U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is pleased to announce the 35th 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 with man... Read more

  • 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 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