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  • 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

  • Sam Johnson on Supreme Court Striking Down Texas Abortion Law
    Posted in Press Release on June 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Right to Life

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the Supreme Court announced its ruling on a major abortion case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt. This case reviewed Texas’s pro-life law, H.B. 2, relating to proper medical and health standards at abortion clinics. Unfortunately, in a 5-3 decision the Court struck down the Lone Star State’s law requiring the same minimum medical standards at abortion clinics that are expected at ambulatory surgical centers. After the Supreme Court released its decision, U.S. Congres... Read more

  • Sam Johnson on SCOTUS Block of Obama’s Executive Amnesty
    Posted in Press Release on June 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning the Supreme Court issued a split decision regarding a challenge to President Obama’s executive amnesty in the case led by Texas and 26 states. Due to the 4-4 decision, the ruling of the lower court remains in place. This means President Obama’s illegal amnesty is officially null and void. U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03), who supported Texas's case in an Amicus brief to the Court, released the following statement in response to the decision: “The fight against... Read more

  • On Flag Day, Sam Johnson Invites North Texas Community to Attend Inaugural "Honor Our Stars and Stripes" Flag Decommissioning Ceremony
    Posted in Press Release on June 14, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - This Saturday, June 18, 2016, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) invites North Texans to join him at his inaugural "Honor Our Stars and Stripes" flag decommissioning ceremony in Frisco, Texas. The event will be held with participation from community leaders as well as various service, veteran, and civic associations. Event details, including participant information and what attendees are encouraged to bring, are listed below. On Flag Day, Congressman Johnson took to the Hous... Read more

  • June 15th: Sam Johnson Staff Offer Federal Agency Assistance
    Posted in Press Release on June 9, 2016 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, June 15th 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. June’s Mobile Offices will be located in Allen, Melissa, Plano East, and Prosper (times and specific locations listed below). Appointments are not necessary. “Dealing with federal agencies can be frustrating, whether it’s getting veteran ben... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Congratulates 22 Students on Service Academy Appointments
    Posted in Press Release on June 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, National Security

    Washington, D.C. – On Sunday U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) hosted his annual Academy Appointee Send-Off Ceremony to congratulate the 22 Collin County who received appointments to U.S. Service Academies or one of the preparatory schools this fall. “It is my honor to congratulate these young men and women who have been chosen as the future leaders of our Armed Forces by the prestigious United States Service Academies,” said Johnson. “It is no easy task to receive an Academy appointment – st... Read more

  • Join Sam Johnson on June 18th for Community-Wide “Honor Our Stars and Stripes” Flag Decommissioning Ceremony
    Posted in Press Release on May 31, 2016 | Preview rr

    PLANO, TX – U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is pleased to announce that the inaugural “Honor Our Stars and Stripes” Flag Retirement Ceremony will be held on June 18th, 2016 in Frisco Texas. The program was announced in the fall of 2015 in an effort to meet the needs of constituents seeking to properly retire old and worn U.S. flags. Folks across Collin County dropped off over 150 American flags, and the public is invited to participate in the decommissioning ceremony along with Johnson and ... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Calls on Community to Help Honor Local Veterans
    Posted in Press Release on May 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is pleased to announce that nominations for his Congressional Veteran Commendation (CVC) ceremony are now open. This annual program is designed to publicly recognize the wartime sacrifices and peacetime community involvement of Collin County’s military veterans. “North Texas is home to many men and women who have donned the uniform in defense of Freedom,” said Johnson. “Many of these patriots are so dedicated to serving others that when they ret... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Congratulates 2015-2016 High School CYAC Graduates, Application for New CYAC Class Now Open
    Posted in Press Release on May 18, 2016 | Preview rr

    PLANO, TX – As the school year comes to a close, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) congratulates his graduating Congressional Youth Advisory Council (CYAC) of 2015-2016. In addition, as students gear up to enjoy the summer months, Johnson is also happy to announce that applications for the 12th annual CYAC program are now open. High school students living in the Third Congressional District are invited to submit their applications no later than Friday, September 16th, 2016. “I congratulate t... Read more

  • Sam Johnson on 65th Annual National Day of Prayer
    Posted in Press Release on May 5, 2016 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Americans join together to pray for the future of our country on the 65th annual National Day of Prayer, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) released the following statement: “We are at a pivotal moment in our nation’s history, and the theme for this year’s Day of Prayer – ‘Wake Up America’ – could not be more appropriate. It is a reminder of the importance of the faith and principles shared by so many of our Founding Fathers – faith and principles that played a major role... Read more