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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 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

  • SAVE YOUR TAX DOLLARS: Sam Johnson Hosts “Free File” Tax Workshop
    Posted in Press Release on March 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    PLANO, TX – To help Collin County constituents save their hard-earned dollars during tax season, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) will be joining Free File Alliance for a briefing and “Free File” tax workshop. The event is free and open to the public. The briefing will highlight the IRS “Free File” program, which provides free online tax-prep and e-filing services to taxpayers who earned an annual income of $62,000 or less in 2015. Following the briefing, there will be a one hour interactive... Read more

  • Sam Johnson on President Obama’s Last Budget Proposal
    Posted in Press Release on February 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Fiscal Responsibility

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today President Obama released his budget proposal for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. In response, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) made the following statement: “The one good thing I can say about President Obama’s budget proposal is that it will be his LAST budget proposal,” said Johnson. “Unfortunately, it comes as no shock to see that Obama proposes more of the same: more spending, more taxes, and more debt. This is WRONG. At a time when our debt is over $19 trillion, Obama ne... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Provides Free IRS Tax Return Publication at Local Libraries
    Posted in Press Release on January 29, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – To help Collin County constituents during this tax season, Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is providing local libraries with paper copies of the IRS’s “Tax Guide 2015 for Individuals” (IRS publication 17). This 288-page publication provides critical information for individuals doing their 2015 tax returns. “As a fiscal conservative, I want to do everything I can to help my constituents save money – particularly during what can be a stressful and confusing tax season,” said Joh... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Responds to Obama's Final State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Release on January 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans, National Security, Immigration, Jobs and the Economy, Fiscal Responsibility

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s final State of the Union address: “Just a few hours ago 10 American sailors were captured by the Iranian military. Just a few days ago a refugee in Houston was arrested as part of terrorist plot. Just a few weeks ago a jihadist couple in San Bernardino murdered 14 people. But listening to Obama talk, you’d think everything was going well. Obama seems to think his foreign poli... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Opposes Obama-Boehner Budget Deal
    Posted in Press Release on October 28, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) voted in opposition to the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (H.R. 1314). After his vote, Johnson made the following statement: “As a staunch fiscal conservative, I have been working with my fellow conservative colleagues to stop Washington’s out-of-control spending and get our fiscal house in order,” said Johnson. “Unfortunately, today’s budget deal goes in the wrong direction. Instead of building upon our hard-won efforts, this deal inc... Read more

  • Stopping the IRS from Targeting Wrongfully Convicted Individuals
    Posted in Press Release on July 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington, D.C. – Yesterday U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) reintroduced the Wrongful Convictions Tax Relief Act (H.R. 3086) – legislation that would prohibit the IRS from taxing compensation awarded to people who have been imprisoned due to a wrongful conviction. “Many folks know that I spent nearly seven years of my life as Prisoner of War – those are years away from my family that I can’t get back…and the same can be said for individuals who have been locked up due to a wrongful convict... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Reintroduces CUFF Act: Preventing Fugitives from Receiving Government Benefits
    Posted in Press Release on May 21, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Social Security, Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03), Chairman of the Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee, joined fellow Committee member Congresswoman Kristi Noem (R-SD) in reintroducing the Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons (CUFF) Act. This bill would prevent felons who are fleeing the law or who are violating a condition of their probation or parole from getting Social Security benefits. “Individuals running from the law or violating their parole or probation shouldn’t be suppo... Read more

  • Sam Johnson, Senator Cornyn Reintroduce ITIN Reform Act
    Posted in Press Release on May 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) and Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) reintroduced the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) Reform Act. The ITIN Reform Act is in response to a highly critical 2012 Tax Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) report on the IRS’ handling of ITIN applications. The IRS provides ITINs to individuals ineligible for Social Security numbers such as illegal immigrants. The ITIN can be used to get refundable tax credits such as th... Read more