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  • An Open Letter to the EPA
    Posted in Op-Ed on September 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Solutions

    Throughout the anemic Obama “recovery,” one of the bright spots in the economy has been the oil and gas sector. At a time when many Americans were struggling with unemployment or underemployment, this industry has provided good paying jobs. In Texas, the oil and gas industry is responsible for nearly 2 million jobs and more than 20% of the state’s economy. Yet today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a public hearing in Dallas on a series of new proposed regulations on the oil... Read more

  • Back in Session: Rep. Sam Johnson Votes for Keystone, Anti-Obamacare Bills
    Posted in Press Release on January 9, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Energy Solutions, Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the House of Representatives back for the new 114th Congress, this week U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) supported a number of bills including green-lighting the Keystone Pipeline (H.R. 3), providing relief from the Obamacare employer mandate (H.R. 30), and encouraging employers to hire more veterans (H.R. 22). “We’ve only been back in session a few days, but I’m pleased to report that House Republicans started right out of the gate with some very important bills that... Read more

  • House passes bill to help North Texas water supply
    Posted in Press Release on September 12, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Solutions

    On Monday, the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 6007, the North Texas Zebra Mussel Barrier Act of 2012, with the support of U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03). Sponsored by Rep. Ralph Hall (R-TX), this bill would allow the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) and the Greater Texoma Utility Authority (GTUA) to pump water from Lake Texoma to the treatment facility in Wylie without suffering penalties under the Lacey Act. The presence of the zebra mussel, an invasive aquatic sp... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Responds to President’s State of the Union Address
    Posted in News Release on January 25, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Solutions, Jobs and the Economy, Fiscal Responsibility

    On the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) responded to the President’s State of the Union by demanding immediate legislative action by the Senate and White House. Johnson represents portions of Dallas and Collin Counties. Click here for video of Rep. Johnson’s remarks. Remarks as prepared for delivery: “Last night, President Obama asked Congress to support his same failed policies that have kept unemployment above 8 percent. This administration is ca... Read more

  • Sam Johnson hounds IRS to increase gas mileage rate
    Posted in Press Release on March 15, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Solutions, Jobs and the Economy

    Today U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (3rd Dist.-Texas) took to the floor of the U.S. House to call on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to increase the 2011 gas mileage rate deduction and to advocate a comprehensive all-of-the-above strategy to reduce the pain at the pump. This marks Johnson’s second floor speech since Johnson sent a letter to IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman earlier this month with the mileage increase request. Currently the IRS mileage rate is 51 cents for business travel; the ... Read more

  • Small Business Thanks Congressman Sam Johnson for Efforts to Curb Impact of Rising Gas Prices
    Posted in Press Release on March 10, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Solutions, Jobs and the Economy

    The National Federation of Independent Business, the nation’s leading small-business association, extended thanks today to Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) for his efforts to increase the Internal Revenue Service 2011 gas mileage rates. In a letter to IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman, Congressman Johnson requested the 2011 mileage rates be increased to reflect increasing transportation costs to small businesses due to rising gasoline prices. “Small businesses are being seriously strained by the r... Read more

  • Sam Johnson stands up for small businesses
    Posted in Article on March 9, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Solutions, Jobs and the Economy

    Last night Ways and Means Committee Member U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (3rd Dist.-Texas) called on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to increase the 2011 gas mileage rates due to higher travel costs brought on by surging gas prices. Since the IRS announced the 2011 rates, weekly regular conventional retail gasoline prices have increased by nearly 20 percent according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The EIA reported that gasoline prices for the week ending February 28 regis... Read more

  • Letter to IRS Commissioner Douglas H Shulman
    Posted in Article on March 8, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Energy Solutions, Jobs and the Economy

    March 8, 2011 Mr. Douglas H. Shulman Commissioner Internal Revenue Service 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20224 Dear Commissioner Shulman: Since the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced the 2011 optional standard mileage rates, weekly retail gasoline prices have increased by nearly 20 percent according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). In fact, the EIA reported that gasoline prices for the week ending February 28 registered their second largest weekly increas... Read more