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  • Protecting the 2nd Amendment Rights of Individuals with Disabilities
    Posted in Press Release on May 3, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Social Security, 2nd Amendment

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – After the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced its proposed rulemaking to limit gun ownership for certain Social Security disability beneficiaries, Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX) released the following statement: “Contrary to President Obama’s disdain for our Constitution’s 2nd Amendment, many Americans still very much value their right to bear arms. Unfortunately but unsurprisingly, the President is now targeting certain Soci... Read more

  • Need Help with Medicare? Congressman Sam Johnson Announces Free Medicare Information Sessions on October 15th
    Posted in Press Release on September 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Social Security, Health Care

    Washington, D.C. – In an effort to prepare seniors for changes to the 2016 Medicare program, on October 15th U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) will host two information sessions covering Medicare Open Enrollment. These informative presentations are free and open to the public. “Medicare serves millions of older Americans in our country, however, understanding this program and selecting the best plan in anticipation of your health care needs can be very confusing,” said Johnson. “Many folks a... Read more

  • Congressman Sam Johnson to Host Fight Fraud Seminar
    Posted in Press Release on August 26, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Social Security

    Washington, D.C. – On Monday, September 21st, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) will host a “Fight Fraud Seminar” to help folks protect themselves against identity theft. Congressman Johnson, along with representatives from the Federal Trade Commission and the Office of the Texas Attorney General, will conduct this informative seminar, which is free and open to the public. “Having your identity stolen can be devastating, and many folks who have fallen prey to identity thieves can find themsel... Read more

  • Sam Johnson: Equal Social Security Treatment for Teachers, Firefighters, and Police Officers
    Posted in Press Release on July 30, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Social Security

    Washington, D.C. – In order to ensure Collin County and Texas teachers, firefighters, and police officers are treated no differently than other workers when it comes to their Social Security benefits, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) has signed on to H.R. 711, the Equal Treatment of Public Servants Act of 2015, which would do away with the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP). “Collin County’s teachers, firefighters, and police officers go above and beyond to serve our community and help mak... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Announces June Mobile Office Hours
    Posted in Press Release on June 18, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Social Security, Health Care, Veterans, Jobs and the Economy

    Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, June 23rd the staff of U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) will host their monthly “Mobile Office Hours” to conveniently provide Collin County constituents with federal agency assistance. June’s Mobile Offices will be located in Frisco, Plano West, Wylie, and Princeton (times and specific locations listed below). Appointments are not necessary. At each Mobile Office, folks will also able to pick up nomination forms for Congressman Johnson’s annual Congressional Vet... 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 Reintroduces “No Social Security Numbers and Benefits for Illegal Aliens Act”
    Posted in Press Release on April 23, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Social Security, Immigration, Jobs and the Economy, President Obama's Border Crisis

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) reintroduced the No Social Security Numbers & Benefits for Illegal Aliens Act. This bill is in direct response to President Obama’s November 21st executive order that allows illegal immigrants to receive work permits that would then enable them to get Social Security numbers and government benefits. After reintroducing the No Social Security Numbers & Benefits for Illegal Aliens Act, Johnson made the following statement: “A majority ... Read more

  • House Passes Sam Johnson Measure to Protect Millions of Seniors from Identity Theft
    Posted in Press Release on March 26, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Social Security

    Washington, DC – Washington, D.C. – Today the House passed, as part of H.R. 2, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson’s (TX-03) legislation, the Medicare Identity Theft Prevention Act (H.R. 380). This measure would protect American seniors from identity theft by ending the use of Social Security numbers on Medicare cards. “Our seniors are some of the most vulnerable targets for identity theft, and it’s high time that Congress passes this common-sense solution,” said Johnson. “The Social Security number is... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Measure to Protect Seniors from Identity Theft Passes Committee
    Posted in Press Release on February 26, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Social Security

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03), who reintroduced his Medicare Identity Theft Prevention Act earlier this year, released the following statement after the Ways and Means Committee passed H.R. 1021, which included Johnson’s measure: “Our seniors are some of the most vulnerable targets for identity theft, and there are some very common-sense solutions we can take to help them! One of the easiest ways we can do this is by removing Social Security numbers from Medicare cards ... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Introduces Bill to Protect Taxpayer Dollars
    Posted in Press Release on February 12, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Social Security, Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington, D.C. – As part of his ongoing effort to protect taxpayer dollars by rooting out waste, fraud, and abuse, today U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) introduced legislation (H.R. 918) to stop individuals from abusing the system by “double-dipping” unemployment and disability benefits at the same time. After introducing his legislation, Congressman Johnson (Chairman of the Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee) released the following statement: “Under current law, some people can ... Read more