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  • Sam Johnson Congratulates Service Academy Nominees, Class of 2021
    Posted in Press Release on February 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is proud to nominate 44 Collin County students to the U.S. Service Academies for the Class of 2021. Each service academy will make formal offers of appointment this spring. “Second to God, serving our Great Nation is the worthiest calling of my life, which is nominating students to America’s service academies is both a high honor and great responsibility,” said Johnson. “These 44 young men and women have undergone a competitive and rigorous... Read more

  • 9/11/01 and the Threat of Terror 15 Years Later
    Posted in Op-Ed on September 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, National Security

    *As seen on House Republican Conference's 9/11 Guest Blog Series. It’s a day Americans have said they will never forget. I was at the Pentagon when Flight 77 hit the building on September 11th, 2001. Tensions were already high after the first two planes hit the World Trade Center less than an hour earlier. By the grace of God, I wasn’t on the Pentagon’s side of impact – though I should have been. The terrorists missed the front where I was and deviated from their target. I remember rushing outsi... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Announces Free Annual U.S. Academy Information Forum
    Posted in Press Release on September 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    PLANO, TX – On Saturday, September 24th, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) invites Collin County students and their families to attend the annual U.S. Service Academy Information Forum. Nomination and evaluation procedures will be explained and representatives from the Military, Naval, Air Force, and Merchant Marine Academies will be present. Afterwards, there will be a break out session for students and parents to meet Liaison Officers and learn more about Academy life. This is a FREE inform... 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

  • Sam Johnson Blasts Obama’s Plan to Close Gitmo
    Posted in Press Release on February 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, National Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – On February 23rd, 2016, President Obama announced his plan to close Guantanamo Bay, the maximum security prison that houses some of the world’s most dangerous terrorists. His plan – which violates federal law – would move these terrorists to other prisons in the continental United States or other overseas countries. After the President’s announcement, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) released the following statement: “A President’s most sacred duty is to protect our homela... Read more

  • SAM JOHNSON VIEWS TEXAS BORDER IN WAKE OF LATEST ILLEGAL SURGE
    Posted in Press Release on February 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – On February 5, 2016 U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) returned to Texas’ southern border in response to the Department of Homeland Security’s recent report, which shows a 30% increase in border crossings compared to the previous year. Johnson and fellow Border Security Caucus members were briefed by the Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol as well as the Texas Department of Public Safety. In addition, Johnson toured the Rio Grande River by boat to see the security challen... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Congratulates Service Academy Nominees, Class of 2020
    Posted in Press Release on January 27, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, National Security

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is proud to nominate 47 Collin County students to the U.S. Service Academies for the Class of 2020. Each service academy will make formal offers of appointment this spring. “Second to God, serving our Great Nation is the worthiest calling of my life, which is why I find nominating students to America’s service academies to be one of the most rewarding parts of my job as Collin County’s U.S. Representative,” said Johnson. “These 36 young men... 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 Introduces K-1 Visa Program Suspension Act
    Posted in Press Release on December 16, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Immigration

    Washington, DC – In response to the San Bernardino terrorist attack and increased national security concerns among the American people, today U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) introduced The K-1 Visa Program Suspension Act. During his House Floor remarks about the legislation, Johnson stated: “Mr. Speaker, the terrorist attack in San Bernardino – the deadliest attack on U.S. soil since September 11th – made it clear that our homeland is vulnerable to terrorism. This terrorist couple’s attack ... Read more

  • SAM JOHNSON OPPOSES NUCLEAR DEAL WITH IRAN
    Posted in Press Release on September 11, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) voted in opposition to President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran (H.R. 3461). Johnson has been a fierce critic of the nuclear deal: he took the House Floor most recently on September 10th, 2015 (links to all remarks below). This week Johnson also voted to prohibit President Obama from lifting sanctions on Iran (H.R. 3460). After his “no” vote on the President’s nuclear deal with Iran, Johnson released the following statement: “As Ameri... Read more