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  • Sam Johnson Congratulates 23 Students on U.S. Service Academy Appointments
    Posted in Press Release on May 26, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Last weekend U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) hosted his annual Academy Appointee Send-Off Ceremony to congratulate the 23 Collin County students 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 by the prestigious United States Service Academies,” said Johnson. “It is no easy task to receive an Academy appointment – students must excel academicall... Read more

  • The government's own rules are blocking people from getting off of disability
    Posted in Op-Ed on May 26, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Social Security

    AS APPEARED IN DALLAS MORNING NEWS The Social Security Disability Insurance program provides benefits to nearly 8.8 million who can no longer work due to illness or injury. This program is an important lifeline for them. But for those whose conditions improve, the program makes returning to work too complicated. According to the most recent survey of disability insurance beneficiaries, 40 percent want to return to work. However, in any given year, less than .5 percent successfully re-enter the w... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Statement following Successful Hernia Surgery
    Posted in Press Release on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    PLANO, TX – Under doctor advisement, yesterday U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) underwent a minor surgery to address a reoccurring hernia. After the successful surgery, Johnson released the following statement: “I’m thankful for the expertise and care of the doctors and nurses who performed my surgery yesterday. I look forward to a quick recovery and getting back to Washington, D.C. in June. We have a lot of good work to accomplish over the next few months, and I’m eager to get back to it! I... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Announces Badges of Honor Medals Event, June 27th
    Posted in Press Release on May 25, 2017 | Preview rr

    PLANO, TX – To provide an opportunity for North Texas veterans to obtain the service medals they have earned, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) invites area veterans to attend the Badges of Honor Medals Event on Tuesday, June 27th. Congressman Sam Johnson’s staff will be on hand to assist veterans with the paperwork needed to begin the service medal request process – whether the medal request is for a replacement or if it’s a request to obtain a medal for the first time. This event is also op... Read more

  • ‘Hanoi Hilton’ veteran: ‘We must do all we can’ for POW/MIA
    Posted in Op-Ed on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, National Security

    AS APPEARED IN WASHINGTON TIMES' "ROLLING THUNDER 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION" This year marks the 30th anniversary of Rolling Thunder. Each year, its Ride for Freedom is an inspiring reminder that we must do all we can to ensure a full accounting for American forces who remain missing in action (MIA). It is a call to action, and as a 29-year Air Force veteran and former POW, I speak from personal experience when I say that taking action can change lives — it can even save them. It was during the 2... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Announces High School Student Winners of 2017 Art Competition
    Posted in Press Release on May 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    Plano, TX – U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery.” Winners were announced at the Congressman’s free annual art exhibit and awards ceremony held at the McKinney Performing Arts Center. “The quality of talent in this year’s Congressional Art Competition is exceptional, and I thank all our student artists who participated and generously shared their original artwork with others,” said Johnson. “I al... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Statement on House American Health Care Act Vote
    Posted in Press Release on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an improved version of the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628), – the Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. Drawing upon ideas that Republicans have championed for years, the American Health Care Act was first introduced in the House in March. To read the full bill, visit readthebill.gop. You can also find additional information on Congressman Johnson’s website. “On this day, I think it’s important to first remember w... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Introduces Bill to Ensure IRS Provides Veterans Access to Health Care Tax Credits
    Posted in Press Release on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) introduced the Veterans Equal Treatment Ensures Relief and Access Now (VETERAN) Act, which would cement in legislation the IRS's current practice of providing eligible veterans the choice to get financial support for a private plan in lieu of enrolling in health care provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. “Our veterans have put their lives on the line to defend freedom and our individual liberties, and they are promised affo... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Introduces Bill to Repeal Unfair Health Care Requirement for Returning-to-Work Wounded Warriors
    Posted in Press Release on May 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (TX-03) introduced legislation to help wounded warriors who return to work have access to the affordable health care they deserve. More specifically, the Health Equity and Access for Returning Troops and Servicemembers (HEARTS) Act would address an unintended consequence that affects veterans who are severely injured and qualify for disability due to their military service. The HEARTS Act would repeal the require... Read more

  • Congressional Art Competition Continues: Vote Now for 2017 People’s Choice Award
    Posted in Press Release on May 1, 2017 | Preview rr

    PLANO, TX – U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson’s (TX-03) Congressional Art Competition continues as voting begins for the 2017 People’s Choice Award. From now through May 5th at 5pm CST, Collin County constituents are invited to view all 95 high school students’ entries on Congressman Johnson’s website and vote for their favorite. “Thank you to all the students who submitted artwork for the 35th Annual Congressional Art Competition and for sharing your talent with our community,” said Johnson. “To sho... Read more