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  • 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

  • Sam Johnson Reintroduces Bill to Stop Illegal Immigrants from Claiming Refundable Child Tax Credit
    Posted in Press Release on April 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration

    Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) reintroduced his Refundable Child Tax Credit Eligibility Verification Reform Act. The bill seeks to prevent illegal immigrants from claiming the $1,000 refundable child tax credit. “I’m pleased that, unlike former President Obama, President Trump takes our immigration laws seriously and is working to make our borders more secure,” said Johnson. “In fact, Homeland Security Secretary Kelly announced in March that illegal immigration ac... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Welcomes Guest Chaplain, Pastor Melissa Hatch from The Mission, Prosper United Methodist Church
    Posted in Press Release on April 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today Melissa Hatch, Lead Pastor at Prosper United Methodist Church’s The Mission, served as Guest Chaplain for the U.S. House of Representatives under the recommendation of U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03). Every Congress, each Member of Congress is invited to recommend one pastoral leader to deliver the opening prayer at the start of that day’s House Floor session. After the conclusion of Pastor’s Hatch’s prayer, Rep. Johnson released the following statement: It’s an hon... Read more

  • Reps. Johnson and Johnson Introduce SIGN Act to Address Roadway Safety
    Posted in Press Release on April 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Representatives Sam Johnson (TX-03) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30) introduced the Safe Innovative Guide signs for the Nation (SIGN) Act. This bill would allow states the flexibility to use the Clearview font on road signs – an innovative font that research shows increases roadway safety. “Millions of Americans use roadways every day, and road signs play an important role in keeping folks safe,” said Congressman Sam Johnson. “It’s common sense that the clearer a ... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Announces 35th Annual Congressional Art Competition for High School Students
    Posted in Press Release on March 28, 2017 | Preview rr

    Plano, TX – U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is pleased to announce the 35th annual Congressional Art Competition is now underway. This is an annual art competition for high school students to showcase their talent and artwork. First place winners in each of the congressional districts across the nation will have their artwork displayed at the United States Capitol. Congressman Johnson encourages all Collin County high school student artists to participate. “Our community is blessed with man... Read more

  • 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: Preserve YOUR Local Veteran Stories with Library of Congress
    Posted in Press Release on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    PLANO, TX – In order to help local veterans and their families preserve stories of heroism, patriotism, and sacrifice, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) invites North Texas folks to attend a training workshop on the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project (VHP) on Saturday, April 8th. Congress created the Veterans History Project (VHP) in 2000 as part of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. The VHP’s mission is to “collect, preserve, and make accessible the personal ... Read more