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  • Sam Johnson, Michael Burgess Statement on Frisco Postal Service
    Posted in Press Release on September 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    Washington, D.C. – Representatives Sam Johnson (TX-03) and Michael C. Burgess (TX-26) released the following statement on concerns about constituent services at the Frisco Post Office. “One of the most basic constitutionally-mandated responsibilities of the federal government is to deliver the mail, in rain or shine. The United States Postal Service has a rich legacy of customer service, and any exception is simply unacceptable. We have heard concerns from a number of Frisco residents about inci... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Announces Free Annual U.S. Academy Information Forum
    Posted in Press Release on August 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    PLANO, TX – On Saturday, September 9th, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) invites Collin County students of all ages and their families to attend his 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 ... Read more

  • DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 7TH: Rep. Sam Johnson’s FINAL Congressional Youth Advisory Council (CYAC)
    Posted in Press Release on August 17, 2017 | Preview rr

    PLANO, TX –U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) will continue to accept applications for the 14th – and FINAL – annual Congressional Youth Advisory Council (CYAC) through September 7th at 5:00 pm. “Because Collin County has many outstanding students and the application process for CYAC can be competitive, I encourage students to thoughtfully prepare their applications as the deadline fast approaches. Any student interested in learning about our government through first-hand civic participation s... Read more

  • DEADLINE JULY 27TH: Final Year to Nominate Local Veterans for Congressional Veteran Commendation Ceremony
    Posted in Press Release on July 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    PLANO, TX – With only a few days left to nominate local veterans for the final Congressional Veteran Commendation (CVC) Award, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) encourages folks to consider their family, friends, neighbors, and work colleagues for this prestigious honor. Johnson established the annual CVC to publically recognize the wartime sacrifices and peacetime community involvement of Collin County’s military veterans. It is a nominations-based award – anyone may nominate a veteran, and ... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Calls for Online Tools to Help Disability Beneficiaries Return to Work
    Posted in Press Release on July 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Social Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (TX-03) introduced the Social Security Online Tools Innovation Act (H.R. 3309). This bill would require the Social Security Administration to reduce the complexity surrounding returning to work by providing an online resource to help disability beneficiaries assess how returning to work may affect their benefit payments. “We hear time and time again that one of the reasons beneficiaries don’t return to... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Introduces Bill to Help Denied Disability Benefit Applicants
    Posted in Press Release on July 20, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Social Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (TX-03) introduced the Promoting Opportunity for Disability Benefit Applicants Act (H.R. 3310) in order to help denied disability benefit applicants return to the workforce. Specifically, the bill calls on the Commissioner of Social Security to provide information about employment support services to individuals who are not awarded disability benefits. “We’ve seen that the longer someone’s been out of ... Read more

  • Smithsonian Regent Sam Johnson Honors 50th Anniversary of Folklife Festival
    Posted in Press Release on June 30, 2017 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03), who serves as a Regent for the world famous Smithsonian Institution, introduced H.Res. 408 in order to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Smithsonian’s Folklife Festival. “For the past 50 years, the Folklife Festival has coincided with the celebration of our Great Nation’s independence,” said Johnson. “The festival brings to life our American heritage and also allows folks to see and experience aspects of other cultures arou... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Introduces Bill to Give Social Security Beneficiaries More Choice
    Posted in Press Release on June 29, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Social Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (TX-03) and Rep. Adrian Smith (NE-03) introduced the Providing Choice for Social Security Retirees Act (H.R. 3112). This legislation would provide Social Security Old-Age (OASI) beneficiaries an option to claim a portion of their delayed retirement credit in a one-time, partial lump sum. “As a constitutional, free market conservative, one of the fundamental values I support is choice for the consumer,” said Johnson. “And... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Introduces Bill to Stop Punishing Seniors who Work
    Posted in Press Release on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Social Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (TX-03) and Rep. Jackie Walorski (IN-02) introduced the Senior Citizens’ Freedom to Work Act of 2017. This bill would eliminate a penalty on Social Security Old-Age (OASI) beneficiaries who choose to enter, remain in, or return to the labor force. Specifically, the bill would eliminate the Retirement Earnings Test (RET) that affects younger seniors who choose to continue working after claiming Social Security benefits. (... Read more

  • 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