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  • Congressional Art Competition Continues: Vote Now for 2018 People’s Choice Award
    Posted in Press Release on April 30, 2018 | Preview rr

    PLANO, TX – U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson’s (TX-03) Congressional Art Competition continues as voting begins for the 2018 People’s Choice Award. From now through May 7th at 5pm CST, Collin County constituents are invited to view all 107 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 36th Annual Congressional Art Competition, and for sharing your talent with our community,” said Johnson. “To s... Read more

  • Korean War Veteran Sam Johnson Statement on North Korea Peace Talks
    Posted in Press Release on April 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, National Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to the news that North and South Korea intend to work toward a formal end to the Korean War and dismantle the North Korean nuclear program, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) – the last Korean War veteran in Congress – released the following statement: As a veteran who fought in Korea and Vietnam, I have seen the horrors of war firsthand. And as a POW for nearly seven years, I have experienced living without individual liberty. I absolutely want peace and freedom... Read more

  • Johnson, Larson Introduce Medical Debt Tax Relief Act
    Posted in Press Release on April 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Fiscal Responsibility

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, U.S. Congressmen Sam Johnson (TX-03) and John Larson (CT-01) introduced the Medical Debt Tax Relief Act (H.R. 5493), which would ensure that the IRS cannot tax medical debt that has been forgiven. “Medical debt can be financially crippling, and folks who have been fortunate to receive debt forgiveness should NOT be taxed by the IRS on that debt – it just adds insult to injury,” said Johnson. “The Medical Debt Tax Relief Act seeks to protect these vulnerable individu... Read more

  • NOW LAW: Johnson, Larson Bill to Strengthen Social Security’s Representative Payee Program
    Posted in Press Release on April 13, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Social Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President Trump signed into law the Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018 (H.R. 4547). Introduced by Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX) and Ranking Member John Larson (D-CT), this bipartisan legislation will modernize the representative payee program so that it will better protect Social Security beneficiaries who are unable to manage their own benefits. Chairman Johnson said: “This new law is great ... Read more

  • Sam Johnson on President’s Steel, Aluminum Tariffs Decision
    Posted in Press Release on March 9, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In response to President Trump’s decision to impose new tariffs on steel and aluminum imports yesterday, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) released the following statement: “While I think the President is wrong to proceed with the tariffs on steel and aluminum, I do appreciate that he has heeded —though not completely — the concerns over his original tariff plan. “Even so, the underlying problem with tariffs remains the same. Tariffs are taxes. I remain deeply concerned abo... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Statement on Opposition to President Trump’s Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
    Posted in Press Release on March 2, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, President Trump announced his intention to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03), a 29-year Air Force veteran, free market conservative, and senior member of the trade-writing Ways and Means Committee, opposes this decision. In response, Johnson issued the following statement: “I strongly oppose President Trump’s announcement to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. As a combat veteran who fought in two wars and... Read more

  • SAVE YOUR TAX DOLLARS: Sam Johnson Hosts “Free File” Tax Workshop
    Posted in Press Release on February 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    PLANO, TX – To help Collin County constituents save their hard-earned dollars during tax season, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) will be joining Free File Alliance for a briefing and “Free File” tax workshop. The event is free and open to the public. The event will start by highlighting the IRS “Free File” program, which provides free online tax-prep and e-filing services to taxpayers who earned an annual income of $66,000 or less in 2017. Following the briefing, there will be a one hour in... Read more

  • OPERATION HOMECOMING 45TH ANNIVERSARY: House Passes Sam Johnson Resolution Calling for Intensified Efforts to Account for Remaining MIAs
    Posted in Press Release on February 15, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan resolution (H.Res. 129) introduced by 29-year Air Force veteran Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03), which calls for an intensified effort to fully account for and return all American service members who are still listed as “Missing In Action (MIA),” or otherwise unaccounted for. The House passed the resolution unanimously, 411-0. The vote occurred during the week of the 45th Anniversary of “Operation Homecoming,” w... Read more

  • BREAKING: Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir Receives Permit
    Posted in Press Release on February 2, 2018 | Preview rr

    PLANO, TX – This week the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) received and accepted the long-awaited federal permit needed to construct the Lower Bois d’Arc Creek Reservoir. The permit, issued by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, comes just in time – tremendous population growth in North Texas, coupled with a deficit of rain over the last decade, has put the region at a serious risk of a water shortage without this new reservoir in place by 2022. The federal permit process was expedited... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Responds to President Trump’s First State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Release on January 31, 2018 | Preview rr

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) released the following statement in response to President Trump’s first State of the Union address: “President Trump’s words are a call to patriotism, and his commitment to our Great Nation, its citizens, and our American way of life is a breath of fresh air. This past year has seen the beginning of a much-needed turnaround from eight years of economic stagnation and a naïve, irresponsible foreign policy. As a 29-year Air Force veteran, I a... Read more