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  • Stopping the IRS from Targeting Wrongfully Convicted Individuals
    Posted in Press Release on July 17, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington, D.C. – Yesterday U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) reintroduced the Wrongful Convictions Tax Relief Act (H.R. 3086) – legislation that would prohibit the IRS from taxing compensation awarded to people who have been imprisoned due to a wrongful conviction. “Many folks know that I spent nearly seven years of my life as Prisoner of War – those are years away from my family that I can’t get back…and the same can be said for individuals who have been locked up due to a wrongful convict... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Reintroduces CUFF Act: Preventing Fugitives from Receiving Government Benefits
    Posted in Press Release on May 21, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Social Security, Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03), Chairman of the Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee, joined fellow Committee member Congresswoman Kristi Noem (R-SD) in reintroducing the Control Unlawful Fugitive Felons (CUFF) Act. This bill would prevent felons who are fleeing the law or who are violating a condition of their probation or parole from getting Social Security benefits. “Individuals running from the law or violating their parole or probation shouldn’t be suppo... Read more

  • Sam Johnson, Senator Cornyn Reintroduce ITIN Reform Act
    Posted in Press Release on May 20, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) and Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) reintroduced the Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) Reform Act. The ITIN Reform Act is in response to a highly critical 2012 Tax Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) report on the IRS’ handling of ITIN applications. The IRS provides ITINs to individuals ineligible for Social Security numbers such as illegal immigrants. The ITIN can be used to get refundable tax credits such as th... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Introduces Bill to Stop Highway Toll “Double Tax”
    Posted in Press Release on April 22, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) introduced the No More Tolls for Roads Act, which would repeal federal law that allows for tolling. “I have been hearing loud and clear from my constituents about their rising frustrations over the rapid expansion of tolls in our area,” said Johnson. “With the North Texas area set to have the largest toll network in the country, it is clear that tolling has gone overboard.” Johnson continued, “The bottom line is that these tolls are a doubl... Read more

  • Sam Johnson to IRS: Stop Taxpayer-Funded Bonuses to Delinquent IRS Workers
    Posted in Press Release on April 15, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington, D.C. – As Americans across the country race to file their tax returns on the last filing day of the tax season, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX), a senior member of the Ways and Means tax-writing Committee, reintroduced the No Bonuses for Tax Delinquent IRS Employees Act. The two-page bill does just as it sounds – it would prohibit the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from handing out bonuses to employees who owe back taxes. After introducing his bill, Sam Johnson made the following... Read more

  • House Passes Budget that Balances, Includes Sam Johnson Measure to Protect Taxpayer Dollars
    Posted in Press Release on March 25, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, National Security, Jobs and the Economy, Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed its budget that balances within ten years. Notably, the budget includes a measure introduced by Congressman Sam Johnson in February (H.R. 918) that works to protect hardworking taxpayers’ dollars. “As a fiscal conservative I’m proud to support this Republican budget that, unlike the President’s proposal, will continue to cut federal spending and balance the budget – without raising taxes,” said Johnson. “Constituents of Collin Co... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Provides Free IRS Tax Return Publication at Local Libraries
    Posted in Press Release on March 24, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – To help Collin County constituents during this tax season, Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is providing local libraries with paper copies of the IRS’s “Tax Guide 2014 for Individuals” (IRS publication 17). This 280-page publication provides critical information for individuals doing their 2014 tax returns. “As a fiscal conservative, I want to do everything I can to help my constituents save money – particularly during what can be a stressful and confusing tax season,” said Joh... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Introduces Bill to Stop IRS from Giving Illegals Your Tax Dollars
    Posted in Press Release on March 4, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington, D.C. – Today U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) introduced the No Amnesty Tax “Refunds” for Illegals Act, a bill that would prevent illegals from receiving up to $24,000 in tax “refunds” from the IRS. This legislation follows his “no” vote last evening for a Homeland Security funding bill that would fund President Obama’s executive amnesty. “It’s no secret that I adamantly oppose the President’s amnesty,” said Johnson. “It’s why I voted against yesterday’s Homeland Security bill th... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Introduces Bill to Protect Taxpayer Dollars
    Posted in Press Release on February 12, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Social Security, Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington, D.C. – As part of his ongoing effort to protect taxpayer dollars by rooting out waste, fraud, and abuse, today U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) introduced legislation (H.R. 918) to stop individuals from abusing the system by “double-dipping” unemployment and disability benefits at the same time. After introducing his legislation, Congressman Johnson (Chairman of the Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee) released the following statement: “Under current law, some people can ... Read more

  • Supporting Small Businesses and Charitable Giving
    Posted in Press Release on February 5, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington, DC – This week U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) voted in support of several bills to help small businesses and encourage charitable giving. “Hard work and charitable giving are some of our Nation’s core values, and we should be doing all we can to encourage strengthening and continuing these values – particularly when too many Americans are still struggling in today’s economy,” said Johnson. “Over half of America’s work force is employed by a small business,” Johnson continued. “... Read more