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  • Sam Johnson to IRS: NO “Refunds” for Illegals on the Backs of Taxpayers
    Posted in Press Release on February 4, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Fiscal Responsibility, President Obama's Border Crisis

    Washington, DC – In response to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen confirming that illegal immigrants would be able to get extra “refunds” from the IRS, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) – Chairman of the Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee – issued the following statement: “This week the IRS confirmed that it indeed can take your hard-earned taxpayer dollars and hand it out as ‘refunds’ to illegal immigrants. This is WRONG. And it’s yet another cost of Obama's executive amnesty. Rest ass... Read more

  • Sam Johnson: President Obama is Proposing a Budget for Bankruptcy
    Posted in Press Release on February 2, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington, D.C. – After President Obama released his budget proposal for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) made the following statement: “As if record debt, spending, and taxes weren’t enough, President Obama today proposed trillions more in spending, taxes, and debt. That’s trillion with a ‘T.’ Bottom-line: Obama is budgeting our country into bankruptcy. Americans want, need, and deserve better. As a fiscal conservative, I will continue to fight against this President... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Responds to State of the Union Address
    Posted in Press Release on January 21, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and the Economy, Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address on January 20, 2015: “You know, after the Democrats’ shellacking in the November midterm elections, it’s disappointing but not surprising to hear the President propose a liberal agenda that is really all about political point scoring. Instead of listening to the majority of Americans and the folks of Collin County, the President has yet again unveil... Read more

  • Johnson Opposes Spending Bill, Expresses Concern with Arming Syrian Rebels
    Posted in Press Release on September 17, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) released the following statement on the Continuing Resolution (CR), which would fund the government through December 11, 2014: “As a fiscal conservative, Air Force veteran, and POW, I could not in good conscience support today’s bill for several reasons. First, when so many Americans have had to tighten their belts in today’s economy, the last thing Washington needs to do is spend more of hardworking taxpayers’ money. This bill forfeits spending ... Read more

  • House passes Johnson-based anti-fraud protection measure
    Posted in Article on July 25, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) issued the following statement in response to the House passing H.R. 4935, the Child Tax Credit Improvement Act of 2014 which included his commonsense measure to require a Social Security Number when claiming the $1,000 refundable child tax credit. According to the Treasury Inspector General (IG) for Tax Administration, the refundable child tax credit can serve as an incentive for individuals to come illegally into the United States. The Johnson-based provisio... Read more

  • Roll Call: House GOP says Child Migrant Crisis Demands Action against Tax Fraud
    Posted in Article on July 23, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    By Alan K. Ota House Republicans will move the debate over the child migrant crisis into tax territory this week by calling for new action to stop alleged tax fraud by low-income families, including undocumented aliens. Senior Republicans said they will push for a requirement for taxpayers applying for the refundable child tax credit to provide a Social Security number. They said the provision would be folded into a proposal (HR 4935) by Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan., for a permanent extension of a more ... Read more

  • House to take up Johnson measure to deter illegal immigration, root out fraud and abuse
    Posted in Press Release on July 18, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Immigration, Jobs and the Economy, Fiscal Responsibility

    U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) issued the following statement on H.R. 4935, the Child Tax Credit Improvement Act of 2014, which includes a Johnson-based provision to require a Social Security Number (SSN) for the $1,000 refundable child tax credit. H.R. 4935 is scheduled for consideration on the House floor next week. According to the Treasury Inspector General (IG) for Tax Administration, the refundable child tax credit can serve as an incentive for individuals to come illegally into the U... Read more

  • Johnson demands explanation for lack of border agents on Rio Grande Valley
    Posted in Press Release on July 9, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Immigration, Fiscal Responsibility

    Today U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) sent a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson on the current humanitarian and national security crisis involving tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors who are illegally crossing Texas’ southern border. The letter calls on Secretary Johnson to explain why the most trafficked area, the Rio Grande Valley, has less Border Patrol agents than areas where illegal crossings are relatively low and to also address what is currently being done to... Read more

  • Congressman: No more bonuses for IRS tax delinquents
    Posted in Article on May 1, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    By: Gregory Korte A report by Treasury inspectors last week found that 1,146 Internal Revenue Service employees received more than $1 million in bonuses — despite being delinquent on their own taxes. That revelation drew immediate outrage from Congress. Rep. Sam Johnson, R-Texas, called it “outrageous,” and has now introduced the No Bonuses for Tax Delinquent IRS Employees Act of 2014. STORY: IRS workers who didn’t pay taxes got bonuses “IRS employees are failing to comply with the very laws th... Read more

  • Johnson to IRS: Stop paying bonuses to tax cheating employees
    Posted in News Release on April 23, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Fiscal Responsibility

    U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX), tax-writing member of the Ways and Means Committee, released the following statement after a report from the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration revealed the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) paid out bonuses and provided other rewards to employees with tax problems. “This is outrageous! As I’ve said before, the IRS is out-of-control and out-of-touch. At a time when the IRS is under investigation for targeting Americans based on their beliefs and r... Read more