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  • House Passes Johnson Measure to Protect Social Security
    Posted in Press Release on January 6, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: Social Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the first day of the new 114th Congress, the House passed U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson’s (TX-03) measure to protect Social Security as part of its rules package for the 114th Congress (H. Res. 5). “As Chairman of the Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee, I’m pleased to start the year off strong with this important and common-sense measure,” said Johnson. “Americans rely on the promise that Social Security will be there for them, especially individuals with disabiliti... Read more

  • Sam Johnson’s No Social Security for Nazis Bill Signed into Law
    Posted in Press Release on December 19, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Social Security

    Yesterday, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson’s (R-TX) legislation, the No Social Security for Nazis Act, was signed into law. In late October, an Associated Press investigative report uncovered the fact that Nazi persecutors are receiving Social Security benefits from American taxpayers due to a loophole in current law. Johnson’s bill, which passed the House by a vote for 420 and the Senate by unanimous consent earlier this month, will terminate Social Security benefits for Nazis. “Social Security wa... Read more

  • Johnson Introduces Bill to Combat Disability Fraud
    Posted in Press Release on July 31, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Social Security

    Washington, DC – Today, Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX) introduced H.R. 5260, the Stop Disability Fraud Act of 2014, to combat fraud in the Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) program and better protect taxpayers and beneficiaries. Upon introducing the bill, Chairman Johnson gave the following remarks on the House floor: “Every worker in America pays a portion of their hard-earned wages into the Social Security Disability Insurance program for pro... Read more

  • Johnson Introduces Bill to Prevent Social Security Disability and Unemployment Insurance Double Dipping
    Posted in Press Release on April 12, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Social Security

    Yesterday, Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX) introduced H.R. 1502, “The Social Security Disability Insurance and Unemployment Benefits Double Dip Elimination Act of 2013.” The legislation would keep people from receiving both Social Security disability benefits and unemployment benefits at the same time. A similar proposal was included in the President’s FY2014 budget with estimated savings of $1 billion over 10 years. “Even though disability benefits are... Read more

  • Chairman Johnson Announces Hearing on the President’s and Other Bipartisan Entitlement Reform Proposals
    Posted in Press Release on April 11, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Social Security, Veterans

    U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX), Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security, today announced the first in a series of hearings on the President’s and other bipartisan entitlement reform proposals. This hearing will focus on using the Chained Consumer Price Index to determine the Social Security cost-of-living adjustment. This proposal was included in the President’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget, the report by the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility ... Read more

  • Sam Johnson bill aims to protect seniors from SSN fraud
    Posted in Press Release on February 19, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Social Security, Fiscal Responsibility

    Today U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (3rd Dist.-Texas) announced that he re-introduced legislation to protect seniors from identity theft by demanding that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) remove Social Security numbers (SSNs) from Medicare cards. Criminals use Social Security numbers to steal identities, enabling them to wreak havoc on the financial lives of innocent Americans. According to the Congressional Research Service, in 2011 ID theft claimed over 11 million victims. John... Read more

  • Congressman Sam Johnson hosts free information session on Medicare for seniors
    Posted in Press Release on October 22, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Social Security, Health Care

    On Monday, October 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Plano, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) will host a free information session on Medicare for seniors that is open to the public. There will also be flu shots available for $25, unless covered by Original Medicare or Railroad Retirement Medicare, while supplies last. Individuals can pay with cash or check. Held in conjunction with the North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging (NCTAA) and the Wellness Center for Older Adults (formerly the ... Read more

  • Paulsen, Johnson Introduce Common Sense Medicare Reform
    Posted in Press Release on July 11, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Social Security, Health Care

    Today, Congressmen Erik Paulsen (3rd Dist.-Minnesota) and Sam Johnson (3rd Dist.-Texas) introduced common-sense legislation to give seniors the freedom to make their own healthcare decisions and to opt-out of the government-run health program for seniors, Medicare. The Retirement Freedom Act, H.R. 2435, will help reduce burdensome regulations in the Medicare program that restricts America’s seniors from truly being able to keep what health coverage they have. This bill allows individuals to volu... Read more

  • Hearing on Social Security’s Payment Accuracy
    Posted in Press Release on June 14, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Social Security

    The American people have just been told by the Trustees for Social Security and Medicare that these programs are headed towards insolvency. So when they hear Social Security is owed billions due to wrongful payments, Americans want, need, and deserve answers. In FY 2009, overpayments totaled $6.5 billion for the retirement, disability, and Supplemental Security Income or SSI program, with most in the SSI program. Worse, these numbers do not reflect lost savings resulting from Social Security fal... Read more

  • Johnson bill protects seniors from SSN theft
    Posted in Press Release on April 13, 2011 | Preview rr
    Tags: Social Security

    Today U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (3rd Dist.-Texas) introduced legislation to protect seniors from identity theft. “It makes no sense that people are told not to carry their Social Security card in order to protect their identity, but then every senior citizen is told they must carry their Medicare card, which displays their Social Security number,” said Johnson, the Chairman of the Social Security Subcommittee on Ways and Means. “The risk of ID theft goes far beyond the card being stolen. Ever... Read more