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  • Rep. Sam Johnson’s Servicemember Retirement Improvement Act Passes House
    Posted in Press Release on September 27, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the House passed U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson’s (TX-03) Servicemember Retirement Improvement Act (H.R. 1317) as part of the Family Savings Act of 2018 (H.R. 6757). Johnson’s Servicemember Retirement Improvement Act would stop the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) from limiting the ability of Guard and Reserve servicemembers to save for their retirement. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced the companion legislation in the Senate. “Our troops and veterans put their lives on... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Statement on 17th Anniversary of 9/11
    Posted in Press Release on September 11, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, National Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – On the 17th Anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) released the following statement: September 11th is a day Americans have said they will never forget. That is true. 17 years later, we still remember the 2,977 victims at the Twin Towers, the Pentagon, and on Flight 93. And we remember the heroic deeds of our first responders. But I also remember the patriotism that rose out of the devastation. And it saddens me to see that our coun... Read more

  • Rep. Sam Johnson Memorial Day Message
    Posted in Press Release on May 28, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Americans across the country remember the members of the U.S. Armed Forces who paid the ultimate sacrifice in defense of freedom, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03), released the following statement: Americans are truly blessed to enjoy freedom in its many forms – freedoms we often take for granted. But as we may often hear, Freedom is not free. While all servicemen and women make personal sacrifices, some pay the ultimate sacrifice with their lives. Today, we honor their... 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

  • 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

  • Sam Johnson Announces 20 Local Veterans to be Honored at FINAL Congressional Veterans Commendation (CVC) Ceremony
    Posted in Press Release on October 12, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    PLANO, TX – U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is pleased to announce the twenty Collin County veterans to be honored at his annual Congressional Veterans Commendation (CVC) Ceremony on October 28th at Collin College. The honorees were nominated by local Collin County constituents for their outstanding wartime sacrifices and peacetime community involvement. “It is my high honor to congratulate this year’s twenty veteran honorees,” said Johnson. “Collin County folks nominated a competitive grou... 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

  • ‘Hanoi Hilton’ veteran: ‘We must do all we can’ for POW/MIA
    Posted in Op-Ed on May 24, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, National Security

    AS APPEARED IN WASHINGTON TIMES' "ROLLING THUNDER 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION" This year marks the 30th anniversary of Rolling Thunder. Each year, its Ride for Freedom is an inspiring reminder that we must do all we can to ensure a full accounting for American forces who remain missing in action (MIA). It is a call to action, and as a 29-year Air Force veteran and former POW, I speak from personal experience when I say that taking action can change lives — it can even save them. It was during the 2... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Introduces Bill to Ensure IRS Provides Veterans Access to Health Care Tax Credits
    Posted in Press Release on May 4, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) introduced the Veterans Equal Treatment Ensures Relief and Access Now (VETERAN) Act, which would cement in legislation the IRS's current practice of providing eligible veterans the choice to get financial support for a private plan in lieu of enrolling in health care provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. “Our veterans have put their lives on the line to defend freedom and our individual liberties, and they are promised affo... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Introduces Bill to Repeal Unfair Health Care Requirement for Returning-to-Work Wounded Warriors
    Posted in Press Release on May 1, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Health Care, Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (TX-03) introduced legislation to help wounded warriors who return to work have access to the affordable health care they deserve. More specifically, the Health Equity and Access for Returning Troops and Servicemembers (HEARTS) Act would address an unintended consequence that affects veterans who are severely injured and qualify for disability due to their military service. The HEARTS Act would repeal the require... Read more