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  • 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

  • SAM JOHNSON: Preserve YOUR Local Veteran Stories with Library of Congress
    Posted in Press Release on March 16, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    PLANO, TX – In order to help local veterans and their families preserve stories of heroism, patriotism, and sacrifice, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) invites North Texas folks to attend a training workshop on the Library of Congress’ Veterans History Project (VHP) on Saturday, April 8th. Congress created the Veterans History Project (VHP) in 2000 as part of the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. The VHP’s mission is to “collect, preserve, and make accessible the personal ... Read more

  • On “Returniversary,” Hanoi Hilton POWs Johnson, McCain Call for Intensified Efforts to Account for 83,000 MIAs
    Posted in Press Release on February 15, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week marks the 44th Anniversary of “Operation Homecoming” when U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) and U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) returned from North Vietnam back to the United States, along with almost 600 American Prisoners of War (POWs). In memory of their fellow POWs and those Missing in Action (MIAs) who never made it home, Johnson and McCain introduced identical resolutions in the House and Senate calling for intensified efforts to investigate, recover, and ide... Read more

  • 2017 Valentines for Vets: Sam Johnson Encourages Area School Participation
    Posted in Press Release on January 18, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, D.C. – To coincide with the National Salute to Veteran Patients (the week of Valentine’s Day), U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is holding his annual “Valentines for Vets” outreach program. Teachers and students in Collin County are encouraged to create Valentines that will be hand-delivered to veterans at the Dallas VA Medical Center. “Many of our hometown veterans are hospitalized for long periods of time, and the hours away from family and friends can get lonely – particularly... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Announces 10 Local Veterans to be Honored at Annual Veterans Event this Saturday
    Posted in Article on December 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, D.C. – As Americans prepare to celebrate the holiday season and all we have to be thankful for as Americans, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is pleased to announce the ten Collin County veterans to be honored at his annual Congressional Veterans Commendation (CVC) Ceremony on December 10th at Collin College. The honorees were nominated by local Collin County constituents for their outstanding wartime sacrifices and peacetime community involvement. In addition, this year’s keynot... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Announces 10 Local Veterans to be Honored at Annual Veterans Event this Saturday
    Posted in Press Release on December 5, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Washington, D.C. – As Americans prepare to celebrate the holiday season and all we have to be thankful for as Americans, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is pleased to announce the ten Collin County veterans to be honored at his annual Congressional Veterans Commendation (CVC) Ceremony on December 10th at Collin College. The honorees were nominated by local Collin County constituents for their outstanding wartime sacrifices and peacetime community involvement. In addition, this year’s keynot... Read more