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  • NOW LAW: Sam Johnson Bill to Honor Korean War Veterans with Wall of Remembrance
    Posted in Press Release on October 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson’s (TX-03) bill, the Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall of Remembrance Act (H.R. 1475), was signed into law. This law will permit a Wall of Remembrance to be added to the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Wall will list the names of all members of the U.S. Armed Forces who gave their lives in support of Freedom during the Korean War. It would also list the total number of all American POWs and MIAs from the Korean War. Addit... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Calls for Intensified Efforts to Return America’s POWs & MIAs
    Posted in Press Release on September 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – In honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Day this Friday, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) introduced H. Res. 871 calling on the United States government to intensify efforts to account for the 83,000 American service members who are still unaccounted for around the world. Johnson’s resolution also calls on foreign nations to fully assist in search and recovery efforts. “This is a particularly meaningful day for me and my fellow POW buddies as well as our Great Nation’s mi... Read more

  • 9/11/01 and the Threat of Terror 15 Years Later
    Posted in Op-Ed on September 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, National Security

    *As seen on House Republican Conference's 9/11 Guest Blog Series. It’s a day Americans have said they will never forget. I was at the Pentagon when Flight 77 hit the building on September 11th, 2001. Tensions were already high after the first two planes hit the World Trade Center less than an hour earlier. By the grace of God, I wasn’t on the Pentagon’s side of impact – though I should have been. The terrorists missed the front where I was and deviated from their target. I remember rushing outsi... Read more

  • DEADLINE EXTENDED: Nominate Local Veterans for the Prestigious Congressional Veterans Commendation (CVC) Ceremony
    Posted in Press Release on September 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    PLANO, TX – To help honor Collin County’s local veterans, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is extending the nomination deadline for the prestigious Congressional Veteran Commendation (CVC) award to September 16th, 2016. This annual program is designed to publicly recognize the wartime sacrifices and peacetime community involvement of Collin County’s military veterans. Veteran honorees will be recognized at a community-wide ceremony with special guest speakers, local community leaders, and Bo... Read more

  • Congressman Sam Johnson Hosts Grand Opening of Plano’s NEW VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic
    Posted in Press Release on September 7, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    Plano, TX – On Friday, September 16th, 2016, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) invites North Texans to join him at the Grand Opening of Plano’s NEW VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic. The 10,000 square foot clinic opens access to the fast-growing North Texas population and will be equipped to serve 6,000 veterans per year. The CBOC will house five Patient-Aligned Care Teams (PACT) and will be able to provide primary care, mental health, telemedicine, laboratory, and x-ray services. The VA ... Read more

  • On Upcoming Presidential Visit to Laos, Sam Johnson Calls for Greater Access for U.S. MIA Recovery Teams in Laos
    Posted in Press Release on August 2, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, DC -- In preparation for President Obama's upcoming state visit to Laos in September, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is calling on the President to discuss ongoing U.S. efforts in Laos to repatriate the remains of American personnel still Missing in Action (MIA) in that country from the Vietnam War, and to ask that the Lao government lift certain restrictions that have hampered U.S. recovery efforts. Congressman Johnson is widely known for his longstanding efforts to account fo... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Congratulates 22 Students on Service Academy Appointments
    Posted in Press Release on June 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, National Security

    Washington, D.C. – On Sunday U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) hosted his annual Academy Appointee Send-Off Ceremony to congratulate the 22 Collin County who received appointments to U.S. Service Academies or one of the preparatory schools this fall. “It is my honor to congratulate these young men and women who have been chosen as the future leaders of our Armed Forces by the prestigious United States Service Academies,” said Johnson. “It is no easy task to receive an Academy appointment – st... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Calls on Community to Help Honor Local Veterans
    Posted in Press Release on May 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is pleased to announce that nominations for his Congressional Veteran Commendation (CVC) ceremony are now open. This annual program is designed to publicly recognize the wartime sacrifices and peacetime community involvement of Collin County’s military veterans. “North Texas is home to many men and women who have donned the uniform in defense of Freedom,” said Johnson. “Many of these patriots are so dedicated to serving others that when they ret... Read more

  • HOUSE PASSES SAM JOHNSON BILL TO HONOR KOREAN WAR VETERANS WITH “WALL OF REMEMBRANCE”
    Posted in Press Release on February 24, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today the U.S. House of Representatives passed Congressman Sam Johnson’s (TX-03) bill, The Korean War Veterans Memorial Wall of Remembrance Act (H.R. 1475). This bill would permit a Wall of Remembrance to be added to the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Wall would list the names of all members of the U.S. Armed Forces who gave their lives in support of Freedom during the Korean War. It would also list the total number of all American POWs and MIAs from the ... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Blasts Obama’s Plan to Close Gitmo
    Posted in Press Release on February 23, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, National Security

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – On February 23rd, 2016, President Obama announced his plan to close Guantanamo Bay, the maximum security prison that houses some of the world’s most dangerous terrorists. His plan – which violates federal law – would move these terrorists to other prisons in the continental United States or other overseas countries. After the President’s announcement, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) released the following statement: “A President’s most sacred duty is to protect our homela... Read more