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  • 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

  • Sam Johnson Statement on Opposition to President Trump’s Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
    Posted in Press Release on March 2, 2018 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Jobs and the Economy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Yesterday, President Trump announced his intention to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03), a 29-year Air Force veteran, free market conservative, and senior member of the trade-writing Ways and Means Committee, opposes this decision. In response, Johnson issued the following statement: “I strongly oppose President Trump’s announcement to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. As a combat veteran who fought in two wars and... Read more

  • Sam Johnson Announces Free Annual U.S. Academy Information Forum
    Posted in Press Release on August 17, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    PLANO, TX – On Saturday, September 9th, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) invites Collin County students of all ages and their families to attend his annual U.S. Service Academy Information Forum. Nomination and evaluation procedures will be explained and representatives from the Military, Naval, Air Force, and Merchant Marine Academies will be present. Afterwards, there will be a break out session for students and parents to meet Liaison Officers and learn more about Academy life. This is a ... 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 Congratulates Service Academy Nominees, Class of 2021
    Posted in Press Release on February 7, 2017 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is proud to nominate 44 Collin County students to the U.S. Service Academies for the Class of 2021. Each service academy will make formal offers of appointment this spring. “Second to God, serving our Great Nation is the worthiest calling of my life, which is nominating students to America’s service academies is both a high honor and great responsibility,” said Johnson. “These 44 young men and women have undergone a competitive and rigorous... 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

  • Sam Johnson Announces Free Annual U.S. Academy Information Forum
    Posted in Press Release on September 9, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    PLANO, TX – On Saturday, September 24th, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) invites Collin County students and their families to attend the annual U.S. Service Academy Information Forum. Nomination and evaluation procedures will be explained and representatives from the Military, Naval, Air Force, and Merchant Marine Academies will be present. Afterwards, there will be a break out session for students and parents to meet Liaison Officers and learn more about Academy life. This is a FREE inform... 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 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

  • SAM JOHNSON VIEWS TEXAS BORDER IN WAKE OF LATEST ILLEGAL SURGE
    Posted in Press Release on February 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Immigration

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – On February 5, 2016 U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) returned to Texas’ southern border in response to the Department of Homeland Security’s recent report, which shows a 30% increase in border crossings compared to the previous year. Johnson and fellow Border Security Caucus members were briefed by the Rio Grande Valley Sector Border Patrol as well as the Texas Department of Public Safety. In addition, Johnson toured the Rio Grande River by boat to see the security challen... Read more