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  • Sam Johnson, Texas Delegation Fight Executive Amnesty
    Posted in Press Release on January 12, 2015 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Immigration, President Obama's Border Crisis

    Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) joined fifteen members of the Texas Delegation in reaffirming the fight against President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty. “President Obama’s executive amnesty is an affront to the rule of law,” said Johnson. “I have voted time and again to STOP his amnesty efforts. That’s why I voted against the CR/Omnibus in December, and that’s why this week I will vote to defund the President’s executive amnesty. As a longtime, staunch s... Read more

  • SAM JOHNSON'S NEXT STEPS TO PROTECT AMERICANS FROM EBOLA
    Posted in Press Release on October 17, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Washington, D.C. – In light of a second health care worker, 29-year-old Amber Vinson, contracting Ebola on American soil, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is following up on his recent efforts to protect the health of Americans by proposing legislation, the Stop Ebola Act, calling for an investigation of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and seeking answers with respect to the deployment of troops to Liberia. “Nearly two-thirds of Americans are concerned Ebola could becom... Read more

  • Johnson Opposes Spending Bill, Expresses Concern with Arming Syrian Rebels
    Posted in Press Release on September 17, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington, D.C. – Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) released the following statement on the Continuing Resolution (CR), which would fund the government through December 11, 2014: “As a fiscal conservative, Air Force veteran, and POW, I could not in good conscience support today’s bill for several reasons. First, when so many Americans have had to tighten their belts in today’s economy, the last thing Washington needs to do is spend more of hardworking taxpayers’ money. This bill forfeits spending ... Read more

  • Johnson votes to secure border, end Obama’s illegal DACA program, Harry Reid’s Senate fails and bails
    Posted in News Release on August 1, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Amid tens of thousands of immigrants flooding into the U.S. illegally, Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) issued the following statement in response to the passage of H.R. 5230, the Border Crisis Supplemental Package, and H.R. 5272 to end the President’s Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program. “Harry Reid’s Senate failed and then bailed on a solution. It’s outright shameful! Securing our border, ending Obama’s unlawful DACA program, and reuniting children with their families back in th... Read more

  • Johnson to visit Rio Grande Valley on Friday, July 18
    Posted in Press Release on July 16, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Immigration

    Washington, DC – U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX03) announced on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives that he will head to Texas’ southern border on Friday, July 18, to see the immigration crisis first-hand. Since October 2013, more than 52,000 unaccompanied minors many from Central America have illegally crossed the southern border. According to Customs and Border Protection, the number will increase to more than 150,000 next year unless Congress acts. Today, in advance of the bord... Read more

  • Johnson demands explanation for lack of border agents on Rio Grande Valley
    Posted in Press Release on July 9, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Immigration, Fiscal Responsibility

    Today U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) sent a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson on the current humanitarian and national security crisis involving tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors who are illegally crossing Texas’ southern border. The letter calls on Secretary Johnson to explain why the most trafficked area, the Rio Grande Valley, has less Border Patrol agents than areas where illegal crossings are relatively low and to also address what is currently being done to... Read more

  • Politico: Politician and ex-prisoner of war slams Bowe Bergdahl deal
    Posted in Article on June 9, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security

    Politico: Politician and ex-prisoner of war slams Bowe Bergdahl deal By JONATHAN TOPAZ | 6/9/14 2:04 PM EDT Rep. Sam Johnson, a prisoner of war in Vietnam for seven years, slammed President Barack Obama on Monday for his “ill-advised, inappropriate and immature actions” to recover Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. “From here on out, every single American, both military and civilian, has a right to be fearful,” the Texas Republican said in an open letter to his Hill colleagues. “The president failed us mi... Read more

  • Former POW Sam Johnson weighs in on terrorist trade
    Posted in Press Release on June 9, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, National Security

    Washington, DC – Ahead of Senate and House Armed Services Committee hearings on the recent terrorist trade, former Prisoner of War for nearly seven years U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) sends an open letter to House and Senate colleagues. Excerpts: “As you may know, I spent nearly seven years as a Prisoner of War (POW) in Vietnam, more than half of that time in solitary confinement in a place so desolate and isolating it could only be called Alcatraz. I served with many brave Americans. I li... Read more

  • Johnson: President’s budget is not a recipe for economic success
    Posted in News Release on March 4, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: National Security, Jobs and the Economy, Fiscal Responsibility

    Washington, DC – U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) issued the following statement on the release of the President’s FY2015 Budget Request. “If President Obama was serious about working with us in Congress to get America back on a fiscally sustainable path, his budget proposal would look very different. Instead President Obama resorts to the same failed, class-warfare agenda: spend, borrow, and tax. This isn’t a recipe for economic success. From Obamacare to last year’s income tax hikes, Ameri... Read more

  • War Hero Bud Day: A legacy of freedom, service and valor
    Posted in Article on August 12, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Veterans, National Security

    Dallas Morning News By Rep. Sam Johnson It’s been said that “What people don’t understand is that the battle in America is not political or economic or racial. It’s ideological. It’s that we have not taught an American generation what America means.” I want to be the kind of person who inspires people of all ages to become better citizens. Sharing stories of one of the finest patriots of the last century fits the bill. Recently my dear friend and fellow prisoner of war George “Bud” Day went home... Read more