Eddie Bernice Johnson

Congresswoman Johnson's Seniority in Congress WORKS for District 30

Joe Pool Lake (Grand Prairie) - Negotiated and passed language in the 2016 Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act to activate more than 61,000 acre-feet of new water supply storage in North Texas, while saving the Cities of Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Grand Prairie, and Midlothian more than $50 million in liabilities previously owed to the federal government.

Transportation - In 2010, helped secure $23 million in federal funding for the Downtown Dallas – Oak Cliff Streetcar Project, which runs into the Southern Sector by way of Oak Cliff. Funding was provided through a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant via the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) within the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT).

International Inland Port of Dallas (IIPOD) - Delivered $186,000 as part of the FY 2009 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill to provide training for employment in the logistics industry to support the IIPOD. This funding provided 130 participants in Southern Dallas with workforce training to become logistics workers and technicians.

Public Safety - In 2017, helped secure $51,810 in federal funding for the City of Wilmer Fire Department through the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. - In 2016, helped secure $71,858 in federal funding for the Duncanville Fire Department through the FEMA’s AFG Program. - In 2015, helped secure $78,858 in federal funding for the Glenn Heights Fire Department through the FEMA’s AFG Program.

Energy - In 2009, helped secure $176,600 to the City of Cedar Hill and $187,700 to the City of DeSoto in Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). EECBG funding is used for energy audits, building retrofits, the development and implementation of advanced building codes and inspections, and the creation of financial incentive programs for energy efficiency improvements.

Housing - In 2010, helped secure $22 million in U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) HOPE VI Program funding for the Dallas Housing Authority (DHA) to go toward the revitalization of the Turner Courts public housing development.


The Dallas Morning News endorses Congresswoman Johnson in the Democratic primary.


We recommend Eddie Bernice Johnson in Democratic primary for U.S. House District 30

...Seniority matters in the House. Johnson has it. She's one of the chamber's leading voices on transportation, water infrastructure and space and science.

But more than that, she has used her seniority to good effect, despite having spent all but six of her 26 years in the House as a member of the minority party.

To her opponents, her criticism of Republicans is too polite. They've apparently missed her angry push-back during six years as ranking member of the House science and space committee. Instead of a thundering indictment of the president, however, Johnson has chosen to keep communication open in hopes of getting her legislation passed. She wants the U.S. government to take the lead on preparing workers in jobs threatened by automation for ways to keep on the job.

"Just having a seat in Congress is not enough. I want to get things done," she said.

With the other party in power, that means building bridges as often as making speeches.

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