Sam Johnson

Sam Johnson

TEXAS' 3rd DISTRICT

Sam Johnson Announces First Mobile Office Hours of 2015

2015/01/29

Washington, D.C. –  On Tuesday, February 24, the staff of U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) will host their first monthly “Mobile Office Hours” of 2015.  The Mobile Offices will be located in Melissa, Murphy, Prosper, and Richardson.  This is an ongoing effort to conveniently provide Collin County constituents with assistance by visiting different communities across North Texas. Appointments are not necessary.

“It’s my privilege to serve the Collin County community, and it’s important to me that my staff and I provide constituents help with federal agencies,” said Johnson.  “Dealing with these agencies can be very confusing, and we are happy to help navigate steps and make requests on your behalf.  I encourage people to visit the nearest Mobile Office location on February 24, but if you are unable to make it, you are always welcome to contact my Plano office at 469-304-0382.” 

Johnson’s staff can help with federal agency issues, such as:

  • Medicare;
  • Veterans Affairs (VA);
  • Home foreclosure;
  • Social Security; and
  • Internal Revenue Service.

In addition, Johnson’s staff can also:

  • Help with overseas adoptions;
  • Provide information regarding trips to Washington, D.C.;
  • Offer application guidance to a U.S. Service Academy;
  • Assist with Congressional Youth Advisory Council (CYAC) applications; and
  • Process requests to have American flags flown over the U.S. Capitol building.

Please be aware that Congressman Johnson is elected to serve in the legislative branch of our nation's federal government. He does not have jurisdiction to assist with the following:

  • Agency decisions made in line with federal law or regulation;
  • Problems with a state or local government agency – you must contact your state or local officials for help regarding these issues;
  • Judicial matters; and
  • Private disputes. Examples of these issues are: Child Custody, Divorce, and Criminal Trials or Imprisonment.

Please also be aware that, in order for Congressman Johnson’s staff to make inquiries on constituents’ behalf, the Privacy Act of 1974 requires a privacy release be signed before the agency is contacted.  If you are represented by counsel, their permission to assist with the case is also required. Make sure to bring all relevant documents so staff is able to help you as expediently as possible.

Mobile Office Times and Locations

Melissa, 9:00am-11:00am

Melissa City Hall
3411 Barker Avenue

Melissa, TX 75454

Prosper, 9:00am-11:00am

Prosper City Hall
1500 East 1st Street

Prosper, TX 75078

Murphy, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Murphy City Hall

206 North Murphy Road
Murphy, TX 75094

Richardson, 2:00pm-4:00pm
Richardson Civic Center, Suite 102

411 W. Arapaho Rd.
Richardson, TX 75080

 

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Sam Johnson Congratulates Service Academy Nominees, Class of 2019

2015/01/27

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is proud to nominate 33 Collin County students to the U.S. Service Academies for the Class of 2019. Each service academy will make formal offers of appointment this spring.

“Serving our Great Nation is the worthiest calling of my life, and I find nominating like-minded students to America’s service academies to be one of the most rewarding parts of my job as Collin County’s U.S. Representative,” said Johnson. “These young men and women are the cream-of-the-crop. They have undergone a competitive and rigorous selection process based on academic performance; extracurricular, civic, and service activities; and athletic aptitude. It’s my privilege to nominate these young leaders as they answer the call of duty. Their willingness to sacrifice everything to defend and protect our country and the freedom we hold so dear gives me great hope for the future strength and readiness of our Armed Forces. I congratulate them and know they will represent our community well.”

Students interested in learning more about service academy applications should contact Lori McMahon in Johnson’s Plano office at (469) 304-0382.

In addition, every fall Congressman Johnson hosts a free Academy Information Session with all branches represented for Third District students and families. The session provides students with an opportunity to learn more about each Academy and decide if military life is for them. Third District residents must be between the ages of 17 and 23 to be eligible to apply.

Class of 2019 Academy Nominations by U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson

U.S.  Naval Academy

City

School

Mr. Christopher Beltran

Frisco

Heritage High School

Mr. Jeremy Cerf

Plano

Greystone Preparatory School at Schreiner University; Graduate of Liberty High School

Mr. Dang Do

Plano

University of Texas at Dallas; Graduate of Plano East Senior High School

Mr. Dat Do

Plano

University of Texas at Dallas; Graduate of Plano East Senior High School

Mr. Connor Doyle

Melissa

McKinney Christian Academy

Miss Carnley Graham

Prosper

Prosper High School

Mr. Harrison Hanes

McKinney

McKinney North High School

Mr. Regan Railey

Frisco

Frisco High School

Mr. Rhee Joo-Young

Plano

Plano East Senior High School

Mr. Joshua Webb

Plano

Plano West Senior High School

 

 

 

U.S. Air Force Academy

City

School

Mr. John Blasingame

Plano

Liberty High School

Mr. Omar Calderon

Murphy

Plano East Senior High School

Miss Taylor Cobb

McKinney

McKinney Boyd High School

Mr. Trevor Frye

Fairview

Lovejoy High School

Mr. Daniel Hancock

Frisco

Northwestern Preparatory School; Graduate of Faith Christian School

Miss Miranda Higginbotham

Plano

Parish Episcopal School in Dallas

Miss Emily Krupka

Plano

Kent School in Connecticut; Graduate of Plano West Senior High School

Mr. William Mays

Plano

Plano West Senior High School

Mr. Rudra Patel

Plano

Plano Senior High School

Mr. Thomas Whittington

Allen

Allen High School

 

 

 

U.S. Military Academy

City

School

Mr. Nikolas Bogost

Plano

Plano Senior High School

Mr. Daniel Hancock

Frisco

Northwestern Preparatory School; Graduate of Faith Christian School

Miss Sean A. Hurley

McKinney

McKinney Boyd High School

Mr. Joseph Kim

Frisco

Liberty High School

Miss Kaitlyn Luckock

Prosper

Prosper High School

Mr. Nelson Morrow

Prosper

Prosper High School

Mr. Jesse Palmer

Plano

Marion Military Institute at the Military College of Alabama; Graduate of Plano West Senior High School

Mr. Rhee Joo-Young

Plano

Plano East Senior High School

Mr. Ian Stephens

Dallas

Plano West Senior High School

Miss Amelia Trotter

Plano

Plano West Senior High School

 

 

 

U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

City

School

Mr. Tyler Betz

Frisco

Frisco Heritage High School

Mr. Cornelius Brady

Dallas

Dhahran College Preparatory School in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia

Mr. Omar Calderon

Murphy

Plano East Senior High School

Mr. Jeremy Cerf

Plano

Greystone Preparatory School at Schreiner University; Graduate of Liberty High School

Mr. Dang Do

Plano

University of Texas at Dallas; Graduate of Plano East Senior High School

Mr. Dat Do

Plano

University of Texas at Dallas; Graduate of Plano East Senior High School

Mr. Nelson Morrow

Prosper

Prosper High School

Mr. Kase Stevens

Plano

Plano West Senior High School

Mr. Thang Nguyen

Plano

Allen High School

Mr. David Washington

Plano

Liberty High School

 

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Valentines for Vets: Sam Johnson Encourages Area School Participation

2015/01/26

Washington, D.C. – To coincide with the National Salute to Veterans Week (February 9-15th), U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is organizing his annual “Valentines for Vets” outreach program. Teachers and students in Collin County are encouraged to create Valentines that will be picked up by staff during the week of February 1st – Congressman Johnson will then hand-deliver the heart-felt messages to veterans at the Dallas VA Medical Center.

“Across the country, thousands of veterans are hospitalized in medical centers operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA),” said Johnson. “Many times, these special men and women are away from their family and friends for long periods of time. That is why each year I ask students and teachers in Collin County for their help in creating valentines for our veterans. This program is an excellent opportunity to teach young students about freedom and military service. It also provides us the chance to say ‘thank you’ to those who we can never thank enough for their service and sacrifice. I encourage all our area schools to participate – together, let’s make this a special day for our hometown heroes!”

To see if your school is participating and to schedule a pick-up time no later than February 1st, please reach out to Valentines for Vets program coordinator, Chance Watson.

Details about the special card specifications can be found below under "Related Files."

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Sam Johnson: Protecting our Most Fundamental Right - Life

2015/01/22

Washington, D.C. – On the anniversary of the tragic Roe v. Wade ruling, thousands of Americans flocked to Washington, D.C. to participate in the annual March for Life. In support of the rally and its participants, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) – a staunch pro-life advocate – released the following statement:

“Our Great Nation was founded upon the idea that ALL people are ‘endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights.’ And the first right mentioned in our Declaration of Independence is that of Life. We must do all we can to uphold this most fundamental value. That is why I have consistently cosponsored and voted for legislation that protects the sanctity of human life, which begins at conception.

“Today, millions of Americans stand together – whether they are in Washington D.C. or at home – so that those who cannot speak for themselves do have a voice. But we cannot rest. Therefore I look forward to joining you all as we continue the important work of fully protecting our God-given right to Life for ALL, including our most innocent.”

Congressman Johnson is a co-sponsor of pro-life legislation including the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36), the Title X Abortion Provider Prohibition Act (H.R. 217), and the Health Care Conscience Rights Act.

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Sam Johnson Responds to State of the Union Address

2015/01/21

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) released the following statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address on January 20, 2015:

“You know, after the Democrats’ shellacking in the November midterm elections, it’s disappointing but not surprising to hear the President propose a liberal agenda that is really all about political point scoring. Instead of listening to the majority of Americans and the folks of Collin County, the President has yet again unveiled a tax-spend agenda and is issuing veto threats against bipartisan, common-sense, pro-growth measures like the House-passed Keystone XL Pipeline Act. Keep in mind that the President’s call follows a record high in tax revenue. Last year, for the first time ever, Washington collected over $3 trillion in taxes.

“America is not about punishing hard work and the success that comes with it. It certainly shouldn’t be about punishing hardworking families who are trying to save money for their children’s college education – but that’s exactly what the President is asking to do when he proposes taxing 529 accounts that parents and students use to save for college.

“As a fiscal conservative I, and my fellow Republicans, am committed to policies that will help grow the economy and Americans’ paychecks while continuing to responsibly get our fiscal house in order. Americans want, need, and deserve pro-growth solutions, not the President’s politics as usual.”
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Sam Johnson Votes to Stop Obama’s Executive Amnesty

2015/01/14

Washington, DC – As a part of his on-going efforts to fight President Obama’s unconstitutional immigration actions, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) voted in support of H.R. 240, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, which would prohibit the President from carrying out his executive amnesty. The House passed H.R. 240 by a vote of 236 - 191. The bill now goes to the Senate. In addition, today Johnson co-sponsored H.R. 191, the Repeal Executive Amnesty Act of 2015, introduced by Rep. Aderholt (R-AL).

“The House took an important step today towards stop stopping Obama’s lawless actions. I now look forward to my fellow conservatives in the Senate leading the charge and getting the job done by passing the House bill. Texans want, need, and deserve no less.”
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Sam Johnson Reintroduces Bill to Protect Seniors from Identity Theft

2015/01/14

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) reintroduced his Medicare Identity Theft Prevention Act, which would protect seniors from identity theft by removing Social Security numbers from Medicare cards. Fellow Texan Lloyd Doggett (TX-35) joined him in authoring this legislation.

“Our seniors should have peace of mind when it comes to their personal identity,” said Johnson. “Unfortunately, seniors can be easy targets for criminals due to the fact that their Social Security numbers are on their Medicare cards. The fact that seniors are told they must carry their Medicare card with them – which clearly displays their Social Security numbers – makes no sense. If the Department of Defense can protect troops by stopping the issuance of ID cards with SSNs, we can certainly do the same for our seniors.

“Our seniors want, need, and deserve this common-sense consumer protection,” Johnson continued. “I thank my fellow Texan, Rep. Doggett for working with me on this important bill.”

“With identity thieves becoming more sophisticated, a little prevention can save a lot of heartache,” said Rep. Lloyd Doggett. “This legislation will help protect the approximately 50 million Medicare beneficiaries from identity theft by removing Social Security numbers from Medicare cards.”

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Sam Johnson, Texas Delegation Fight Executive Amnesty

2015/01/12

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 supporter for strong border security and the strict enforcement of our Nation’s immigration laws, I am fully committed to holding the President accountable for his unlawful actions. This is one of my top priorities in 2015.”

Full text of the Texas Members’ joint statement:

“As members of the Texas delegation, we will continue to stand firmly against any action that erodes our constitutional values, degrades our nation’s rule of law, and circumvents the legislative process. Since the President announced his amnesty plan, we have been vigorously fighting against his unconstitutional actions and have been working together to find effective solutions to win this battle.

“Last December House Republicans vowed to take up legislation in the second week of the 114th Congress to fight the President’s illegal executive fiat. Today the Republicans of the Texas Delegation join together in support of legislation that is scheduled to be considered by the House this week that stops the President’s amnesty plan and reflects our conservative values. This legislation would prevent the President from enforcing his executive amnesty plan by barring any funds from being used to carry out his executive actions or any other related illegal executive action that he might take in the future. While we recognize the value that legal immigrants bring to our nation and the economy, we must ensure that our laws are followed. We support this legislation because it enforces the law, secures our border, and reinforces the oath that we have taken as legislators to preserve and protect the Constitution.

“As Members of Congress, we have the responsibility to effectively work within the constraints of the Constitution and the limits of the law. As members of the Texas delegation, we have the responsibility to act in the best interest of the people of Texas. This week we will uphold both of those responsibilities by preserving our nation’s rule of law, fighting for the people of Texas, and combating the President’s unconstitutional, unilateral actions.”


Texas Members in joint statement: Congressman Brian Babin, Congressman Kevin Brady, Congressman John Carter, Congressman Blake Farenthold, Chairman Bill Flores, Chairman Jeb Hensarling, Congressman William Hurd, Congressman Sam Johnson, Chairman Michael McCaul, Congressman Randy Neugebauer, Congressman Pete Olson, Congressman Ted Poe, Congressman John Ratcliffe, Chairman Pete Sessions, Chairman Lamar Smith, and Chairman Mac Thornberry.


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Back in Session: Rep. Sam Johnson Votes for Keystone, Anti-Obamacare Bills

2015/01/09

WASHINGTON, D.C. – With the House of Representatives back for the new 114th Congress, this week U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) supported a number of bills including green-lighting the Keystone Pipeline (H.R. 3), providing relief from the Obamacare employer mandate (H.R. 30), and encouraging employers to hire more veterans (H.R. 22).

“We’ve only been back in session a few days, but I’m pleased to report that House Republicans started right out of the gate with some very important bills that will help hardworking American families,” said Johnson. “And now that we have a Republican Senate, I look forward to these bills finally landing on the President’s desk. President Obama can no longer hide behind Harry Reid’s obstruction.”

“Most notably, the House passed the Keystone XL Pipeline Act on Friday,” Johnson stated. “It’s been over six years since the Keystone application was first submitted, and it’s long past time for President Obama to approve this pro-jobs bill. Not only would its construction support approximately 42,100 much-needed jobs, but the State Department’s latest and final environmental review (Jan. 31, 2014) reported it would pose little environmental risk. It goes without saying that the additional energy security provided by Keystone would also be of great benefit to Americans. It’s no wonder that a majority of Americans support it!”

“To counteract the disastrous Obamacare employer mandate and encourage job growth, the House also passed the Save American Workers Act of 2015, of which I am an original co-sponsor, and the Hire More Heroes Act of 2015. Due to Obamacare, many employers are cutting back workers’ hours to avoid the costly mandate! To address this, the Save American Workers Act would clearly define the 40-hour work week and remove the mandate burden. Similarly, the Hire More Heroes Act would allow veterans who are already covered by Veterans Affairs (VA) or TRICARE to be exempt from the employer mandate. In turn, this will encourage more businesses to hire veterans. This is particularly important for the 3rd District because it is home to many servicemen and women – both active duty and veterans.”

“The new Republican Congress is just getting started. I look forward to continuing to help get America’s economy back on track by encouraging the creation of good-paying jobs, and I won’t quit until we’ve fully and permanently repealed Obamacare!”
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House Passes Johnson Measure to Protect Social Security

2015/01/06

WASHINGTON, D.C. – In the first day of the new 114th Congress, the House passed U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson’s (TX-03) measure to protect Social Security as part of its rules package for the 114th Congress (H. Res. 5).

“As Chairman of the Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee, I’m pleased to start the year off strong with this important and common-sense measure,” said Johnson. “Americans rely on the promise that Social Security will be there for them, especially individuals with disabilities, and my measure seeks to protect that promise.”

Johnson continued, “In 2016 the fraud-plagued disability program will become insolvent. If nothing is done, Americans with disabilities will see an across-the-board cut of 20% to their benefits. Unfortunately, the President and Democrats support raiding the Social Security retirement program to bail out the disability program. This is worse than kicking the can down the road – it will actually make the retirement program worse off, and it does nothing to fix the disability program. That’s wrong! To address this issue, my measure creates a point-of-order to prohibit any diversion of funds from the retirement program to the disability program. But more than that, the rule seeks to encourage much-needed reform.”

“I look forward to a productive year leading the Social Security Subcommittee, and I am pleased the House has joined me in passing this important measure.”


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Contact Information

1211 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-4201
Fax 202-225-1485
samjohnson.house.gov

Committee Assignments

Ways and Means

Sam Johnson, a decorated war hero and native Texan, ranks among the few Members of Congress to fight in combat. During his 29-year career in the U.S. Air Force, Representative Johnson flew combat missions in both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He endured nearly seven years as a Prisoner of War in Hanoi, including 42 months in solitary confinement. Following his distinguished military career, Sam established a home-building business in North Dallas from scratch and served in the Texas State legislature.

Sam holds a House leadership role as one of the few Deputy Whips (vote counters). He is a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means where he serves as the Chairman of the Social Security Subcommittee and sits on the Health Subcommittee. In the 112th Congress, House leaders appointed Sam to the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT).

Sam uses his committee assignments to benefit the Third District. Sam’s tenure and long-standing relationships give his constituents direct access to top congressional leaders.

A fiscal hawk and constitutional conservative who advocates lower taxes and smaller government, Sam has proven himself as a respected leader with a rock-solid record.

In 2011, the renowned bipartisan publication, National Journal, named Sam the most conservative Member of Congress based solely on his voting record, meaning he voted against Nancy Pelosi and President Obama’s big government, failed stimulus agenda at every turn.

In 2009, Sam’s peers recognized him as the “most admired” Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives. In addition, in 2009 the prestigious Congressional Medal of Honor Society bestowed Sam their highest civilian accolade, the National Patriot Award, for his tireless work on behalf of the troops, veterans, and freedom.

In 2011, Sam accepted the “Freedom of Flight” award at the Living Legends of Aviation Awards, dubbed the Oscars of aviation, from renowned air show pilot Bob Hoover.

Sam serves as a Regent for the world famous Smithsonian Institution, where he represents the Board of Regents on the Advisory Board of the National Air and Space Museum.

Sam chronicles his POW experience in solitary confinement in his autobiography, Captive Warriors. The book details the stories of the self-named “Alcatraz Gang,” including great American patriots, such as Jeremiah Denton and Jim Stockdale.

A decorated combat veteran and war hero, Sam was awarded two Silver Stars, two Legions of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, one Bronze Star with Valor, two Purple Hearts, four Air Medals, and three Outstanding Unit Awards.

Sam Johnson is married to the former Shirley L. Melton of Dallas. They are proud parents of three children and grandparents to ten.


Serving With

Louie Gohmert

TEXAS' 1st DISTRICT

Ted Poe

TEXAS' 2nd DISTRICT

John Ratcliffe

TEXAS' 4th DISTRICT

Jeb Hensarling

TEXAS' 5th DISTRICT

Joe Barton

TEXAS' 6th DISTRICT

John Culberson

TEXAS' 7th DISTRICT

Kevin Brady

TEXAS' 8th DISTRICT

Michael McCaul

TEXAS' 10th DISTRICT

Michael Conaway

TEXAS' 11th DISTRICT

Kay Granger

TEXAS' 12th DISTRICT

Mac Thornberry

TEXAS' 13th DISTRICT

Randy Weber

TEXAS' 14th DISTRICT

Bill Flores

TEXAS' 17th DISTRICT

Randy Neugebauer

TEXAS' 19th DISTRICT

Lamar Smith

TEXAS' 21st DISTRICT

Pete Olson

TEXAS' 22nd DISTRICT

Will Hurd

TEXAS' 23rd DISTRICT

Kenny Marchant

TEXAS' 24th DISTRICT

Roger Williams

TEXAS' 25th DISTRICT

Michael Burgess

TEXAS' 26th DISTRICT

Blake Farenthold

TEXAS' 27th DISTRICT

John Carter

TEXAS' 31st DISTRICT

Pete Sessions

TEXAS' 32nd DISTRICT

Brian Babin

TEXAS' 36th DISTRICT

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