Sam Johnson

Sam Johnson

TEXAS' 3rd DISTRICT

Sam Johnson on SCOTUS Block of Obama’s Executive Amnesty

2016/06/23

WASHINGTON, D.C. – This morning the Supreme Court issued a split decision regarding a challenge to President Obama’s executive amnesty in the case led by Texas and 26 states. Due to the 4-4 decision, the ruling of the lower court remains in place.  This means President Obama’s illegal amnesty is officially null and void.

U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03), who supported Texas's case in an Amicus brief to the Court, released the following statement in response to the decision:

“The fight against Obama’s executive amnesty has first and foremost always been about the rule of law.  This president has abused his executive powers time and again, but this is particularly true when it comes to illegal immigration.  

“Not only does Obama’s amnesty show an utter disregard for our Constitution, but it also continues to have terrible impacts throughout Texas and our country.  Worst of all, Americans are paying the price – with their pocketbooks as well as their safety.

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: citizenship in America is a privilege, NOT a right.  While we have been a nation of immigrants from the very beginning, we are ALSO a nation of LAWS. 

“Today’s decision is a victory for the rule of law; it’s a victory for those who chose to play by the rules and immigrate legally; and it’s a victory for hardworking, taxpaying Americans. 

“Rest assured that as a 29-year Air Force fighter pilot and POW, I will continue to defend our freedoms and our Constitution.  This is what Americans want, need, and deserve.”

Below are a few of Congressman Johnson’s recent key efforts to stop Obama’s executive amnesty:

  • NOW LAW! H.R. 1298, the No Amnesty Tax “Refunds” for Illegals Act.
  • H.R. 2334, a bill to stop illegals from claiming the $1,000 refundable child tax credit.
  • H.R. 1996, the No Social Security Numbers for Illegal Aliens Act.
  • Johnson opposed the Omnibus on December 18, 2015, because it failed to defund Obama’s executive amnesty.
  • Johnson opposed the DHS Appropriations bill (H.R. 240) on March 3, 2015, because it failed to defund Obama’s executive amnesty.

*For a more comprehensive list of Johnson’s efforts on this issue, CLICK HERE.

*To watch Johnson on the House Floor as he urges his colleagues to join him in this fight, CLICK HERE.

 

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On Flag Day, Sam Johnson Invites North Texas Community to Attend Inaugural "Honor Our Stars and Stripes" Flag Decommissioning Ceremony

2016/06/14

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This Saturday, June 18, 2016, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) invites North Texans to join him at his inaugural "Honor Our Stars and Stripes" flag decommissioning ceremony in Frisco, Texas.  The event will be held with participation from community leaders as well as various service, veteran, and civic associations. Event details, including participant information and what attendees are encouraged to bring, are listed below.

On Flag Day, Congressman Johnson took to the House Floor to further speak about this important ceremony and encourage community-wide participation:

"This week we celebrate Flag Day, a special day when we reflect on what our American Flag stands for and how blessed we are to live in this Great Nation that celebrates freedom.  I believe this reflection is particularly important given this weekend's ISIS-inspired terrorist attack in Orlando - the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil since 9/11.  We must remember that there are those who seek to destroy our way of life.  And we also remember that freedom must be actively defended."

"So as our American flag waves proudly and we reflect on its symbol of hope, I invite Collin County folks to join me this Saturday for a special event that I will be hosting - the inaugural 'Honor Our Stars and Stripes' flag retirement ceremony. I hope you will join me for this unique program that honors our flag and our country's unique founding. God bless America, and I salute you."

Event Details:

Saturday, June 18
10:30 am
Veterans Memorial at Frisco Commons Park
8000 McKinney Road, Frisco TX

*Due to time limitations, some flags will be decommissioned at a later time.

*Future ceremonies will be scheduled to fit demand.

For more information on the “Honoring Our Starts and Stripes” flag program, please call Congressman Johnson’s Plano office at 469-304-0382.

Participation by:

OldWornFlag.com
City of Frisco
Dallas Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution
The Lone Star Chapter, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Honor Guard (rifle volley)
Frisco Mayor Maso
Boy Scout Troops 22 and 216

Musical guests:

Wakeland High School student, vocal performance
Lt. Brian McConnaughy, Frisco Fire Dept. Bagpipers
Bugles Across America

What to Bring:

Lawn chairs are encouraged. Select seating will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis, with elderly and handicapped attendees given priority seating.

If attendees wish to stay after the ceremony to help dismantle additional flags, they are encouraged to bring an extra pair of scissors. When properly retiring unserviceable American flags, the blue canton should be cut out and the red and white stripes should be burned first because they represent the original 13 colonies.

If you have an unserviceable American flag:

According to the U.S. Flag Code, “The flag, when it is in such a condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”  Flags are considered to be unserviceable when they are torn, soiled, faded, or frayed.  If you have a flag in these conditions, you are invited to drop it off at Congressman Johnson’s Plano office located at 1255 West 15th Street, Ste. 170, Plano, Texas 75075. You may also take the flag to one of Johnson’s Monthly Mobile Office Hours across the district.  For details about the next Mobile Office Hours (June 15th), call 469-304-0382 or visit Johnson’s website.

If you would like to purchase a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol:

As an additional constituent service, the office of Congressman Johnson can assist individuals desiring to purchase a new flag flown over the U.S. Capitol in order to commemorate a special occasion.  Congressman Johnson receives no profit from the sale of flags.  Ordering options can be found on Johnson’s website.

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June 15th: Sam Johnson Staff Offer Federal Agency Assistance

2016/06/09

Washington, D.C. – On Wednesday, June 15th 2016 the staff of U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) will host their monthly “Mobile Office Hours.”  Folks living in the Third District who need assistance in dealing with a federal agency are encouraged to attend.  June’s Mobile Offices will be located in Allen, Melissa, Plano East, and Prosper (times and specific locations listed below). Appointments are not necessary.

“Dealing with federal agencies can be frustrating, whether it’s getting veteran benefits or a service medal you earned, help with Social Security or Medicare, or even passport assistance,” said Johnson.  “And while my staff and I offer assistance every day, sometimes sometimes a phone call or a trek out to our Plano office isn’t the best option for folks.  That is why I’m proud to offer these monthly Mobile Office Hours.  Folks can come out to one of these locations and ask my staff questions or get help with various issues. We are also happy to make requests on your behalf to federal agencies.  I encourage people to visit the nearest Mobile Office location on June 15th, 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:

  • Identity Theft
  • 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

Allen, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Allen Senior Recreation Center
451 St. Mary Drive
Allen, TX 75002

Melissa, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Melissa City Hall
3411 Barker Avenue
Melissa, TX 75454

Plano East, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Plano Municipal Center
1520 K Avenue
Plano, TX 75074

Prosper, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Prosper City Hall
121 W. Broadway Street
Prosper, TX, 75098

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Sam Johnson Congratulates 22 Students on Service Academy Appointments

2016/06/08

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 – students must excel academically and athletically over the years, and they must also contribute their time, talent, and effort to the community.  The nomination process to even be considered is competitive, and these students’ appointments prove they are the gold standard.  Seeing their commitment and love of freedom, liberty, and democracy gives me great hope that America’s best days are ahead.  I thank them for their willingness to serve, and I wish them the best on the endeavor they are about to undertake.”

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

In addition, every fall Congressman Johnson hosts a free Academy Information Session on Saturday, September 17, 2016 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. 

Academy Appointees, Class of 2020

 

U.S. Air Force Academy

Name

High School

Hometown

Timothy Barber

Farmersville High School

Farmersville

Parker Noren

*will attend USAF Prep School

McKinney Boyd High School

McKinney

Mark Simpson

Liberty High School

Plano

Connor Spencer

John Paul II High School

Fairview

Conley Walters

McKinney High School

McKinney

U.S. Naval Academy

Peyton Long

*will attend NAPS

Jesuit College Preparatory School

Plano

Richard Tapia

Lone Star High School

Plano

U.S. Military Academy

Chris Aselton

 

Plano Senior High School

*has served in U.S. Army and attended USMAPS

Plano

Jake Baumert

Lovejoy High School

Lucas

Madison Bryant

*will attend USMAPS

Liberty High School

Plano

Jaxson Deaton

Frisco High School

Frisco

Andrew Durham

Plano East Senior High School

Richardson

Katelyn Gross

Ursuline Academy of Dallas

Plano

Elias Jesus

Valley Forge Military Academy

Plano

Jonathan Lindstrom

New College Preparatory Academy

McKinney

Kaelynn Mayes

Plano West Senior High School

Plano

Aidan Mulligan

McKinney High School

McKinney

Kevin Rinkliff

Plano West Senior High School

Plano

Nicholas Perovich

Imago Dei Homeschool

McKinney

Corinne Schnell

Prince of Peace Christian School

Plano

Amelia Trotter

Plano West Senior High School

Plano

Morgann Yancey

Plano West Senior High School

Plano

 

 

 

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Join Sam Johnson on June 18th for Community-Wide “Honor Our Stars and Stripes” Flag Decommissioning Ceremony

2016/05/31

PLANO, TX – U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is pleased to announce that the inaugural “Honor Our Stars and Stripes” Flag Retirement Ceremony will be held on June 18th, 2016 in Frisco Texas.  The program was announced in the fall of 2015 in an effort to meet the needs of constituents seeking to properly retire old and worn U.S. flags.   Folks across Collin County dropped off over 150 American flags, and the public is invited to participate in the decommissioning ceremony along with Johnson and local leaders including the Oldwornflag.com.  

“The American flag represents our freedom and the individual rights we all hold dear,” said Johnson.  “It is a powerful symbol, and as proud Americans we must treat it with proper respect.  As a 29-year Air Force veteran and POW who was denied basic human rights during my nearly seven years in captivity – including the right to display our national flag – I am honored to host this community-wide event.  It will provide an opportunity for North Texans to come together in remembrance of all that our flag stands for and to reflect on the unique founding of our Great Nation.”

Event Details:

Saturday, June 18
10:30 am
Veterans Memorial at Frisco Commons Park
8000 McKinney Road, Frisco TX

*Due to time limitations, some flags will be decommissioned at a later time.

*Future ceremonies will be scheduled to fit demand.

For more information on the “Honoring Our Starts and Stripes” flag program, please call Congressman Johnson’s Plano office at 469-304-0382.

If you have an unserviceable American flag:

According to the U.S. Flag Code, “The flag, when it is in such a condition that it is no longer a fitting emblem for display, should be destroyed in a dignified way, preferably by burning.”  Flags are considered to be unserviceable when they are torn, soiled, faded, or frayed.  If you have a flag in these conditions, you are invited to drop it off at Congressman Johnson’s Plano office located at 1255 West 15th Street, Ste. 170, Plano, Texas 75075. You may also take the flag to one of Johnson’s Monthly Mobile Office Hours across the district.  For details about the next Mobile Office Hours (June 15th), call 469-304-0382 or visit Johnson’s website HERE.

If you would like to purchase a flag flown over the U.S. Capitol:

As an additional constituent service, the office of Congressman Johnson can assist individuals desiring to purchase a new flag flown over the U.S. Capitol in order to commemorate a special occasion.  Congressman Johnson receives no profit from the sale of flags.  Ordering options can be found HERE

 

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Sam Johnson Calls on Community to Help Honor Local Veterans

2016/05/24

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 retire from active duty, they continue to serve their community in a variety of ways.  To honor these exceptional hometown heroes, it is my distinct honor and privilege to provide an opportunity for our community to learn about – and thank these veterans – for their service and sacrifice.”  

Johnson continued, “I encourage all Collin County constituents to consider the veterans they know for nomination: their family members, friends, neighbors, and work colleagues.   This ceremony is a unique way to show our veterans our deepest gratitude and utmost respect for their service.  And as a former military officer, I can also attest to how vital it is that we share our veterans’ stories – it is how we preserve America’s legacy of freedom and inspire our Great Nation’s future leaders.”

Anyone may nominate a veteran, and they may nominate as many veterans as they like.  Complete nomination packets should be mailed or hand-delivered to Johnson’s Plano office (address below) or emailed to Megan Foreman at megan.foreman@mail.house.gov by Friday, September 9th, 2016.   

To be considered, veteran nominees must meet all of the following criteria:

  • They must currently reside in the Third Congressional District;
  • They must have served as active duty military personnel or been reservists called to active duty; and
  • They must be retired or honorably discharged from a branch of the United States Armed Forces.

2016 CVC Nomination Form

For additional information, please call the Plano office at (469) 304-0382 or visit Congressman Johnson’s website.

*Honorees will be announced in the fall and recognized at a public ceremony in December of this year. 

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Sam Johnson Congratulates 2015-2016 High School CYAC Graduates, Application for New CYAC Class Now Open

2016/05/18

 PLANO, TX – As the school year comes to a close, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) congratulates his graduating Congressional Youth Advisory Council (CYAC) of 2015-2016. 

In addition, as students gear up to enjoy the summer months, Johnson is also happy to announce that applications for the 12th annual CYAC program are now open.  High school students living in the Third Congressional District are invited to submit their applications no later than Friday, September 16th, 2016.      

“I congratulate the students of the 2015-2016 CYAC for a successful school year,” said Johnson.  “We had some great meetings during which we had detailed policy discussions, and I was so impressed with how these CYAC students continued to challenge one another for better ideas and understanding of today's issues.  I thank all our students for their hard work and generosity of spirit – y’all have bright futures ahead!”

Johnson continued, “Because Collin County has many outstanding students and the application process for CYAC can be competitive, I am also happy to announce that this year my staff and I are giving students time over the summer months to thoughtfully prepare their applications.  I encourage any student interested in learning about our government through first-hand civic participation to consider the opportunity, and I look forward to meeting the 2016-2017 CYAC class this fall!”    

The CYAC program was formed in 2004 to gain insight from students in Collin County and to inspire civic-minded young adults to achieve their full potential and begin building a legacy of service.  Students selected for CYAC will meet with Congressman Johnson and other civic leaders at least four times during the school year to learn about the development of public policy while exploring the role of citizens, lawmakers, experts, and those institutions that directly impact the world’s most successful democracy.

CYAC is open to Third District high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors enrolled in public, private, or home schools.  They must exhibit leadership, strong academic performance, and community service. Each student is permitted to participate once during their high school career and they are welcome to apply multiple years.

For more information and to apply, please visit Congressman Johnson’s website. If you have any questions, please contact Meagan Talton at (469)-304-0382 or Meagan.Talton@mail.house.gov.   

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Sam Johnson on 65th Annual National Day of Prayer

2016/05/05

WASHINGTON, D.C. – As Americans join together to pray for the future of our country on the 65th annual National Day of Prayer, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) released the following statement:
               

“We are at a pivotal moment in our nation’s history, and the theme for this year’s Day of Prayer – ‘Wake Up America’ – could not be more appropriate.  It is a reminder of the importance of the faith and principles shared by so many of our Founding Fathers – faith and principles that played a major role in the establishment of our Constitution and the protection of our individual liberty.  Today is also a reminder that we should embrace these roots because they are what make America unique and exceptional.

 

“With that in mind, I invite folks to join me in calling for His holy guidance.  I pray that God has grace upon the American people.  I pray that all the men and women in government roles who serve the American people would be given strength to always act with integrity.  I pray that they will be open to God’s Word, and that God grants them infinite wisdom as they make decisions that impact the future of our country. 

 

“We are One Nation Under God.  May we always continue to be so.”  

 

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Protecting the 2nd Amendment Rights of Individuals with Disabilities

2016/05/03

WASHINGTON, D.C. – After the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced its proposed rulemaking to limit gun ownership for certain Social Security disability beneficiaries, Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson (R-TX) released the following statement:

“Contrary to President Obama’s disdain for our Constitution’s 2nd Amendment, many Americans still very much value their right to bear arms.  Unfortunately but unsurprisingly, the President is now targeting certain Social Security disability beneficiaries.  This is wrong, which is why I am committed as ever to moving forward with my bill, the Social Security Beneficiary 2nd Amendment Rights Protection Act (H.R. 3516).  This commonsense legislation stops any decisions made by President Obama’s Social Security Administration from being used to take away a person’s 2nd Amendment rights.

“Social Security has no business stripping people of their Constitutional rights.    We need to protect the rights of all Americans, including individuals with disabilities.”

The proposed rule will remain open for public comment for 60 days, at which time the SSA will review the comments before deciding whether to move forward with a final rule.

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Sam Johnson Announces High School Student Winners of 2016 Art Competition

2016/05/02

Plano, TX – U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition, “An Artistic Discovery.”  Winners were announced at the Congressman’s free annual art exhibit and awards ceremony held at the McKinney Performing Arts Center.

“We had a record-setting Art Competition this year with 112 local student artists who submitted artwork and over 3,700 people who participated in this year’s online poll for the People’s Choice Award,” said Johnson.  “The outstanding turnout and quality of work speaks volumes about the encouragement and training that is going on in Collin County’s high school art classes.  So I thank our parents and teachers for investing in these students and allowing these young minds to think and create for themselves.  Of course the real congratulations go to all of our student artists! Collin County has so many talented, creative students, and I congratulate each and every one of them for their hard work!”  

The First Place winner of the 2016 Art Competition is Lauren LaChausse from Prosper High School for her artwork, “South Texas Oranges.”   LaChausse’s artwork will soon travel to Washington, D.C. where it will be displayed in the United States Capitol building for one year along with other First Place winners’ artwork from across the nation.  At the awards ceremony, Southwest Airlines presented LaChausse with two free tickets for roundtrip airfare to Washington, D.C. where she will attend the national 2016 Congressional Art Competition unveiling ceremony in June.

The Second Place winner is Hannah Nolan from Plano Senior High School for her artwork, “Fruit Face.”  As the second place winner, Nolan’s work will be proudly displayed in Congressman Sam Johnson’s district office in Plano for one year.

The winner of the People’s Choice Award is Benjamin Tung from I-School High STEM Academy for his artwork, “One Gloomy Day.”

To view all of the winning artwork from this year’s competition, please visit the Congressman’s website.

Full List of 2016 Art Competition Winners:

 

Place

Student

Title of Piece

School

Hometown

Teacher/Parent

1st

Lauren LaChausse

South Texas Oranges

Prosper High School

Prosper

Judy Seay

2nd

Hannah Nolan

Fruit Face

Plano Senior High School

Plano

Allison Garrison

3rd

Olivia Zha

Autumn Scenery

Allen High School

Allen

John Garrott

4th

Colin Chan

Dream or Reality

Plano East Senior High School

Plano

Doris Chan

People’s Choice Award

Benjamin Tung

One Gloomy Day

I-school High STEM Academy

Plano

Kathy Tung

Honorable Mention

Ovet Reynoso

Winter Bloom

McKinney Boyd High School

McKinney

Mary Woodruff

Honorable Mention

Stephanie Shu

Sunflower Portrait

Liberty High School

Plano

Pernie Fallon

Honorable Mention

Jaylen Miller

Door to Elysium

Heritage High School

Frisco

Sarah Watkins

Honorable Mention

Stacey Li

Winter Window

Prosper High School

McKinney

Judy Seay

Honorable Mention

Julia Patterson

Canine Cosmonauts

Plano Senior High School

Plano

Allison Garrison

Honorable Mention

Logan Gardner

Camouflaged

Allen High School

Allen

John Garrott

Honorable Mention

Layna Maso

Hometown Spirit

Prestonwood Christian Academy

Frisco

Brenda Robson

Honorable Mention

Mia Elizondo

Mermaid

Prosper High School

Frisco

Judy Seay

Honorable Mention

Austin Galletti

Iris in Spring

Allen High School

Allen

John Garrott

Honorable Mention

Samantha Cheng

Fleurs

Allen High School

Allen

John Garrott

Honorable Mention

Grace McCraw

Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained

Prestonwood Christian Academy

Plano

Brenda Robson

 

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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.


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Ted Poe

TEXAS' 2nd DISTRICT

John Ratcliffe

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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

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Pete Sessions

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