Eddie Bernice Johnson

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Eddie Bernice Johnson ()
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Committees: House Committee on Science and Technology, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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Eddie Bernice Johnson, a Democrat, has represented the Thirtieth Congressional District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1993.


Record and controversies

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Iraq War

Johnson was a leading voice in opposition to the Authorization for use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 and is the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus.

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Support for gun control

Johnson cosponsored H.R. 1312 (Assault Weapons Ban and Law Enforcement Protection Act of 2005) on July 14, 2005.[1]

Main article: U.S. gun legislation

Rep. William Jefferson scandal and the CBC

According to a report by the Milwaukee Courier, Johnson spoke out in favor of stripping Rep. William Jefferson from his seat on the House Committee on Ways and Means on June 8, 2006. This position differs from that of the Congressional Black Caucus, for which Johnson is a long-time member and former chairperson. The CBC believes Jefferson should retain the seat until the charges levied against him are proven true. [1]


Johnson was born December 3, 1935 in Waco, Texas. A psychiatric nurse and psychotherapist, she was educated in nursing at St. Mary's College at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Ind., 1955; B.S., Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Tex., 1967; M.P.A., Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Tex., 1976;

She was elected to the Texas House of Representatives in 1972. She was an administrator for the U.S.Department of Health, Education and Welfare from 1977 to 1981. She was elected to the Texas State Senate in 1986. As a state senator, she was on the redistricting committee where she was instramental in shaping the district she represents. She was subsequently elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1992.

2006 elections

In 2006, Republicans nominated Wilson Aurbach to face Johnson in her November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [2] Johnson retained her seat.

2008 elections

2008 superdelegate
This information was gathered by volunteer researchers as part of the Superdelegate Transparency Project on the superdelegates for the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. For more info see the Texas superdelegate tracker or visit the STP homepage.

Before Hillary Clinton conceded the race, Eddie Bernice Johnson, as a superdelegate, had endorsed Barack Obama for President.

  • Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Endorses Barack Obama For President, (press release) at DallasSouth Blog, February 6, 2008
  • Johnson's district went for Clinton by 45,513 to 27,400 in the Texas primary.
  • Money in politics

    This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

    Top Contributors to during the 2008 Election Cycle
    DonorAmount (US Dollars)
    Miller Weisbrod LLP$ 10,400
    American Society of Anesthesiologists$ 10,000
    AT&T Inc$ 10,000
    Border Health$ 10,000
    Communications Workers of America$ 10,000
    CSX Corp$ 10,000
    Laborers Union$ 10,000
    Machinists/Aerospace Workers Union$ 10,000
    Northrop Grumman$ 10,000
    Union Pacific Corp$ 10,000
    Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' www.OpenSecrets.org site.
    Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
    the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
    Links to more campaign contribution information for Eddie Bernice Johnson
    from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
    Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
    Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
    Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

    Committees and Affiliations


    Committees in the 110th Congress (2007-2008)

    Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)


    More Background Data

    Wikipedia also has an article on Eddie Bernice Johnson. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


    DC office
    • 2468 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
      Ph: 202-225-8885 Fax: 202-226-1477
      Webform email
    District offices
    • Cedar Springs Plaza, 3102 Maple Avenue, Suite 600, Dallas, TX 75201
      Ph: 214-922-8885 Fax: (none entered)
    • 8344 Reast R.L. Thornton Freeway, Suite 222, Irving, TX 75228
      Ph: 972-324-0080 Fax: (none entered)
    On the Web
    Campaign office
    • No campaign website entered.
    • No campaign webform email entered.
    • 3102 Maple Avenue, Dallas, TX 75201
      Ph: 214-922-8885 Fax: (none entered)

    Articles and resources


    1. Thomas page on H.R. 1312



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