Samuel Johnson

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Samuel Johnson ()
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Committees: House Committee on Ways and Means
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Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

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Samuel Robert "Sam" Johnson, a Republican, has represented the Third Congressional District of Texas in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1991.


Record and controversies

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Iraq War

Johnson voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

During the debate in mid-February 2007 of a nonbinding resolution opposing President Bush's troop "surge" in Iraq, Rep. Johnson, who opposed the measure, referenced the loss of U.S. confidence in the military action in Vietnam during the early 1970s, stating "words can't fully describe the unspeakable damage of the anti-American efforts against the war back home to the guys on the ground."

Main article: Congressional actions regarding President Bush’s 2007 proposed troop “surge” in Iraq
For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

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Johnson was born October 11, 1930. He was an Air Force fighter pilot and flew 86 combat missions during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He was a prisoner of war for seven years in Vietnam, including 42 months in solitary confinement.

He was an early advocate and sponsor of the successful repeal of the earnings limit for Social Security recipients in 2000. He proposed the Good Samaritan Tax Act to permit corporations to take a tax deduction for charitable giving of food. He chairs the Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations, where he has encouraged small business owners to expand their pensionand health benefits for employees.

Johnson ran unopposed by the Democratic Party in the 2004 election. Paul Jenkins, an Independent, and James Vessels, a member of the Libertarian Party ran against Johnson. Johnson won overwhelmingly in a highly Republican district with 86% of the vote.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Democrats nominated Daniel A. Dodd to face Johnson in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1]

The Libertarian Party nominated Christopher Clayton for the 2006 election. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [2]

Johnson retained his seat.

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)
Raytheon Co$ 10,213
American Seniors Housing Assn$ 10,000
Lockheed Martin$ 10,000
National Assn of Insurance & Financial Advisors$ 10,000
National Assn of Real Estate Investment Trusts$ 10,000
National Auto Dealers Assn$ 10,000
USAA$ 10,000
Texas Farm Bureau$ 9,632
United Parcel Service$ 9,000
National Apartment Assn$ 8,700
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' 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 Samuel Johnson
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Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
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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 Samuel Johnson. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


DC office
  • 1211 Longworth House Office Building Washington, DC 20515
    Ph: 202-225-4201 Fax: 202-225-1485
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District offices
  • 2929 North Central Expressway, Suite 240, Richardson, TX 75080
    Ph: 972-470-0892 Fax: (none entered)
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Campaign office
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  • Post Office Box 860096, Plano, TX 75086
    Ph: 972-424-9573 Fax: (none entered)

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