Eddie (Eddie) Bernice Johnson (D-USH30)
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Room 2468 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-4330

Residence: Dallas, TX
Elected: 1992    Next Election: 2018
DOB: 12/3/1935
Committee Assignments
FC MemberCongressional Uganda Caucus
FC MemberTEX-21 Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Romania Caucus
RM MemberHouse Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
Co-ChairCongressional Lupus Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Bosnia
Co-ChairCongressional Texas Maritime Caucus
FC MemberAmerican Engagement Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Homelessness
FC MemberIraqi Women's Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Diversity and Innovation Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Aviation
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Panama Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Business Owners Caucus
FC MemberHouse Central Africa Caucus
FC MemberAhmadiyya Muslim Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Environment
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Oversight
FC MemberCongressional Community Pharmacy Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
FC MemberHome Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Central Asia (CCCA)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Global Road Safety
FC MemberIntelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Waterways Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Watchdog Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Peace Corps Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Stop DUI Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Soccer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Organ and Tissue Donation Awareness Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
FC MemberCongressional Pakistan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cement Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Macedonia and Macedonian-Americans
FC MemberGoods Movement Caucus
FC MemberCongressional High-Performance Buildings Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Research and Technology
FC MemberCongressional Full Employment Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Korea
FC MemberGerman-American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ethiopian American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional High Technology Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Oral Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Library of Congress Caucus
FC MemberU.S.-Japan Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Energy
FC MemberCongressional Fraternal Caucus
Ex-OfficioHouse Subcommittee on Space
FC MemberCongressional Azerbaijan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Singapore Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Research and Development Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nanotechnology Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Direct Selling Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Task Force on Seniors
FC MemberCongressional Allergy and Asthma Caucus
FC MemberSudan and South Sudan Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
FC MemberOut of Iraq Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
FC MemberU.S.-China Working Group
FC MemberCongressional State Medicaid Expansion Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention (IP)
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Biomedical Research Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Financial and Economic Literacy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional JOBS NOW! Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare and Neglected Diseases Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Glaucoma Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Urban Caucus
FC MemberNextGen 9-1-1 Caucus
FC MemberHouse Hunger Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberCongressional Community Health Center Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus [STEM Caucus]
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Black Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historic Preservation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Women's Issues (House)
FC MemberCongressional Nursing Caucus
FC MemberUSO Congressional Caucus
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Equality Caucus
Counties Representing


Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson is in her thirteenth term in Congress representing the 30th Congressional District of Texas.

In December of 2010, Congresswoman Johnson was elected as the first African-American and the first female Ranking Member of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. From 2000 to 2002, she was the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education. Within these roles, Congresswoman Johnson continues to emphasize the need to invest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

In addition to the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, she is also a current member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. She has served on this committee since being elected to Congress in 1992 making her the highest ranking Texan on the committee. She also serves on the Aviation Subcommittee, the Highways and Transit Subcommittee and the Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee.

As a longtime advocate for improved psychiatric treatment, Congresswoman Johnson co-lead and co-authored H.R. 2646, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis Act of 2015, provisions of which were included in the 21st Century Cures Act which was signed into law in December of 2016.

In 2007, Congresswoman Johnson was appointed by House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman James L. Oberstar (D-MN) to serve as Chairwoman of the subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment during the 110th and 111th sessions of Congress. She was the first African-American and first female to chair the Subcommittee. While holding this position, Congresswoman Johnson co-authored and introduced the Water Resources Development Act. She successfully secured necessary votes and led the Congressional override of President Bush's veto of the legislation. The veto override was one of only three experienced by President Bush during the eight years of his presidency. The Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment has jurisdiction over water conservation, pollution control, infrastructure, and hazardous waste cleanup among other items. Congresswoman Johnson has previously served on the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials. She also served in roles as the Senior Democratic Deputy Whip and Chair of the House Metro Congestion Coalition. Congresswoman Johnson has also had the honor of serving as chairwoman of the Congressional Black Caucus during the 107th Congress. She is the founder of the Diversity & Innovation Caucus, the founder and co-chair of the Congressional Homelessness Caucus, co-chair of the Congressional Lupus Caucus, and co-chair of the Congressional Caucus of Bosnia. In addition to these roles, she is a current member of the Congressional Task Force on Seniors.

Since joining Congress, Congresswoman Johnson has earned the reputation of being a stateswoman dedicated to the improvement of U.S. foreign relations and policies, who works tirelessly towards improving human rights throughout the globe. Congresswoman Johnson's acclaimed initiative, "A World of Women for World Peace" has won national and international recognition.

Congresswoman Johnson is widely recognized as one of the most effective legislators in Congress. She is credited with originally authoring and co-authoring more than 150 bills that were passed by the House and Senate and signed into law by the President. She also has a long-standing reputation for providing excellent constituent services to the people who elected her.

Congresswoman Johnson distinguished herself as a dynamic scholar soon after beginning her studies in nursing at Notre Dame University's St. Mary's College, School of Nursing. She passed the National Board Examination ahead of her scheduled graduation date and immediately started her career as a registered nurse in 1955. She later took advantage of expanded educational opportunities by enrolling in Texas Christian University, where she completed her studies for a bachelor's degree in nursing. Congresswoman Johnson went on to become the Chief Psychiatric Nurse at the V.A. Hospital in Dallas. In 1972, she became the first nurse ever elected to the Texas State House; and eventually, the first nurse ever elected to the Texas State Senate and the United States Congress.

While serving in the Texas State House, Congresswoman Johnson remained committed to her educational goals and received her master's degree in Public Administration from Southern Methodist University in 1976. Because of her commitment to public service and her passion for public health, she was appointed by President Carter to serve as the Regional Director of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare. However, her commitment to the residents of Texas never wavered. In 1986, Congresswoman Johnson was elected to the Texas State Senate, becoming the first female and first African-American from North Texas to hold the office.

Congresswoman Johnson is the proud mother of one son, Kirk, and grandmother to three grandsons, Kirk Jr., David, and James.

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