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Johnson Heritage Area Bill
Headed to President's Desk
D.C. – Congresswoman Nancy Johnson today hailed
U.S. Senate passage
of her bill
designating and protecting the Upper Housatonic
Valley National Heritage Area in Connecticut's
House Passes Johnson Child Health Proposal
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House overwhelmingly
passed Congresswoman Nancy Johnson’s proposal to
extend a crucial pediatric medical training
program at independent hospitals like
Johnson to FERC: Reject Pipeline Plan
CT – Congresswoman Nancy Johnson today said
federal regulators should reject the proposal
for a gas pipeline compressor station in
Brookfield, saying the health and safety of area
families should come first.
Johnson Secures Body Armor for Police
BRITAIN, CT – Congresswoman Nancy Johnson joined
New Britain police officers Friday to announce
$12,500 in federal funds to purchase bulletproof
vests for 35 city police officers. New Britain
Police Chief William Gagliardi credited Johnson
for helping to secure the funds when the city’s
grant application was blocked by the federal
government’s computer system. After Johnson
intervened with the Justice Department, the city
was able to file its application properly with
only hours to spare before this year’s deadline.
Johnson to President Bush: Support Lockerbie
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Nancy Johnson
today called on President Bush to make Libya pay
its full financial obligation to the victims of
Pan Am Flight 103, including two from the 5th
District, as his administration restores
diplomatic ties with the former state-sponsor of
Johnson Fights Oil Company Price-Gouging
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Nancy Johnson today strongly supported legislation cracking down on suspected oil and gas price gouging. The legislation, which passed the U.S. House today by a 398-34 vote, authorizes the Justice Department to prosecute price-gouging, and it makes the crime punishable by two years in prison and a $150 million fine.
Johnson Calls on IRS to Protect Taxpayer Privacy
NEW BRITAIN, CT – Congresswoman Nancy Johnson today objected to an Internal Revenue Service proposal that would allow confidential tax returns to be sold to marketing companies and data brokers. Johnson is a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee, which oversees the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Announces Meriden Fire Prevention Grant
MERIDEN, CT – Congresswoman Nancy Johnson today announced the Meriden Fire Department has won a $27,000 federal fire prevention grant to fund a new and improved “Hazard House” program.
Praises Senate Vote to Protect Arctic Refuge
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Nancy Johnson today praised the Senate’s vote to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil drilling, signaling that the long fight to save this pristine wilderness area may be over.
Wins Jobs Funds for Danbury
DANBURY, CT – Congresswoman Nancy Johnson has helped secure key jobs and development funds for Danbury’s Electro Energy Inc., a leading manufacturer of
cutting-edge battery technologies. These new funds to continue development of advanced energy storage systems that boost electricity reliability and affordability.
Secures Crime-Fighting Funds for Waterbury
WATERBURY, CT – Congresswoman Nancy Johnson announced today she has helped secure $500,000 in federal funds to support the Waterbury Police Department’s crime fighting efforts.
Wins Federal Funds for Central Connecticut
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Nancy Johnson today secured significant federal funding for area projects that help create manufacturing jobs, conduct cutting-edge medical research, and keep at-risk children on a track for success in school.
to Park Service: Put Conservation First!
WASHINGTON, DC -- Congresswoman Nancy Johnson today called on the Interior Department to uphold strong conservation safeguards for our national parks and reject proposals to weaken them.
Fire Grants for Danbury and Washington
WASHINGTON, CT – Congresswoman Nancy Johnson today announced
she helped secure a
$117,000 grant for the Washington Volunteer Fire
Department and a $261,000
grant for Danbury's Germantown Volunteer Fire Department,
grants that will improve firefighter safety and
effectiveness while saving taxpayers money
Johnson Calls on ExxonMobil to Donate Profits
to Heating Aid
WASHINGTON, DC -- Congresswoman Nancy Johnson today called on ExxonMobil to donate its profits to a key state assistance program to help ease the home heating crisis expected in the Northeast this winter. Johnson sent the letter below to ExxonMobil CEO Lee Raymond in the wake of today's news that oil companies were seeing record profits and revenues.
Bill Brings Health Records into the
WASHINGTON, DC –
Congresswoman Nancy Johnson today introduced
legislation that will improve the quality of
care Americans receive through national adoption
of electronic medical records and e-prescribing
systems. The bill has 31 co-sponsors, including
House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee
Chairman Nathan Deal (R-GA).
Helps Reinstate Union Wage Protections
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Nancy Johnson today hailed the decision to reinstate fundamental wage protections for union workers that were previously suspended for federally-funded Gulf Coast construction projects.
Stands Up for Union Workers
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Nancy Johnson today urged President Bush to reinstate fundamental wage protections for union workers that were rescinded for federally-funded Gulf Coast construction projects.
Signs Johnson Hurricane Relief Measure
WASHINGTON, DC – The President signed into law yesterday a provision Congresswoman Nancy Johnson included in hurricane relief legislation to provide as much as $2 billion in federal financial assistance to low-income families devastated by Katrina.
Tackles High Gasoline, Energy Costs
Greater Fuel Efficiency Drives Gas Prices Down
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Nancy Johnson today expressed her strong support for a bill to increase automobile fuel efficiency, a move that will drive down record-high gasoline prices, save consumers at the pump, and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
Urges President to Sign Stem Cell Bill
BRITAIN, CT – U.S. Rep. Nancy
Johnson today urged President Bush to
sign historic legislation advancing stem
cell research into law when it reaches
his desk, extending hope to millions of
American families suffering from the
most deadly diseases of our time.