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Nancy Tackles Waterbury Flood Clean-Up

WATERBURY -- U.S. Rep. Johnson toured city flood damage for a second time, meeting with Mayor Michael Jarjura and U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman to discuss clean-up efforts and federal aid.

Nancy talks with Waterbury Mayor Michael Jarjura
and U.S. Sen. Joe Lieberman about recent flood
damage during a tour with FEMA officials.

 

Medicare Rx a Hit!
Today, 38 million Medicare beneficiaries have drug coverage thanks to the Medicare drug benefit. Independent polls show seniors are very satisfied with the savings and with the program. The typical senior saves $1,100 a year in reduced drug costs.

:: AARP Endorses Johnson Bill Waiving Medicare Late Fee
:: AARP Supports Medicare Rx 
:: Medicare's Satisfied Customers

Nancy listens as Mrs. Gail Glazewski 
talks about how Medicare Rx is saving 
her money on the drugs she needs.
:: Help from Medicare
:: Help in Connecticut

Johnson Earns 
Sierra Club's Highest Environmental Honor


CANTON, CT -- The Sierra Club, the nation’s largest environmental organization, presented Congresswoman Nancy Johnson with its highest legislative honor at a news conference today on the banks of the Farmington River.

John Blake and Molly McKay of the Connecticut Sierra Club present Nancy with the prestigious Wayburn award on the banks of the Farmington River


 

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Johnson Welcomes 
Bill Clinton to Conn. 

DANBURY, CT -- Congresswoman Nancy Johnson welcomed former President Bill Clinton to Western Connecticut State University Danbury in October. President Clinton visited Connecticut to applaud our students for their generosity to tsunami victims in South Asia.

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Nancy welcomes former President Bill Clinton to WCSU in Danbury.


In Other News
The Herald: "Johnson: Amendment Will Help Stop Predators"

Johnson Heritage Area Bill Headed to President's Desk

WASHINGTON, 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 Northwest Corner.

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 Connecticut Children’s.

Johnson to FERC: Reject Pipeline Plan
BROOKFIELD, 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
NEW 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 Families
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 terrorism.

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).


Johnson 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.

Johnson 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.

Johnson 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.

Johnson 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.

Johnson Wins Federal Funds for Central Conn
ecticut
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.

Johnson 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. 

Johnson Announces Fire Grants for Danbury and Washington
DANBURY and 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.

Johnson Bill Brings Health Records into the Digital Age
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).

Johnson 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. 

Johnson 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.

President 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. 

Johnson Tackles High Gasoline, Energy Costs

Johnson: 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.

Johnson Urges President to Sign Stem Cell Bill
NEW 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.