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Sam Johnson currently serves the 3rd Congressional district of Texas

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

Record and controversies

General information about important bills and votes for can be found in Congresspedia's articles on legislation. You can add information you find on how Sam Johnson voted by clicking the "[edit]" link to the right and typing it in. Remember to cite your sources!

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

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

Bio

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

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Links to more campaign contribution information for Sam Johnson
from the Center for Responsive Politics' OpenSecrets.org site.
Fundraising profile: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2006 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2006 election cycle Career totals


Committees and Affiliations

Committees

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

More Background Data

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

Contact

DC Office:
1211 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-4201
Fax: 202-225-1485
Web Email
Website

District Office- Richardson:
2929 North Central Expressway, Suite 240
Richardson, TX 75080
Phone: 972-470-0892
Fax: 972-470-9937

Campaign Address:
Post Office Box 860096
Plano, TX 75086
Phone: 972-424-9573
Fax:

Articles and resources

Resources

Articles

Local blogs and discussion sites

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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110th Congress
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Committees: House Committee on Ways and Means, House Committee on Ways and Means/Subcommittee on Health, House Committee on Ways and Means/Subcommittee on Social Security,
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
May 18, 1991
First Took Current Office:
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
Term Ends:
Freshman Member?
No
Previous Political Work?
Texas House of Representatives,
Other Party Membership:
District Offices:
1. 2929 North Central Expressway, Suite 240, Richardson, TX 75080
Phone: 972-470-0892 / Fax: 972-470-9937





Campaign Contact:

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Campaign Offices:

1. Post Office Box 860096, Plano, TX 75086
Phone: 972-424-9573 / Fax:



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Date of Birth: October 11, 1930


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