Eddie Bernice Johnson

The Gentlewoman from Texas



Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson is serving her 10th term representing the 30th Congressional District of Texas. 

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 187 bills that were passed by the House and Senate and signed into law by the President.

In December, 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. Congresswoman Johnson continues to emphasize the need to invest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.

Congresswoman Johnson is a current member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and has been since being elected in 1992. She is the highest ranking Texan on this committee.  She has worked tirelessly to improve the region’s transportation system by securing over a billion dollars for transportation projects in the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area, including funds for mass transit, highways, bridges, flood relief projects, and road repairs. Congresswoman Johnson serves on the Subcommittee on Aviation Subcommittee, the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, and the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment. 

In 2007, Congresswoman Johnson was appointed by the 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 Congresses. She was the first woman and first African-American to hold the position of this Subcommittee Chair. Later that year, Congresswoman Johnson, who sponsored the Water Resources Development Act, secured and led Congress in over-riding President Bush’s veto of the bill. This was the only veto over-ride during Bush’s presidency.

Congresswoman Johnson previously served on the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials, and as the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus in the 107th Congress.

Since coming to Congress, Congresswoman Johnson has earned the reputation of being a stateswoman who is dedicated to improving U.S. foreign relationships and policies. She works tirelessly towards improving human rights around the globe.  Congresswoman Johnson’s acclaimed initiative “A World of Women for World Peace” has been nationally and internationally recognized.


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