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|Last election = [[Texas' 30th Congressional District elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Last election = [[Texas' 30th Congressional District elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
 
|Cost per vote 2012 = $5.16
 
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|Appointed = Regional Director, United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare
 
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|First elected = November 3, 1992
 
|First elected = November 3, 1992
 
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|Next primary = March 4, 2014
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|Next election = [[Texas' 30th Congressional District elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Campaign $ = 3,420,673
 
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|Prior office = [[Texas State Senate]]
 
|Prior office = [[Texas State Senate]]
 
|Prior office years = 1986-1992
 
|Prior office years = 1986-1992
|Prior office 2 = [[Texas House of Representatives]]
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|Prior office 2 = U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare administrator
|Prior office 2 years = 1972-1977
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|Prior office 2 years = 1977-1981
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|Prior office 3 = [[Texas House of Representatives]]
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|High school = A.J. Moore High School, TX
 
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{{tnr}}'''Eddie Bernice Johnson''' (b.  December 3, 1935, in Waco, Texas) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Texas]]. She represents [[Texas' 30th Congressional District]] and was first elected to the House in 1992.  
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{{tnr}}'''Eddie Bernice Johnson''' (b.  December 3, 1935, in Waco, [[Texas|TX]]) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] from the state of [[Texas]]. She represents [[Texas' 30th Congressional District]] and was first elected to the House in 1992.  
  
Johnson most recently won re-election in 2012. She easily won her primary, defeating state Rep. [[Barbara Mallory Caraway]] and attorney [[Taj Clayton]], despite being targeted by the [[Super PAC]] [[Campaign for Primary Accountability]]. She then defeated [[Travis Washington, Jr.]] (R) and [[Ed Rankin]] (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 Election Map, Texas"]</ref>
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Johnson won [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014.<ref name=re>[http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/local-politics/20130902-rep.-eddie-bernice-johnson-to-seek-another-term-in-congress.ece ''dallasnews,'' "Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson to seek another term in Congress," September 4, 2013]</ref> She defeated [[Barbara Mallory Caraway]] in the Democratic primary on March 4, 2014. She defeated [[Max Koch, III]] (L) and [[Eric LeMonte Williams]] (I) in the general election on November 4, 2014.<ref name=huffpost14>[http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/2014/results ''The Huffington Post'', "Election 2014," November 4, 2014]</ref>
 
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Johnson is seeking re-election to the 30th Congressional District seat in 2014.<ref name=re>[http://www.dallasnews.com/news/politics/local-politics/20130902-rep.-eddie-bernice-johnson-to-seek-another-term-in-congress.ece ''dallasnews,'' "Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson to seek another term in Congress," September 4, 2013]</ref>
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Johnson began her political career in the [[Texas House of Representatives]], where she served from 1972 to 1977.  She later continued her legislative service in the [[Texas State Senate]] from 1986 until her election to the U.S. House in 1992.
 
Johnson began her political career in the [[Texas House of Representatives]], where she served from 1972 to 1977.  She later continued her legislative service in the [[Texas State Senate]] from 1986 until her election to the U.S. House in 1992.
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===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
Johnson serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress]</ref>
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Johnson serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology|Committee on Science, Space and Technology]] ''Ranking Member''
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology|Committee on Science, Space and Technology]] ''Ranking Member''
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure|House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure|House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee]]
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology|Committee on Science, Space and Technology]] ''Ranking Member''
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology|Committee on Science, Space and Technology]] ''Ranking Member''
  
==Issues==
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==Key votes==
===Legislative actions===
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====113th Congress====
 
====113th Congress====
 
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====National security====
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===National security===
=====American response in Syria=====
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====NDAA====
: ''See also: [[United States involvement in Syria]]''
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{{Yea vote}} Johnson voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45512#.UjdO8j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
{{Dem letter on Syria|Name=Johnson}}
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====DHS Appropriations====
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{{Nay vote}} Johnson voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44545#.UjdO9j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 2217 - DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
=====NDAA=====
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====CISPA (2013)====
{{Support vote}} Johnson voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45512#.UjdO8j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} Johnson voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/43791#.UjdO-j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
=====DHS Appropriations=====
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===Economy===
{{Oppose vote}} Johnson voted against HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44545#.UjdO9j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 2217 - Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====Farm bill====
 
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=====CISPA (2013)=====
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{{Support vote}} Johnson voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/43791#.UjdO-j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====Economy====
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=====Farm bill=====
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{{House Farm Bill Dem Yes|Name=Johnson}}
 
{{House Farm Bill Dem Yes|Name=Johnson}}
  
=====2014 Budget=====
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====2014 Budget====
 
{{House Budget 2014 Dem Yes|Name=Johnson}}
 
{{House Budget 2014 Dem Yes|Name=Johnson}}
  
=====Government shutdown=====
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====Government shutdown====
 
:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House,'' "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. [[Harry Reid]] rejected the call to conference.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Johnson voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House,'' "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. [[Harry Reid]] rejected the call to conference.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Johnson voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
  
{{support vote}} The shutdown finally ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|Senate]]. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funds the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from [[Republican]] members. Johnson voted for HR 2775.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House,'' "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|Senate]]. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for [[Obamacare]] subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from [[Republican]] members. Johnson voted for HR 2775.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
  
=====Federal Pay Adjustment Act=====
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====Federal Pay Adjustment Act====
{{Oppose vote}} Johnson voted against HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill would prevent a 0.5% pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/42596#.UjdQCD9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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{{Nay vote}} Johnson voted against HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill called for a stop to a 0.5 percent pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/42596#.UjdQCD9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
====Immigration====
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===Immigration===
=====Morton Memos Prohibition=====
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{{Oppose vote}} Johnson voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress,'' "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44693#.UjdQYz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====Morton Memos Prohibition====
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{{Nay vote}} Johnson voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44693#.UjdQYz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
====Healthcare====
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===Healthcare===
=====Healthcare Reform Rules=====
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====Healthcare Reform Rules====
{{Oppose vote}} Johnson voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45799#.UjdQtz9-q1c ''Project Votesmart,'' "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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{{Nay vote}} Johnson voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45799#.UjdQtz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
====Social issues====
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===Social issues===
=====Abortion=====
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====Abortion====
{{Oppose vote}} Johnson voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45098#.UjdRJz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart,'' "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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{{Nay vote}} Johnson voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45098#.UjdRJz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
  
====Previous congressional sessions====
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===Previous congressional sessions===
=====Fiscal Cliff=====
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====Fiscal Cliff====
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{{Yea vote}}
 
Johnson voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  She was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'', "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013]</ref>
 
Johnson voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  She was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'', "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013]</ref>
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==Issues==
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===On The Issues Vote Match===
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[[File:s080_010.gif|right|290px|thumb|Eddie Bernice Johnson's Vote Match results from ''On The Issues''.]]
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:: ''See also: [[On The Issues Vote Match]]''
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''On The Issues'' conducts a [http://www.ontheissues.org/Quiz/Quiz2012.asp?quiz=Pres2012 VoteMatch] analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Johnson is a '''Hard-Core Liberal.''' Johnson received a score of 80 percent on social issues and 8 percent on economic issues.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
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{{Ontheissues vote quiz|Name=Johnson|Date=2014|Ref=<ref name="ontheissues">[http://House.OnTheIssues.org/TX/Eddie_Bernice_Johnson.htm ''On The Issues'', "Eddie Bernice Johnson Vote Match," accessed June 19, 2014]</ref>
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===American response in Syria===
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{{Dem letter on Syria|Name=Johnson}}
  
 
===Black Caucus Foundation controversy===
 
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:: ''See also: [[Texas' 30th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Texas' 30th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
  
Johnson {{2014isrunning}} for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. She defeated [[Barbara Mallory Caraway]] to win the Democratic nomination in the primary election on March 4, 2014. {{Nov2014genelection}}<ref name=re/>
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Johnson won [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. She defeated [[Barbara Mallory Caraway]] to win the Democratic nomination in the primary election on March 4, 2014. She defeated [[Max Koch, III]] (L) and [[Eric LeMonte Williams]] (I) in the general election on November 4, 2014.<ref name=re/><ref name=huffpost14/>
  
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:: ''See also: [[Texas' 30th Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
  
Johnson won re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2012|Texas']] [[Texas' 30th Congressional District elections, 2012|30th District]]. She defeated state Rep. [[Barbara Mallory Caraway]] and attorney [[Taj Clayton]] in the May 29 Democratic primary.  She then defeated [[Travis Washington, Jr.]] (R) and [[Ed Rankin]] (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.txdemocrats.org/2012/ Democratic candidate list]</ref><ref>[http://enr.sos.state.tx.us/enr/results/may29_161_state.htm Unofficial Democratic primary results]</ref>
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Johnson won re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Texas, 2012|Texas']] [[Texas' 30th Congressional District elections, 2012|30th District]]. She defeated state Rep. [[Barbara Mallory Caraway]] and attorney [[Taj Clayton]] in the May 29 Democratic primary.  She then defeated [[Travis Washington, Jr.]] (R) and [[Ed Rankin]] (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.txdemocrats.org/2012/ ''Texas Democrats'', "2012 Candidate list," accessed May 10, 2012] ''([[dead link]])''</ref><ref>[http://enr.sos.state.tx.us/enr/results/may29_161_state.htm ''Texas Secretary of State'', "Unofficial Democratic primary results," May 29, 2012] ''([[timed out]])''</ref>
  
 
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Johnson was targeted by the [[Super PAC]] [[Campaign for Primary Accountability]].<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/27/us/two-challenge-eddie-bernice-johnson-in-dallas-democratic-primary.html ''New York Times'' "In Democratic Primary, Taking On a Dallas Institution," April 26, 2012]</ref> The Houston Chronicle reported that the PAC targeted Johnson because she was a long-standing incumbent, her constituents were dissatisfied and there was a capable challenger.<ref>[http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2012/04/houston-based-super-pac-targeting-more-texas-incumbents/ ''Houston Chronicle blog'' "Houston-based super PAC targeting more Texas incumbents," April 8, 2012]</ref>
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Johnson was targeted by the [[Super PAC]] [[Campaign for Primary Accountability]].<ref>[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/27/us/two-challenge-eddie-bernice-johnson-in-dallas-democratic-primary.html ''New York Times'', "In Democratic Primary, Taking On a Dallas Institution," April 26, 2012]</ref> The Houston Chronicle reported that the PAC targeted Johnson because she was a long-standing incumbent, her constituents were dissatisfied and there was a capable challenger.<ref>[http://blog.chron.com/txpotomac/2012/04/houston-based-super-pac-targeting-more-texas-incumbents/ ''Houston Chronicle blog'', "Houston-based super PAC targeting more Texas incumbents," April 8, 2012]</ref>
  
 
===Full history===
 
===Full history===
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===Fundraising events===
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The below chart from [http://members-of-congress.findthebest.com/l/136/Eddie-Bernice-Johnson Find The Best] tracks the fundraising events Johnson attends.
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===Comprehensive donor history===
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
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===2014===
 
===2014===
Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the [[United States Congress elections, 2014|2014 elections season]]. Below are Johnson's reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/?_12+H2TX00015 ''Federal Election Commission'', "Eddie Bernice Johnson Summary Report," accessed July 24, 2013]</ref>  
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Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the [[United States Congress elections, 2014|2014 elections season]]. Below are Johnson's reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/?_12+H2TX00015 ''Federal Election Commission'', "Eddie Bernice Johnson Summary Report," accessed July 24, 2013]</ref>  
  
 
{{Eddie Bernice Johnson 2014 FEC}}
 
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===2012===
 
===2012===
[[File:Eddie Bernice Johnson 2012 Donor Breakdown.png|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Johnson's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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Johnson won election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Johnson's campaign committee raised a total of $779,237 and spent $882,303.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00008122&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'', "Eddie Johnson 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 5, 2013]</ref> This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/06/2012-overview.html ''Open Secrets'', "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," accessed June 19, 2013]</ref>
Johnson won election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Johnson's campaign committee raised a total of $779,237 and spent $882,303.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00008122&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'', "Eddie Johnson 2012 Election Cycle," accessed March 5, 2013]</ref> This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/06/2012-overview.html ''Open Secrets,'' "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," June 19, 2013]</ref>
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===2010===
 
===2010===
[[File:Eddie Bernice Johnson 2010 Donor Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Johnson's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
 
 
Johnson won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Johnson's campaign committee raised a total of $613,624 and spent $572,968.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00008122&cycle=2010 ''Open Secrets'', "Eddie Bernice Johnson 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 2, 2011]</ref>
 
Johnson won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Johnson's campaign committee raised a total of $613,624 and spent $572,968.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00008122&cycle=2010 ''Open Secrets'', "Eddie Bernice Johnson 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 2, 2011]</ref>
 
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==Endorsements==
 
==Endorsements==
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
In 2012, Johnson was endorsed by the following:<ref>[http://www.ebj2012.com/ Campaign website]</ref>
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In 2012, Johnson was endorsed by the following:<ref>[http://www.ebj2012.com/ ''Campaign website'', "Home," accessed August 10, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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==Personal Gain Index==
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[[File:Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png|right|200px|link=Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]
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::''See also: [[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''<br>
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The '''[[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''' is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the [[United States Congress|U.S. Congress]] have prospered during their tenure as public servants. <br>
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It consists of four different metrics:
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*[[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)|Changes in Net Worth]]
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*[[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Donation Concentration Metric]]
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*[[The K-Street Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The K-Street Metric]]
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*[[The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric]]
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===PGI: Change in net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)]] and [[Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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Based on [[Household net worth (Member of Congress)|congressional financial disclosure forms]] and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Johnson's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $502,003 and $1,030,000. That averages to '''$766,001''', which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Johnson ranked as the 232nd most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00008122&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref> Between 2004 and 2012, Johnson's calculated net worth<ref>This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).</ref> increased by an average of 109 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.<ref>This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.</ref>
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|2011 =  8501
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===PGI: Donation Concentration Metric===
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:: ''See also: [[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)]]''
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Filings required by the [[Federal Election Commission]] report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). In the [[113th Congress]], Johnson is the ranking Democratic member of the [[United States House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology]]. Johnson received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the ''Lawyers/Law Firms'' industry.
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From 1991-2014, '''30.62 percent of Johnson's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.'''<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=Career&type=I&cid=N00008122&newMem=N ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson," accessed September 19, 2014]</ref>
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|party = Democratic
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|total raised = 5085694
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|total spent = 4926510
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|ind1 = Lawyers/Law Firms
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|ind2 = Transportation Unions
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|ind4 = Public Sector Unions
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|ind5 = Building Trade Unions
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|inddonor1 = 447130
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|inddonor2 = 389250
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|inddonor3 = 272677
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|inddonor4 = 227400
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|inddonor5 = 221000
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==Analysis==
 
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:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
  
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Johnson is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|moderate Democratic leader]]" as of June 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/eddie_johnson/400204 ''GovTrack'', "Eddie Bernice Johnson," accessed June 7 2013]</ref>  
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Johnson is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|moderate Democratic leader]]" as of July 2014. This was the same rating Johnson received in June 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/eddie_johnson/400204 ''GovTrack'', "Eddie Bernice Johnson," accessed July 21, 2014]</ref>  
  
 
===Like-minded colleagues===
 
===Like-minded colleagues===
The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400204_Eddie_Johnson ''OpenCongress,'' "Eddie Bernice Johnson," accessed August 2, 2013]</ref>
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The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/400204_Eddie_Johnson ''OpenCongress'', "Eddie Bernice Johnson," accessed July 18, 2014]</ref>
 
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===Lifetime voting record===
 
===Lifetime voting record===
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Johnson missed 656 of 13,520 roll call votes from January 1993 to March 2013. This amounts to 4.9%, which is worse than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/eddie_johnson/400204 ''GovTrack,'' "Eddie Bernice Johnson," accessed April 2, 2013]</ref>
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Johnson missed 680 of 14,503 roll call votes from January 1993 to July 2014. This amounts to 4.7 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/eddie_johnson/400204 ''GovTrack'', "Eddie Bernice Johnson," accessed July 21, 2014]</ref>
  
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Johnson paid her congressional staff a total of $1,024,374 in 2011. Overall, [[Texas]] ranks 27th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Eddie_Bernice_Johnson.html ''LegiStorm'', "Eddie Bernice Johnson," accessed September 13, 2012]</ref>
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Johnson paid her congressional staff a total of $1,024,374 in 2011. Overall, [[Texas]] ranked 27th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2801/Rep_Eddie_Bernice_Johnson.html ''LegiStorm'', "Eddie Bernice Johnson," accessed September 13, 2012]</ref>
 
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===Net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Johnson's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $502,003 and $1,030,000. That averages to '''$766,001''', which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Johnson ranked as the 232nd most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00008122&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref>
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===National Journal vote ratings===
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.
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====2013====
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Johnson ranked 89th in the liberal rankings in 2013.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2013-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed July 18, 2014]</ref>
  
 
====2012====
 
====2012====
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Johnson tied with two other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 94th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013]</ref>
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Johnson tied with two other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 94th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====2011====
 
====2011====
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Johnson ranked 96th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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Johnson ranked 96th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal'', "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
 
===Voting with party===
 
===Voting with party===
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Johnson has one child and three grandchildren.<ref name="bio">[http://ebjohnson.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=2&sectiontree=2 ''Official House website'' "Biography," accessed November 2, 2011]</ref>
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Johnson has one child and three grandchildren.<ref name="bio">[https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://ebjohnson.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=2&sectiontree=2 ''Official House website'', "Biography," accessed November 2, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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Eddie Bernice Johnson
Eddie Bernice Johnson.jpg
U.S. House, Texas, District 30
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1993-present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 21
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorN/A
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Cost per vote$5.16 in 2012
First electedNovember 3, 1992
Campaign $$3,420,673
AppointedRegional Director, United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare
Appointed byJimmy Carter
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Texas State Senate
1986-1992
U.S. Department of Health, Education and Welfare administrator
1977-1981
Texas House of Representatives
1972-1977
Education
High schoolA.J. Moore High School, TX
Bachelor'sTexas Christian University
Master'sSouthern Methodist University
OtherNursing certificate, St. Mary’s College at the University of Notre Dame
Personal
BirthdayDecember 3, 1935
Place of birthWaco, Texas
ProfessionNurse
Net worth$766,001
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Eddie Bernice Johnson (b. December 3, 1935, in Waco, TX) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives from the state of Texas. She represents Texas' 30th Congressional District and was first elected to the House in 1992.

Johnson won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014.[1] She defeated Barbara Mallory Caraway in the Democratic primary on March 4, 2014. She defeated Max Koch, III (L) and Eric LeMonte Williams (I) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[2]

Johnson began her political career in the Texas House of Representatives, where she served from 1972 to 1977. She later continued her legislative service in the Texas State Senate from 1986 until her election to the U.S. House in 1992.

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Johnson is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning she will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Johnson passed the National Board Examination in Nursing and became the Chief Psychiatric Nurse at the VA Hospital in Dallas. Later, she served in the Texas House of Representatives and earned her bachelor's in nursing and master's in public administration. She went on to become a regional director for United States Department of Health, Education and Welfare before returning to politics.[3]

Career

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Johnson serves on the following committees:[4]

2011-2012

Johnson was a member of the following House committees:[3]

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[5] For more information pertaining to Johnson's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[6]

National security

NDAA

Yea3.png Johnson voted for HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[7]

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.png Johnson voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[8]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Johnson voted for HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[9]

Economy

Farm bill

Yea3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[10] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[11][12] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[12] Johnson voted with 88 other Democratic representatives in favor of the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[13][14] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[14] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[15] It included a 1 percent increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Johnson joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[13][14]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[16] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[17] Johnson voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[18]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[19] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Johnson voted for HR 2775.[20]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Nay3.png Johnson voted against HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill called for a stop to a 0.5 percent pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[21]

Immigration


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Morton Memos Prohibition

Nay3.png Johnson voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[22] The vote largely followed party lines.[23]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Nay3.png Johnson voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[24]

Social issues

Abortion

Nay3.png Johnson voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[25]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Yea3.png Johnson voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. She was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[26]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Eddie Bernice Johnson's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Johnson is a Hard-Core Liberal. Johnson received a score of 80 percent on social issues and 8 percent on economic issues.[27]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[28]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Opposes
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Opposes Human needs over animal rights Strongly Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Strongly Opposes
Support & expand free trade Opposes Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Opposes
Prioritize green energy Favors Expand the military Opposes
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Favors Stay out of Iran Strongly Favors
Privatize Social Security Opposes Never legalize marijuana Strongly Opposes
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[27]

American response in Syria

See also: United States involvement in Syria

On August 29, 2013, more than 50 House Democrats signed a letter written by California Rep. Barbara Lee that called for a congressional resolution on strikes, and cautioned that the dire situation in Syria "should not draw us into an unwise war—especially without adhering to our constitutional requirements."[29][30] The letter also called on the Obama administration to work with the U.N. Security Council “to build international consensus” condemning the alleged use of chemical weapons. Johnson was one of the 50 Democrats in the House to sign the letter.[29][30]

Black Caucus Foundation controversy

In 2010, news broke that Johnson had given 23 scholarships from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation to relatives and relatives of her staff over a five year period. This was in violation of both an anti-nepotism rule and a residency requirement of the scholarship. Johnson also specifically requested that the scholarship check be sent directly to her relatives rather than the standard procedure of the money going directly to the university the recipient would be attending. She went on to repay the foundation over $31,000.[31]

It was reported in May 2013 that the same Wikipedia user had twice scrubbed Johnson's page of reference to the scholarship incident. No relationship was found of the user to Johnson or her staff.[32]

Campaign themes

2012

Johnson's campaign website listed the following issues:[33]

  • Education
Excerpt: "Congresswoman Johnson supports helping lower and middle class families pay for college. Through the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, Congress and the Democratic Party increased college affordability for millions of students."
  • The Environment
Excerpt: "Congresswoman Johnson not only understands the environmental challenges that affect the residents of North Texas, but she also uses the means available to solve those problems. She knows firsthand that a healthy environment enhances the quality of our daily lives and that our local natural resources are critical in supporting tourism which is a key element of our local economy. "
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "Throughout her tenure in Congress, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson has been a strong proponent of improving our nation's health care system and increasing health insurance coverage to include every American. On March 21, 2011, Congresswoman Johnson proudly cast her vote in favor of the Affordable Care Act, President Obama’s historic health care reform measure, providing high quality, affordable health care for 6 million uninsured Texans. "
  • Homeland Security, National Security, Veterans
Excerpt: "Congresswoman Johnson is an ardent supporter of homeland security and a strong national defense."
  • International Relations, Trade, Peace
Excerpt: "Congresswoman Johnson is nationally and internationally recognized as a leader in democracy, good governance, and human rights. She was one of the first members of Congress to visit Iraq and meet with the U.S. Armed Forces personnel stationed in Baghdad."
  • Science
Excerpt: "Throughout her tenure on the House Committee on Science and Technology, Congresswoman Johnson has introduced and amended dozens of bills and has worked to pass significant legislation, the most important of which is the America COMPETES Act which she co-authored. "
  • Transportation
Excerpt: "Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson is the most senior Texan on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. As the former Chairwoman of the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment she continues to be a stalwart supporter of maintaining the economic promise of Dallas and North Texas through unwavering dedication to key components of the region’s transportation infrastructure..."

Elections

2014

See also: Texas' 30th Congressional District elections, 2014

Johnson won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. She defeated Barbara Mallory Caraway to win the Democratic nomination in the primary election on March 4, 2014. She defeated Max Koch, III (L) and Eric LeMonte Williams (I) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[1][2]

U.S. House, Texas District 30 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEddie Bernice Johnson Incumbent 87.9% 93,041
     Libertarian Max Koch, III 6.8% 7,154
     Independent Eric LeMonte Williams 5.3% 5,598
Total Votes 105,793
Source: Texas Secretary of State
U.S. House, Texas District 30 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEddie Bernice Johnson Incumbent 69.9% 23,756
Barbara Mallory Caraway 30.1% 10,216
Total Votes 33,972
Source: Texas Secretary of State (timed out)

2012

See also: Texas' 30th Congressional District elections, 2012

Johnson won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Texas' 30th District. She defeated state Rep. Barbara Mallory Caraway and attorney Taj Clayton in the May 29 Democratic primary. She then defeated Travis Washington, Jr. (R) and Ed Rankin (L) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[34][35]

U.S. House, Texas District 30 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngEddie Bernice Johnson Incumbent 78.8% 171,059
     Republican Travis Washington, Jr. 19% 41,222
     Libertarian Ed Rankin 2.2% 4,733
Total Votes 217,014
Source: Texas Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, Texas District 30 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngEddie Bernice Johnson Incumbent 70.1% 23,346
Barbara Mallory Caraway 18% 5,996
Taj Clayton 11.9% 3,981
Total Votes 33,323

Targeted

Johnson was targeted by the Super PAC Campaign for Primary Accountability.[36] The Houston Chronicle reported that the PAC targeted Johnson because she was a long-standing incumbent, her constituents were dissatisfied and there was a capable challenger.[37]

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Johnson attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Johnson is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Johnson raised a total of $3,420,673 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 25, 2013.[48]

Eddie Bernice Johnson's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (Texas, District 30) Won $779,237
2010 US House (Texas, District 30) Won $613,624
2008 US House (Texas, District 30) Won $527,856
2006 US House (Texas, District 30) Won $411,189
2004 US House (Texas, District 30) Won $379,015
2002 US House (Texas, District 30) Won $405,389
2000 US House (Texas, District 30) Won $304,363
Grand Total Raised $3,420,673


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Johnson's reports.[49]

Eddie Bernice Johnson (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[50]April 15, 2013$67,820.46$43,200.00$(17,150.00)$93,870.46
July Quarterly[51]July 15, 2013$93,870.46$30,500.00$(29,309.78)$95,060.68
October Quarterly[52]October 15, 2013$95,060.68$96,700.00$(35,544.52)$156,216.16
Year-End[53]January 30, 2014$156,216$72,626$(54,258)$174,584
Pre-Primary[54]February 17, 2014$174,584$2,300$(31,471)$145,413
April Quarterly[55]April 15, 2014$145,413$133,877$(96,306)$182,984
July Quarterly[56]July 15, 2014$182,984$40,510$(50,059)$173,434
October Quarterly[57]October 15, 2014$173,434$84,031$(66,832)$190,633
Running totals
$503,744$(380,930.3)

2012

Johnson won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Johnson's campaign committee raised a total of $779,237 and spent $882,303.[58] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[59]

Cost per vote

Johnson spent $5.16 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Johnson won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Johnson's campaign committee raised a total of $613,624 and spent $572,968.[60]


Endorsements

2012

In 2012, Johnson was endorsed by the following:[61]

  • State Representative Marc Veasey
  • County Judge Clay Jenkins
  • Mayor Artis Johnson
  • Mayor Carl Sherman
  • Councilman Tennell Atkins
  • Councilwoman Vonciel Jones Hill
  • Councilwoman Pauline Medrano
  • Former US Representative Ken Bentsen
  • Former US Representative Craig Washington

Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Johnson's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $502,003 and $1,030,000. That averages to $766,001, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Johnson ranked as the 232nd most wealthy representative in 2012.[62] Between 2004 and 2012, Johnson's calculated net worth[63] increased by an average of 109 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[64]

Eddie Bernice Johnson Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$79,006
2012$766,001
Growth from 2004 to 2012:870%
Average annual growth:109%[65]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[66]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). In the 113th Congress, Johnson is the ranking Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Johnson received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Lawyers/Law Firms industry.

From 1991-2014, 30.62 percent of Johnson's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[67]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Eddie Bernice Johnson Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $5,085,694
Total Spent $4,926,510
Ranking member of the United States House of Representatives Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$447,130
Transportation Unions$389,250
Air Transport$272,677
Public Sector Unions$227,400
Building Trade Unions$221,000
% total in top industry8.79%
% total in top two industries16.45%
% total in top five industries30.62%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Johnson is a "moderate Democratic leader" as of July 2014. This was the same rating Johnson received in June 2013.[68]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[69]

Johnson most often votes with:

Johnson least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Johnson missed 680 of 14,503 roll call votes from January 1993 to July 2014. This amounts to 4.7 percent, which is worse than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[70]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Johnson paid her congressional staff a total of $1,024,374 in 2011. Overall, Texas ranked 27th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[71]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Johnson ranked 89th in the liberal rankings in 2013.[72]

2012

Johnson tied with two other members of the U.S. House of Representatives, ranking 94th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[73]

2011

Johnson ranked 96th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[74]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Johnson voted with the Democratic Party 92.9 percent of the time, which ranked 113th among the 204 House Democratic members as of July 2014.[75]

2013

Johnson voted with the Democratic Party 94.6 percent of the time, which ranked 129th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[76]

Personal

Johnson has one child and three grandchildren.[3]

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Political offices
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U.S. House of Representatives - Texas, District 30
1993-Present
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Texas State Senate
1986-1992
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Texas House of Representatives
1972-1977
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