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Texas Congresswoman Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D) announced on Saturday that she will be retiring from Congress once she finishes her current term, according to The Dallas Morning News. She has served in Congress for nearly thirty years.
Johnson, who is 85 years old, has represented Texas’ 30th congressional district since 1993. The Dallas Morning news noted in their report that she told a crowd of 600 in Dallas that she will recommend another candidate to fill her shoes. She announced Wednesday that Texas state House Rep. Jasmine Crockett (D) has her endorsement.
“I’ve worked hard. It’s not just a title — it’s a job,” Johnson reportedly said in her announcement.
“It’s been some rugged times, but I have not acknowledged it. I was determined that I wouldn’t just be a title. I wanted to deliver. I thought about the district and all the needs that it had,” she continued. “I will retire and I will recommend to you who is the best to follow me.”
To conclude her remarks, Johnson noted that “nothing has been more heartwarming than the overwhelming support for me to run one more term.”
Johnson is the latest in a slew of House Democrats to announce they will not be seeking reelection next year. Last week, California Democrat Rep. Jackie Speier announced her retirement. Others who are not seeking reelection include Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick (D-AZ) and Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA).
In a statement , House Speaker Nancy Pelosi praised Johnson for making history as the first African American woman to become chair of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.
“Chairwoman Johnson has made history — from being the first Black woman elected to state public office from Dallas, to being the first African American and first woman Chair of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology — whose leadership has made a difference in our nation,” Pelosi said in the statement.It was also noted that Johnson was a senior member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and was “vital to the passage of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill” that was signed into law this […]
One Sick Day Proves We Need More Voices in Truthful Media
On October 19, I was sick. It crossed my mind that I had finally gotten the ‘rona, but my wife’s cream of chicken soup and a few extra hours of sleep into mid-afternoon had be back up and running after a sleepless night before.
When I finally stumbled over to my computer in the evening, I was met with a deluge of concern from readers. They asked what had happened as only one article had been posted that day. Generally, we post between 10-20 daily between all of the sites, not included curated and aggregated content. Seeing that we’d only posted my super-early morning article before taking the rest of the day off had readers assuming the worst.
We have a wonderful and talented group of writers who volunteer their time for the sites and their readers. Sharing their amazing perspectives has always been a blessing to us because we cannot afford to hire anyone at this time. But having great writers is meaningless if we don’t have great editors, or at least one additional. My wife helps me read and edit stories from time to time, but I’m a one-man show when it comes to getting the stories posted.
Whenever I highlight our desperate need for donations, I note that we do not receive money from Google ads even though most in conservative media are beholden. I often ambiguously note that the money donated will help us grow. Today, I’m highlighting a specific need. We must get an editor to help take some of the load and to expand on our mission of spreading the truth to the world. One sick day proved that.
The great news is that there is no shortage of people who CAN help. I am emailed variations of resumes every week by people who are much smarter than I am. As much as I’d love to hire some of them, we simply cannot. That takes money and as blessed as we’ve been to receive donations and collect ad money (though not from Google or Facebook), we have still fallen short.
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