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Eddie Bernice Johnson

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Funeral For Civil Rights Leader William Blair Jr.

Hundreds of people are expected to honor the man who played a leading role for civil rights in North Texas. The funeral for William “Bill” Blair Jr. will be held on Friday morning.

04/25/2014

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius speaks to the National Convention of the NAACP on July 16, 2013 in Orlando, Florida. (credit: Tim Boyles/Getty Images)

Sebelius Touts Community Healthcare Effort

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius visits Dallas on Friday to promote community-based efforts to sign Texans up for health insurance.

01/31/2014

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Oversight Committee Had Problems Getting VA Hospital Answers

Two members of Congress said their public oversight visit to the VA North Texas System Friday, only came after extensive work trying to quietly handle complaints behind closed doors.

CBS 11–08/30/2013

The Dallas VA Medical Center. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Dallas Congresswoman Calls For Change At Local VA Hospitals

A Dallas congresswoman is speaking out about care at Veterans Affairs hospitals — saying the VA is jeopardizing the quality of care for vets, to protect its own administration.

CBS 11–08/30/2013

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Lawmakers Try To Save Student Loan Deal

A handful of senators struggled Thursday to hold together a bipartisan deal to keep student loan rates from doubling on July 1 while their colleagues traded political barbs with little more than a week to go before the deadline.

06/21/2013

The Dallas VA Medical Center. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

I-Team: VA Workers Say Poor Conditions Led To Complaints

Current and former employees at the VA North Texas Medical System, told the CBS 11 I-Team they believe poor working conditions have contributed to several patient complaints that CBS 11 has investigated since last year.

CBS 11–06/12/2013

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney holds a campaign rally in Jacksonville, Florida, on January 30, 2012. (credit: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Primary: Romney Wins Early; Johnson, Barton Cruise

Mitt Romney will be the Republican candidate for the White House and President Barack Obama will defend his incumbency while longtime U.S. Representatives Eddie Bernice Johnson and Joe Barton cruised to victory in their North Texas districts, early voting returns from the state primary show.

05/29/2012

Eddie Bernice Johnson

Political Observers: Tough Battle For 30th District Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

Johnson faces two challengers in the Democratic primary. And one of them has a history of beating incumbents.

05/24/2012

Eddie Bernice Johnson

US Rep. Johnson Puts Chief Of Staff On Leave

U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson has placed her longtime chief of staff on administrative leave.

05/15/2012

Texas State Capitol

Primary Will Determine Who Takes Dallas House Seat

State Rep. Barbara Mallory Caraway’s campaign for Congress has left a key opening in a historically black southern Dallas state House district — and three Democratic candidates are angling for it. With nobody else in the race, whoever wins the May 29 primary gets the HD-110 seat.

05/15/2012

Eddie Bernice Johnson

New Generation Challenges Some Blacks In Congress

For two decades, Texas congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson has been an outspoken voice for Democrats. But for the first time, the first black woman to represent North Texas is facing serious opposition in the May 29 primary election.

05/14/2012

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Dallas Officials ‘Commit’ To Public Education

A new campaign in Dallas, backed by powerful public officials, is targeting broader investment in public education, from cradle to eventual career.

05/04/2012

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