With A Lawmaker Of The Month Award
Washington, D. C. — Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX) has earned a Lawmaker of the Month Award from the 60 Plus Association, a national senior citizens organization.
60 Plus, a 10-year-old nonpartisan group, honors Democrats and Republicans alike for their pro-senior initiatives. 60 Plus designated Representative Johnson as a recipient of the award for the month of March.
60 Plus President Jim Martin said in a statement accompanying the award: “Congressman Johnson has been someone who senior citizens can count on. Seniors have no finer friend than Congressman Johnson. He has been a leader on so many senior citizen initiatives time and time again:
(1) Supporting a prescription drug benefit for senior citizens;
(2) Voting to kill the death tax which hurts small business and farmers;
(3) Lead sponsor of H.R. 434 to repeal the 1993 tax increase on Social Security benefits;
(4) Supporting efforts to eliminate earnings limit imposed on seniors between the ages 65-69;
(5) Supporting long term care insurance tax incentive.
“Congressman Johnson deserves this ‘Lawmaker of the Month’ recognition. Seniors can count on Sam Johnson. He is a true leader for senior rights, authoring legislation on Medicare Private Contracting, as a Medicare MSA advocate, as a leader of retiree healthcare initiatives and a strong proponent of the President’s proposal to eliminate taxes on dividends that many seniors depend upon for their retirement incomes,” Martin concluded.
Congressman Johnson has been a previous recipient of both the “Guardian of Senior Rights” Award for his pro-senior votes and also the “Benjamin Franklin” Award, which is given to those who champion the abolition of the death tax, which hurts small businesses.