Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson Retiring After Almost Three Decades in CongressEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas), chair of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, announced Saturday that she will retire in January 2023. “I have gone back and forth … the whole time because of the pleading and the asking, but as of January … the year after next, I will step down,” Johnson said during an event in Dallas. “I will retire, and let me assure that I will also recommend to you whom I feel is the best to follow me.” Johnson, 85, was first elected to Congress in 1992 and is one of the most senior Congress members. “There is a good reason I should stay: I am a personal friend to the president, I have gained some respect and influence,” Johnson said during her announcement. But she said she plans to keep a promise she made after winning the Democratic primary in March that …Read More

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