A law-practicing FBvian has done his homework and offers us a few more details about Rep. Johnson that are worth knowing with your head:
Of course, the upside of any legislation introduced by Eddie Bernice Johnson is that it’s guaranteed to die in committee. How can I predict that? Of the 12 bills that Johnson has sponsored in the current session of Congress, none have become law. But this session is only eight months old, so maybe it’s not a fair test. What about the last session?
Well, Johnson sponsored 21 bills in the 108th Congress–the session of Congress from 2003-2004. Of those, precisely one became law. How far-reaching was that legislation? Well, I guess that depends on how important you think it is that a post office on Kiest Blvd. was renamed as the “Dr. Caesar A.W. Clark, Sr. Post Office Building.”
So when Eddie Bernice Johnson threatens to sponsor legislation, I’d say that almost defines the term “empty threat.”
And, as an aside, I’m sure that EBJ’s position on Wright vs. Wrong has absolutely nothing–nothing–at all to do with the fact that she’s recieved almost $20,000 in political contributions from AA during her congressional career (her fourth-largest corporate contributor and 12th-largest non-individual contributor).
Contributions to EBJ from SWA? $0.
But I’m sure that’s entirely coincidental.