Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Upcoming Economic Recovery Workshop

CONGRESSWOMAN EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON TO HOLD ECONOMIC RECOVERY WORKSHOP IN DALLAS
"The Roadmap to Recovery" workshop will help North Texans access economic recovery funding
Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson will hold an economic recovery workshop, titled "The Roadmap to Recovery," on Monday, April 20. The workshop is designed to bring together representatives of financial organizations and federal and state agencies, who will share information on ways for North Texans to access economic recovery funding. Three panels of agency representatives will be followed by a question-and-answer session.
Agencies that have confirmed that they will be represented include:
* Internal Revenue Service
* Taxpayer Advocate Service
* Texas Department of Transportation
* U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
* U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
* U.S. Department of Labor
* U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
* U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
* U.S. General Services Administration
* U.S. Small Business Administration
* U.S. Social Security Administration
Financial organizations that are sending representatives include Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Dallas and the Dallas Small Business Development Center. John Podvin, an attorney at Haynes and Boone, LLP, will speak about the Troubled Assets Relief Program
(TARP) and newly-created Public-Private Investment Program (PPIP).
Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert will also give remarks at the workshop.
To RSVP for the workshop, please call Congresswoman Johnson's office in Dallas at (214) 922-8885 or e-mail recovery.ebjohnson@mail.house.gov.
To submit a question to the panelists, e-mail recovery.ebjohnson@mail.house.gov, specifying which agency or financial organization the question is directed to.
What: "The Roadmap to Recovery" workshop
Date: Monday, April 20, 2009
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: The Music Hall at Fair Park
909 1st Ave.
Dallas, TX 75210
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U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson is the highest-ranking Texan on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure and a senior member of the Science Committee. She represents the 30th Congressional District of Texas, which, includes Downtown Dallas, Fair Park, Oak Lawn, Old East Dallas, Pleasant Grove, & South Oak Cliff; all of Balch Springs, DeSoto, Hutchins, Lancaster & Wilmer and parts of Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Ferris, Glenn Heights and Ovilla.
If you have questions, please contact the local congressional office at
(214) 922-8885.


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