Neal Statement on the Passing of Former Ways and Means Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson

May 27, 2020
Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard E. Neal (D-MA) released the following statement after learning of the passing of former Congressman Sam Johnson (R-TX), who previously chaired the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security:
“Sam Johnson was a true patriot who devoted his life to service of the nation he loved. His heroics in battle earned him the respect of Americans across the country, and he represented the people of Texas with honor in Washington, D.C. I’m grateful I had the opportunity to serve alongside him on the Ways and Means Committee and I appreciate his years of fair and thoughtful leadership of the Social Security Subcommittee. Members on both sides of the aisle valued his kindness and good humor and will surely miss him greatly. My prayers are with his family and loved ones during this difficult time.”