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Congressman Gene Green

Representing the 29th District of Texas

Family and Texas Lawmakers to Attend Oval Office Ceremony Honoring LBJ

March 22, 2007
Press Release
Washington, DC - Family members of former President Lyndon Baines Johnson and a bipartisan group of Texas lawmakers will witness the signing of a bill naming a federal building after the native Texan Friday in the Oval Office.
The building serves as the headquarters of the Department of Education. Lyndon and Lady Bird Johnsons first priority in life was education, Rep. Gene Green (D-Houston) said. He was the first education president, so the Department of Education building is a perfect fit.
The bill, introduced in the House by Green and in the Senate by Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), designates the currently nameless building at 400 Maryland Ave. SW in Washington, D.C. as the Lyndon Baines Johnson Federal Building. It will be the first federal building in the capital area to bear his name.
Family members in attendance will include Johnsons daughters Lynda Byrd Johnson Robb and Luci Baines Johnson Turpin, and their respective husbands former Senator Chuck Robb and Ian Johnstone Turpin.
Members of Congress from Texas in attendance will include Rep. Joe Barton, Rep. Gene Green, Rep. Mike McCaul and Rep. Solomon Ortiz.