Money Repaid by Johnson to Go to Needy Texas Students

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(Dallas Morning News) — The scholarship funds repaid by U.S. Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson will help needy Texas students at historically black colleges, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation said Wednesday.  Meanwhile, a Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport executive remained on leave pending an inquiry into a $1,000 scholarship Johnson awarded his daughter, given that the Dallas Democrat is part-owner of two airport newsstands.  And Johnson remained defiant, telling Democratic activists during a recent campaign stop that she will survive efforts to drive her from office, which would leave North Texas without Democratic representation in Congress.

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