issues

Agriculture

The Agriculture industry is the lifeblood of our economy and the breadbasket of our nation.

A strong voice for West Texas in Washington. Texas’ 19th Congressional District is home to more than 14 million acres of farmland, and produces more cotton than any other congressional district in the country. Altogether, the nine county region around Lubbock produces nearly ⅓ of the world’s cotton supply! The cotton produced here in West Texas is crucial to our local, state, and national economies. Additionally, peanuts, grain, sorghum, beef, dairy, and wine are all produced in District 19 – creating over $12 billion in agriculture related revenue.

Agriculture contributes to our national security. Agriculture production not only provides 24 million jobs nationwide, it feeds and clothes our people. The food and fiber created in farming communities secures our independence, ensuring we don’t have to rely on foreign entities for our goods. We need to remind our nation’s leaders that agriculture is not just as a rural issue, it is a national security issue.

Arrington: Trump’s Phase One China Trade Deal is a Result of Negotiator-in-Chief’s Courage

January 15, 2020

WASHINGTON – Writing in Fox Business today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) applauded President Donald Trump and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer for their hard-fought negotiations leading up to the historic signing of a ‘Phase One’ trade agreement between the […] Read More

ICYMI: Arrington: Trade Wins Signal Brighter Future for West Texas

December 30, 2019

LUBBOCK – Writing in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal this week, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) hailed the recent passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Trump Administration’s Phase One trade deal with China as a turning point […] Read More

Arrington Statement on USMCA Passage in U.S. House of Representatives

December 19, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) issued the following statement as the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of ratifying the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to modernize free trade in North America: “I want to […] Read More

Arrington Sends USMCA to House Floor, Applauds Efforts to Further Strengthen U.S. Trade

December 17, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) voted to advance the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) out of the House Ways and Means Committee to the full House of Representatives for passage this week. Before the full Committee […] Read More

Arrington Statement on Trump Administration’s Phase One Trade Deal with China

December 13, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) released the following statement after the Trump Administration’s announcement of a Phase One trade deal with China: “For decades, policy makers have acquiesced to Communist China and allowed […] Read More

Arrington Applauds Final Deal on USMCA, Urges Prompt House Passage

December 10, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) released the following statement after House Democrats and the White House reached a deal on moving forward with passing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): “After a year of needless delay by […] Read More

lubbock office

1312 Texas Ave.
STE. 219
Lubbock, TX 79401
Phone:(806)763-1611
Fax:(806)767-9168

abilene office

500 Chestnut St.
#819
Abilene, TX 79602
Phone:(325)675-9779
Fax:(325)675-5038

Washington, DC office

1029 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-4005
District-wide Toll Free: 888-217-0281
Fax: 202.225.9615

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