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. As a member of the House Agriculture Committee, I’m committed to working alongside Chairman Conaway as we fight to represent these interests in our nation’s capital.

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 Selected for Ways and Means

January 15, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX19) was selected by the House Republican Steering Committee to serve on the Committee on Ways and Means. Arrington will fill one of three open seats on the committee. […] Read More

Arrington on USDA’s Proposed SNAP Rule

December 20, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX19) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced a proposed rule that would “restore the original intent of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)” […] Read More

Arrington on House Passage of Farm Bill Conference Report

December 12, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today the House passed the Farm Bill conference report. Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19), member of the Farm Bill conference committee, released the following statement after its passage. “After two years of hearings and […] Read More

Arrington on Farm Bill Conference Report

December 10, 2018

WASHINGTON – Today the Farm Bill conference committee, on which Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) serves, signed the conference report for the 2018 Farm Bill. “After two years of work, hundreds of meetings in the district […] Read More

Lubbock A-J: Arrington: Progress made as deadline looms for Farm Bill

November 29, 2018

Negotiators of the Farm Bill said Thursday they’ve reached an “agreement in principle” on a final draft, as the end of the Congressional session looms just over two weeks away. Details of the compromise haven’t […] Read More

Arrington on Farm Bill Agreement

WASHINGTON – Today Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) released the following statement once an agreement in principle had been made on the 2018 Farm Bill. “I am pleased that we’ve reached a bipartisan agreement in principle […] 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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