issues

Economy

Tax Reform is Working in West Texas. When I came into office, working families in West Texas and all over this country had been suffering too long under a weak economy with little to no growth. Farm income had experienced its steepest decline since the Great Depression, wages were stagnant, jobs were being shipped overseas, and health care costs were skyrocketing.

Since Congress passed the historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, we have seen a surge in economic growth and optimism sweeping across America. In the days and weeks since we passed massive tax cuts for the American people, small businesses and large alike have committed to giving bonuses, raising wages, and expanding operations in our country. The new fairer and simpler tax system has resulted in better job opportunities, higher household income, and a significant improvement for all Americans.

Lowering the tax burden for our families and job creators across the 19th District was a promise I made when I ran for Congress, and our tax-reform bill delivers on that commitment. In our district, families of four with a median household income should see a projected tax cut of $1,346. This increase in real take-home pay will allow working families across the district to keep more of their hard-earned income and provide better opportunities for their loved ones. Having a seat on the powerful Ways and Means committee allows me to work closely with the Trump administration to continue fighting for an economic overhaul that benefits hardworking West Texans.

Reining in Regulations. In Congress, I’m fighting to rein in the excessive regulations that stifle American agriculture and energy production. I have supported several pieces of legislation, including the Midnight Rules Act, the REINS Act, and the Regulatory Accountability Act, to roll back regulations and ensure that unelected agencies will not have the authority to enact legislation without the approval of ‘We the People.’

Unfair Trade Restricts American Agriculture Products. As a member of the Ways and Means Committee, I’m dedicated to breaking down unfair trade barriers so our people and products have the opportunity to both export to and profit from new markets. When American agribusinesses can fairly compete overseas, people will choose to buy our products.

Arrington Introduces Legislation to Cut ‘Death Tax’

January 17, 2020

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) introduced H.R. 5652 – legislation that will provide much-needed relief to family-owned businesses by cutting the estate tax rate in half. Currently, the estate tax – commonly known as […] Read More

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

Arrington Introduces Legislation to End ‘Double Dipping’ of Disability and Unemployment Insurance Benefits

January 10, 2020

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) introduced legislation that would eliminate government waste by preventing individuals from receiving both Social Security Disability Benefits and Unemployment Benefits at the same time, so that Disability Insurance is […] 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

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