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.

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 House Agriculture 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.

Joint Select Committee Holds First Public Hearing

April 18, 2018

WASHINGTON – The Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform, on which Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) serves, held its first public hearing on Opportunities to Significantly Improve the Federal Budget Process. During the hearing, Arrington started […] Read More

House Floor Speech on the Debt Ceiling

March 27, 2018

Congressman Jodey Arrington delivered a speech on the House floor on the national debt ceiling. Read More

House Floor Speech on Trade

Congressman Jodey Arrington delivered a speech on the House floor on trade and tariffs on imported products.     Read More

House Floor Speech on the Comprehensive Regulatory Review Act

Congressman Jodey Arrington delivered a speech on the House floor in support of the Comprehensive Regulatory Review Act. Read More

House Floor Speech on the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce

Congressman Jodey Arrington delivered a speech on the House floor to honor the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce as they gathered for their Annual Award Ceremony. Read More

House Special Order on Tax Reform

Congressman Jodey Arrington delivered a speech on the House floor during a Special Order on Tax Reform. Read More

lubbock office

1312 Texas Ave.
STE. 219
Lubbock, TX 79401
Phone:(806)763-1611
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abilene office

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Abilene, TX 79602
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Washington, DC office

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Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-4005
District-wide Toll Free: 888-217-0281
Fax: 202.225.9615

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