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.

ICYMI: Arrington, Texas Congressional Delegation Push for Swift Passage of USMCA

December 05, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) joined Congressmen Kevin Brady (TX-8) and Henry Cuellar (TX-28) in leading a bipartisan group of lawmakers from the Texas congressional delegation to advocate for passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada […] Read More

MEDIA ADVISORY: Arrington, Texas Congressional Delegation Members to Hold Bipartisan Press Conference on USMCA

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jodey Arrington will join fellow members of the Texas Congressional Delegation tomorrow for a bipartisan press conference to speak about the importance of passing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and its impact on the […] Read More

Arrington Commends Trump Administration on Enforcing SNAP Work Requirements

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) released the following statement after the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced changes to prevent states from waiving work requirements for able-bodied adults without dependents (ABAWDs) receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistant Program (SNAP) […] Read More

Arrington Introduces Resolution Supporting U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement

November 04, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) announced the introduction of H.Res. 676, which encourages the United States to formally withdraw from the 2016 Paris Climate Agreement. The Agreement, which went into effect on November 4, 2016, […] Read More

Arrington: Americans are Growing Impatient with Democrat Leadership’s Delay of USMCA

October 21, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) joined “Cavuto: Coast to Coast” on the Fox Business Network to discuss the House Democrat leadership’s continued delay in ratifying the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), even after Mexican President Andrés […] Read More

Arrington: U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement Is A Major Win For West Texas, American Farmers

September 25, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) congratulated the Trump Administration on reaching a trade agreement with Japan that will deliver a major victory to farmers and ranchers in West Texas and across the United States. […] 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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