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.

Arrington Blasts Democrats’ Medicare for All Proposal at House Ways and Means Hearing

June 14, 2019

This week, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) participated in a House Ways and Means hearing on the Democrats’ Medicare for All proposal. At the hearing, Congressman Arrington blasted the legislation that would amount to a socialist, […] Read More

Arrington Votes Against Legislation Forcing the U.S. to Re-Enter Flawed Paris Climate Deal

May 02, 2019

Arrington Votes Against Legislation Forcing the U.S. to Re-Enter Flawed Paris Climate Deal WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) released the following statement after voting against the H.R. 9, the Climate Change Now Act, […] Read More

Arrington Speaks Up for West Texas Farmers at Ways and Means Committee Hearing with President Trump’s Chief Trade Negotiator

February 27, 2019

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) participated in a House Ways and Means Committee hearing with United States Trade Representative Ambassador Robert Lighthizer on the status of U.S.-China trade talks. At the hearing, Congressman […] Read More

Arrington Defends Middle-Class Tax Relief at Ways and Means Subcommittee Hearing

February 13, 2019

WASHINGTON – Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) released the following statement after a House Ways and Means Select Revenue Measures subcommittee hearing on “How Middle-Class Families are Faring in Today’s Economy.” At the hearing, Members discussed the […] Read More

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

Abilene Reporter-News: Abilene Rep. Arrington among congressmen calling for federal budget reform

November 21, 2018

U.S. Rep. Jodey Arrington is calling on congress to finish its budget on time despite a recent failures to meet deadlines. Arrington, a Lubbock Republican who represents Abilene as part of District 19, said lawmakers […] Read More

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