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LUBBOCK - Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity Chairman Jodey Arrington’s (TX-19) bill to reform VA union rules, and ensure employees use time to care for veterans, passed through the Veterans’ Affairs Committee today. This is a key legislative step toward full House passage.
WASHINGTON - Today, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity Chairman, Jodey Arrington (R-Texas) introduced the Veterans, Employees and Taxpayer (VET) Protection Act. This bill would require VA to track the use of official time and prohibit employees involved with direct patient care from spending more than 25% of their time on union activities and any VA employee from spending more than 50% of their time on union activities. This legislation would also put an end to forcing VA employees to pay union dues, giving them the freedom to opt out at any time.
WASHINGTON – Congressman Jodey Arrington, in his first official hearing as Chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, examined a study by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the time union officials spend working on union business while being paid by the VA.
Washington – West Texas achieved another considerable victory today, as Congressman Jodey Arrington has been selected to serve as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, a division of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. Arrington was one of only a few freshmen members of Congress appointed to serve as a subcommittee chairman in the 115th Congress.
In regards to the appointment, Arrington released the following statement: