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Congressman Jodey Arrington

Representing the 19th District of Texas

Arrington Named Chairman of Veterans’ Subcommittee

February 7, 2017
Press Release
Arrington serves as Chairman of the U.S. House Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity

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:

“As home to Dyess Air Force Base and the Big Spring VA, our district has a robust veterans’ community that I am deeply committed to serving.

“This chairmanship provides me the opportunity to work daily with our veterans and to make certain our children and grandchildren inherit a country known for honoring and serving those who willingly risked their lives for our freedom.

“I am honored to serve under Chairman Roe and I am grateful that he has entrusted me with this leadership position.”

The Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity has legislative, oversight, and investigative jurisdiction over:

·         education of veterans,

·         employment and training of veterans,

·         vocational rehabilitation,

·         veterans’ housing programs,

·         readjustment of service members to civilian life, and

·         servicemembers civil relief. 

Following the appointment, Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, Dr. Phil Roe released the following statement:

“Congressman Arrington has been a tireless advocate for veterans in his years of public service, and I’m confident he will be an effective leader as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. I look forward to working with Congressman Arrington as we continue the committee’s work of passing meaningful legislation to improve the lives of our nation’s heroes.”