Arrington Named Chairman of Veterans’ Subcommittee
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.”