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Congressman Jodey Arrington

Representing the 19th District of Texas

Pro-Life Legislation Sponsored by Rep. Arrington Passes House

January 24, 2017
Press Release

Washington – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation sponsored by newly elected Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) that would protect taxpayer dollars from being used to fund abortions through government programs, like Medicaid. The legislation does so by making the Hyde Amendment permanent and government-wide. In support of the legislation, Arrington gave a heartfelt speech on the House Floor.

Although the Hyde Amendment bars certain federal funds from being used to cover abortions, a report by the non-partisan Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that over one-thousand Obamacare plans cover abortion.

In regards to the legislation, Arrington released the following statement:


Our Constitution clearly defines that ALL Americans – even those who cannot vote, speak, or defend themselves – have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.


Human life is a gift from God and I am proud to support a critical piece of legislation that defends the unborn. This is an area where the Constitution, my constituents, and my convictions will not allow me to budge.”