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Bloomberg: GOP’s Arrington Urges Calm as Debt Fury Rages: ‘Let’s Be Adults’

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January 26, 2023 By Erik Wesson Republican Representative Jodey Arrington aims to emulate the leadership style of his hero, Ronald Reagan, as he takes a post that thrusts him squarely into the  middle of the US debt-ceiling battle. Reagan, the great communicator, seems a fitting role model for the easy-going,  youthful Texan who believes in small government and fiscal…

Fox News: Debt ceiling increase sends Dems into full apocalypse mode: ‘Chaos,’ ‘recession,’ ‘global financial crisis’

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The prospect of negotiating a debt ceiling increase with Republicans is prompting warnings of economic ruin and chaos from President Biden’s White House and Democratic leaders in the House and Senate. Democrats for days now have been fixated only on what might happen if there is no agreement to raise the debt ceiling by the summer, and not the far more likely possibility of agreeing to…

In Case You Missed It: Chairman Arrington Talks Debt Ceiling Negotiations on Fox News

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last week, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) joined Neil Cavuto on Fox News’ Cavuto Live to discuss debt ceiling negotiations in Congress and the fiscal state of the nation.   “I don’t think the President will escape having to deal with negotiating some fiscal reforms, in the most responsible way, so that we can bend the debt curve, get back…

KCBD: Congressman Arrington on bill that would ban foreign entities from buying state land

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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - A bill has been filed in the Texas Senate that would ban people or agencies with ties to four countries from purchasing state land. Texas Senate Bill 147 would ban entities from China, North Korea, Iran and Russia from purchasing land in the state. Lubbock Congressman Jodey Arrington says it’s crucial to national security. “They are buying land around…

KCBD: Congressman Arrington says U.S. will pay its debts, but fiscal reform is necessary

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Bleak. That is how Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) describes America’s financial future if we do not rein in our spending. “I would say that Republicans and Democrats both have contributed to this mess,” Arrington said. The congressman is now Chairman of the House Budget Committee for the 118th Congress. “The debt and our terrible and unsustainable debt trajectory and this…

Chairman Arrington: “Debt Ceiling Discussions Force Congress to Face Reality of Rising National Debt”

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) released the following statement in response to the United States hitting its debt limit of $31.4 trillion: “For more than a century, debt ceiling discussions have forced Congress to face the reality of a rising national debt. While responsible levels of debt have played an important part in our…

New York Times: Months Before a Potential Crisis, Both Parties Kick Off a Fiscal Blame Game

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WASHINGTON — Though the climactic showdowns over raising the federal debt limit and funding the government are months away, Republicans and Democrats are in a crucial preliminary contest: trying to make sure the other side takes the fall for any dire economic consequences. Members of both parties are intent on painting the opposition as culpable for the turmoil that would result from a…

Chairman Arrington: We Will Not Let Politicians Bankrupt Our Country and Destroy Our Children’s Future

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) released the following statement in response to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s letter to Congress on the debt limit: “We will pay our creditors and protect the good faith and credit of the U.S., but we will not let politicians bankrupt our country and destroy our children’s future. No new credit…

Arrington Urges Biden to Highlight USMCA at North American Leaders Summit

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19) sent a letter to the Biden Administration, urging President Biden to highlight the significance of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and defend American workers and businesses during the North American Leaders Summit. Since being signed into law in 2020, USMCA has increased the quantity of trade between these…

Arrington Honors Law Enforcement Appreciation Day with Legislation to Support Law Enforcement

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – On National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, Representative Jodey Arrington (TX-19) reintroduced two pieces of legislation in the House of Representatives that would protect law enforcement and hold rioters accountable. “Since the riots that devastated cities across our country in 2020, Democrats – at all levels – have failed to condemn lawlessness and chaos. Their…