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Complete Count LBK making last push for census responses before deadline

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LUBBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - The board that was formed to spread information on the 2020 census is making one last plea to Lubbock residents to fill out their census information, hoping to avoid an undercount that could be worse than 10 years ago. That board, Complete Count LBK, is targeting North and East Lubbock. Those two areas have been historically undercounted. As the Sept. 30 deadline approach... Read more »

Rep. Jodey Arrington to Newsmax TV: David Dorn Act Sends Message

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Rep. Jody Arrington, R-Texas, tells Newsmax TV he is still working to build bipartisan support for the David Dorn Act, for which he is a co-sponsor in the U.S. House, but the bill already has more support in Washington than it does at the local level. Dorn is the retired St. Louis police captain killed by rioters while trying to defend a friend's pawnshop this summer. His widow, Ann, spoke last we... Read more »

As Democrats push for USPS rescue bill, two Republican representatives break from political party

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. House voted on Saturday to send $25 billion to the U.S. Postal Service and reverse operational changes that have slowed the mail service until at least through the end of the year. All Democratic members of the Texas Delegation, and two Texas Republicans, supported the bill. In a rare move, members, driven by Democrats who say they are worried that cutbacks in mail services w... Read more »

PMG DeJoy testifies before Senate, House committees

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Washington Postal Scene by Bill McAllister It was most likely the four most momentous days the United States Postal Service has had on Capitol Hill in decades. It began Aug. 21 with new Postmaster General Louis DeJoy surviving his first public encounter with a congressional committee and was followed by the House of Representatives effectively denouncing his initial actions, but offering his feder... Read more »

Arrington receives Champion of Agriculture award from American Agri-Women

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The Texas Agri-Women South Plains Chapter helped name U.S. Rep. Jodey Arrington as a recipient of the Champion of Agriculture Award Thursday in Lubbock. The chapter is through American Agri-Women, an organization that started giving the award in 2010 as a way to recognize members of Congress who have been a helping hand for agriculture. This year’s bipartisan award went to Arrington, a Lubbock Rep... Read more »

Restoring America's police force and taking back our cities

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As Democrats roll out their 2020 platform this week, they continue to offer socialist policies that reject the American dream and aim to reshape our great nation into something unrecognizable. One of their most dangerous policies, which Joe Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) would advance, is their push to defund and dismantle the police. Wherever this has been tried, it has been a disaster.... Read more »

Arrington announces legislation increasing penalties on riots, assaults

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LUBBOCK, Texas (NEWS RELEASE) - Today, at the George H. Mahon Federal Building, Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19) announced three pieces of legislation to protect law enforcement, hold rioters accountable, and restore order amidst the ongoing violence in major cities across the U.S.: H.R.8031/The David Dorn Act of 2020 doubles the maximum imprisonment for rioting in the US code 18 USC Section 2101 and... Read more »

Back to school: More than 33,600-plus Lubbock students return to classrooms this week

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More than 33,300 students will be returning to public school campuses this week for the beginning of the 2020-21 school year. Parents and guardians were given the option to enroll students in online or face-to-face classes to start the year, and according to enrollment information provided by Lubbock’s three largest school districts, 76.5% of students will be taking in-person classes. Per enrollme... Read more »

Lawmaker Praise USDA Response To Unsolicited Seeds

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A group of lawmakers offers thanks to the Department of Agriculture for diligently investigating unsolicited seeds sent to U.S. residents. Led by Representative Jodey Arrington, a Texas Republican, a group of 20 lawmakers sent a bipartisan letter to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue this week. The letter thanks USDA for their collaboration at the local, state, and federal level and continuing eff... Read more »

State Rep. Jodey Arrington to visit Coronado High School about reopening plans for LISD

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LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - Rep. Arrington will visit Coronado High School on Wednesday for a roundtable discussion and tour with Lubbock Independent School District stakeholders about their reopening plans. “As our economy recovers from the pandemic, it is imperative K-12 schools reopen nationwide so that parents can return to work and provide for their families,” stated Rep. Arrington. “Most import... Read more »

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