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ICYMI: House Republicans urge Justice Department to investigate 'rogue' prosecutor who charged McCloskeys

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Today, the Washington Examiner published the following article after Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19) led 16 Members of Congress in a letter urging Attorney General Bill Barr to protect our Second Amendment rights and to investigate rogue prosecutors who target innocent Americans as part of their antigun, not anticrime, agenda: “A group of House Republicans urged Attorney General William Barr to inves... Read more »

Immigration crisis at southern border has gone from bad to worse

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The American people have watched with bewilderment as the growing security and humanitarian crisis at our southern border has gone from bad to worse. Meanwhile, Speaker Pelosi and the Democrat leadership have refused to lift a finger to stop it. If all they did was obstruct, it would merely be in keeping with the Democrats’ posture towards this president and the broken Washington culture of puttin... Read more »

Lubbock A-J: Arrington: Progress made as deadline looms for Farm Bill

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Negotiators of the Farm Bill said Thursday they’ve reached an “agreement in principle” on a final draft, as the end of the Congressional session looms just over two weeks away. Details of the compromise haven’t been released, but Lubbock’s U.S. Rep. Jodey Arrington, who is a member of the conference committee appointed to reconcile House and Senate versions passed earlier this year, said it bodes ... Read more »

Big Country Homepage: Military Affairs Committee continues preparation to bring the B-21 Raider to Dyess Air Force Base

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A big focus of the Military Affairs Committee is getting the B-21 Raider to Dyess Air Force Base, but before that happens, they are working to bring the B-21 Formal Training Unit to the base as well as keep the current bomber viable for the foreseeable future. "Our air space at Dyess, our weather, our runway, our infrastructure, our community is poised for a training unit to be at Dyess," Military... Read more »

Abilene Reporter-News: Abilene Rep. Arrington among congressmen calling for federal budget reform

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Tags: Economy

U.S. Rep. Jodey Arrington is calling on congress to finish its budget on time despite a recent failures to meet deadlines. Arrington, a Lubbock Republican who represents Abilene as part of District 19, said lawmakers needs to step up or shouldn't be allowed to take its summer recess. "As families across America prepare to travel for the Thanksgiving holiday this week, congress has once again prema... Read more »

KFYO: Congressman Arrington Talks Farm Bill and G.I. Bill

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Monday on KFYO Mornings with Dave King and Matt Martin, Congressman Jodey Arrington joined Matt Martin and Matt Crow to talk about the House and Senate, the Farm Bill, border security, the G.I. Bill, and more. The congressman was asked if there was anything that the house can push and get through the Senate before the Democrats take over, to which he responded that they unfortunately have to negot... Read more »

WSJ: Computer Flubs Left Vets Short of Housing Benefits

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Tags: Veterans

A Department of Veterans Affairs computer system botched calculations for GI Bill benefits, leaving thousands of student veterans without full housing assistance, a senior VA official told Congress on Thursday. The delays and shortfalls in payments have left some student veterans and their family members struggling to pay for housing, veterans groups and the VA say. At the root of the problem: the... Read more »

Modern Healthcare: New VA ban on clinicians' union work spurs litigation threats

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Unions representing Veterans Affairs Department medical workers are ramping up for another legal battle over the VA's decision Thursday to bar 430 VA clinicians from doing any union work during their salaried employment hours to ensure a full-time focus on hands-on patient care. VA Secretary Robert Wilkie's move overrides a collective bargaining agreement made by the Obama administration and will ... Read more »

KFYO: Rep. Jodey Arrington Says Cotton Is Firmly In Place, Will Stay In Farm Bill

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On Thursday's edition of The Chad Hasty Show, District 19 Representative Jodey Arrington appeared on the program to discuss this week's mid term elections and their fallout, cotton in the farm bill, and much more. While speaking about the changes in the legislature and it's leadership in the wake of Tuesday's results, and what the public can expect with Democrats in charge of House, Arrington said... Read more »

ITT: TTU Freshman Earns Congressional Award

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Tags: Education

Hundreds of volunteer hours earned one incoming Texas Tech freshman a trip to the U.S. Capitol this summer to receive a prestigious award. Elizabeth Walker of Abilene was one of 29 Texans to earn a Congressional Award gold medal. On Mondays and Wednesdays for two and a half years, Walker volunteered at City Light Soup Kitchen, a program of the First Baptist Church in Abilene. She began volunteerin... Read more »

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