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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...

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...

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....

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...

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

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Tags: Education

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...

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...

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

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Tags: Education

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...

Abilene airport to add United Airlines connection to Houston in October

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Tags: Economy

United Express Airlines is coming to Abilene Regional Airport this fall, giving customers a second carrier — this one offering service to Houston, city officials announced Tuesday. "This gives us lots of opportunities," said Mayor Pro Tem Weldon Hurt, who represented city in place of Mayor Anthony Williams, who is in COVID-19 isolation. The service begins Oct. 21, with two round-trip flights daily...

Trump Administration Will Roll Back Obama Era Methane Regulations

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n details given to the Wall Street Journal on Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will move forward with its planned revisions to some methane regulations — one of which is the elimination of a requirement that producers establish methane leak-protocols and another removes large storage facilities and pipelines from the regulatory purview of the EPA. The rules were put in place by th...

American wind week 2020 kicks off with survey showing 86% of Americans want clean energy

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Tags: Energy

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) today kicks off American Wind Week 2020, the fourth annual national celebration of U.S. wind energy leadership. During American Wind Week, AWEA, its 1000+ members, and the thousands of diverse U.S. wind supporters highlight the ways wind is helping build the future. Wind power is proud to be red, white, and blue, with operating wind projects or manufactu...