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Arrington Honors West Texas Cotton Giant Steve Verett with Congressional Resolution

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LUBBOCK, TX—Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19), Senators Cornyn and Cruz, and members of the Texas Delegation honored South Plains’ biggest advocate for the cotton industry, Steve Verett, with a U.S. House of Representatives resolution commemorating his 24 years of service as CEO of the Plains Cotton Growers. “There is no one I’d rather have in the Farm Bill foxhole with me than Steve Verett,” said Rep....

Arrington Visits Crosby County To Discuss Challenges Facing West Texas

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CROSBYTON, TX— Today, Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19) visited his friends and fellow West Texans in Crosby County to discuss the latest challenges facing healthcare providers, agriculture producers, mom-and-pop businesses, and community leaders. Included below are highlights and photos of the day’s events: Rep. Arrington met with community leaders in Crosby County representing local government for bo...

Arrington Supports Huge Legislative Win for Texas Agriculture

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WASHINGTON, DC— Today, the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+) passed out of the House Agriculture Committee with unanimous support. Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) has long championed this program as it provides a critical safety net for producers nationwide. Rep. Arrington will continue to work with House Leadership and the Texas Delegation to ensure final passage of this b...

ICYMI: Arrington Blasts Biden’s Death Tax That Will Kill Family Farming

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 19, 2021 CONTACTS: Christian McMullen, (806) 224-5216 Reilly Knecht, (806) 252-6133 ICYMI: Arrington Blasts Biden’s Death Tax That Will Kill Family Farming LUBBOCK, TX— In an op-ed carried by the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) highlights the most dangerous aspects of President Joe Biden’s tax proposals, specifically his super-charged deat...

Arrington Defends the American Farmer

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 30, 2021 CONTACTS: Christian McMullen, (806) 224-5216 Reilly Knecht, (806) 252-6133 Arrington Defends the American Farmer WASHINGTON, DC— Yesterday, Ways and Means Member Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) joined his Republican colleagues for a meeting on Stepped-Up Basis and defended family-owned farms and businesses from Biden’s crushing tax hikes. Click here or the ...

Arrington and Panetta Urge Nomination of Chief Agricultural Negotiator

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 29, 2021 CONTACTS: Christian McMullen, (806) 224-5216 Reilly Knecht, (806) 252-6133 Arrington and Panetta Urge Nomination of Chief Agricultural Negotiator WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Reps. Jodey Arrington (TX-19) and Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), members of the House Committee on Ways and Means, were joined by 26 of their House colleagues in a bipartisan letter urging President Bid...

Arrington Meets With USDA Secretary Vilsack To Discuss Agriculture Priorities

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WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) released the following statement after joining members of the House Western Caucus in a meeting with USDA Secretary Vilsack to discuss their agriculture priorities and concerns: “During my meeting with Secretary Vilsack, I raised my serious concerns with the radical ideology and extreme environmental policies of the Green New Deal, which are drivi...

Arrington Awarded Farm Bureau’s Golden Plow for Agriculture Advocacy

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 22, 2021 CONTACTS: Christian McMullen, (806) 224-5216 Reilly Knecht, (806) 252-6133 Arrington Awarded Farm Bureau’s Golden Plow for Agriculture Advocacy WASHINGTON, DC—Last night, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) received the prestigious Golden Plow Award, the highest honor the national organization gives to sitting members of Congress, from the American Farm Bureau ...

Arrington: Beef—It’s Still For Dinner

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WASHINGTON, DC—In an op-ed carried by Fox News, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) emphasizes the importance of supporting American farmers and ranchers and pushes back against Democrats' vilification of the cattle industry. Arrington argues that supporting our farmers and ranchers is vital to strengthening America's economy and bolstering our national security by avoiding a dependence on foreign...

Arrington Urges USDA and USTR to Prioritize “Phase One” China Agreement

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) led 35 members in sending a letter to the United States Department Agriculture and the United States Trade Representative emphasizing the importance of the “Phase One” trade agreement with China to our nation’s farmers and ranchers. The group urged the respective agencies to push China to follow through on its commitments, utilize the new...