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Arrington To Co-Chair Texas Ag Task Force

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WASHINGTON – Today, the Texas Republican Congressional Delegation, the largest GOP delegation in Congress, named Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) as co-chair of the Texas Ag Task Force. The Texas Ag Task Force will promote and champion federal policies that strengthen Texas agriculture and rural communities, engage producer groups and other key stakeholders in the state, develop pro-agriculture... Read more »

Arrington Calls on Perdue to Fully Reopen Crucial FSA Offices

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Today, Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19) released a letter to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue, calling on his agency to reexamine and update their Pandemic Standard Operating Procedures and safely reopen all their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices. These offices are critical to our hardworking agricultural producers, providing access to vital programs like th... 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 »

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 »

Arrington Touts Trump’s Trade Achievements and Farmer Favorability

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Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) released the following statement after the Ways and Means U.S. – China Trade hearing: “For the first time, our farmers can see greener pastures on the other side for their children and grandchildren,” said Arrington. “By distorting markets, manipulating currency, and their list of unfair practices, China has taken us for a ride for years. Presidents of both part... Read more »

Arrington Introduces Legislation to Root Out Abuse in Federal Food Stamp Program

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Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) announced the introduction of H.R. 5719, the Closing Loopholes on SafetyNet Exploitation (CLOSE) Act. This legislation will eliminate the gaming and abuse of the federal food stamp program by closing a major loophole that has resulted in more than five million ineligible enrollments and $7 billion dollars annually in unnecessary and wasteful spending. Arr... Read more »

Arrington Applauds Trump SOTU Vision and Administration Accomplishments

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Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) released the statement below following President Trump’s State of the Union address: “Tonight’s address outlined President Trump’s vision for a nation that works for all Americans, one that is illuminated by the light of freedom shining as bright as it’s ever shown. The Great American Comeback we are witnessing is empowering communities, unleashing unprec... Read more »

Arrington Praises USMCA Signing as Win for West Texans and American Producers

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Arrington Praises USMCA Signing as Win for West Texans and American Producers Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) released the following statement after attending the signing of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) at the White House: “Today, President Trump ratified the seminal ‘America First’ trade deal with our largest and most important trading partners, Canada and Mexico, fulfillin... Read more »

Arrington: Trump’s Phase One China Trade Deal is a Result of Negotiator-in-Chief’s Courage

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Writing in Fox Business today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) applauded President Donald Trump and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer for their hard-fought negotiations leading up to the historic signing of a ‘Phase One’ trade agreement between the United States and China. The agreement, which commits China to substantially increased purchases of American agriculture products as wel... Read more »

ICYMI: Arrington: Trade Wins Signal Brighter Future for West Texas

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Writing in the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal this week, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) hailed the recent passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Trump Administration’s Phase One trade deal with China as a turning point for American trade policy that will benefit agriculture and energy economies in West Texas and across the country: “After y... Read more »

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