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Arrington Celebrates His Legislation to Name Ports-to-Plains Corridor “I-27” Being Signed into Law

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Chairman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) celebrated his bipartisan legislation to rename the interstate-designated segments of the Ports-to-Plains Corridor to “I-27.” This legislation being signed into law marks an important step in the project that connects the ports of South Texas to the plains of West Texas and beyond, stimulating substantial economic growth and…

Arrington Continues Fighting for Texas Farmers During National Agriculture Week

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Washington, D.C. – This week, Chairman Arrington celebrated National Agriculture Week and issued the following statement about the farmers and ranchers in West Texas and throughout the country:  “National Agriculture Week is a great reminder of how blessed I am to represent West Texas - the Food, Fuel, and Fiber Capital of the World,” said Arrington. “From restoring…

Arrington Issues Statement on SEC’s Climate Disclosure Rule

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Budget Committee Chairman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) issued the following statement in response to the SEC’s Climate Disclosure Rule: “Late last week, the SEC released its final climate disclosure rule - WITHOUT burdensome Scope 3 reporting requirements. This scaled-back rule is a big win for our farmers and ranchers who would have been forced to tediously…

Rep. Arrington Hosts Western Caucus in West Texas at Texas Tech University

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Lubbock, TX - Today, Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19) will be hosting members of the Congressional Western Caucus in Lubbock, TX to showcase West Texas as the nation’s leading region for agriculture and energy production, education, and R&D. The Western Caucus will hear first-hand about the challenges and opportunities facing West Texas farmers, ranchers, and energy producers, as…

Arrington Leads Letter to Biden on Skyrocketing Fertilizer Prices

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WASHINGTON, DC— Yesterday, Rep. Jodey C. Arrington (TX-19) led a letter with Rep. Tom Emmer (MN-06), and co-leaders Rep. Pete Stauber (MN-08), Rep. Michelle Fischbach (MN-07), and Rep. Greg Murphy (NC-03) urging President Biden take action on rising fertilizer prices. “Fertilizer prices have risen 40% in just one month and are up 300% since this time last year. Between surging…

Arrington Urges USDA & USTR to Prioritize Agriculture in Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Discussions

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WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Rep. Jodey C. Arrington (TX-19) and Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), along with 89 bipartisan colleagues, sent a letter to Ambassador Katherine Tai and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack urging them to prioritize agriculture in the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework. “Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a strong reminder of the importance of having a diverse and abundant…

Arrington Urges USDA To Provide Disaster Relief Information To Producers

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WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Rep. Arrington (TX-19), with 15 of his colleagues, sent a bipartisan letter to USDA Secretary Vilsack urging the agency to provide Texas agriculture producers with a timeline and plan for the distribution of critical disaster assistance. Click here to read the full letter. “Congress worked in historic, bipartisan fashion to authorize $10 billion in disaster…

Arrington Sends Letter to USDA Secretary Voicing Concern Over Vaccine Mandates

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LUBBOCK, TX— Today, Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19) sent a letter to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack urging him to provide USDA employees reasonable accommodations from vaccine mandates that threaten to leave the department, and specifically the Farm Service Agency, even more understaffed.  “President Biden’s heavy-handed vaccine mandates are outrageous and…

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…