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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...

Arrington and Cuellar Introduce Ports-to-Plains Highway Act of 2021

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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) and Congressman Henry Cuellar (TX-28) introduced the “Ports-to Plains Highway Act of 2021.” This bill would expand and upgrade the Ports-to-Plains Alliance Corridor to a modern four-lane, divided facility to improve economic development, safety, and efficiency for America’s Heartland. If signed into law, this legislation would be a critic...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...