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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 well as the agricultu...

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 input costs, the hig...

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 food supply. As fo...

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 relief for our ag...

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 unconstitutional,” said Rep. Arrington....

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 ...