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Arrington Votes Against $1.9T Democrat Partisan Wishlist

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WASHINGTON, DC – Over the weekend, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) voted “no” on the passage of H.R. 1319, “Pelosi’s $1.9T Payoff to Progressives Act,” which passed the House. If signed into law, this bill would grant $112 million to Speaker Pelosi for an underground train tunnel in Silicon Valley, $86 billion to bailout mismanaged union pensions, $350 billion to Democrat-run states and local ... Read more »

ICYMI: Arrington Joins CNBC’s Squawk Box to discuss $1.9T COVID “Relief" Bill

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WASHINGTON, DC –Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) joined CNBC’s “Squawk Box” to discuss how House Democrats are forcing a $1.9T COVID-19 “relief" bill without any bipartisan support. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE INTERVIEW “I see no desire on the part of my Democratic colleagues to work with Republicans. This is the first time in five pieces of legislation prior that this is a straight partisa... Read more »

Arrington Joins Estes, Larson, LaHood, Panetta, and DelBene in Bipartisan Legislation to Encourage Investment in Innovation

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WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19) joined Rep. Estes (R-KS), Rep. Larson (D-CT), Rep. LaHood (R-IL), Rep. Panetta (D-CA), and Rep. DelBene (D-WA) in introducing the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act (AICA). “I am proud to join my colleagues in introducing the bipartisan American Innovation and Competitiveness Act to keep America at the forefront of research and development.... Read more »

Arrington Fights to Protect Taxpayer Money and Keystone XL Pipeline Workers During Democrat's Partisan COVID "Relief" Markup

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WASHINGTON –This week, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) offered three amendments at House Ways and Means markup to Democrat’s COVID-19 relief proposal. The Committee was responsible for a nearly $1 trillion portion of the spending bill. Full video of opening remarks Rep. Arrington offered the following amendments to ensure temporary, targeted relief: Providing healthcare coverage to workers th... Read more »

Arrington Announces House Ways and Means Subcommittee Assignments for the 117th Congress

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WASHINGTON –Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) announced his House Ways and Means subcommittee assignments for the 117thCongress: Select Revenue Measures (Tax Policy) Trade Social Security “As the Representative for the food, fuel, and fiber capital of the world, I am honored to give a voice to rural America and shape critical economic policies that directly affect the daily lives of West... Read more »

Rep. Arrington Echoes Calls for Immediate Paycheck Protection Program Extension

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WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19) joined Republican colleagues in calling on Democrat leadership to immediately pass commonsense small business relief by extending the Paycheck Protection Program. “Small businesses are hanging on for dear life and Speaker Pelosi continues to use them as bargaining chips to push for far-left policies that have nothing to do with the COVID-19 pandemic... Read more »

Abilene airport to add United Airlines connection to Houston in October

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United Express Airlines is coming to Abilene Regional Airport this fall, giving customers a second carrier — this one offering service to Houston, city officials announced Tuesday. "This gives us lots of opportunities," said Mayor Pro Tem Weldon Hurt, who represented city in place of Mayor Anthony Williams, who is in COVID-19 isolation. The service begins Oct. 21, with two round-trip flights daily... Read more »

Trump Administration Will Roll Back Obama Era Methane Regulations

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n details given to the Wall Street Journal on Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will move forward with its planned revisions to some methane regulations — one of which is the elimination of a requirement that producers establish methane leak-protocols and another removes large storage facilities and pipelines from the regulatory purview of the EPA. The rules were put in place by th... Read more »

ICYMI: The Budget and the Final Crisis

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From the editorial: “The perfect storm has been gathering for some time now. “The record-high financial imbalances year after year have amassed a mountain of debt reaching $23 trillion by the end of FY2019. “The debt will continue to mount at an accelerating rate if we fail to include provisions in the next COVID relief package that force Congress to act before it’s too late. “Rep. Scott Peters, a... Read more »

Arrington, Cuellar Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Authorize Ports-to-Plains Highway

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Today, Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19) released the following statement after introducing The Ports-to-Plains Highway Act of 2020, legislation that, if passed, would be a critical step in highway expansion that is projected to increase Texas GDP $55.6 billion in the first 20 years: “I’m very proud to be working across the aisle with my good friend and colleague, Rep. Henry Cuellar, on this important... Read more »

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