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Arrington Statement on Latest COVID-19 Guideline Updates

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Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) released the following statement in response to the updated Coronavirus Taskforce guidelines for stopping the spread of COVID-19: “First and foremost – I urge all Americans to heed the advice of the Administration and health officials at every level of government. To most effectively battle this virus, citizens in every age group must remain vigilant and ... Read more »

Arrington Statement on Coronavirus in U.S.

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Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) released the following statement after recent reports of Coronavirus throughout the United States: “The President and his Administration have been aggressively implementing an effective containment strategy including travel restrictions, quarantine protocol, and emergency preparedness coordination with state and local governments as well as the private sector,” ... Read more »

FY2021 Proposed Defense Budget Reduces B-1B Fleet in Transition to B-21

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Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) released the following statement after the announcement of President Trump’s budget proposal: “Over the past four years, the Trump Administration and House Republicans have worked together to rebuild our nation’s military with an unprecedented investment in our armed services of over $2 trillion. As the voice for the Big Country, I am proud to have fully ... 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 Blasts House Democrats’ Disturbing Resolution to Appease Iran

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Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) released the following statement opposing House Democrats’ resolution to limit the President’s ability to defend America against Iranian aggression: “It’s one thing to weaponize impeachment to discredit the President, but it’s another to handcuff our Commander-in-Chief and jeopardize the safety of our soldiers by preventing them from defending themselves,... Read more »

Congressman Arrington Issues Last Call for Military Academy Nomination Applications Before October 15 Deadline

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Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington issued a final call for qualified candidates in Texas’ 19th Congressional District to apply for Military Academy Nominations ahead of the the October 15th deadline. Congressman Arrington may nominate up to ten individuals from the 19th District to be considered for appointment. “It is my distinguished honor to nominate exceptional student leaders as candidates fo... Read more »

Arrington Rejects House Democrats’ Attempt to Weaken America’s Military Defenses

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Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) voted against H.R. 2500 – House Democrats’ version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) – and issued the following statement: “The first and most important job of the federal government is to protect our citizens and provide for a common defense. And now, after eight years of weakening our defense posture under the Obama administration, Americ... Read more »

VIDEO: Arrington, GOP Doctors Caucus Discuss Border Crisis Following Visit to Rio Grande Valley

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MCALLEN – Yesterday, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) joined Dr. Phil Roe (TN-1) and members of the GOP Doctors Caucus in McAllen, TX to meet with senior medical officials from the Department of Homeland Security in the Rio Grande Valley sector of the Texas-Mexico border region. Congressmen Arrington and Roe joined Dr. Michael Burgess (TX-26), Dr. Roger Marshall (KS-1) Dr. Neal Dunn, M.D. (FL-2... Read more »

Arrington Statement on Air Force Announcement

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Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) released the following statement after Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson announced the Air Force had selected Dyess Air Force Base as the only base in the country to house both the operational test squadron and the weapons training school for the next generation bomber, the B-21 Raider. “Having already secured the next generation bomber, the B-21 Raider,... Read more »

Arrington Statement on Spending Bill

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Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) released the following statement after voting against the Conference Committee spending bill. “I have been adamant that our country is facing a national security crisis and that Congress must give the President the resources and tools he needs to secure the border and protect our citizens” said Arrington. “Unfortunately, Democrats were not interested in o... Read more »

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