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Arrington Issues Statement on Botched Kabul Drone Strike

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Lubbock, TX— Today, Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19) issued the following statement on the Department of Defense’s announcement regarding the August 29th drone strike in Kabul: “Just when we thought the situation in Afghanistan couldn’t possibly get worse, we learned this afternoon that the August 29th drone strike killed 10 civilians – including 7 children – and not a single ISIS-K terrorist,” said R...

Arrington Issues Statement on 9/11 Anniversary

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LUBBOCK, TX— Today, Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19) released the following statement reflecting on the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks. “Twenty years ago today, our lives changed forever as terrorists carried out the worst attack on U.S. soil, killing nearly 3,000 Americans and wounding thousands more. The tragic events of September 11, 2001, transformed our nation and reshap...

Arrington Issues Statement On Final Troop Withdrawal From Afghanistan

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LUBBOCK, TX— Today, Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19) released the following statement after the final evacuation of U.S. military personnel from Afghanistan. “I have tremendous respect and gratitude for the heroism of our troops who went headlong into harm’s way to rescue our fellow Americans and allies. In spite of President Biden’s incompetence and inconceivable surrender to the Taliban, our brave s...

Texas Rep. Jodey Arrington calls helping Afghan partners an 'American challenge'

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Officials with the city of Lubbock and U.S. Rep. Jodey Arrington on Tuesday said they weren't immediately aware of any plans to bring refugees from Afghanistan to the Hub City. That comes as tens of thousands of Afghan refugees fleeing the now Taliban-controlled country are being evacuated to the U.S., with hundreds destined to at least be housed temporarily at Fort Bliss in El Paso and hundreds m...

Arrington Visits Dyess Air Force Base with Acting Secretary of the Air Force Roth

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ABILENE, TX – This week, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) visited Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas with Acting Secretary of the Air Force John Roth. During their visit, they were briefed on the current challenges and opportunities of the base and its airmen under the Air Force Global Strike Command. They also discussed and viewed the transition and preparations for the B-21 raider, along ...

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 ...

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,” ...

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 ...

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...

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,...