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Arrington's Veterans Bill Named for West Texan Headed to President's Desk

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WASHINGTON – Yesterday, the House passed H.R. 7105, the Johnny Isakson and David P. Roe, M.D. Veterans Health Care and Benefits Improvement Act of 2020 a package that included all the provisions of H.R. 2326, the NAVY Seal Chief Petty Officer William “Bill” Mulder (Ret.) Transition Improvement Act legislation that Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) first introduced in 2017. “If we’re going to mai... 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 Legislation to Improve Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Passes House VA Committee

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Earlier this week, legislation Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) introduced to improve the Transition Assistance Program (TAP), which helps servicemembers transition from active duty service to civilian life, passed the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. “Our government spends billions of dollars preparing citizens to be warriors on the battlefield but invests only a fraction of that helping t... Read more »

Arrington at Wreaths Across America Ceremony in Abilene

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Today, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX19) joined the Abilene community to honor and remember fallen soldiers during the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Texas State Veterans Cemetery. “The freedoms and opportunities we enjoy as Americans are only possible because of the service and sacrifice of our men and women in the armed forces,” said Congressman Jodey Arrington. “We all must do o... Read more »

Arrington on the Passing of George H. W. Bush

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Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) released the following statement upon news that President George H. W. Bush had passed away at the age of 94. “My heart grieves with my friend, President George W. Bush, and his family over the passing of his father, George H. W. Bush,” Arrington said. “President 41 was a great American and one of the most decent men I’ve ever met. He reminded us over the years ... Read more »

Arrington Chairs Final Subcommittee Hearing, Focusing on GI Bill Payment Delays

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– Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) released the following statement after he held his final hearing as Chairman of the House Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity. Fifteen months after the Forever GI Bill was signed into law, expanding benefits for a new generation of veterans and their families, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has been experiencing IT problems resulti... Read more »

KFYO: Congressman Arrington Talks Farm Bill and G.I. Bill

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Monday on KFYO Mornings with Dave King and Matt Martin, Congressman Jodey Arrington joined Matt Martin and Matt Crow to talk about the House and Senate, the Farm Bill, border security, the G.I. Bill, and more. The congressman was asked if there was anything that the house can push and get through the Senate before the Democrats take over, to which he responded that they unfortunately have to negot... Read more »

WSJ: Computer Flubs Left Vets Short of Housing Benefits

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A Department of Veterans Affairs computer system botched calculations for GI Bill benefits, leaving thousands of student veterans without full housing assistance, a senior VA official told Congress on Thursday. The delays and shortfalls in payments have left some student veterans and their family members struggling to pay for housing, veterans groups and the VA say. At the root of the problem: the... Read more »

Modern Healthcare: New VA ban on clinicians' union work spurs litigation threats

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Unions representing Veterans Affairs Department medical workers are ramping up for another legal battle over the VA's decision Thursday to bar 430 VA clinicians from doing any union work during their salaried employment hours to ensure a full-time focus on hands-on patient care. VA Secretary Robert Wilkie's move overrides a collective bargaining agreement made by the Obama administration and will ... Read more »

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