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Arrington: Our Veterans Are Living Monuments of Sacrifice, Courage, Valor, and Patriotism

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LUBBOCK, TX—Today, Rep. Jodey C. Arrington (TX-19) released the following video message commemorating Veterans Day and thanking our veterans in West Texas and across the nation for their service and sacrifice. Watch Rep. Arrington’s message here or click the image below. Rep. Arrington’s remarks are transcribed below. “Happy Veterans Day to all Americans as we celebrate our heroes – those who wor...

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'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...

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 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...

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...

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 ...