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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...

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...

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 ...

Lubbock Nexstar: Wreaths laid in tribute of Medal of Honor Heroes at Texas Tech Memorial Circle

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LUBBOCK, Texas - Memorial Circle at Texas Tech is a sacred place on campus, and for a very good reason, as this October marks the anniversary of the receipt of the medal of honor by two Texas Tech veterans: Herman Wallace from World War II and George O’Brien from the Korean War. Congressman Jodey Arrington shared just how meaningful and impactful their sacrifices are. "This event was about honorin...

Nexstar: Wreaths laid in tribute of Medal of Honor Heroes at Texas Tech Memorial Circle

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LUBBOCK, Texas - Memorial Circle at Texas Tech is a sacred place on campus, and for a very good reason, as this October marks the anniversary of the receipt of the medal of honor by two Texas Tech veterans: Herman Wallace from World War II and George O’Brien from the Korean War. Congressman Jodey Arrington shared just how meaningful and impactful their sacrifices are. "This event was about honorin...

Nexstar: Congressman Jodey Arrington talks about new Lubbock Veteran Clinic

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Congressman Jodey Arrington made his way to Lubbock and talked about the new Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic coming to West Texas. The nearest VA clinic is in Amarillo, and it would take almost two hours for a veteran to get to the Amarillo clinic. "Our veterans get the care that they need without having to drive long distances,' said retired Air Force Colonel Dave Lewis. He said only go...

Arrington Statement on VA Awarding New Leases for Health Care Facilities

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Congressman Jodey C. Arrington (TX-19) released the following statement after VA announced it had awarded 13 new leases for health care facilities, reaffirming their commitment to serving and caring for our veterans. “I’m excited about the partnership between VA and Texas Tech Health Sciences Center to provide thousands of veterans throughout West Texas with the highest quality of care,” Arrington...

CBS7: Fallen Soldier honored at Big Spring High School

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It was a packed auditorium Thursday morning at Big Spring High School to remember 21-year-old Robert Volker, better known as RJ. RJ graduated from Big Spring in 2003 where he played the French horn. Soon after, he followed his brother into service and joined the Army. “RJ’s biggest thing was that he was helping a community. There was people over there that were crying out for help and needed somet...

Connecting Vets: The ‘needle hasn’t moved’ far or fast enough on suicide prevention efforts

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The House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held a hearing on Capitol Hill today to discuss veteran suicide prevention — maximizing effectiveness and increasing awareness. While the committee commented several times on the positive impact of veteran suicide prevention efforts thus far, the numbers from the most recent National Suicide Data Reportreleased by the VA this week were fresh in everyone’s m...

Arrington: VA Committee achievements a “tribute to our veterans”

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– Last week, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) and his colleagues on the House Veterans’ Affairs (VA) Committee highlighted legislation passed during the 115thCongress that improves care and services for veterans. Of the 400 bills members of the committee have introduced, over 70 have passed the House and nearly 30 of those have been signed into law by President Trump. As Chairman of the Econom...