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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...

Arrington Applauds Implementation of Executive Order to Rein in Union Activity at VA

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Following Friday’s announcement that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has begun implementing Executive Order 13837 Ensuring Transparency, Accountability, and Efficiency in Taxpayer Funded Union Time Use, Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) released the following statement: “At a time when thousands of our nation’s veterans have waited months for care, some going from bad to worse, it is unc...

Arrington’s Legislation in Memory of Plainview Graduate Passes Committee

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On Thursday, legislation Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) introduced to reform and improve the Transition Assistance Program (TAP), helping servicemembers transition from active duty service to civilian life, passed the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, moving it one step closer to a vote on the House floor. The Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer William "Bill" Mulder (Ret.) Transition Improvement ...

Arrington Legislation to Improve Services for Disabled Veterans Signed into Law

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On Friday, June 1, the President signed into law bipartisan, common sense legislation authored by Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) that ensures veterans with service-connected disabilities are provided with the best in-home adaptation services, and at areduced cost to taxpayers. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD CLIP FOR BROADCAST “Currently, disabled veterans who need special modifications to their homes...

Arrington Introduces Legislation in Memory of Plainview Graduate and Decorated Navy Seal

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Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19), Chairman of the Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, introduced the Navy SEAL Chief Petty Officer William "Bill" Mulder (Ret.) Transition Improvement Act of 2018, legislation named in memory of Arrington’s friend, a Plainview High School graduate and decorated Navy Seal. “Our government spends billions of dollars preparing citizens to be warr...

Lubbock Veteran Serves As Guest Chaplain for House of Representatives

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Today Phil Crenshaw, a long-time Lubbock resident and the last living chaplain’s assistant from World War II, served as guest chaplain for the House of Representatives. Mr. Crenshaw opened the House floor in prayer. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD CLIP FOR BROADCAST A transcript of Mr. Crenshaw’s prayer follows below: “Dear Holy Father, “It is with grateful hearts we begin this day with Thee, the Author an...

Arrington Meets with VFW, Has Message for Unions

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During the House and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committees joint hearing with the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) addressed the broken culture at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and discussed how legislation he introduced in the House, the Veterans, Employees and Taxpayers (VET) Protection Act, would better serve our nation’s veterans. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLO...

Arrington’s V.E.T. Protection Act Companion Bill Introduced in Senate

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Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) today released the following statement after U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) introduced a Senate companion to legislation Arrington introduced in the House, the Veterans, Employees and Taxpayer (VET) Protection Act. This legislation would limit time Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) employees can spend on union activity and ensure that those employees, includi...

Arrington Encouraged VA is Taking Steps to Improve Choice for Veterans

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Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) today released the following statement after the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced immediate actions they will take to improve the timeliness of payments to community providers. “The folks who served and sacrificed for our freedom deserve the very best care, and the only way they are going to get the best care is to have more choice when it comes to ...

Arrington Blasts VHA Leadership for Declining to Attend VA Hearing

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Today, the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs held a hearing to discuss the new version of a program launched last year by the VA which was intended to streamline the way the VA’s medical centers buy supplies for treating veterans. A study released Monday by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) states that “as with any organizational transformation, the program's success depended on having...