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Arrington Issues Statement on 80th Anniversary of the WASP

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WASHINGTON, DC— This weekend, Rep. Jodey C. Arrington (TX-19) released the following statement on the 80th anniversary of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) at the National WASP WWII Museum. “It is my honor to join the National WASP WWII Museum in recognizing and celebrating the 80th anniversary of America's First Women Air Force Service Pilots. When the forces of fascism and totalitarianism...

Arrington Urges USDA & USTR to Prioritize Agriculture in Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Discussions

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WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Rep. Jodey C. Arrington (TX-19) and Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), along with 89 bipartisan colleagues, sent a letter to Ambassador Katherine Tai and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack urging them to prioritize agriculture in the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework. “Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is a strong reminder of the importance of having a diverse and abundant food supply. As fo...

Arrington Issues Statement on ICE Releasing Its FY2021 Annual Report

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WASHINGTON, D.C.— After months of delay, U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) finally released its annual report for Fiscal Year 2021. Rep. Arrington led efforts demanding the Agency to release the report. Since President Biden took office, there have been over 2.1 million apprehensions at the southwest border. This unprecedented number of apprehensions is a direct result of the Biden Ad...

Arrington Issues Statement on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s Address to Congress

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WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Rep. Jodey C. Arrington (TX-19) issued the following statement on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s address to Congress. “I have the utmost respect for President Zelenskyy, who loves his country and is bravely willing to fight, and even die, alongside his fellow Ukrainians for their freedom and independence. An attack on freedom-loving democracies anywhere in the wo...

ICYMI: Arrington Supports Russian Oil Ban, Condemns Lack of Other Meaningful Trade Sanctions

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WASHINGTON, DC— Wednesday night, Rep. Jodey C. Arrington voted in favor of legislation to suspend the importation of Russian oil to the United States in response to Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. While he fully supports an oil import ban, Rep. Arrington condemned the White House and House Democrats for substantially altering the bipartisan legislation to weaken the ban and remove measure...

Arrington Introduces Legislation to Ban Russian Oil & Unleash Domestic Energy Production

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WASHINGTON, DC— Yesterday, Rep. Jodey C. Arrington (TX-19) led 10 of his colleagues in introducing H.R. 6947, the Freedom from Russian Energy Enterprise and Domestic Oil Maximization (FREEDOM) Act, to block Russian energy imports and unleash domestic oil and gas production. The FREEDOM Act will: Ban importation of all crude oil, petroleum, petroleum products, and liquefied natural gas from the Rus...

ICYMI: Arrington Votes Against Dems' Multi-Trillion Dollar Tax-And-Spend Bonanza

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Lubbock, TX- Over the last week, House Ways and Means Committee Member Congressman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) participated in the committee's markup of Democrats' $3.5 trillion tax hike and spending package. Rep. Arrington introduced several amendments addressing some of the most concerning aspects of this legislation and participated in debate of many others. Today, speaking in support of an amendme...

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...

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 Issues Statement in Support of Court Order To Reinstate “Remain in Mexico Policy”

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Lubbock, TX— Today, Rep. Jodey Arrington (TX-19) issued the following statement applauding U.S. District Court Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk’s decision to order the Biden administration to revive the “Remain in Mexico Program.” “I commend the U.S. District Court’s decision to order the Biden administration to reimplement the Migrant Protection Protocols program (MPP), also known as “Remain in Mexico.” T...