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Arrington Fights to Ensure Only American Citizens Vote in U.S. Elections

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Chairman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) issued the following statement after House passage of H.R. 192, To prohibit individuals who are not citizens of the United States from voting in elections in the District of Columbia: “Allowing non-citizens to vote in elections is unacceptable and un-American - it incentivizes more illegal immigration, rewards Biden’s open…

Arrington Commends UT Austin President Hartzell for Maintaining Order on Campus

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Chairman Jodey Arrington (TX-19), a former Vice Chancellor of Texas Tech, issued the following statement commending University of Texas at Austin President Jay Hartzell for maintaining order on campus and preventing the violent riots like we’ve witnessed across the country: “I applaud President Hartzell for enforcing law and order on his campus. Protecting…

Arrington Statement on Biden Administration Fast-Tracking Climate-Crazed Agenda While Stalling Reliable Energy Projects

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Chairman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) issued the following statement after the Biden administration finalized a rule, which would fast-track Green New Deal agenda energy projects while stalling projects that provide Americans with reliable and affordable energy: “Biden and the far-Left are more committed than ever to their Green New Deal agenda and forcing their…

Arrington Statement as House Votes on Biggs’ Amendment to End Warrantless Searches of American Citizens

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Washington, D.C. – As the House voted on Congressman Andy Biggs’ (AZ-05) amendment to end warrantless searches of American citizens, Chairman Jodey Arrington issued the following statement:   “‘The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon…

Arrington Statement on FISA Reauthorization Vote

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Washington, D.C. – Today, House Budget Chairman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) voted against extending FISA surveillance authority and issued the following statement:  “The FBI has abused its authority and violated the trust of the American people time and time again. Unaccountable and politically motivated bureaucrats have used their surveillance powers to conduct over 500…

Arrington Responds to SCOTUS Allowing S.B. 4 to Take Effect

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Washington, D.C. – Today, Chairman Jodey Arrington (TX-19) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court allowed S.B. 4 to go into effect:  “The Constitution is clear: Section IV Article 4 says the federal government ‘shall protect each of [the states] against Invasion.’ When the federal government fails to fulfill this constitutional duty, Article 1 Section 10 expressly…

Arrington Delivers Fiscal State of the Nation on House Floor

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, House Budget Chairman Jodey Arrington delivered a “Fiscal State of the Nation” speech on the floor of the United States House of Representatives, issuing a rebuttal to President Biden’s proposed FY25 budget, which was released yesterday, while highlighting the deterioration of America’s fiscal health and the House Republicans’ plan to fix it. …