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 amendment from Ranking Member Kevin Brady (TX-8), Rep. Arrington voiced his objection to Democrats' efforts to increase the corporate tax rate, stating that this proposal will chase jobs overseas, make the U.S. less competitive, and stifle our recovery at a time when American businesses are fighting for customers and market share in the global economy.
Included below is a summary of Rep. Arrington's amendments to the reconciliation package:
Rep. Arrington introduced an amendment to protect America’s energy sector by requiring the Biden administration to guarantee that their assault on American energy would not harm the United States’ energy independence or help foreign competitors like Iran, China, Russia, and Venezuela. Democrats voted against this amendment, opting to slap more punitive taxes on our producers that will hurt our global competitiveness & force the world to rely on "petro tyrants" for their energy needs. Watch Rep. Arrington's remarks in support of his amendment here.
As Democrats throw billions at unemployed workers in the name of "trade relief," they blocked Rep. Arrington's amendment that would provide assistance for the thousands of workers whose livelihoods were impacted by Biden’s unilateral decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline. Watch Rep. Arrington's remarks on his amendment here.